The ADEAGies Foundation announced that The Procter & Gamble Company will be the premier sponsor of the 2015 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement in the field of oral health and dental education. The Gies Awards will be presented March 9, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, taking place March 7 to 10, 2015, in Boston.

“This year’s Gies Awards celebration will be made possible through the generous support of The Procter & Gamble Company,” says Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, president of the ADEAGies Foundation, and president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). “We appreciate Procter & Gamble’s commitment to this inspirational event honoring exceptional contributions to oral health and dental education in the spirit of Dr. William J. Gies.”

The sponsorship of the 2015 Gies Awards program by The Procter & Gamble Company is part of the company’s overall support of the ADEAGies Foundation’s initiatives for advancing excellence in dental education in the nation’s dental schools.

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, PhD, debuted in 2008 and honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in oral health and dental education, research, and leadership.

Nominations for the 2015 Gies Awards will be accepted on or before October 27, 2014.