The Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a dental student that has made significant contributions in leadership to ASDA and organized dentistry. This award reflects ASDA’s vision of advancing the dental profession by developing exemplary leaders who demonstrate the core values of passion, community, engagement and integrity.


Nominations for the Excellence in Leadership Award closed on September 1, 2022.



Award CriteriaVictoria Carroll receiving award at AS-320

  • Must be nominated by a peer.
  • One nomination per chapter is permitted.
  • The recipient may be any predoctoral ASDA member, aside from current and past national leaders.

Award Prompts

Nominators will answer the following prompts:
  • A brief explanation of why this person deserves recognition for their contributions to their chapter.
  • Chapter-level or district-level positions this student holds/has held within ASDA and accomplishments associated with each position.
  • Examples of how this student demonstrates ASDA’s core values of passion, community, engagement and integrity.
  • Examples of how this student has inspired others within the chapter.

ASDA’s Board of Trustees will review nominations and select one recipient who will receive complimentary registration, airfare and lodging to ASDA’s National Leadership Conference in November 2022.

Email advocacydept@ASDAnet.org with any questions.