Award Forms

All documentation must be typed and electronically submitted using Microsoft Word version 98 or later.

 

Membership Award

New Member Involvement Award

ADAA President's Award of Excellence

Loyal Assistant Award

ADAA/Sunstar Americas Pride Awards

The Anna Nelson Memorial Award For Editorial Excellence

ADAA Student Achievement Award

JAS/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program

ADAA Foundation-Kay Mosley Distinguished Service Award

 


 

 

MEMBERSHIP AWARD

The Membership Award shall be presented to the state or local association who has developed and implemented the most creative membership recruitment plan/campaign resulting in an increase in membership totals for that state or local.

  1. Procedure
    1. A letter shall be submitted via mail or electronically using Microsoft v .98 or later to Central Office describing the membership recruitment plan, the date the plan commenced and its results, along with any pictures or samples of materials used. The increase in membership shall be determined by Central Office based upon the membership totals prior to the plan’s commencement and the totals at the time the application is received. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm (CST) June 30.
    2. A monetary award of $200.00 will be awarded to the winning state or local association at Annual Conference.
ELIGIBILTY DEADLINE

ALL STATE ASSOCIATIONS

11.59pm December 31

2010 Winners:

Greatest Increase Numerical-Oregon

Greatest Increase Percentage-Wyoming

 

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NEW MEMBER INVOLVEMENT AWARD (MS-Word Form)

The New Member Involvement Award shall be presented to a member who has shown the most outstanding achievement in promoting the objectives of this Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting.

  1. Qualifications
    1. Shall be an active or federal services member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
    2. The nominee must have no more than five (5) consecutive years of membership with the American Dental Assistants Association.
    3. Shall not have been a previous new member.
    4. Shall have excelled in our motto of 'Education, Efficiency, Loyalty and Service', during years of active membership.
    5. Shall have participated on local, state, and/or national offices, Federal Services level and/or ADAA Council or ADAA Special Committee.
    6. Shall have excelled in services above and beyond expected duties.
    7. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
    8. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.

     

  2. Procedure
    1. The candidate’s name and qualifications shall be submitted by a member by mail or electronically using Microsoft Word v. 98 or later to the email/address listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 30. All electronically submitted documentation must be typed.
    2. It is the responsibility of the individual who is submitting the nomination to call central office if a confirmation email is not received stating the nomination was received.
    3. Central Office will verify date of membership.
ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Active, Federal Services

11:59pm (CST) June 30

2010 Winner:

Rita Millikan, North Carolina

 

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ADAA PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (MS-Word Form)

The ADAA President’s Award of Excellence underwritten by Henry Schein shall be given to a member who has shown the most outstanding achievements in promoting the objectives of this Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting.

  1. Qualifications
    1. Shall be an active, life, life retired or federal services member of The American Dental Assistants Association.  The nominee must have maintained a minimum of five (5) consecutive years of membership immediately preceding the nomination for the active, life or life retired member of the American Dental Assistants award.
    2. Shall have excelled in the motto of ‘Education, Efficiency, Loyalty and Service’, during years of active membership.
    3. Shall have served this association on the state and national, or Federal Services level.
    4. Shall have excelled in services above and beyond expected duties.
    5. Shall not have been a previous recipient of the award within the last five (5) years.
    6. Shall not be serving as current ADAA President.
    7. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.
  1. Procedure
    1. Any member may nominate another member as a candidate for this award.
    2. The candidate’s name and qualifications shall be submitted via mail or electronically using Microsoft Word v. 98 or later to the email/address listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 30. All electronically submitted documentation must be typed.
    3. It is the responsibility of the individual who is submitting the nomination to call central office if a confirmation email is not received stating the nomination was received.
ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Active, Life, Life Retired or Federal Services

11:59pm (CST) June 30

2010 Winner:

Kristy S. Borquez, California

 

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LOYAL ASSISTANT AWARD (MS-Word Form)

The Loyal Assistant Award shall be presented to a member who has demonstrated loyalty as well as longevity in service to their employer.

  1. Qualifications
    1. This award shall be presented to an active, life or life retired member of the American Dental Assistants Association with a minimum of 10 years of consecutive employment with one employer.
    2. Consecutive employment shall refer to a member actually employed a minimum of 20 hours per week.
    3. The recipient must have maintained a minimum of five (5) consecutive years of membership immediately preceding this award.
    4. The recipient shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
    5. The recipient does not have to be present at Annual Conference to receive the award.
    6. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.

