Awards Committee. Submissions for The WFO Lee W. Graber "Orthodontics Changing Lives" Award shall be reviewed by current members of the WFO Awards Committee, the WFO Secretary-General, and the President of the WFO. Should the committee feel the need to do so, an external party may be invited to help in the judging of the award. All members of the committee shall have the right to vote in the determination of an award recipient. Voting by proxy is not permitted, but electronic voting is permitted should a member of the committee not be able to attend a face-to-face meeting. Final decisions are made by the WFO Executive Committee on referral from the WFO Awards Committee and may not be challenged. Re- submissions for subsequent year competition are not accepted, unless requested by the committee.
General Award Policy. The intent of The Lee W. Graber Orthodontics Changing Lives Award is to engage WFO Fellows, Affiliates and the public at large. These are anecdotes like those many orthodontists have experienced involving orthodontic treatment and how the treatment has impacted the lives of our patients. The WFO would like to share such experiences with a wider professional and lay audience. WFO hopes that through this, the awareness of the life changing benefits of orthodontic treatment will be amplified.
Policies governing the selection and award process are:
The award is to increase the professional and lay exposure of the WFO as well as the orthodontic dental specialty.
The Awards and Communications Committees will publicize the award through their projects and the various medias platforms available. Regional WFO representatives and affiliate associations will also encourage participation from WFO Fellows. The timing for the award will be during the WOHD early promotions period, in tandem with the aims of the WOHD.
Multiple submissions are not allowed by an individual. A maximum of three (3) awards will be given out every year.
All submissions, become the property of the WFO and shall be used on its media platforms in a manner deemed appropriate. Written consent for its use must be obtained and submitted by all participants (parents or guardians for patients under the age of 18) together with the video/media submissions.
A certificate and plaque will be presented to the individual winner(s) at the WFO President’s breakfast meeting at the AAO Annual Session or at an appropriate regional meeting.
Please, find the submission form here and the video permission & consent form here.
To be considered for the next available award year, submissions must reach the WFO Central office from the 1st of June the previous year and must be received no later than 31st March of the awarding year.
E-mail submission of the written documents is preferred but their submission may also be made by mail or FAX. The submitted video (MP4 or MOV format) may be sent, including the requested written documents, by way of an online file transfer service. The video, completed form and supporting materials should be submitted to the WFO at:
World Federation of Orthodontists
401 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63141-7816 USA
Fax: + 1-314-985-1036
You can download posters for the Lee W. Graber Orthodontics Changing Lives Award in A3 pdf, A4 pdf and in jpg.