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