Sandra Mitchell Dental Resident Community Service Award

Purpose, Description and Objective 

The Sandra Mitchell Dental Resident Community Service Award is offered by the Ameri­can Board of General Dentistry to dental graduate residents. The goal of the Mitchell Award is to recognize volunteer community service by a dental graduate resident in providing dental services to the underserved or the direct involvement in dental out­reach, community education, or participation in community programs. The Mitchell Award is named in memory of the late Sandra Mitchell, long-time Executive Director of the American Board of General Dentistry. Service-learning projects that provide academic credit may be submitted. Please note that this award is meant to recognize altruistic resident efforts. Thus, applications that describe service learning for academic credit should also describe student enhance­ments to that service learning that go beyond basic academic requirements, and which are student volunteer based. 

The Award 

One or more awards of $1000 will be made to the resident(s), or the charity of their choice, along with a plaque of recognition for both the student and for their residence program.


Dental graduate residents enrolled in a postdoctoral AEGD or GPR dental education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.


Download Application 

The resident application must be prepared by the student and affirmed by both the stu­dent’s Resident Director and the Associate Dean. Submit completed application to: 

American Board of General Dentistry 

490 Indian Rocks Road, N., Suite A 

Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

The deadline to submit application is May 31st. Awards will be announced June 30th.