The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement

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2022 Gies Awards Cocktail Celebration and Watch Party
Monday, March 21, 2022  |  5:00 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 

NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution during the ongoing pandemic, we have decided to restrict in-person participation to corporate and institutional supporters and their guests.

We hope you will join us virtually in 2022, and we look forward to seeing everyone in-person in 2023!

More information about how to view the event virtually will be available in early 2022.



The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement (The Gies Awards)—the most anticipated annual event in oral health and dental education—honor the efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations to meaningfully advance oral health and dental education. The work of our awardees embodies the ideals set forth more than 90 years ago by dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D.

Founded in 2007, the annual Gies Awards are a catalyst for change—to encourage new ideas, generate opportunities and tackle issues facing the not-so-distant future of dental education. It’s a platform to accelerate innovation by coalescing diverse minds around common goals that improve oral and systemic health and move our communities forward.

The Gies Awards recognize the vision and commitment of our colleagues to bring new ideas and better solutions forward in the dental professions.

For general inquiries and to secure sponsorships, contact Savannah John at JohnS@adea.org or (202) 289-7201 ext. 101.