Morton Receives ADEA Award

Nicklaus Morton, D.D.S.
Nicklaus Morton, D.D.S.

Nicklaus Morton, D.D.S., a resident in the Department of Endodontics, recently received the Journal of Dental Education Outstanding Manuscript Award at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) during their annual meeting in Phoenix, Az.

Morton, who earned his D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2008, received the honor for his manuscript, “Benefits of a Humanistic Education: A Student Perspective.”

Morton also recently was appointed to a one-year term on the American Association of Endodontist’s (AAE) Education Affairs Committee.

Born in Reno, Nev., Morton chose Endodontics as his specialty because he “enjoyed doing root canals” more than procedures in other dental specialty areas. Eventually he wants to go into dental education and chose to serve on the AAE committee to contribute to graduate endodontic education and dental education as a whole.

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. ADEA’s mission is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. For more information, visit

The American Association of Endodontists is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service. For more information, visit