2022 Awards Program


Recognizing individuals most deserving in all phases of dentistry, community service and leadership.  Nominations are due to Prissy Allen by February 15, 2022.

Last year's Award Recipients

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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 approximately ten years or more/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.