       

  2. Procedure
    1. Application shall include a letter from the employer attesting to the length of employment and the demonstration of loyalty to the employer.
    2. Application and letter shall be submitted either by mail or electronically using Microsoft Word v. 98 or later to the email/address listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 30. All electronically submitted documentation must be typed.
    3. It is the responsibility of the individual who is submitting the nomination to call central office if a confirmation email is not received stating the nomination was received.
ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Active, Life, Life Retired

11:59 p.m. (CST) June 30

2010 Winner:

Ruby J. Roach, California

 

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ADAA/SUNSTAR AMERICA'S PRIDE AWARDS (MS-Word Form)

The ADAA/Sunstar Americas Pride Awards shall be presented to a member who believes in loyalty to self as well as the profession of dental assisting.  The five categories of the ADAA/Sunstar Americas Pride Awards will be: Clinical Assistant, Business/Administrative Assistant, Educator, Federal Services Army Member and Federal Services Air Force Member.

  1. Qualifications for Clinical Assistant, Business/Administrative Assistant, and Educator Category:
    1. Shall be an active, life or life retired member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
    2. The recipient must have maintained a minimum of five (5) consecutive years of membership immediately preceding this award.
    3. Promote and enhance the profession of dental assisting.
    4. Shall have participated on local, state, or national offices and/or ADAA Council or ADAA Special Committee. 
    5. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
    6. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.

     

  2. Qualifications for Federal Services Army and Air Force Members
    1. The recipient must have maintained a minimum of twelve (12) months continuous membership in the Federal Services District immediately preceding this award.
    2. Promote and enhance the profession of dental assisting.
    3. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
    4. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.

     

  3. Procedure
    1. The candidate’s name and qualifications shall be submitted via mail or electronically using Microsoft Word v. 98 or later to the email/address listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) June 30. All electronically submitted documentation must be typed.
    2. It is the responsibility of the individual who is submitting the nomination to call central office if a confirmation email is not received stating the nomination was received.
    3. This is an award for hard work, self-motivation, professional enhancement, and advancement for the career of dental assisting on the local, state, national, or Federal Services level.
    4. One recipient will be chosen for each category from the qualified applicants.
ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Active, Life, Life Retired, Federal Services

11:59pm (CST) June 30

2010 Winners:

Business-Joyce H. Baker, North Carolina

Clinical-Carol A. Walsh, Virginia

Educator-Claudia G. Pohl, California

Federal-Marta Garcia, Texas

 

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THE ANNA NELSON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE

The Journal Award shall be presented to the ADAA member who has submitted the best educational article for original publication in the ADAA Journal.

  1. Qualifications
    1. Shall be an active, life, Federal Services or life retired member in the American Dental Assistants Association.
    2. ADAA Employees not eligible.

Last Journal of the year (for instance, all members written articles from 2010 will be considered for the award presented in 2011.

ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

ADAA Members submitting journal articles

Last journal of the year

2010 Winner:

Betty L. Finkbeiner

 

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ADAA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (MS-Word Form)

Presented to the ADAA Student member who has shown the most outstanding achievement as a dental assisting student.

The ADAA Student Achievement Award may be presented annually to one (1) student member at a dental assisting school.

  1. Qualifications
    1. Shall be a student member of the American Dental Assistants Association enrolled in a dental assisting program.
    2. Shall be at least halfway through the educational program at the time of application.
    3. Participation in class activities, student organization(s), and local/state dental assisting organizations, where available.
    4. Shall have demonstrated leadership ability through some activity related to dentistry.
    5. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
    6. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.

     

  2. Procedure
    1. Typed nomination form along with supporting typed documentation to be sent via mail or electronically using MS Word v. 98 or later at the email listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) March 31. Self nominations are acceptable. It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the nomination to call central office if an email confirmation stating receipt of nomination materials is not received.
    2. ADAA Awards Committee will select an award recipient based on student essay and letters of recommendation. Spelling, grammar and composition of essay will be taken into consideration.
    3. Applicant shall submit an essay between 750-1000 words describing the activity completed and answering the following question: Upon graduation, how do you plan to impact the dental assisting profession within your state?
    4. Application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a dental assisting faculty member and a dental professional. Recommendation letters cannot be from an immediate family member or nominee shall be disqualified. Recommendation letters should name specific qualities/characteristics that set the applicant apart from others with an example or two of how this candidate exhibited those traits; i.e. critical thinking, initiative, organizational skills, leadership, responsibility, integrity, etc. Letters must be submitted via mail or electronically and electronic signatures are accepted.
    5. One award recipient shall be awarded a certificate and check for $250.
    6. Award recipient since the last Annual Conference shall be announced during Annual Conference.
    7. Name, school, personal information, and picture will be published in an official ADAA publication as space allows.
ELIGIBILTY DEADLINE

Student

11:59pm March 31

2010 Winner:

Maria del Carmen Fuller, Orlando, Fla., Orlando Tech,
Dental Assisting Instructor, Denise Murphy, BA, CDA, CDPMA, EFDA, Program Director, Cindy Bradley, BA, CDA, CDPMA, EFDA, MADAA

 

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JAS/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program (MS-Word Form)

Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program, named for the founder of the American Dental Assistants Association, is underwritten by Oral-B, ADAA and volunteer donations.  Established in 1929, the program awards scholarships to dental assisting students and dental assistants interested in furthering their education in the field of dental assisting.

