Calling all members and mentees!

 

It is the time of year where we want to hear about how much you love your fellow dental Rockstar's. Don't miss this year’s opportunity to nominate someone special for "Excellence In Dentistry Education" (who have you heard speak? Or have done a lab with and you walked away like WOW I could listen to them all day) OR "Rising In Dental Leadership" (who do you know that is going above and beyond in Dentistry? Who is a great teacher? Who is active in the dental community, ect) OR "Mentor of the Year" (Who is, or was, there for you every step of the way on your VTS journey?) 

We have an incredible tribe of dental technicians, and these people deserve your recognition. We’ve made it easy to nominate, so don't hesitate! If selected, they will receive a plaque and $1000 from one of our sponsors and honored at this year's VDF in Lake Tahoe. So, what are you waiting for? 

Starting today, February 1st through February 28th, please email your nomination letters to avdtawards@gmail.com . Please see the requirements below.



“Excellence in Dentistry Education”

● Award criteria

o  This award is open to VTS-Dentistry first, then secondly to other supporters of AVDT.

o  Potential candidates for this award can be nominated by persons within the field and self-nominations will be accepted.

o  Nominations must include at least two people connected to the nominee to serve as a reference if needed.

o  The nomination letter should include the following:

o  Longevity in the field

  • The nominee must have been in the profession for a minimum of 3 years teaching, promoting or sponsoring in some form.

o  Professional membership

  •  AVDT, NAVTA, AVDS and local VMB or State Technician Association.

o  Mentorship hours

  •  Through education and support such as conferences, other local training, etc.

o       Volunteer time

  • The nominee that has gone above and beyond with contribution with involvement in the AVDT and the VDF should at least be > 10 hours.

o       Additional contributions to professional development and continuing education

                       

 

“Rising Dentistry Leadership”

● Award criteria

In the form of a letter that should include the following:

○ Special achievements in the field of Veterinary Dentistry

○ A Technician that has shown themselves to excel in the profession and as a leader

○ Open to only VTS-Dentistry established members.

○ Must be an active member in good standing.

○ At least 2 years of active teaching, promoting, sponsoring in some form.

 

  “VTS-Dentistry Mentor of the year”.

 ● Award criteria

In the form of a letter that should include the following:

o  Nominations from the mentees or other VTS-Dentistry’s in good standing

o  Explanation of why they feel their mentor or peer has been an exemplary mentor.

o  Mentorship hours meet or exceed the minimum hours required per mentee and mentor contract.

o  A Technician that has shown themselves to excel in the profession and as a leader. This can include participating in leadership, lecturing, lab training, in clinical training.

o  Must be an active member and mentor in good standing with the AVDT

o  A minimum of 3 years as a VTS-Dentistry with mentees.

Make your nomination!