2022 Gies Awards Supporters

The ADEAGies Foundation thanks the companies and institutions who have provided ongoing support for the Gies Awards. Their generous donations bring to scale the important innovations of future awardees, researchers and educators through Foundation funding.

The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement will be on hiatus in 2023 as we help celebrate ADEA's centennial year.

Please check back here for future announcements.


Through a powerful combination of technology and services, Liaison helps over 31,000 undergraduate, graduate and postbac programs across more than 1,000 campuses achieve their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student success goals. Liaison’s solutions include its Centralized Application Service (CAS), TargetX and Othot as well as its Enrollment Marketing services (EMP), SlideRoom and Time2Track.

Liaison congratulates the 2022 Gies Award Recipients

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American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Our mission is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public.

Our members include all 78 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, more than 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, more than 50 corporations and approximately 18,000 individuals. Our activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications, including the esteemed Journal of Dental Education®, as well as the dental school application services ADEA AADSAS®, ADEA PASS®, ADEA DHCAS® and ADEA CAAPID®.


Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. The Company has a comprehensive end-to-end solutions offering of dental and oral health products. This offering includes some of the best-known and established brands in the industry. The Company develops, manufactures and markets general dental supplies, CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC and inLab), a full suite of dental restorative products, imaging systems, instruments, treatment centers, hygiene systems, dental lasers and products supporting the dental specialty markets of orthodontics, endodontics and implants. In addition, the Company has a global consumable healthcare products business.

Every day, Dentsply Sirona empowers millions of customers by proudly creating innovative solutions for healthy smiles. The Company’s vision is to transform dentistry in order to improve oral health globally.

Dentsply Sirona congratulates the 2022 Gies Award Recipients

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Proctor & Gamble

Procter & Gamble brands are trusted in millions of living rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms—and have been passed down from generation to generation. Over the course of 181 years, they’ve challenged convention, led innovation, and helped shape culture. P&G is a group of individuals with friends and neighbors and families, just like you. We work to make products that make everyday life a little better. We show up to help those who need it.

We value equality and inclusion. And we do our best to be environmentally responsible. But no matter how much we grow, we always keep ourselves grounded in our deep-rooted Purpose-Values-and Principles—an unwritten acknowledgement between our company and our colleagues that being our best, and doing our best for one another, for the people who buy our products, and for the world around us will lead to mutual success. We’ve been doing this for more than 67,000 days, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Procter & Gamble congratulates the 2022 Gies Award Recipients

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American Dental Association (ADA)

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 162,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org.

ADA congratulates the 2022 Gies Award Recipients

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GSK Consumer Healthcare

Our Consumer Healthcare business develops and markets consumer preferred and expert recommended brands in the Oral health, Pain relief, Respiratory, Nutrition/gastro-intestinal and Skin health categories. We are one of the world’s leading over-the-counter healthcare companies and are market leaders in specialist oral care. We have a portfolio of loved and trusted brands that are underpinned by science including:  Sensodyne, Sensodyne Pronamel, parodontax, Poligrip and Polident.

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Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 21,000 Team Schein Members worldwide and operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories, the Company provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes.

Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental and medical laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein congratulates the 2022 Gies Award Recipients

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Pacific Dental Services (PDS)

Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the nation’s leading Dental Support Organizations (DSO) and one of the largest in the world, founded in 1994 and led by industry trailblazer Steve Thorne, the son and grandson of lifelong practicing dentists.

What really makes PDS unique is our Owner Dentist model, what we call Private Practice +. This model enables owner dentists to lead their own clinical practice and make their own treatment decisions, while PDS team members provide the support to manage everything on the business end. The result is top-notch care that leads to healthier, happier patients (The PDS Purpose).

The ability to offer a wide range of services, including oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics, all under one roof is a strong differentiator that helps set PDS-supported offices apart from other local dentists.

We are firm believers in the concept of lifelong learning. PDS has developed industry-leading clinical, management and administrative training, so team members are always learning, always improving their craft.

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The American Association of Orthodontists

The AAO Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Orthodontists, provides support to orthodontic education programs and orthodontic research. The Mission of the AAOF is to advance the orthodontic specialty by supporting quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care, and by promoting orthodontic charitable giving. Foundation funding ensures the future viability of the specialty by investing in the next generation of educators and researchers.

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With over 200 years of collective experience in the dental industry, HuFriedyGroup is a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing, infection prevention, and instrument reprocessing workflows.

HuFriedyGroup is the combination of Accutron, Crosstex International, Hu-Friedy, J & J Instruments, Palmero Healthcare, and Omnia, bringing together a combination of companies under one roof to deliver the products, services, and solutions dental professionals need to be the best in practice.

Together, HuFriedyGroup brings world class products, services, education, and communities that result in superior clinician performance, clinical outcomes, and safety for clinicians and patients. Headquartered in Chicago, HuFriedyGroup products are distributed in more than 100 countries, and the dental division maintains offices in Germany, Italy, China, and Japan.


  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
  • A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine
  • Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
  • Texas A&M College of Dentistry
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry