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ADEAGies Foundation Announces Call for Nominations for 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement

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Nominations will be accepted through November 1, 2011, for the 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement. Presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the Gies Awards recognize exceptional contributions to and support of oral health and dental education around the world.

The honorees will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Board of Trustees. The Gies Awards are presented at a highly anticipated celebration on Monday, March 19 in conjunction with the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, which will be held March 17-21 in Orlando, Florida.

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., have honored individuals and organizations that exemplify dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in global oral health and dental education, research, and leadership since 2008.

”It is exciting that for the fifth year, we will recognize those who live Dr. Gies’ legacy of vision, innovation, and achievement,” said Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the ADEAGies Foundation and Executive Director of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). “The ADEAGies Foundation is honored to have established a program that demonstrates how personal dedication and commitment can significantly advance global oral health."

The nominations deadline is November 1, 2011. To obtain a copy of the Gies Awards Call for Nominations or for more information, please visit www.adeagiesfoundation.org or call ADEA at 202-289-7201.

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