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Intel ISEF 2013 Special Awards Organization Profile


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ADA Foundation



As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the American Dental Association Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. The ADA Foundation is the parent organization for the Paffenbarger Research Center in Gaithersburg, MD, hailed as one of the most productive dental research centers in the world. The ADA Foundation also provides scholarships for dental and affiliated dental students; a variety of grants related to access to care and oral health outreach, including Give Kids A SmileĀ®; and charitable assistance.


Why We Participate

The ADA Foundation is committed to supporting research and education. As a proud supporter of Intel ISEF, the ADA Foundation strives to create awareness of the value of oral health research and the dissemination of knowledge for patient benefit. This involvement also allows the ADAF to recognize deserving awardees and encourage them to consider dentistry and dental research as a career.



2013 Awards Offered

First Award of $2,000

Second Award of $1,000

Third Award of $500


Picture of 2013 Award Winners



Intel ISEF 2013 Awards

First Award of $2,000

Bryant Heckart

Determining Antimicrobial and Synergistic Properties of Select Plant Essential Oils against Clinical Isolates of Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative Escherichia coli: Phase II


Second Award of $1,000

Hope Didier

The Effects of Synsepalum dulcificum on the Taste of Foods at Different pH Levels


Third Award of $500

Niyanthesh Reddy

Genetic Analysis of Oral Periodontal Pathogens in the Development of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease


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