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ADEAGies Foundation Announces Winners of the 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement

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The ADEAGies Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (Gies Awards). The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in dental education, research, and leadership.

The Gies Awards will be presented at a highly anticipated celebration in conjunction with the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, which will be held March 17-21 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. The Gies Awards will be conferred on March 19, 2012. The 2012 honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees. The winners in alphabetical order follow:

Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry
Gies Awards for Achievement – Academic Dental Institution

Dr. Johann de Vries, University of Adelaide School of Dentistry
Gies Awards for Achievement – Dental Educator

Dr. Gregg H. Gilbert, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Gies Awards for Vision – Dental Educator

Dr. William K. Lobb, Marquette University School of Dentistry
Gies Awards for Innovation – Dental Educator

Massachusetts Dental Society
Gies Awards for Innovation – Public or Private Partner

Naples Children & Education Foundation
Gies Awards for Vision – Public or Private Partner

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Gies Awards for Innovation – Academic Dental Institution

Dr. Anthony R. Volpe, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Gies Awards for Achievement – Public or Private Partner

Dr. Esther M. Wilkins, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Gies Awards for Achievement – Dental Educator

“The ADEAGies Foundation evokes the legacy of Dr. Gies as it pays tribute to this year’s nine recipients and their exceptional contributions to oral health care,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the ADEAGies Foundation and Executive Director of ADEA. “As the health care landscape continues to evolve, it is imperative that the dental education community recognize and support leaders in the oral health field.”

The Gies Awards are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, ADEA’s philanthropic arm. For more than 50 years, the ADEAGies Foundation has enhanced the oral health of the public through programs that support dental education, research, leadership, and recognition.

Tickets for the celebration can be purchased at www.adea.org.

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