The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) has opened nominations for its 2018 Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award, which is the organization’s highest honor. Named after the first woman to earn a doctorate in dentistry, the AAWD says the award salutes a member who:
- Is a willing example of a true professional and one who has a record of accomplishment in one or more areas of dentistry, such as clinical dentistry, organized dentistry, academia, government, anthropology, archeology, philanthropy, or consulting.
- Has a record of at least 10 years of membership in the AAWD to include current membership, as verified by the organization. The AAWD membership must be stated on the resume, including the exact years being claimed. Members of the AAWD Board of Directors are not eligible unless it has been two years since they have served on the board.
- Has had a career as a licensed dentist for at least 20 years as stated on the resume, including jurisdiction and the exact years being claimed.
- Has a record of mentoring women dentists and/or service to organizations that further the cause of women in dentistry.
Applications are available online. Materials are due by June 1, 2018. The award will be presented during the AAWD’s 97th Annual Conference in Savannah, Ga, on October 6, 2018.