ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships Support Careers in Dental Education

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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 academic dentistry.

"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 their careers."

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About the American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit

About The Procter & Gamble Company

The Procter & Gamble Company (P &G) serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P &G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P &G and its brands.

About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall showcasing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit

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