Above and beyond the call of duty: ADAA has awards and scholarships to recognize members' achievements.
Dental assistants are known for being very hard working, compassionate people and we should make sure that they are recognized for their extreme efforts. Encouraging new ADAA members and student members of our profession to set goals and strive for excellence will help grow our professional association and bring the much-deserved recognition to dental assistants nationwide.
The ADAA/DANB Scholarship amounts range from $250-$1,000 per recipient; Hu-Friedy offers a Merit Scholar Award to student members; ADAA Student Achievement Award is available and the Juliette A. Southard/ Oral-B Education Scholarship offers up to 10 scholarships in the amount of $750 to the highest scoring dental assistant or dental assisting students. All of these scholarships are excellent opportunities for dental assisting students.
The ADAA Loyal Dental Assistant Award, the ADAA Presidents Award of Excellence, the ADAA Sunstar Americas Pride Award, the Anna Nelson Memorial Award of Editorial Excellence, New Member Involvement and the Membership Award are all ways to recognize dental assistants on state, local, national, clinical, business, and educator levels.
All of the qualifications and application forms can be found easily on the ADAA website (www.dentalassistant.org) and we encourage you to download and complete tire application process soon due to application deadlines quickly approaching. Please don't let hard work go unrecognized and let this opportunity pass you by.
A complete chart of ADAA Awards and Scholarships follows on pages 32-33, including qualifications and due dates for applications.
Betty Fox, CDA, RDA, FADAA, AS, was elected as Fourth District Trustee for the ADAA, serving a term through 2016. Ms. Fox is a clinical assistant and secretary at University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Knoxville, TN, where she has been employed for 15 years. She was appointed by the Governor of Tennessee in 2002 to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry where she served until 2012. Long active in organized dentistry, she has held most offices of the Tennessee Dental Assistants Association including President, as well as those in her local ADAA component. Betty is married to William Fox and is the mother of two.
Name General Criteria ADAA-Hu-Friedy Merit Presented to a student who has Scholar Award demonstrated advanced achievement in academic and clinical performance, as well as teamwork and leadership qualities, based on involvement in campus, program and/ or community activities. ADAA Student Presented to a student who has Achievement Award demonstrated leadership ability through some activity related to dentistry through participation in class activities, student organization(s), and local/state dental assisting organizations, where available. Juliette A. Southard- Candidates will be considered on Oral-B Education the basis of academic achievement, Scholarship ability and interest in the career of dental assisting. Up to ten scholarships in the amount of $750 each will be awarded through an evaluation process, to the highest scoring dental assistants or dental assisting students. ADAA President's Award Presented to the member who has of Excellence shown the most outstanding (underwritten by Henry achievements in promoting the Schein) objectives of the Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting. A $500 honorarium is presented with this award. ADAA/Sunstar Americas Presented to a member who believes Pride Awards (Clinical in loyalty to self as well as the Assistant, Business/ profession of dental assisting. Administrative There are five separate categories Assistant, Educator, for this award (listed left). This Federal Services Air is an award for hard work, self- Force Member, Federal motivation, professional Services Army Member) enhancement and advancement of the career of dental assisting. A $250 honorarium is presented with this award. Anna Nelson Memorial Presented to the ADAA member who Award for Editorial has submitted the best educational Excellence article for original publication in the ADAA Journal. ADAA employees not eligible for this award. A $500 honorarium is presented with this award. Articles chosen by awards committee. Loyal Assistant Award Presented to the member who has demonstrated loyalty and longevity in service to their employer. Membership Award Presented to the state or local association which has developed and implemented the most creative membership recruitment plan/ campaign resulting in an increase in membership totals for that state or local. A $200 honorarium is presented with this award. New Member Involvement Presented to a member of not more Award than five years' standing who has shown the most outstanding achievement in promoting the objectives of the Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting. ADAA/DANB Scholarship Presented to dental assistants who Program demonstrate a strong commitment to career growth and lifelong learning. The winner(s) will be able to use the scholarship funds for professional activities such as continuing dental education, DANB exams or certification, some expenses associated with ADAA Fellowship or Mastership, or registration for a dental conference. Name Eligibility Deadline ADAA-Hu-Friedy Merit Student member, March 15 Scholar Award currently enrolled in a dental assisting program ADAA Student Student member, March 15 Achievement Award currently enrolled In a dental assisting program Juliette A. Southard- Must be currently March 15 Oral-B Education enrolled in a dental Scholarship assisting program or applicable courses furthering a career in dental assisting. ADAA President's Award Active, Federal, Life, June 30 of Excellence Life Retired (underwritten by Henry Schein) ADAA/Sunstar Americas Active, Life, Life June 30 Pride Awards (Clinical Retired, Federal Assistant, Business/ Administrative Assistant, Educator, Federal Services Air Force Member, Federal Services Army Member) Anna Nelson Memorial Active, Federal, Life, May/June Award for Editorial Life Retired Issue Of Excellence The ADAA Journal Loyal Assistant Award Active, Life, Life June 30 Retired Membership Award All State and Local June 30 Associations New Member Involvement Active Member, Federal June 30 Award ADAA/DANB Scholarship Active, Student, Life, August 31 Program Federal
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|Publication:||The Dental Assistant|
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