Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

Topic: Community Water Fluoridation

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 Deadline to submit is October 30, 2019

Who can submit?

You may submit an entry if you are 18 years or older and attend a dental school that is participating in the contest. (TUSDM is participating!) You also need to be an ADA student member or member in good standing of the American Student Dental Association.

What are the essay requirements?

The essay should be original work. It should be written in easy-to-understand language, using health literacy principles that provides evidence-based information on the topic of Community Water Fluoridation. The essay has to have at least 500 words but no more than 700. Go to see all contest requirements, which include completion of 2 online training modules: 1) Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals and 2) Writing for the Public.

How do I submit my entry?

Entries are due by October 30, 2019. Submit your entry to for preliminary judging. The winning essay from your school will be submitted to the ADA for final judging.

What can I win?

The first place winner will receive $500. The winning essay will be published on ADA’s consumer website, Two runners-up will each receive $250.

All winners will receive recognition through various venues, including
ADA News.

To learn more about the contest rules and
entry forms go to                            

For additional information, contact:  Dr. Nicole Holland –