MEMBER-ONLY AWARDS & HONOURS

Distinguished Service Award

For Members who, for a substantial period, has rendered distinguished service to the Association or to the dental profession.

Service Medallion

For Members who, for a substantial period, has rendered valuable service to the Association or to the dental profession.

Life Membership

The highest honour ADAQ can bestow. For Members who have rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the Association or to the dental profession

MEMBERS OR NON-MEMBERS

Honorary Membership

For any person who has rendered honourable or substantial service to the dental profession, in any part of the world and in any of the sciences allied to dentistry.

NON-MEMBERS

Award of Merit

For any person other than a dentist who, for a substantial period, has rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the Association or to the dental profession.


Awards Information

 

Award Criteria

MEMBER AWARDS AND HONOURS

  1. Distinguished Service Award - Awarded to a nominated Member who, for a substantial period, has rendered distinguished service to the Association or to the dental profession. 
  2. Service Medallion - Awarded to a nominated Member who, for a substantial period, has rendered valuable service to the Association or to the dental profession. 
  3. Life Membership -  Financial Members can submit the name of another Member, who has rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the Association or to the dental profession for consideration at the Annual General Meeting. This award is the highest honour ADAQ can bestow.


NON- MEMBER AWARDS AND HONOURS

  1. Award of Merit - Awarded to any person other than a dentist, nominated by a financial Member, and who, for a substantial period, has rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the Association or to the dental profession. 
  2. Honorary Membership - can be awarded to any person , nominated by a current Member, who has rendered honourable or substantial service to the dental profession, in any part of the world and in any of the sciences allied to dentistry. 

Key Dates

  • 1 June 2021 - Nominations open
  • 30 July 2021 - Nominations close 
  • Early August - mid-September - Conduct and Honours Committee 
  • Friday 17 September - Recommendations go to Council for endorsement
  • Thursday 25 November or Friday 26 November - Presentation of awards

Eligibility Requirements

  • A current ADAQ membership is required for the Distinguished Service Award, Service Medallion, Life Membership
  • The nominee cannot be a current ADAQ Councillor or Member of an ADAQ Committee
  • The nominee has not received the award previously
  • A member can be renominated if not awarded
  • Nominations are subject to assessment against award criteria.

     

Nomination Process

The awards process is confidential: it is recommended the nominee is not informed they are being nominated.

The nomination should include details of why you are nominating and what is your relationship or connection with the nominee. Please consider potential conflict of interest issues before making a nomination.

Nominations should be sufficiently detailed and include: 

  • current curriculum vitae, 
  • information on publications and original research of significance authored or co-authored by nominee; 
  • description of contributions, projects or activities; of outstanding skills in one or more dentistry fields, significant contribution to dentistry and the oral health of Queenslanders, or to ADAQ through direct involvement or substantial donations, and/or of community involvement
  • proof of the above, such as pictures, media articles, testimonials. 
  • Nominators must be available for contact by the Conduct & Honours Committee and answer further questions about their nomination. 

Selection Process

  • Nominations are reviewed by the Conduct & Honours Committee.
  • The final selection is submitted to Council for approval.
  • Approval by Council. The Decision by Council on approving awards is final.
  • Life Membership & Honorary Membership are voted on at the Annual General Meeting - to be held on Thursday 25 November.
     

Award Presentation and Announcements

  • The presentation/s will take place at either the Annual General Meeting or Clinic Day (dependent on the availability of recipient)
  • ADAQ will announce the recipients in publications either print, online or both.

Previous Recipients

Contact information

If you have any questions on award nominations, please contact the Conduct & Honours Committee at awards@adaq.com.au.

To be considered by my peers as deserving of the ADAQ Distinguished Service Award was a totally unexpected honour but one that I greatly value and appreciate.

Dr Don Anning
2020 Recipient
Distinguished Service Award

Who do you think should be recognised next?

ADAQ is committed to promoting and recognising excellence in the dental profession, including science and research in the field of dentistry.

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