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AADEJ and ADA Council on Communications Announce a Call for Entries – 2022 Awards for Excellence in Dental Journalism

The American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists, in partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Communications, announced today a call for entries for its acclaimed awards program honoring excellence in dental journalism. The awards are presented to dental editors who have exemplified the highest standard of editorial direction, leadership, and service to their society or association, dental journalism, and the dental profession.

“We are pleased to join with the AADEJ to honor the exceptional contributions made by dental editors who continue to inform and empower dentists and dental students nationwide,” said ADA president Dr. Cesar R. Sabates. “The 2022 awards reinforce the vital role dental editors play in providing accurate and reliable insights that help advance the dental profession and health of the public.

Submissions are now being accepted in the following two award categories:


  • Distinguished Dental Editor Award: This award recognizes editors who have brought exceptional credit to their society, dental journalism, the dental profession, and organized dentistry through the production of high-quality publications and superior leadership.
  • Dental Editor Service Award: This award recognizes continuous service as an editor of a tripartite constituent and/or component publication, including fulfillment of all appropriate responsibilities and duties in five-year increments (beginning with the 10th year) as of the date of hire. Editors marking their 10-, 15-, or 20- plus year anniversary in 2022 are eligible for this award. Details about the nominee, name of the nominee's dental society, and the title of the publication edited by the nominee must be provided in a letter on society letterhead stationery, signed by the society's president and/or executive director.

“We are grateful to the ADA and the ADA Council on Communications for their partnership to honor and celebrate the best in dental journalism,” said Ann Marie Gothard, President-elect of AADEJ and Chair of the 2022 AADEJ Awards Committee. “These awards recognize the editorial acumen and expertise of dental editors as well as their unwavering commitment and service to publish professional and business news and information that educates and informs practicing dentists and dental students.”    

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, June 3, 2022. Winners will be announced at the AADEJ’s Annual Conference taking place October 12-13, 2022 in Houston, Texas.  

For more information on entry guidelines and eligibility requirements for each award, visit the AADEJ’s website:

About American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists

The AADEJ was chartered in 1931 and is composed of dedicated people specifically interested in improving communication within the dental profession and in elevating the standards of dental journalism. The organization is committed to the establishment and encouragement of responsible editorial policy. Member publications represent state dental associations, component societies, dental specialty groups, alumni, dental auxiliary, student, and commercial publications. To learn more about the AADEJ and get information on becoming a member, please visit