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AACD APEX Student Scholarship 

2016 APEX Scholarship Recipients
Giving dental students a chance to learn from the best...

"Attending the AACD scientific session as a student sets you apart. This is an amazing opportunity to learn and network with the world's best cosmetic dentists. I had an AMAZING experience in Toronto, and I'm looking forward to being involved with the AACD for many years to come.” -- Matt Ansaro, third year dental student at New York University and 2016 APEX Scholarship recipient.

“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, four nights hotel accommodations, an annual membership in AACD, and more.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017


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.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Completed scholarship application*
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay (500-1000 words) on the social or scientific value of cosmetic dentistry. Criteria is will be available soon; please check back.

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 (up to $600 value)
  • Four nights hotel accommodations (a combination of four nights between Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 21, 2017) for the annual scientific session ($900 value)

Full Scholarship Value = $1,685/student

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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.

Check back soon 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 2016 in Toronto.

Mickey Bernstein, DDS

John K. Sullivan, DDS

Ivoclar Vivadent

R-dent Dental Laboratory



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