2021 Award Honorees

ADEAGies Foundation® Announces Recipients of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement in Academic Dentistry and Oral Health



2021 Honorees

The honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Advisory Committee. 

The 2021 Gies Award recipients are:


 VISION  
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DENTAL EDUCATOR

Mert Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., MHSA
Gies Award for Vision – Dental Educator

ACADEMIC DENTAL INSTITUTION
Texas A&M College of Dentistry
Gies Award for Vision – Academic Dental Institution
 INNOVATION  
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DENTAL EDUCATOR

M. Franklin Dolwick, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Gies Award for Innovation – Dental Educator

ACADEMIC DENTAL INSTITUTION
To be announced.
Gies Award for Innovation – Academic Dental Institution

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PARTNER
To be announced.
Gies Award for Innovation – Public or Private Partner
 ACHIEVEMENT  
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DENTAL EDUCATOR

Paul Gates, D.D.S., M.B.A.
Gies Award for Achievement – Dental Educator

Irvin Silverstein, D.D.S., M.Sc. Ed.
Gies Award for Achievement – Dental Educator

ACADEMIC DENTAL INSTITUTION
University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
Gies Award for Achievement – Academic Dental Institution

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PARTNER
California Dental Association
Gies Award for Achievement – Public or Private Partner