Flax Dental in Sandy Springs is awarding scholarships this year to give the next generation of dental professionals a boost.

Dr. Hugh Flax and his wife, Robyn, share a nose rub on Red Nose Day on May 21.

Dr. Hugh Flax and his wife, Robyn, share a nose rub on Red Nose Day on May 21.

Through the practice’s Knowledge Matters Flax Dental Scholarship Program, Flax Dental is awarding one $500 scholarship to a student in a dental assistant program and another $500 scholarship to someone in a dental hygienist program.

The program must be at a Georgia college or university.

“At Flax Dental, we believe that knowledge matters when it comes to dentistry. It takes extensive knowledge and skill to provide patients with the highest standard of dental care,” said Dr. Hugh Flax, the Jewish community member who heads the cosmetic and restorative dental practice. “That’s why we like to say, ‘At Flax Dental, what we know will make you smile.’ We want the next generation of dental professionals to be able to not only share in that knowledge, but also build upon it to take the dental profession even further.”

Flax is a past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the founder of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He lectures internationally to teach other dentists advanced techniques in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Scholarship applicants must be college students, prospective college students or graduating high school seniors with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The application must include a 400-to-600-word essay, which will be judged on the effectiveness of presenting a personal point of view, clear communication and originality.

The deadline to apply for the dental assistant scholarship is July 25. The deadline for the dental hygienist scholarship is Nov. 15.

Flax Dental also is offering a $1,700 scholarship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Apex scholarship program, which sends select students to AACD’s Annual Scientific Session to learn from the finest educators in cosmetic dentistry.

For more information, visit the Flax Dental scholarship page.