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Dentalcorp Announces 2024 Academic Excellence Award Recipients

Posted Jun 6th, 2024 in in the news, the wire

Empowering the Future of Dentistry: Six Exceptional Students Awarded Scholarships and Career-Launching Opportunities in Oral Healthcare  

TORONTO, ON – June 3, 2024 – Dentalcorp, Canada's largest and one of North America's fastest-growing networks of dental practices, proudly announces the 2024 winners of its national scholarship program, designed to support the next generation of oral healthcare professionals. 

The Dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award offers recipients a significant contribution towards their tuition fees and a full-time, two-year contract with a leading Dentalcorp clinic upon graduation, providing these students with invaluable work experience and a head start in their dental careers.  

Winners are selected from a competitive pool of applicants based on their academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, and embodiment of Dentalcorp’s core values. 

2024 Dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award winners: 

Dental Hygiene 

  • Caelen Kay, Canadian National Institute of Health 
  • Disha Patelia, Canadian National Institute of Health
  • Summer Lane, Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene 

Dental Assisting 

  • Jaycee Gervais, Okanagan College
  • Jessie Austin, Keyin College 
Dental Therapy 
  • Drew McClelland, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus 

The Dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award helps students manage the financial burden of education, allowing them to graduate with less debt and immediately begin rewarding careers.  

“At Dentalcorp, we invest in the future of dentistry by nurturing the next generation of talent," said Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer at Dentalcorp. "To date we've reimbursed over $1.1 million in tuition to support recent graduates entering the profession. Through the Academic Excellence Award, we've placed 20 exceptional dental professionals in clinics across Canada, often in underserved communities that need new talent now more than ever. I’m excited to welcome the 2024 winners to Dentalcorp and witness the positive impact they’ll have in our practices and in our communities." 

To qualify for the program students must be in their final year of study in dental hygiene, dental assisting, or dental therapy programs at Canadian institutions. Applications for next year’s program will open in January 2025 at

For more information about opportunities within the Dentalcorp network, click here.  

About Dentalcorp  
Dentalcorp is Canada's largest and one of North America's fastest-growing networks of dental practices, committed to advancing the overall well-being of Canadians by delivering the best clinical outcomes and unforgettable experiences. Dentalcorp acquires leading dental practices, uniting its network in a common goal: to be Canada's most trusted healthcare network. Leveraging its industry-leading technology, know-how and scale, Dentalcorp offers professionals the unique opportunity to retain their clinical autonomy while unlocking their potential for future growth. To learn more, visit    
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