WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In support of the development of future dental hygiene educators, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) presented two dental hygiene students with the 2013 ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, held March 16-19, in Seattle, Washington.
Ms. Yvonne Aitken of Eastern Washington University and Ms. Brittany Minichbauer, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, were each awarded $2,000 to pursue education beyond an associate's degree.
"Crest Oral-B congratulates Ms. Aitken and Ms. Minichbauer on their achievements," says Desi Nuckolls, Scientific Relations Manager at The Procter & Gamble Company. "Through these scholarships given by ADEA, we are proud to support students pursuing careers as dental hygiene educators. We wish them the best of luck."
Each year, ADEA presents this award to two dental hygiene students who are committed to academic careers in dental hygiene.
"The support of aspiring dental hygiene educators is one of the most important ways we can contribute to the development of all areas of oral health," says ADEA Chair of the Board, Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S.
For more information on allied dental education, visit www.adea.org.
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 www.adea.org.
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 http://www.pg.com 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 www.adea.org.
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Source:American Dental Education Association