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dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award recipients announced

Posted May 15th, 2020 in the wire, in the news, 2020

Three outstanding students in oral healthcare awarded full tuition and career opportunities in their chosen field

Toronto, ON – May 15, 2020 – dentalcorp, Canada’s largest and leading network of dental clinics, has announced the winners of its inaugural national scholarship program that supports the next generation of oral healthcare professionals.

The dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award, the first of its kind in Canada, awards its recipients in their final year of study in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs at Canadian institutions, with full tuition reimbursement and a multi-year contract at a dentalcorp practice.
2020 dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award winners:

Jona Szakacs, médecine dentaire, Western University
Bianka Bernath, Dental Hygienist, University of British Columbia
Raelynn Wickstrom, Dental Assistant, Camosun College

“We were overwhelmed with the number of applications we received and very impressed with the quality of the candidates,” said Guy Amini, dentalcorp President. “With the uncertainty of today’s environment, particularly in dentistry, we are proud to support the selected recipients and are excited to welcome them into our practice network as they embark on their careers,” continued Amini. “As leaders in healthcare, we have an opportunity to recognize excellence, and encourage continued learning and development as these graduates move from academics into practice.”

Today’s students struggle to balance debt loads while seeking to start and develop their careers in a highly competitive market – all while facing the additional challenges arising from the pandemic. As Amini points out, “COVID-19 has significantly impacted financial and job certainty for many graduates, making this award more important than ever.” With the dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award, students can graduate debt-free and embark on a rewarding career path with a dentalcorp practice right away.

The dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award is an annual program available to all graduating students of Canadian accredited colleges or universities who are majoring in dental assisting, dental hygiene, or dentistry. Students can apply for the 2021 award beginning January 4th, 2021 at

To learn more about opportunities within the dentalcorp network, click here.

About dentalcorp
dentalcorp is focused on acquiring and partnering with leading, growth-oriented general and specialist dental clinics across Canada. Our unique value proposition allows our dentist Partners to retain their clinical autonomy and professional independence while we inspire them to achieve ambitious personal and professional growth. Our unprecedented strategic insights and expertise place our Partners at the forefront of delivering optimal patient care.

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