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ADEAGies Foundation Announces Winners of the 2014 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement

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Gies AwardsThe ADEAGies Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 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. Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is the premier sponsor.

The Gies Awards will be presented March 17 at a highly anticipated celebration to be held in conjunction with the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition, taking place March 15-18, in San Antonio, TX. The 2014 honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees. 

The ADEAGies Foundation congratulates the following award recipients: 

  • Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Public or Private Partner
    American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation - Academic Dental Institution
    Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Academic Dental Institution
    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Community DentCare Program
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation - Dental Educator
    Dr. John Eisner, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Vision - Dental Educator
    Dr. Raul I. Garcia, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Vision - Public or Private Partner
    The Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Public or Private Partner
    Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator
    Dr. Lisa A. Tedesco, Emory University James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies

“Each year, I am increasingly impressed with the innovation and progress exhibited through the achievements of the William J. Gies Awards winners,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the ADEAGies Foundation and President and CEO of ADEA. “This awards program represents the best in oral health and dental education, and it is an honor to recognize the dental educators and academic institutions that are making significant advances within the field.”

The Gies Awards are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ADEA. 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 online at www.adea.org when registering for the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Sponsored tables are available. For more information, please contact Trish Smith at 703-506-3272. 

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