2020 Call for Nominations

We are accepting nominations for the 2020 Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement.

You are invited to nominate individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards of vision, innovation and achievement in oral health and dental education. 


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Call for nominations closes: Friday, Sept. 6

Please review all award categories carefully to help us celebrate those most deserving in our community.


Award Categories


Vision icon VISION
Programs, institutions and educators articulating the pursuit of contemporary ideas or a set of ideals, perspectives or solutions to create broader meaning for the dental profession and effectively bridge the present to the future of oral health. 
Innovation icon 

INNOVATION
Programs, institutions and educators facilitating the creation, exchange, evolution and application of ideas that bring new value to our profession or industry and enhance oral health through dental education. 

Achievement icon  ACHIEVEMENT
Programs, institutions and educators achieving socially commendable actions that make a substantial contribution to oral health and dental education. 

Eligibility and Types of Entry


Academic Institution icon ACADEMIC DENTAL INSTITUTION
An educational institution granting academic degrees or certification in predoctoral, allied or advanced dental education.
Dental Educator icon DENTAL EDUCATOR
An instructor or administrator in any predoctoral, allied or advanced dental education program.
Pub or Private partner icon PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PARTNER
An individual, corporate, nonprofit or governmental entity with a dental, educational, public service or consumer mission working toward common goals in oral health or dental education.