WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supported by educational grants from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) presented several awards to dental educators during the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, held March 16-19, in Seattle, Washington.
"ADEA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these dental educators, with the support of the Colgate-Palmolive Company. The future of dental education depends on the hard work and habits of excellence which the awardees have demonstrated," says ADEA Chair of the Board, Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S.
The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship was presented to Dr. Donna F. Homenko, Cuyahoga Community College. It provides support for participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute or a three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC.
The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Dr. H. Wayne Lambert, West Virginia University School of Dentistry. The award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts.
The ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Jompobe Vuthiganon, Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. The award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts.
"Colgate-Palmolive's ongoing support of these awards exemplifies the dedication and commitment to dental education, dental educators, and students that it shares with ADEA," says Barbara Shearer, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Company. "We are proud to invest in the rising generation of dental educators, and offer our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Homenko, Dr. Lambert, and Dr. Vuthiganon for their achievements."