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Honoring Dr. Bushell

Honoring Dr. Bushell

Dr. Adolph Bushell was honored by the members of the CAE at the Spring meeting on Wednesday April 6, 2012 at the Hawthorne INN in Berlin, CT. He was cited for a lifetime of achievement and recognized for his valuable contributions to Endodontics, to our profession and the community at large.

Graduated OSU 1943
Served United States Army 1943-1945; WWII; Decorated with the Purple Heart
Attended Temple SDM 1946-1950

Organized Dentistry

  • Long time member of the AAE, ADA, CSDA, and CAE.
  • Founder of the CAE and Past President.
  • Alpha Omega Dental Society, Past President
  • Leader of the CSDA Christian Dental and Medical Equipment Providers, a charitable arm of the CSDA.
  • Founder and VP of the Friends of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • Lifetime member of the Hartford Dental Society
  • International College of Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists
  • AGD
  • Pierre Fuchard Academy

Honors and Awards

  • Honored several times by the Alpha Omega Dental Society
  • Award of Merit
  • Frater of the Year
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Appreciation Award
  • Greenwich Dental Society President's Award
  • Twice awarded the ADA International Service Award
  • Hartford Dental Society Award of Merit
  • Recognition by the CSDA for service to the People's Republic of China
  • CSDA Distinguished Service Award
  • The Daniel Lynch Service Award from the Greater Waterbury Dental Society
  • Greenwich Dental Society Merit Award in Humanities
  • Pierre Fuchard Humanitarian Award
  • Spirit of Service Lifetime Dental Community Award AAE 2010 Annual Session, San Diego, CA.

Hospital Appointments

  • Newington Children's Hospital
  • Norwich State Hospital
  • Middlesex Memorial Hospital
  • Beth Israel, Boston
  • UConn
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Children's Hospital


  • Own office, surgical demonstrations limited to two observers
  • Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti
  • Held titles of Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Lecturer at Boston University SDM
  • Taught multiple times on Project Hope Hospital Ship
  • Guest Lecturer Columbia University
  • Assistant Clinical Professor UConn SDM
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Jamaican Dental Association
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of NC
  • Peoples Republic of China (Lectured at 5 Medical and Dental Schools).
  • SDM in Hong Kong
  • University of Montréal SDM
  • Venezuela Endodontic Study Group
  • Tufts SDM…Presented for them in San Remo Italy, and Nice France
  • NJAE
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
  • Tri State Endodontic Association
  • University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Mexican Academy of Endodontics
  • Buenos Aires Dental School, Argentina
  • NYU
  • University of Lisbon Portugal
  • Paris Endodontic Study Club, Paris France
  • New Haven Dental Society
  • Hartford Hospital

Community Organizations

  • The Rotary Club of Hartford: Harford Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • The Hartford Conservatory of Music
  • Town of west Hartford Energy Committee (Christian Dental and Medical Providers)
  • Polio Plus Campaign fund Raiser for Hartford Rotary Club
  • Co-curator of the Leonard Menczer Medical and Dental Museum of the Hartford Medical and Dental Societies


  • Sri Lanka
  • Jamaica
  • Haiti
  • Puerto Rico
  • Guatemala
  • Peru


  • Numerous
  • Most in JOE
  • Coauthored articles with Robert Block and the late Karre Langeland
  • CSDA communicator SAF file
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