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

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Gies Awards @HOME  |  Friday, March 12


The 2021 Gies Awards @HOME will be hosted virtually in conjunction with the 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition on March 12, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.


Join us to honor the legacy of Dr. Gies, promote the work of future-ready leaders and celebrate the innovation and achievement of visionaries in our community.

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The 2021 Gies Awards @Home event is open to all who desire to attend. However, all attendees must have an active ADEA profile to access the program.


To create a new profile or to confirm an existing profile, click the blue Registration button located on the event page at adea.org/2021GiesAwards in advance of the program on March 12.


2021 Gies Award @Home




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 to the dental professions.