Dr. Bushee was a 1948 alumna of Northwestern University Dental School. Her work with the American Dental Association (ADA) led to the inception of the 1986 National Conference on the Woman Dentist. She is credited with originating the idea for the conference. The AAWD and ADA co-sponsored the historical gathering, which covered topics from sole proprietorship to research.

In 1987, when she served as AAWD president, Dr. Bushee visited with the British Women in Dentistry group to share thoughts about the challenges women in dentistry experienced. Her contributions have been admired by generations of women entering the dental profession.

The Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award celebrates graduating women dental students who exemplify her qualities of high achievement, strength of character, ingenuity and enthusiasm in the dental profession.

Jordan Adcock
Yelizaveta Alekseyeva
Monica C. Anderson
Holly Ardoin
Monicka Arora
Clara Gladys Bergeron
Jeyanthi Bhaheetharan
Deeva K. Bhatt
Lauren Kelsey Brubaker
Lam Bui
Jenna Chimon
Alexandrea Clark
Maeve Daly
Charlotte Etesse
Grace Garcia
Maria Paula Gomez Hernandez
Julis Hadley
Abby Halpern
Lindsay Grace Isenhart
Keri Ishibashi
Kadambari Jain
Latoya A.S. Joseph
Jacqueline Keller
Melissa Sue Kupfersmith
Winnie Liang
Desiree D. Lovette
Yelizaveta Luchkovska
Maria Catherine Mangine
Raquel Manley
Carmen M. Martinez
Christina Holy McRae
Nadareh Naseri
Kelly Nelson
Christina L. Noblett
Natalie Okuhara
Erin O’Neal
Sara Park
Julie Parker
Hayley Parks
Madee Pasimio
Grishma Patel
Alexandra Y. Peacock-Villada
Meng Peng
Camila Peralta-Sugano
Rebecca Rafla
Lauren K. Renaud
Katherine Sage
Shamoona Sharif
Martina Sieker
Hillary Smith
Victoria Tindol
Victoria Vergara
Melissa Villafane
Karley E. Whitsitt
Meredith Williams
Heather A. Thorson
Eilise M. O’Connor
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry
University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston
University of Texas Health San Antonio College of Dentistry
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine 
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Texas A&M College of Dentistry
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
University of Utah School of dentistry
University of New England
University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Iowa College of Dentistry
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
University of Nevada Las Begas School of Dental Medicine
Southern IL University School of Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
MUSC-James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry (USC)
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University
University of California San Fransisco School of Dentistry
University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
University of Tennessee
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine
University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston
University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
LECOM School of Dental Medicine
Howard University College of Dentistry
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
University of Texas School of Dentistry-Houston
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
University of Minnesota
University of Texas School of Dentistry-Houston
Creighton University School of Dentistry
University of Missouri-Kansas City