AADR Jack Hein Public Service Award

The American Association for Dental Research established this award to honor those AADR members who have given exemplary service in the area of public affairs by consistently promoting the interests and activities of oral health research to a wide constituency.

The recipient is selected by the AADR Government Affairs Committee. This is not a monetary award. A recognition plaque is presented at the AADR Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

2016 Recipient

Harold C. Slavkin

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA

2015 Recipient

Dan Meyer

American Dental Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA


2014 Recipient

Bruce Baum

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


2013 Recipient

Alice DeForest

Executive Director Emeritus, American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2012 Recipient

Isabel Garcia

Deputy Director, NIDCR, Bethesda, Maryland


2011 Recipient

Lawrence A. Tabak

NIH, Bethesda, MD.

Receiving award from then AADR Vice-president, Rena D’Souza.

2010 Recipient

David C. Johnsen

University of Iowa, USA


2009 Recipient

Roseann Mulligan

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA


Joan Wilentz



Dushanka Kleinman



Robert Collins

University of Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh, USA


Linda Niessen



Michael Alfano

New York University – New York, USA