2016 Call For Nominations

Scientist, educator, innovator, visionary, pioneer — William J. Gies, Ph.D., transformed dental education. Now, nearly a century later, the ADEAGies Foundation has an awards program that honors the Gies name and recognizes the work that continues his legacy.

We invite your nomination of individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards of vision, innovation and achievement in oral health and dental education research and leadership. Please review the award categories and definitions carefully and help us celebrate those most deserving in our community at the Gies Awards, to be held Monday, March 14, in conjunction with the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Denver, CO.

2016 Call for Nominations

Download the 2016 Call for NominationsPDF for the 2016 Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement.

Nomination Packages

All nomination packages must Include a completed entry form PDF with: 

  • The award category and classification for which the individual or organization is being nominated. Please choose only one category per nomination.
  • The full name of the nominee, including designations.
  • Complete contact information for both the nominee and the submitter, including business address, telephone and email address
  • A statement regarding the availability of the nominee and the submitter (or their designees) to participate in the presentation of awards on Monday evening, March 14, 2016, in Denver, CO.
  • An executive summary of no more than two pages outlining the nominee's contributions to and support of oral health and dental education corresponding with the definitions provided for Vision, Innovation or Achievement.

Only the submitter can provide a letter of nomination. No supporting letters should be included. The letter of nomination should include why you are nominating this person or organization. Please also answer the question (in no more than one page in length): What distinguishes this nominee as a potential Gies Award winner? The letter of nomination is separate from the Executive Summary.

You may attach any supplemental existing material documenting the program or service, including samples, descriptive or planning documents, videos, DVDs, marketing or promotional materials.

Selection Process

The esteemed panel of Gies Award judges will consider the nominations received for each of the categories. It also has the discretion to consider nominations of its own. 

Selections are made based upon the comparison of data submitted against the description of each award. 

If, in the ruling of the judges, no nominee meets the eligibility requirements or standards for an award, it may not be given. 

Nominees not selected may be resubmitted for consideration in a subsequent year in a particular category or classification. 

Each finalist selected in accordance with these procedures may be asked to provide additional information and must indicate a willingness to accept the award in person at the March 14, 2016 ceremony. 


All nominations must be received on or before Monday, November 6, 2015. Late submissions may be considered solely at the discretion of the judges.