2017 Gies Awards

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., debuted in 2008 and are the profession’s preeminent recognition for individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. The 2017 Gies Awards will be presented on March 20 at a highly anticipated ceremony to be held in conjunction with the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA. 

Attending the Gies Awards:

The 2017 Gies Awards will be held on Monday, March 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Attire is black-tie optional. 

Tickets may be purchased through the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition registration process, or by contacting the ADEA Registrar at 800-272-1261 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The Early Bird price of $215 will extend through Jan. 27; starting Jan. 28, Gies Awards tickets will cost $250.

2017 Gies Award Recipients:

The following individuals and institutions will be honored in Long Beach: 

Colorado Dental Association

Gies Awards for Vision – Public or Private Partner

Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Gies Awards for Achievement – Academic Dental Institution

Allan J. Formicola, D.D.S, M.S.

Gies Awards for Vision – Dental Educator

N. Karl Haden, Ph.D.

Gies Awards for Achievement – Public or Private Partner

Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Gies Awards for Innovation – Public or Private Partner

Pacific Center for Special Care at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Gies Awards for Innovation – Academic Dental Institution 

George K. Stookey, Ph.D., M.S.

Gies Awards for Innovation – Dental Educator

University of Washington School of Dentistry – RIDE Program

Gies Awards for Vision – Academic Dental Institution

Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.

Gies Awards for Achievement – Dental Educator

Recipients are listed in alphabetical order. View the full media release

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