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ICD presents writing and design awards

Editor Carolyn CoxThe International College of Dentists honored two publications with connections to Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.

The Baylor Dental Journal received the 2010 Platinum Pencil Award, and DCDS Connection, the newsletter of the Dallas County Dental Society, garnered the 2010 Silver Scroll Award. Both awards were presented in conjunction with the American Association of Dental Editors during the annual meeting held October 7-8 in Orlando, Fla.

The Platinum Pencil Award was presented for outstanding use of graphics in the September 2009 issue of the BDJ. To see the winning publication online, go to http://bcd.tamhsc.edu/bdjo/readbdjournal.html.

“I was thrilled to learn about this award because we strive to make each issue of the magazine both eye-catching and interesting,” said Carolyn Cox, publications manager in communications and institutional advancement. “This project’s success is due to a collaborative effort between our team in communications, the graphic designers at Peterson Ray & Company in Dallas, and the design staff in TAMHSC’s marketing and communications department.”

Dr. Roger Alexander (center)The Silver Scroll Award was presented to Dr. Roger Alexander, immediate past editor, because the DCDS’s news and information journal was judged to have shown the most outstanding improvements in content and presentation among all publications of similarly-sized dental components of the American Dental Association last year. 

“This is not just my award,” said Alexander, professor emeritus of oral and maxillofacial surgery at TAMHSC-BCD. “It also is very much an award for Marissa Gutierrez, DCDS communications director, who was able to translate my vision onto the printed pages, and for Jane Evans, DCDS executive director, who contributed ideas and helped sell our ideas and vision to the board of directors back in 2007 and 2008.
“The board saw the wisdom of investing more money in improving communications with the membership,” he continued. “Without all of them, it would still be just an idea in my head.”