The American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs is extending the application deadline for the 2014 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award to October 31, 2014. The Stanford New Investigator Award underscores the crucial role that dental standards play in patient health and safety and in the efficacy of dental products.

The award pays homage to the legacy of Stanford, a 40-year ADA employee, who is credited with establishing the ADA’s current standards program.

Applications for the Stanford New Investigator Award are accepted annually from dental students or dentists who have earned their DDS or DMD degrees no more than 5 years prior to the time of selection. Submissions must be original research that addresses some aspect of the use of standards in dental research or clinical application. To apply for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award or learn more about the ADA Standards Programs, visit