The Academy was pleased to award the Annual Conference Scholarship this year to 28 dental students, providing up to $1,000 reimbursement for conference and travel expenses. Students traveled from Florida, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and many states in between, as well as from Canada to attend the Academy’s 39th annual dental conference. In addition, each received a $500 scholarship check at the conference.
Also, for the rst time, the Academy awarded 16 dental hygiene students free registration to attend the annual conference, in addition to presenting them with a $500 scholarship check at the conference.
Thank you to all our Academy members who are so generous with their donations each year so
the Academy can continue to make such a great difference in students’ lives. Please know that this Annual Conference Scholarship has been having a very positive impact on dental students across the nation. The Academy looks forward to offering this unique scholarship again next year.
Below is a wonderful note from one of our scholarship recipients:
I had the opportunity to attend the conference as a student and a scholarship recipient. This conference changed my outlook on dentistry and inspired me to rise to the integral role I can play as an LDS dentist. Many times as a student I get lost in the endless exams, balancing patients, and the daily grind of dental school, that I rarely take time to dream and plan for the future until it is forced upon me. This conference gave me the vision and tools to slow down and focus on a balanced life.
The conference was well organized, motivational, and the clinical courses were outstanding. Elder Bennet’s address inspired in me a deeper desire to be steadfast in the gospel of Jesus Christ and strive to be successful in all areas of my life.
“My attendance to this conference would not have been possible were it not for the generosity of the members of the Ensign Academy of Dentistry (formerly the Academy of LDS Dentists) that allowed me to travel across the country to attend as a scholarship recipient. I will be attending year after year and look forward to bringing my spouse with me in the future.” -Stuart Tucker, Creighton University
If you would like to donate towards providing scholarships for deserving dental and dental
hygiene students, it’s a simple process. Visit academyofLDSDentists.com and click on the DONATE button at the bottom of the home page. We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Kathy Whittle, Executive Director