ASDA supports serving our communities and helping those in need as an important part of becoming a future dentist. This national award recognizes members across the country who dedicate themselves to serving others through community service and dental outreach.

ASDA awards one person from each of the 11 ASDA districts a Community Builder of the Year Award. Of the 11 award winners, one member who has demonstrated significant personal dedication to community service and outreach receives the National Community Builder of the Year Award.

2023 is the inaugural year for this new award.

Application guidelines and criteria

There is no application. The 11 recipients are nominated by their district trustee, and the National Community Builder of the Year is selected by ASDA’s national Council on Professional Issues. Only current predoctoral members are eligible for this award. Current and former national ASDA leaders are not eligible.

A student volunteering their time and skills at Meharry’s Oral Health Day.

A student volunteering their time and skills at Meharry’s Oral Health Day.

Congratulations to our 2023 award recipients! 
District 1
4
4
6
5
5
3
District 8
District 9
3