This year’s Denobi Awards will have a brand new award to give out––the Speaking Consulting Network Rising Star Award, meant to recognize new dental talent and leadership.
The Denobi Awards and the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) have come together to introduce the inaugural SCN Rising Star Award. This brand new partnership aims to celebrate the emergence of fresh talent within the dental field, as announced in a press release from the groups. Sonya Dunbar, co-founder of The Denobi Awards.
According to cofounder of the Denobi Awards Sonya Dunbar, the SCN Rising Star Award will serve as a platform to recognize and honor the rising stars of the dental industry who have just embarked on their careers but are already making significant waves. She expressed her enthusiasm for this collaboration in the press release by saying, "We are honored to partner with the Speaking Consulting Network to introduce the SCN Rising Star Award. This award recognizes the next generation of leaders in the dental industry, and we are excited to see the impact these rising stars will make."
This award aims to shed light on promising individuals who have displayed unwavering commitment, exceptional talent, and extraordinary drive in their early years in the dental profession. Melissa Turner, other co-founder of The Denobi Awards, emphasized how the synergy with SCN will broaden their reach and expand the pool of potential awardees. Turner says in the press release, "The Denobi Awards were founded on the premise of honoring unsung heroes in dentistry and those who are making an impact in the here and now. Partnering with SCN for this honor will help positively shape the future of dentistry for generations to come."
The SCN Rising Star Award will be awarded to its deserving recipient at the 4th annual Denobi Awards Gala. This gala, which will be open to the public, is scheduled to take place on March 2, 2024, in the city of Dallas, Texas. The event promises to be a glittering affair, offering attendees the chance to witness firsthand the celebration of outstanding individuals who have left an indelible mark on the dental profession.
In the past, 2023’s Denobi Award winners were honored for being “unsung dental heroes,” wherein 14 individuals and 2 dental teams won. Winners included a few Modern Hygienist editorial board members and regular contributors, Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, and Kelly Tanner, PhD, RDH-CEO. To learn more about past Denobi Award winners, check out Dental Products Report’s coverage of the 2023 awards and the 2022 awards here and here.
For those eager to participate by nominating a dental luminary in their life, submissions for nominations will be accepted from October 1st to December 31st, 2023. The shortlist of nominees will be unveiled in January 2024, generating anticipation and excitement for the upcoming gala. This partnership between The Denobi Awards and SCN signifies a milestone in the dental industry, honoring and celebrating emerging talent to pave the way for a brighter and more innovative future in dentistry. For those interested in learning more about The Denobi Awards or purchasing tickets to the Gala, please visit the official website here.