Awards & Honors

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Most recently, PDA's 2010 National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) program earned a Capital Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Harrisburg Chapter, an award PDA has won six times in the past eight years. The 2010 program received a Gold award in the category of Community Relations Campaigns, as did the 2009 program.

PDA also won Silver Capital Awards from IABC for its online Kids' Corner and Teachers' Corner, as well as its Prospective and New Member Guide Campaign.

ADA Awards

  • Golden Apple
  • Samuel D. Harris
  • Membership
  • View the full list.

IABC - Harrisburg Chapter Awards 

  • Website
  • Four-Color Magazines
  • Community Relations Campaigns
  • View the full list.

Awards from the Governor

  • Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence (2002)

PDA Staff Recognition   

National Editor Awards

  • Dr. Richard Galeone, William J. Gies Editorial Award, There is No Single Solution to Access Challenge (2007)
  • Dr. Judith McFadden, William J. Gies Editorial Award, Honorable Mention, The Quest for Common Sense (1996)
  • Dr. Judith McFadden, Golden Scroll Award for Excellence in Dental Journalism (1993)
  • Dr. Bruce Terry, ICD USA Section Journalism Awards – “Altruism,” ICD Leadership Article, Division I Honorable Mention Award.  (2016)
  • Dr. Bruce Terry, William J. Gies Editorial Award, First Place, “Oral Health Literacy”  (2013)
  • Pennsylvania Dental Journal, ICD USA Section Journalism Awards, Platinum Pencil Award, Honorable Mention for use of graphics in a dental journal  (2013)
  • Dr. Richard Galeone, William J. Gies Editorial Award, First Place “Everyday Ethics”  (2002)