AACD APEX Student Scholarship 


APEX student winners

Pictured: 2014 APEX Winners
Left of the plant:
Back row (left to right): Charles W. Vittitow, III, Adam Hammerbeck

Front row (left to right): Ida Zarrabi, Zuleidy Arencibia, Jessica Tucker
Right of plant:
Back row (left to right): Vera Telyakova, Natalie Lesinski, Walberto Cantu
Front Row (left to right): Andi-Jean Miro, Lea McQuigg, Alexander Rubinov

Who won this year's scholarships? Click here to read a release about the 2014 APEX winners.

Going to the 2014 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida was a remarkable experience. As a first year dental student I wasn’t sure what to expect and my experience was greater than I could have possibly wished. By attending the lectures I was able to learn about the newest technology and techniques within cosmetic dentistry. Furthermore, the community of dentists I had the opportunity to interact with were outstanding- top cosmetic dentists of the world. In fact every ne I met was more then willing to help me grow as a current student and future dentist. World renown dentists including the immediate past president, Dr. Jack Ringer, along with other current and past representatives of AACD went out of their way to make me feel welcome. Attending this meeting has ensured me that I am going into the best profession! Obtaining the AACD APEX Scholarship has made me smile knowing I will have the opportunity to forever give beautiful smiles to others as a future cosmetic dentists. Thank you for this experience of a lifetime!"

-- Natalie Lesinski, University of Colorado dental student and 2014 APEX Award recipient

About APEX
Valued at more than $1,700, 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 $550), four nights hotel accommodations, and an annual membership in AACD, and more. The deadline to apply is Feb. 13, 2015.

APEX winner with Fahl
2013 APEX Winner William Guthrie with Dr. Newton Fahl, and Dr. Ryan Gens

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.

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 ($550 value)
  • Four nights hotel accommodations (a combination of four nights between Wednesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 9, 2015) for the annual scientific session ($1,000 value)

Full Scholarship Value = $1,735/student

Student Testimonials
Want to see how APEX has impacted the lives of dental students from previous years? Click here.


A Special THANK YOU to Our APEX Scholarship Sponsors for AACD San Francisco 2015

Mickey Bernstein
Mickey Bernstein, DDS

Dr. Hugh Flax
Hugh Flax, DDS

John Sullivan
John K. Sullivan, DDS

Ivoclar Vivadent

Ivoclar Vivadent

  R•dent Dental Laboratory
R-dent Dental Laboratory


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