Left to right: Drs. Onika Patel, Brian Hathcoat, Dan Hammer, Courtney Burrill, Antonina Capurro, Amanda Fitzpatrick, Kady Rawal, Danielle Riordan, Jason Tanguay accept their 10 Under 10 awards during the New Dentist Conference at ADA FDI 2019. Dr. Tim Treat was not able to attend the ceremony.
Two years ago, the ADA New Dentist Committee recommended, and the Board agreed, to develop a new award for new dentists. One that could reflect the wide range of influences in our profession—science, research, education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy. And an award that would not be limited to 1 or 2 individuals – but one that would recognize 10 new dentists who are making an impact in the profession today. And it turns out that we weren’t the only ones who thought this was a great idea. We received 120 submissions for this year’s award. The New Dentist Committee had the very difficult task of narrowing that list – and 10 winners were selected and announced this spring.
The nomination period for the next cycle of 10 under 10 awards will open in October.