The ADA Foundation (ADAF), Chicago, is now accepting nominations for the Dr David Whiston Leadership Program awards, designed to support promising clinician who show the potential for leadership that will improve the oral health of the public.

Among the eligibility requirements, nominees must be early-career clinicians or students who have demonstrated the ability to create a vision and motivate others to achieve that vision. In addition, they must focus on utilizing those traits for the greater good through activities that help advance the oral health of the public and/or the underserved.

To nominate a candidate for the 2015 ADA Foundation Dr David Whiston Leadership Program awards, complete and submit the nomination form on the ADAF’s website by May 31.

The ADAF created the Leadership Program in 2014 to honor David Whiston, DDS, who has served the oral health profession through many important leadership roles, including as ADA president from 1997 to 1998 and ADA Foundation Board of Directors president from 2010 to 2014. As part of the program, the ADAF provides two $5,000 awards each year—The Dr David Whiston Leadership Award and the Henry Schein Cares Dr David Whiston Leadership Award—intended to cover the costs associated with attending a leadership-training program offered by the American Management Association.