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2017 Awards Program


Recognizing individuals most deserving in all phases of dentistry, community service and leadership

Deadline for Nominees is March 10, 2017

Your help is needed to recognize deserving dentists or NC Citizens as nominees for the 2017 NCDS Awards Program.  There are five available categories for use when nominating these individuals. 

Please refer to the brochure and below for complete descriptions of these areas as well as a recent listing of winners.  At the discretion of the Awards Committee, a nominee may be moved into a different award category.  In some cases, an award may have more than one recipient in the same year.  All award nominations will remain active indefinitely or until the nominee receives an award.  Awards may be give posthumously.  

These awards will be presented during the 2017 Annual Session Awards Luncheon scheduled Thursday, May 18.  Award recipients and family members will be invited to attend this luncheon; however, if at all possible, we try to keep the names of the recipients SECRET! 
*A former recipient can be nominated in another category.

If you have questions, please contact the NCDS Central Office, 919-234-4027.  Thank you for considering a nomination!

Special Recognition Award

The nominee may be an individual who deserves recognition for specific achievement or extraordinary deed related or unrelated to dentistry.  This category provides for special circumstances that do not conform to other awards.  The nominee need not be a dentist.

Outstanding Young Dentist Award

The nominee must be a member in good standing of the North Carolina Dental Society that has been in practice ten years or less and is under the age of forty.  The nominee shall have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, involvement, and service to the North Carolina Dental Society.

Citizenship Award

The nominee must be a member in good standing of the North Carolina Dental Society who has rendered outstanding service to his fellow man either related to a specific event or over a period of years.  Areas of achievement include civic affairs, community or public service, cultural, humanitarian or religious activities.

Meritorious Achievement Award

The nominee must be a member in good standing of the North Carolina Dental Society who has demonstrated significant contributions to dentistry, including lifetime achievements.  A person may qualify for this award in the area of leadership, academics, research, health care delivery, professionalism or service to organized dentistry.

Distinguished Service Scroll

This award is the North Carolina Dental Society’s most prestigious award.  The nominee may be a dentist, auxiliary or lay person and need not be a resident of our State.  The nominee should be nearing or have completed a career during which he/she has demonstrated outstanding service, leadership and dedication to the profession of dentistry and/or the improvement of health for the people of North Carolina.

North Carolina Dental Society Student Leader in Organized Dentistry Award

Awarded to a deserving fourth-year dental student, who is in good academic standing and has shown exceptional leadership and interest in organized dentistry while a student.  The student may have been involved with the North Carolina Dental Society (e.g., as a student member of the Board Of Trustees, House of Delegates, or a council or committee) or other professional dental organizations as a student.  The awardee has shown outstanding potential to be a leader in organized dentistry in the future.