NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Stuart Hirsch wins 2015 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator

New York University College of Dentistry’s Stuart Hirsch, DDS, vice dean for international initiatives and development and a professor of cariology and comprehensive care, has been announced as the winner of the William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement sponsored by the American Dental Education Association.

Dec 17th, 2014
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New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD) Stuart Hirsch, DDS, vice dean for international initiatives and development and a professor of cariology and comprehensive care, has been announced as the winner of the William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). The Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator recognizes Vice Dean Hirsch for his leadership of NYUCD’s global outreach program, which brings dental care to populations in great need, while ensuring student opportunities for service, teaching, and research at the global level.ADDITIONAL READING |ADEAGies Foundation honors Columbia University College of Dental Medicine with Achievement Award “Vice Dean Hirsch began 15 years ago to build a program that has become the largest voluntary, university-based, dental outreach program in the world,” said Charles N. Bertolami, the Herman Robert Fox Dean of the College of Dentistry. “From the start, his model has emphasized sustainability, both in terms of ongoing patient care and financial stability. It has also transformed the perspectives of participating students, sensitizing them to the largest dental problem in both the United States and the world — access to care — and coloring the way NYU dental graduates practice professionally.” The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, PhD, debuted in 2008 to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research, and leadership. For more than 50 years as the philanthropic arm of ADEA, the ADEAGies Foundation has enhanced the oral health of the public through programs that support the development of individuals and innovative practices in the dental professions. The Gies Awards will be presented on March 9, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston, Mass. The Procter & Gamble Company is the premier sponsor of the awards. “The Gies Awards are our chance to honor the women and men who have dedicated their careers to educating students, and to celebrate our partners working to create a new health care norm where oral health is inextricably linked to overall health,” says Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, president of the ADEAGies Foundation and president and CEO of ADEA. “The dental health professions are forever changed by the work and commitment of the 2015 award recipients, and we are so pleased to recognize them in Dr. Gies’ name.”
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