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Academic Excellence Award Recipient: Jona Szakacs

Posted May 22nd, 2020 in the wire, in the news, 2020

Academic Excellence Award Recipient: Jona Szakacs

Spotlight on Jona Szakacs, DDS, Western University ‘20

Last week, Jona Szakacs learned that he was one of three students in the country to receive dentalcorp’s Academic Excellence Award. The newly launched program reimburses one graduating student from each of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs from accredited institutions with full program tuition reimbursement and a position in a dentalcorp practice.

 Jona is graduating from Western University’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program. He shared with us his thoughts upon being selected: “It is hard to put into words what winning this award means to me,” said Szakacs. “Dental school has proved to be an incredible commitment both personally and financially, and while I have striven to be an active member in my community throughout the past four years, I never imagined that I would be rewarded for it in this capacity.”

 Jona plans to begin his general practice residency program at the University of Alberta in July, where he will spend an additional year receiving advanced instruction in general dentistry.  He then hopes to return to the Calgary area to be close to his family and to practice as a general dentist.

 “I would like to take this opportunity to thank dentalcorp for choosing to support me on this journey, and I look forward to my future career in a dentalcorp practice.”

 The dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award is an annual program available to all graduating students of Canadian accredited universities or colleges 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.

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