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WSDA Member Among ADA '10 Under 10' Award Winners

Congratulations to WSDA member Dr. Sampada Deshpande for being named an American Dental Association 10 Under 10 Award winner!
WSDA member Dr. Sampada Deshpande of Seattle was recently recognized as one of 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence early in their careers as an ADA 10 Under 10 Award winner.  

Recipients, selected by the ADA New Dentist Committee from more than 100 nominations, were chosen for making a difference in science, research and education; practice excellence; philanthropy; leadership; and advocacy.

“These 10 recipients all displayed unique and amazing characteristics that stood out, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Alex Mellion, chair of the ADA Subcommittee on New Dentist Engagement. “Many of these recipients have been ongoing leaders within their respective communities. Their unique stories and achievements touch on so many different areas, from personal success, leadership in organized dentistry and outstanding research initiatives.”

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