Excellence and Advocate Awards

These awards honor the spirit of volunteerism and a commitment to organized dentistry. Awards are given to ASDA members, dental school faculty and non-faculty staff.

Excellence in Advocacy Engagement Award

Advocacy is vital to the protection and welfare of dental students and the dental profession. The Excellence in Advocacy Engagement Award is presented to the person who earns the most points in ASDA’s Advocacy Certificate Program.

Excellence in Leadership Award

The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a dental student that has made significant contributions in leadership to ASDA and organized dentistry. 

Gold Crown Awards

ASDA presents Gold Crown Awards for chapter achievements, individual and chapter excellence in media and delegate leadership and engagement.

Legislative Liaison of the Year

This award honors outstanding achievement by a legislative liaison in advocacy efforts and events.

Paragon Award

The Paragon Award recognizes a member of the dental community who demonstrates commitment to the lives of dental students, innovations in progressing dental education and dedication to organized dentistry.

PFM Crown Awards

The PFM (Porcelain Fused to Metal) Crown Awards celebrate and recognize the efforts of ASDA’s chapters during COVID-19.

Delegate of the Year Award

This award recognizes the significant accomplishments in mentorship of ASDA delegates by awarding one from each district a Delegate of the Year Award.