WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In support of the
development of future dental educators, the American Dental Education
Association (ADEA) presented two dental students with the 2013
ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship for Predoctoral Students
Pursuing Academic Careers, at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session &
Exhibition, held March 16-19, in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Jeffrey T. Hajibandeh and Mr. Michael C. Shapiro, both of the
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, each received a $5,000
scholarship to be applied to tuition and fees.
"Mr. Hajibandeh and Mr. Shapiro are to be congratulated for their
accomplishments," says Desi Nuckolls, Scientific Relations Manager at
The Procter & Gamble Company. "Crest Oral-B is proud to stand with ADEA
to support the careers of these aspiring academics. We wish them the
best of luck in their studies."
Each year, with the support of The Procter & Gamble Company, ADEA
presents this award to two predoctoral students who plan education
beyond a doctoral degree, and who have an interest in a career in
"The future of the dental profession will be driven by rising
generation of researchers and educators," says ADEA Chair of the Board,
Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S. "This award demonstrates the commitment
ADEA shares with Crest Oral-B to support those individuals throughout
For more information on allied dental education, visit www.adea.org.