Awards, DDS, Dental Hygiene, Scholarships

Four Adams Students Receive ADEA Scholarships

Four UNC Adams School of Dentistry students have recently been named recipients of 2022 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) scholarships. Each of the students was selected from a robust pool of applicants from across the United States. The awards will be presented at next month’s ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition.

Brittany Booth and Allison Carron, both second-year residents in the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education program, were each honored with the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. This scholarship annually recognizes two dental hygiene students who aspire to enter an academic career following graduation.

Sylvette Ramos-Diaz, DDS Candidate 2024, was selected to receive the ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry scholarship. This award is presented annually to 12 dental students who demonstrate academic excellence in preventive dentistry.

Amanda Swanson, DDS Candidate 2023, was named the ADEA/MouthWatch Predoctoral Dental Scholarship for Innovation recipient. The award goes to one dental student annually who demonstrates professional excellence and the desire to make a difference in the dental profession.

“We are incredibly proud of Brittany, Allison, Sylvette and Amanda for their respective accomplishments,” said Interim Dean Ed Swift, DMD, MS. “The ADEA scholarships are very competitive, and it speaks to the students’ individual excellence and commitment to the dental profession that they have been awarded these scholarships.”

ADEA presents multiple scholarships, fellowships and awards each year to students, dental educators and its Leadership Institute Fellows. The funds awarded support leadership development, teaching excellence and pursuit of academic careers in the oral health profession.