The ADA Board of Trustees named Dr. William R. Calnon, of Spencerport, New York, a former landscape architecture student, as the 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. He will accept the award at ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting in October in Honolulu. 

"Dr. Calnon has had a long and celebrated dental career, having served as president of the ADA and now as president of the ADA Foundation," said Dr. Joseph P. Crowley, ADA president. "This award is the highest honor conferred by the ADA Board of Trustees, and I am proud that he is being recognized for his countless contributions to dentistry in this way."