The American Dental Association's Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations is now accepting entries for its 2005 Community Preventive Dentistry Award and Geriatric Oral Health Care Award programs.
The deadline for entries is May 16, 2005. Not-for-profit programs in the United States or its territories are eligible.
The Community Preventive Dentistry Award recognizes outstanding community preventive dentistry programs.The first place recipient will receive a $2,500 award and a wall plaque. Meritorious awards of $500 may be granted to up to three other entrants.
Preventive dentistry programs may include: oral hygiene instruction, plaque control, the use of fluorides and sealants for prevention of caries, early intervention programs for periodontal disease, nutrition education, and relevant patient motivation.
Appropriate community programs involve members of the dental team and include: programs for special populations and high-risk groups, public information and community education activities, school programs, tobacco use cessation activities, early detection of oral cancer and/or treatment programs.
The Community Preventive Dentistry Award was established in 1972, and is sponsored by the ADA through its Foundation with the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Oral Health Products.
Begun in 1984, the Geriatric Oral Health Care Award recognizes programs that have improved the health of older adults through innovative community outreach activities. The first place recipient will receive $2,500 and a wall plaque. A meritorious award of $500 may be granted to one other entrant.
Any project that furthers the understanding, prevention, and/or treatment of dental caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, or other oral diseases in older adults is eligible. Appropriate geriatric programs involve members of the dental team and include: nursing home, homebound and hospital programs; media and public information programs; dental practitioners' and/or caregivers' educational activities; and/or oral health care delivery programs.
The Geriatric Oral Health Care Award is sponsored by the ADA through its Foundation with the generous support of a grant from the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Group.
Descriptions of winning entries from past years for both award programs are available. To enter or for more information, visit www.ADA.org/goto/accessawards to download entry forms, a program summary format, award program brochures and Compendiums of Winning entries.