Dental Essay Contest

There are several prizes and travel bursaries available for IAPD members during the biennial congresses. 

 The Bursaries and Awards for the 26th IAPD Congress  are open now as follows:

The Bengt Magnusson Memorial Prize  is awarded to a young paediatric dentist for the best submitted essay to coincide with the IAPD Congress every two years. The prize is in memory of Professor Bengt Magnusson. Click here to download the application form.

The Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Awardthat is offered by the IAPD at each biennial congress with the support of The Colgate-Palmolive Company and will be given for the best community education program submitted to the competition.  Click here to download the application form.
                            
The Jens Andreasen Awarda biennial award, that is presented for the best poster on dental traumatology in children. The award is 400 pounds and it is funded from funds in the IAPD general account which were acquired from the Andreasen pre-Congress lectures. Click here to download the application form.

The NuSmile Restorative Dentistry Award  Awarded to the best research poster and case report poster in the field of pediatric restorative dentistry presented at each IAPD Congress.  Click here to download the application form.

The Morita Prizes that are offered by the Morita Corporation for the two best posters exhibited at the IAPD Congress on any clinical field - case report and research. The award is 1000 US$ per poster. Click hereto download the application form.

Dr. Sam Harris Travel Bursaries  Three bursaries of 1000 USD each will be available for the IAPD biennial Congress. Preference is given to applicants with an abstract submitted/accepted for the Congress, persons who have not received a bursary previously and those from less wealthy nations. Candidates are not elegible for another price at the congress. Click here to download the application form. 

Paediatric Dentistry Working Group Travel Bursaries NEW Two bursaries of 1000 US$ each will be available for the IAPD Biennial Congress. This travel bursary is restricted to African delegates travelling to the IAPD Congress. Click here to dowload the application form.

Please note that  you can apply for one bursary or award only.

Abstract Submissions are now possible through the 2017 Congress website
 
For more information please contact the Association Coordinator Mrs. Gail Tito
Email:IAPD@iapdworld.org

Dental students:

The American Dental Association (ADA) invites you to submit an essay to improve public oral health literacy!

The theme of the 2017 Health Literacy Essay Contest for Dental Students is "Important Things to Know about Baby Teeth"

The ADA invites you to research scientific literature on the topic of "Important Things to Know about Baby Teeth" and write an essay on the topic that will be posted on the American Dental Association consumer website, MouthHealthy.org. 

Entries are due by October 15, 2017. 

You could win a new Apple iPad!

The first place winner’s essay will be published on ADA’s Consumer Website, MouthHealthy.org  and  receive an Apple - iPad WiFi - 32GB.  Four runners up will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

All winners will receive recognition through various venues, including ADA News.

Contest Goals:

  1. Increase dental students’ knowledge about health literacy, specifically plain language written materials.

  2. Increase dental students’ knowledge about the American Dental Association, mouthhealthy.org  and their state dental association.

Who Can Submit?

You may submit an entry if you are 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen and attend a dental school that is participating in the contest.  You also need to be an ADA student member or member in good standing of the American Student Dental Association.

What are the essay requirements?

The essay should be original work, written in easy-to-understand language, using health literacy principles that provides evidence-based information on the topic of Important Things to Know about Baby Teeth.  The essay has to have at least 500 words but not exceed 700.  Visit the ADA's Health Literacy in Dentistry page to see all contest requirements.

How do I submit my entry?

Entries are due by October 15, 2017. 

Submit your entry to Dr. Darryl Pendleton at dpendle@uic.edu for preliminary judging.  The winning essays from your school will be submitted to the ADA for final judging. Please see Dr. Darryl Pendleton, in Room 104) if you have any questions regarding the UIC preliminary judging process.

What can I win?

The first place winner’s essay will be published on ADA’s Consumer Website, MouthHealthy.org  and  receive an Apple - iPad WiFi - 32GB.  Four runners up will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

All winners will receive recognition through various venues, including ADA News.

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