Academy of Laser Dentistry Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Student Scholarship Program
In 2004, ALD introduced the Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is named to honor the memory of Dr. Eugene M. Seidner, ALD's President 1996-97.
The Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Student Scholarship is intended to promote the advancement of dental laser education and clinical research. The program encourages undergraduate and graduate dental students in the different dental disciplines to deepen their knowledge of the use of lasers in dentistry. It provides finanical assistance enabling successful applicants to present their work at the Academy's annual conference and by doing so allows participation in the educational lectures and workshops aimed to advance the study of lasers and their correct and safe use in dentistry. A special award for Pediatric Dentistry is available to pediatric dental students.
Special Award for Pediatric Dentistry - Through a generous annual pledge specifically earmarked for pediatric dental students, ALD is pleased to implement beginning in 2010 a special recognition award within the Dr. Eugene Seidner Student Scholarship program for pediatric dental students. This donation recognizes the commitment to pediatric dental education by ALD member Dr. Lawrence Kotlow, a pediatric dentist practicing in Albany, N.Y.
The scholarship covers one year of ALD membership, conference registration fees, Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Certification Course application fees, round trip coach air transportation for the applicant, up to 5 hotel nights in the host hotel and meals already included in regular conference registration. (Meals not scheduled within the conference program are not included.) Upon successful presentation an award in the form of a framed certificate for participation will be presented to all Scholarship recipients. A cash award for first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) may be presented to the top 3 recipients. Presentations are graded by members of the ALD University and Academia Relations and Student Scholarship committees.
Applicants must be either undergraduate dental students or graduate dental students in a general or specialty program. Applicants are eligible through their first year after graduation of an accredited dental program. Applicants shall be nominated by dental university faculty or ALD members.
Applications must be downloaded and sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
Submissions must include three items for completeness:
•Student Scholarship Application (Due by June 1)
•An Abstract for Presentation (Due by June 1)
•Letter of Reference (Due by September 1)
Application and Abstract Submission Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted by June 1, following the guidelines specified in ALD's Call for Abstracts module. If research work is ongoing, applicants may provide abstract updates by September 1. If more study time is needed to complete the research study, applicants may contact the Academy to request an extension.
Applicants must present original research or case study(s) presented as an oral presentation, table clinic or poster presentation. Participation in the Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Certification Course, most sessions of the annual conference and the President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony is expected. Selected students are required to submit their abstract for publication in the Journal of Laser Dentistry no later than 30 days after the annual conference.
Selected students are required to submit their abstract for publication in the Journal of Laser Dentistry
The recipient/s are required to submit a manuscript to the Academy's Journal of Laser Dentistry so that we may provide the readers with a similar experience to those that attend the presentation at the annual conference. The submission requirements are two types of electronic files: a Microsoft Word document and JPG or similar image files in high resolution suitable for print media. Full submission details are provided to student recipients in the student application.
Notification of scholarship awards will occur between September 15 and October 15 by email.