March 6, 2018
by American Dental Association
The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced the recipients of its inaugural 10 Under 10 awards, which recognize 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence in their work, community and inspiring others.
The ADA New Dentist Committee selected dentists making an impact less than 10 years after graduating from dental school. The winners were chosen for making a difference in science, research and education; practice excellence; philanthropy; leadership; and advocacy.
“It is remarkably invigorating to see this new generation of dentists — our generation — so efficiently impact change in our communities,” said Nipa Thakkar, D.M.D., chair of the ADA New Dentist Committee. “These selected 10 new dentists display a passionate and deliberate effort to change the face of the dental profession.”
More than 200 new dentists nationwide were nominated for the award, created to shine a spotlight on the tremendous impact new dentists have on the profession and in their communities. The 2017 10 Under 10 award recipients are:
For more information on the 10 Under 10 award recipients, visit ADA.org/10under10.
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association () is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website MouthHealthy.org.
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