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AACD APEX Student Scholarship 

AACD APEX Student Scholarship
2015 APEX Scholarship Recipients
Giving dental students a chance to learn from the best...
“I have never seen so many driven dentists talk about such innovative topics in dentistry. There are very few dental conferences around that attract so many dentists from all over the world and so many big-name speakers; I felt like I was at a TED conference for dentists. The speakers that attend the AACD Annual Session are not only great educators, but they are thinkers, doers, and idea-generators.” -- Eric Bui, second year dental student at Western University and 2015 APEX Scholarship recipient.
...and be inspired!
"The breakout sessions had me on the edge of my seat and energized to be in the field of dentistry! From this conference, I took away information that will revolutionize how I will treat patients.”  -- Rebekkah Merrell, third year dental student at the University of Pennsylvania and 2015 APEX Scholarship recipient.

About APEX

Valued at more than $1,600, this scholarship will send select students to AACD's renown Annual Scientific Session to learn from the cosmetic dental world's finest educators. The APEX award includes conference registration fees, air travel (up to $750), four nights hotel accommodations, and an annual membership in AACD, and more. The deadline to apply has been extended to February 17, 2016.


Dental students are eligible to apply for the AACD APEX Student Scholarship on an annual basis. Criteria for the applicant eligibility will be based on their demonstrated academic achievement, along with their understanding of and commitment to the future of cosmetic dentistry.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed by an AACD assigned review committee for consideration to attend the annual scientific session.


*Currently our online application system is experiencing technical difficulties. Please complete this hard copy application and email it with your essay and letters of recommendation to Amy Ballard, Membership Manager (2/16/16).

The AACD APEX Student Scholarship includes:
  • One year of AACD membership ($60 student)
  • Registration fees to the annual scientific session ($125 student)
  • Round-trip coach-class air travel ($750 value)
  • Four nights hotel accommodations (a combination of four nights between Wednesday, April 27 - Saturday, April 30, 2016) for the annual scientific session ($700 value)

Full Scholarship Value = $1,635/student

Recipients of the 2016 APEX Scholarships will need an eligible passport to travel to the Scientific Session, which is in Toronto. Passport application fees are not included in the scholarship award, and it is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to secure his/her passport.

APEX Scholarship - not just an opportunity for dental students.

Invest in the future of cosmetic dentistry by sponsoring an APEX Scholar. 

"I'm happy to support the next wave of talent to our wonderful profession. We can all learn from the past while building great futures." -- Hugh Flax, DDS.

Click here to find out how YOU can sponsor an AACD APEX scholarship for a promising dental student.

A special THANK YOU to our APEX Scholarship Sponsors for AACD San Francisco 2015.

Mickey Bernstein, DDS

John K. Sullivan, DDS

Ivoclar Vivadent

R-dent Dental Laboratory



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