Humanitarian Award

In 2016, ISDS instituted a Humanitarian Award which recognizes member dentists who have distinguished themselves by giving at least 10 years to improving the oral health of underserved populations in the United States and/or abroad. This special honor is accompanied by a monetary award of $500 given to the dental charity/project of the recipient's choice. Nominate one active, life or retired ISDS member in good standing per year by submitting a nomination form to the ISDS Humanitarian Award Committee by June 1.

The following documentation must be submitted with each nomination:

  • Complete nomination information addressing the commitment (of at least 10 years) and extraordinary humanitarian services of the nominee and the ongoing legacy that will be left, taking into account specific actions employed, demonstrated leadership skills, knowledge, dedication and persistence used to improve the oral health prospects of the specific community(ies), the population group(s) served and the long term impact of these endeavors as indicated by the information requested.
  • A Curriculum Vitae/resumé highlighting the nominee's humanitarian contributions.
  • Three letters of support from specific individuals, who are not the nominator.
  • Other essential supporting documentation to substantiate and fully present the character and achievement of the nominee at the discretion of the nominator. Testimonials, photographs, brochures, newsletters, etc. (CDs, DVDs, and Videos or excessive amounts of material will not be considered)

Contact the ISDS Headquarters ISDS Headquarters for more information.

2018 Award Winner: Dr. Sharon Perlman
2019 Award Winner: Dr. Stephen Doran
2020 Award Winner: Dr. James Orbon
2021 Award Winner: Dr. Flavia Lamberghini
2022 Award Winner: Dr. Joanne Oppenheim
2023 Award Winner: Dr. Robert Deaver