The ADA Foundation is seeking nominations for its Dr David Whiston Leadership Awards, which recognize promising dental professionals who have shown the potential for leadership in efforts to improve the oral health of the public.

The nomination deadline has been extended to June 17, 2016.

The ADA Foundation provides two $5,000 awards each year—The Dr David Whiston Leadership Award and the Henry Schein Cares Dr David Whiston Leadership Award—designed to cover the costs associated with attending a leadership training program offered by the American Management Association.

Drs Evelyn Lucas-Perry, Nipa Thakkar, and Heather A. Willis received the inaugural Dr David Whiston Leadership Awards in 2015.

The ADA Foundation created the Dr David Whiston Leadership Program in 2014 to honor Dr David Whiston, who has served the oral health profession through many important leadership roles including as ADA President (1997-1998) and president of the ADA Foundation Board of Directors (2010-2014).