Category Archives: 10 Under 10

‘Get out there and live’: Lessons from dental school and early career

Time, our most valuable commodity — along with our good health, of course. It’s hard to believe how many years have passed since my last first day of school: the day I started my fourth year of dental school. My D3 and D4 years seemed like they would never end, and I distinctly remember doing my clinic orientation as a… Read More »

Nominate an outstanding new dentist for the 10 Under 10 Award

This award recognizes 10 amazing dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago. Know a new dentist who inspires others in science, education and research, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy? Nominations are open until Dec. 31. The New Dentist Committee will select winners and they’ll be announced in March 2020. Winners will receive a… Read More »

New dentist nominees sought for ADA 10 Under 10 Awards

The American Dental Association is seeking nominations through Dec. 31 to recognize 10 new dentists who are demonstrating excellence in their work and inspiring others. Winners of the third annual ADA 10 Under 10 Award will receive a $1,000 cash award and be recognized in various ADA publications and channels, including the ADA News and the New Dentist… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Courtney Burrill, from the Air Force to mentoring Alaska’s future dentists

Serving in the Air Force has been good for Dr. Courtney Burrill. Her service paid for dental school. She’s done dentistry on humanitarian trips, at home and abroad. It brought her to Alaska, a state whose natural beauty she loves. And it showed her the value of being organized — of getting people together to bounce ideas off… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Jason Tanguay, from mountain guide to helping dentists navigate Medicaid

Dr. Jason Tanguay climbed a winding path to dentistry — quite literally. He used to be a mountain guide. “My brother, we were both mountain guides, he got into an accident where he took a big chunk of ice to the face and lost seven teeth. I saw him, his recovery, I saw his interactions with dentistry. My… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Antonina Capurro, expanding access to care in Nevada

As student focusing on pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. Antonina Capurro volunteered to work on a mobile clinic as a way of broadening her pre-med experience. She was tasked to oral hygiene instruction on a bus that served elementary school children in rural Nevada. What she found was disturbing: children who never had a toothbrush or had never brushed… Read More »