The American Dental Association (ADA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award.
The deadline for nominations is Sept. 15; all materials must be submitted on or before that date.
Given on an annual basis to a selected dentist who is a member of the ADA, the award will go to an individual who has worked to “alleviate human suffering, demonstrated significant leadership, served as an inspiration to others and established a legacy that is of ongoing value and benefit to those in need, both in the U.S. and abroad” according to the ADA’s website.
The ADA Humanitarian Award is one of the highest honors that is awarded by the ADA board of trustees. The individual who earns this award will be someone who has shown that he or she has impacted oral health on a wide scale and contributed to the improvement of human condition.
Dr. Frank Andolino, the 2016 recipient of the award, will be honored by the ADA during its 2016 America’s Dental Meeting in Denver on Oct. 20. A donation of $10,000 will be made to a charity chosen by Andolino on the ADA’s behalf.