  1. Qualifications
    1. Candidates must be high school graduates; or hold a GED; or be 18 years of age to be eligible for consideration.
    2. Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in a dental assisting program or applicable courses aimed at furthering a career in dental assisting.  Applicant must be an ADAA member or ADAA student member.
    3. Transcripts of applicant’s current academic record are required, including college level credits and any current dental assisting program credits.
      1. Examples of acceptable proof of grades to include a computer generated print-out signed by the director; or grades on program stationery if signed by the director.
      2. One official transcript copy is sufficient       
    4. Proof of acceptance into a dental assisting education program or of current employment in dentistry or dental related field must be submitted.
      1. Verification of status must be on program letterhead with the director’s signature or another school official.
    5. Two letters of reference are required:  one from a dental professional endorsing the applicant’s qualities pertinent to dental assisting, such as personality, organizational skills, ability to meet people, and the ability to accept responsibility; the other from a person of the applicant’s own choice endorsing integrity and conscientiousness with a brief summary of the applicant’s cooperative and leadership skills.
    6. Applicant must submit a letter of intent to pursue a long-range career in dental assisting.
    7. Applicant must assume the responsibility of determining whether all supporting documents have been received by the American Dental Assistants Association by the deadline date of March 31st of each year.
    8. In the event a scholarship recipient withdraws from school before completing the course of study, the scholarship will be regarded as a non-interest bearing loan and is to be repaid to the Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program.
    9. Candidates will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, ability and interest in the career of dental assisting.
    10. All mail or electronically submitted documentation must be typed. All supporting documentation must be sent via mail or electronically.  Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
    11. Recipient shall not be an employee of the ADAA.
  1. Procedure
    1. Ten Scholarships in the amount of $750.00 each (if financially feasible), will be awarded through an evaluation process, to the highest scoring dental assistants or dental assisting students.
    2. Applications shall be submitted via mail or electronically using MS Word v. 98 or later to the email/mail address listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) March 31. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact central office if a mail or email confirmation for receipt of nomination materials is not received.
    3. Every effort will be made to award the scholarship by June 1.
ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Students

11:59pm (CST) March 31

2010 Winners:

Danielle Dennis-Troy, NC; Jena Falchetta-Blackwood, NJ; Kristin L. Fritzsche-Chapel Hill, NC; Linda Hawkes-Santa Rosa, CA; Alyssa Hetro- Nanticoke, PA; Brett Martin-Louisville, KY; Julie Moyer-Portland, OR; Melanie Priemon-Blackwood, NJ; Raquel Rose Rasmussen-San Antonio, TX; Heather Strobel, Auburn Hills, MI

 

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ADAA Foundation

KAY MOSLEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD (MS-Word Form)

This relatively new award comes from the Kay Mosley Fund and was created in honor of ADAA’s Past President Kay Mosley, CDA, of Oklahoma City, Okla. Ms. Mosley was President of the ADAA in 2003-04 and continues to be active in state and local dental assisting affairs and with the ADAA Foundation.

The Mosley Fund has been incorporated into the Foundation and the award specifically recognizes significant contributions to the ADAA and to the Foundation itself and to the field of dental assisting and dentistry. These contributions shall have been demonstrated through leadership, personal accomplishment and vision for the profession of dental assisting.

A $2,500 honorarium is presented with this award along with commemorative materials. Fee for gala tickets for recipient and a guest shall be waived.

 

Qualifications
The award is funded by the Kay Mosley Fund and the recipient is selected by the ADAA, ADAAF and a representative of the Fund. It does not carry a mandate for annual presentation.
1.   The recipient must be a current member of ADAA.
2.   Recipient must attend the Annual Conference to receive the award (unless the winner is on active military duty).
3.   No ADAA board member, officer, trustee or staff member may be considered.
4.   No one may receive the award more than once.
5.   Shall have made significant contributions to the ADAA and ADAAF and the profession of dentistry in general.

 

Procedure
Any member of the ADAA or the ADAA Foundation may nominate another using this ADAAF Award Nomination Form and submitting it by June 30 to the Awards Chair at Central Office. A letter of recommendation is suggested.

ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Active, Life, Life Retired

11:59pm (CST) June 30

2010 Winner:

Cathy J. Roberts-Indiana

 

 

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