The American Dental Association's Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations is now accepting entries for its 2003 Community Preventive Dentistry Award and Geriatric Oral Health Care Award programs.
The deadline for entries is May 15, 2003. Any not-for-profit program in the United States or its territories is eligible. Eligibility is not limited to dental personnel; however, a dentist entrant must be a member of the ADA.
The Community Preventive Dentistry Award recognizes those individuals and organizations that have developed significant preventive dentistry projects. The first place recipient will receive a $2,500 check and a wall plaque. Meritorious awards of $500 may be granted to up to three other entrants.
Any individual or organization responsible for creating and/or implementing a community program concerned with some aspect of preventive dentistry may enter. Appropriate community programs involve members of the dental team and include: school programs, programs for special populations and high-risk groups, media public information programs, community education activities, 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 Health Foundation with the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Oral Health Products.
Begun in 1984, the Geriatric Oral Health Care Award recognizes those individuals and organizations that have improved the health of older adults through innovative community outreach activities. The first place recipient will receive a $2,500 check and a wall plaque. A meritorious award of $500 may be granted to one other entrant.
Any individual or organization responsible for creating and implementing a project concerned with geriatric oral health may submit an entry. 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 Health 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. For more information, or to obtain an entry form and suggestions for preparing your program summary, contact:
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312/440-2673; e-mail: [email protected]