2019 Award Recipients
Dr. Alexander Choe
The Presidents’ Award
for outstanding service as
President of the Third District
from Sept 2018 to Sept 2019.
The Downes - Ripp Award
Dr. Michael Kane and Dr. Bennett Lax
who both received the Downes - Ripp Award.
The Downes - Ripp award is the most prestigious award given to
members in recognition of their untiring commitment for the
Betterment of the Profession of Dentistry.
Dr. Kane and Dr. Lax have just completed 17 years chairing the
Third District’s excellent Continuing Education programs.
Feldman - Hunn Medal of Merit
Dr. David Delaney
The Feldman - Hunn Medal of Merit is in recognition of his
exceptional leadership and munificent dedication to the
perfection of the art and science of dentistry.
Dr. Delaney has dedicated many years serving in several
positions with the Third District and the New York State Dental
Association and as a Delegate to the ADA.
History of Third District Award
Do you know of a Third
District Member, a person, group or community service program that may
qualify for any of the recognition certificates from the tripartite?
Our members deserve recognition for their acts of generosity, the betterment
of the profession and their extensive involvement in organized dentistry.
Third District Awards:
William B Smith Award:
In recognition of Dr. William Smith’s dedication to the profession of
dentistry and his/her role model for the highest ethics standards in his/her
years of involvement in dentistry.
Feltman-Hunn Medal of Merit: This
award is a leadership award, not just for an active participant in the
society. It is given to a
for exceptional leadership and dedication to the perfection of the Art and
Science of Dentistry.
most prestigious member award for untiring commitment to dentistry,
accomplishments of special note to the profession of dentistry. All of which
contributes to the betterment of the profession of dentistry.
Distinguished Service Award :
Many times there is a person, group or organization that makes a
contribution to the dental community that should be honored or acknowledged
by the Third District Dental Society. The criteria are similar to the
Feltman-Hunn Medal of Merit.
Download the Nominations Application:
Other Awards contact the
district office for the nomination application.
ADA Certificate of Recognition for Volunteer Service is a Foreign Country:
The Committee on International
Programs and Development, a standing committee of the American Dental
Association’s Board of Trustees believes that the personal effort and
self-sacrifice of Association members who serve as volunteers in lesser
developed countries to improve the health of their peoples merit
professional and public appreciation and recognition. Their service, in the
Committee’s view, is not only a contribution to the advancement of public
health but to the creation of friendship and good will among professionals,
though a small corps to date, constitute a mighty force for realization of
the foregoing goals, since good health is basic to the enjoyment of all. The
Committee will award a certificate of recognition. The member must
have served in a foreign country in a program sponsored by a dental school,
church or other recognized voluntary or nonprofit organization for a minimum
of 14 days, either in one period or in several visits, in any 24-month
period. Deadline I March 31, 2008.
ADA-Community Dentistry Award recognizes
programs focused on improving oral health on the community level. This is a
competitive award for established program, not a grant funding opportunity.
Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit community dentistry programs in the
US and its territories. Deadline is mid-May 2008.
NYSDA William Jarvie and Harvey Burkhart Award
is presented in recognition of great service
and rendered mankind in the field of dentistry. It is the highest honor
bestowed by the NYSDA. Nominees must have accomplished advancement in at
least one of the following areas:
of dental research
endeavors in the field of dentistry
contributions to the science and application of dentistry
Promotion of continuing dental education
NYSDA-The Distinguished Service Award is
presented to an individual in recognition of numerous years of service and
commitment to the NYSDA. The following criteria should be considered and
weighed in making the determination:
to organized dentistry as a whole
and positions held
of the individual’s service