Submit a Nomination for AAOM's 2023 Awards

It’s time, once again, to honor and celebrate those individuals whose efforts and contributions advance the goals of the Academy and our profession. All members of AAOM are eligible to nominate or be nominated for these awards. As a member of AAOM, review the award categories listed below and nominate your colleagues and other members of AAOM whose work and contributions have been significant to your practice and to our profession.

Our members play a pivotal role in this process as we honor the work of those who help to shape our profession and to recognize the generations that have come before and will follow after us. You are invited into that tradition and journey. Let the celebration begin!

About the Awards

Craig S. Miller Diamond Pin Award

Upon unanimous approval of the Fellowship and Awards Committee and approval of the Board of Trustees and General Assembly, this award may be presented for unusual, exceptional, and dedicated service to the Academy. The recipient must be present to receive this award which is the highest award offered by the Academy.

Samuel Charles Miller Award

The Fellowship and Awards Committee shall prepare a medal to be awarded at the annual meeting. The recipient shall be nominated by the committee for outstanding contributions in the field of Oral Medicine, approved by the Board of Trustees and General Assembly, and shall be required to present a paper in the field of Oral Medicine representative of his/her work at the time of the award. The purpose of the award shall be to honor Samuel Charles Miller, the founder of this Academy.

Herschfus Memorial Award

Upon unanimous approval of the Honorary Fellowship and Awards Committee and approval by the Board of Trustees and General Assembly, this award may be presented for services to the Academy and services in the field of Oral Medicine to members of this Academy who are not eligible for the Samuel Charles Miller Award. The recipient must be present to receive the award.

Honorary Membership

Shall be presented to the person so elected at the meeting at which they make their presentation.

Honorary Fellowship

Criteria and Requirements for Honorary Fellowship are as follows:

  1. Nominations for Honorary Fellowship in the Academy must be made to the Honorary Fellowship and Awards Committee by two (2) members, a Proposer and Seconder, or by the Committee itself.
  2. Each nomination will be reviewed by the Committee after all data relating to the nominee is received.
  3. Consideration of all applications will be made on the basis of outstanding accomplishments in each of the following areas:
    1. Service in at least three of the following: teaching, lectures, clinics, research, publications, community health activities, practice, hospital affiliations, or knowledge based on certification.
    2. Service to the Academy, such as National Officer, member of Board of Trustees, Committee Chair, or other outstanding services at the national level.
    3. Membership in the Academy for at least eight (8) years.
  4. No more than two (2) Honorary Fellowships each year shall be proposed. Election by the General Assembly to Honorary Fellowship must follow nomination by the Fellowship and Awards Committee and approval by the Board of Trustees.

Certificate of Merit

A Certificate of Merit may be awarded to any member of the Academy, except an Honorary Member, for exceptional and meritorious service to the Academy, upon recommendation of the Fellowship and Awards Committee and the Board of Trustees, and approval of the General Assembly.

View Past Award Winners

Submit Your Nomination

You may submit nominations for one or more of the awards above through our online form. Before completing the nomination form, be sure to collect all the information you will need for each nominee: name, professional bio, and details on their commitment to AAOM and service to the oral medicine profession.

Submit Nominations Now

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 15, 2021.

If you have any questions about the awards information or awards program, please contact the AAOM Office at (206) 209-5279 or [email protected].