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ADHA Awards Program



Your dedication to the dental hygiene profession is beyond amazing. ADHA22 Awards Program is our way to honor and recognize our members for their accomplishments in clinical, education, public health, research, and more. Review the awards below and see which are a good fit based on eligibility, requirements and application questions.

Apply by Friday, January 14, 2022 for your chance to be recognized by your colleagues.


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Prize packages for each award vary, and include:
  • ADHA22 Conference Registration
  • Cash Prize
  • Roundtrip Airfare to Louisville
  • Hotel Accommodations for (2) Nights at the ADHA22 Headquarter Hotel - The Louisville Marriott Downtown
  • Meal and Local Travel Allowance
  • Engraved Crystal Award
  • Recognition During ADHA22 Conference

ADHA Standout Seven Award

NEW for 2022! The ADHA Standout Seven Award is the perfect opportunity to shine a light on individuals who show exemplary dedication and innovation within their specific dental hygiene role. Nominate yourself or any of the amazing RDHs you know! A Standout Seven Award will be given to one recipient in each of these roles: Administrator, Clinician, Corporate, Educator, Entrepreneur, Public Health and Researcher. Competition is open to ALL dental hygienists, both ADHA members and non-members.
Click here to see the ADHA Standout Seven Award Submission Eligibility

Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene

Are you (or someone you know) actively involved in ADHA and its constituents, leading the way in and the advancement of dental hygiene experience? If so, your/their accomplishments and impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession sound pretty outstanding.
Click here to see the Award for Excellence Submission Eligibility


Irene Newman Outstanding Clinician Award

Have you gone above and beyond in clinical practice and patient education to improve patient compliance, while making a difference in the lives of their patients/clients? If so, we want to know! 
Click here to see the Irene Newman Outstanding Clinician Award Submission Eligibility

Educator of the Year

It’s time to stand and be recognized, honored, and rewarded for your efforts as a full or part-time dental hygiene faculty member who contributes to and provides high-quality education to dental hygiene students. 
Click here to see the Educator of the Year Award Submission Eligibility

Community Outreach Award

Do you know a group or individual who has demonstrated expertise in implementing a community outreach program focused on preventive health and oral health care? Time to share!  
Click here to see the Community Outreach Submission Eligibility


Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award

Have you exhibited a strong commitment to the dental hygiene profession and leadership in ADHA within five years of graduation? Now accepting applications for 2017-2021 graduates. 
Click here to see the Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award Submission Eligibility

ADHA Professional Membership Achievement Award

Are you an ADHA member with no less than 20 years of excellence in leadership, education, committee activity, continuing education, publication, and overall service to the field of dental hygiene? If so, this award is so you! 
Click here to see the Professional Membership Achievement Award Submission Eligibility

Hygienist Proud – Student Award

Seeking student standouts who are committed to ADHA, actively involved in their dental hygiene program and already showing amazing leadership skills. If this sounds like you, apply now. 
Click here to see the Hygienist Proud - Student Award Submission Eligibility


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