Published: 19-02-2024 09:58 | Updated: 19-02-2024 09:58

ADSS - scholarship to apply for at Dentmed

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The American Dental Society of Sweden, ADSS, was founded at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on April 3, 1913 as an association for Swedish dentists trained in the United States. At the time, it was relatively common to travel across the Atlantic to become a dentist.

Around the turn of the last century, the number of places at the Dental Institute in Stockholm was very limited and education in America was highly regarded.

The American Dental Society of Europe (ADSE) had already been established in 1873. The world's first dental school opened in 1839 in Baltimore. In the second half of the 19th century, many American dentists moved to Europe where their reputation made them very successful. ADSE's task was to be a unifying association for them but also to defend the reputation of "real" American dentists as some less scrupulous people began to appear who falsely claimed to be dentists from the United States.

Over the years, fewer and fewer Swedish dentists have been trained in America and ADSS has therefore broadened its membership criteria to include dentists working in Sweden who have an interest in American dentistry, who have attended courses and training in the United States and who are interested in American society.

As a rule, the ADSS meets twice a year. The meetings take place in a friendly and light-hearted atmosphere and each time include an odontological lecture.

At more than 100 years old, under normal non-pandemic conditions, we are more active than in a long time. One of our most important tasks is to manage the two scholarship funds that have been created by generous donations over the years: the J. N. Sandblom Fund and the ADSS Research Fund.

Scholarship applications 2024

ADSS Research Scholarship and JN Sandblom Scholarship

The ADSS research grant can be applied for by persons doing research or teaching in dentistry in Sweden for participation in international scientific congresses during the calendar year to which the application relates. The scholarship is awarded annually.

Anyone who conducts dental research or teach within the dental profession in Sweden can apply for the ADSS research grant for participating in international scientific congresses. The conference should take place during the calendar year to which the application relates. The grant is awarded annually.

Anyone who is certified to practice dentistry in Sweden can apply for The Sandblom Grant. It is prefered that the applicant is a member of the Swedish Dental Association. The grant can be used to finance an academic visit (e.g. post doc) for at least 6 months to an officially acknowledged university in the United States.

The deadline for the ADSS research grant is February 28, 2024 and for the JN Sandblom grant is March 31, 2024. 

Send your application to who can also answer any questions.



Agneta Karsten Senior Lecturer/Senior Dentist