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KDA Today

For Immediate Release

Date: Dec 23rd, 2013
Contact: Melissa Nathanson
Phone: 800-292-1855
Email: info@kyda.org

Dr. John Thompson Awarded Distinguished Editor Award

Our own Dr. John Thompson, editor of KDA TODAY and the Kentucky Dental Association has received the 2013 Distinguished Editor Award, which is awarded jointly by the American Dental Association Council on Communications and the American Association of Dental Editors. (Soon to be the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists.)

This prestigious award was given to Dr. Thompson by Dr. Robert Faiella, ADA president and Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, ADA executive director during the AADE annual conference October 29-30 at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

This award recognizes tripartite constituent editors who have brought exceptional credit to their society, dental journalism, the dental profession, the ADA and organized dentistry in general through the production of high-quality publications and superior leadership and example.

Publication content (including quality of writing, timeliness and interest of articles, editorials and commentaries), design, format and other features are considered, as will specific instances of editor leadership as it reflects on a publication, the dental society, the dental profession and organized dentistry. Supporting materials, including the effects of the journalism practiced, must accompany the nomination.

This award is granted only in years when one or more nominees meet the award's high standards.

Dr. Karl Lange also attended to support his good friend during the presentation of the award, and later on to be his partner in crime while they visited their favorite haunts on and around the famous Bourbon Street.

Congratulations to Dr. John Thompson. We hope to keep you around for a while!

Information about the Distinguished Editor Award reprinted from the AADE website.

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