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2014 Golden Apple Award program materials

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The American Dental Association's (ADA) Golden Apple Awards Program is a unique opportunity for constituent and component dental societies to gain valuable recognition for their leaders, members and staff. The program offers different categories with subcategories, for dental societies, dental educators, and new dentist participants.

The program now in its 26th year, has 12 opportunities for your dental society to showcase programs and activities produced between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. Societies can submit entries in all 12 categories or just one category. It’s up to you how often you enter. Just remember a specific program or activity can only be entered in one category.

Entry Deadline: June 2, 2014

Entries will be accepted between May 1, 2014 through June 1, 2014.

Find program materials and entry forms in the document section below.

Golden Apple Award — Dental Education Category

The Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL), Golden Apple Award for "Inspiring Careers in Dental Education" recognizes members and/or faculty members who are outstanding mentors willing to share their knowledge to enhance the scholarly, professional, and personal development of aspiring and emerging dental faculty. This category is open to nominations from not only constituent and component dental societies, but also other dental organizations, ADA members and students.

Entry Deadline:  April 1, 2014 

For more information, contact Esperanza Gonzalez, Lead Project Assistant, CDEL, 800.621.8099 ext. 2698 or

Golden Apple Awards for New Dentists

The New Dentist Committee offers and judges three Golden Apple Awards:

  • New Dentist Leadership
  • New Dentist Legislative Leadership
  • Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring

Recipients of these awards are provided with a trophy and recognized at the ADA New Dentist Conference at an awards luncheon.  Recipients receive complimentary registration to the Conference and a $500 stipend to attend. Nomination forms for these awards will be available in September.  For more details, contact the New Dentist Committee, 800.621.8099 ext. 2779 or

View all the 2013 Golden Apple Recipients.