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The Chicago Dental Society Foundation is seeking nominations for its new Vision Award, honoring outstanding volunteer achievement.

“The award was established to recognize people who are active in their community, giving back to their community, and leaders in the dental profession,” said CDS Foundation Communications Committee chair Jamie Robinson. “We want to honor the volunteers and philanthropists among us.”

Anyone is eligible to submit nominations for the award. Applications are available online, and should be submitted to executive director Rodney Watt at before 5 p.m. CST Dec. 31.

Candidates will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Contributions that significantly and consistently impact the advancement and/or recognition of the vision of the CDS Foundation and the dental profession through volunteer service;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to serve as a formal or informal mentor;
  • Evidence of philanthropy: time, expertise, and/or financial resources donated to improving Access to Care and dental education.

  “Think about anybody you know who goes above and beyond treating patients in their office,” Mr. Watt said. “They’re active not just with their words, but their actions and their dollars. They might be active in the schools, or take mission trips, or have a regular shift at a dental clinic.” 

Nominees need not to be dentists. However, dentists who are nominated must be CDS members in good standing with a minimum of three years CDS membership. Self-nominations will not be accepted, nor will nominations of current members of the CDS Board and the CDS Foundation Board be considered.

All nominations are confidential.

Find more information at the CDS Foundation’s website.


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