2024 ALD Award Recommendations

Submit by April 18, 2024



We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the prestigious ALD Awards, dedicated to recognizing exemplary leaders in the field of lasers in dentistry. This is your golden opportunity to shine a spotlight on a deserving colleague whose unwavering commitment has significantly contributed to advancing patient care through the judicious application of laser


At the heart of the Academy of Laser Dentistry's (ALD) mission lies a dedication to fostering excellence, innovation, and outstanding contributions to the field. Your participation in this nomination process is not just an endorsement; it is a crucial step towards acknowledging and celebrating those who have played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of laser dentistry.


We invite you to take an active role in this prestigious recognition by nominating a colleague who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and
passion in furthering ALD's mission. Each award has its own unique criteria, ensuring that a wide spectrum of achievements and contributions is duly acknowledged.


Please peruse the award categories below and click on the links to access the online nomination form. A detailed description of each award is available on its respective page:


2023 Honored Recipients



Praveen R. Arany
University at Buffalo,
Buffalo, New York, USA
T. H. Maiman Award for Excellence
in Dental Laser Research


Prof. Walid Altayeb
Doha, Qatar


Leon Goldman Award for Clinical


Raminta Mastis, DDS

St. Clair Shores, Michigan
John G. Sulewski Distinguished
Service Award


Angie Wallace, RDH
Owasso, Oklahoma, USA
Dr. Glenda Payas Outstanding
Educator Award



Your thoughtful recommendations will play a crucial role in shaping the future of laser dentistry and honoring those who have made exceptional strides in the field. Join us in recognizing and applauding the individuals whose contributions have elevated the standards of care and improved the overall health and well- being of patients.


This year's awards committee will convene and evaluate your recommendations. Awards will be presented at the ALD 2024 Annual Meeting, September 19-21, 2024. 


Important milestones:

  • Application Submission Deadline: April 18, 2024
  • Acceptance Notification: May 18, 2024


Don't miss this chance to be an integral part of the ALD Awards process. Nominate your deserving colleague today!