Nominate a California dentist for CDA Basis’s Humanitarian Award

Nominate a California dentist for CDA Basis’s Humanitarian Award

CDA members and part dental society administrators are invited to appoint an lively or retired

CDA members and part dental society administrators are invited to appoint an lively or retired licensed California dentist for the CDA Basis’s 2022 Humanitarian Award honoring the late Andrew Soderstrom, DDS.

Established in 2008, the award acknowledges California dentists for his or her particular person lifetime of volunteer dedication and management which have broadly and positively impacted oral well being and improved the human situation. Nominees may additionally be honored for actions which have enabled the dental occupation to reply extra totally to the wants of people on the native, state, nationwide or worldwide stage.

The CDA Basis, the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Affiliation, accepts on-line nominations yearly from April 1 to June 30. 

Honoring the late Dr. Soderstrom, co-founder of CDA Cares

The late Dr. Andrew Soderstrom, for whom the Humanitarian Award is now named, obtained the award himself in 2015. The CDA previous president co-founded the Basis’s flagship program CDA Cares, an all-volunteer run dental clinic, and constantly served the dental wants of kids, no matter their households’ financial scenario. He was additionally acknowledged for a long-fought battle to fluoridate neighborhood water in his hometown of Modesto, California. 

More moderen recipients embody Herbert Yee, DDS, in 2018 and Lester Low, DDS, in 2017. Biographies of all previous recipients can be found on the Humanitarian Award webpage. 

Choice standards and required documentation from nominators

Nominators should submit a number of attachments with their on-line software, together with a curriculum vitae or resume highlighting the nominee’s humanitarian contributions and one letter of help from a person apart from the nominator.

Amongst different humanitarian beliefs and attributes, nominees ought to:

  • Exhibit a lifetime of excellent humanitarian volunteer accomplishments that deliver honor to the occupation.
  • Function an inspiration to the dental occupation.
  • Present selflessness in regard to direct private or organizational achieve or revenue.

Recipients of the award are usually introduced with the Humanitarian Award at an acceptable CDA occasion and acknowledged in CDA and CDA Basis publications within the fall. When funding is offered, a financial contribution could also be given to the recipient’s nonprofit of alternative.

Learn the nomination pointers for full particulars on eligibility, choice standards and required attachments. Submit your nomination on-line by Thursday, June 30. Study extra about different CDA Basis grants and awards that financially help dental professionals and community-based organizations that present dental care to undeserved communities.