Membership

Membership Awards

100% Faculty Recognition Award



Deadline: April 9th 2014
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ADHA is pleased to announce the 100% Faculty Recognition Award. This award recognizes dental hygiene programs where 100% percent of full- and part-time dental hygiene faculty are members of ADHA. Up to one hundred 100 recipients will be selected. Recipients will receive the following:

  • Certificate
  • Recognition in an ADHA publication
  • Recognition at Annual Session

Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award


Deadline: February 7th 2014
Recipient Selection: March 2014

ADHA in conjunction with Hu-Friedy is pleased to announce the ADHA/Hu-Friedy Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award. This award recognizes dental hygienists who exhibit a strong commitment to the dental hygiene profession and demonstrate leadership in ADHA within five years of graduation.

One recipient will be selected. Recipient will receive the following:

  • Engraved plaque
  • Recognition in an ADHA publication
  • Complimentary registration for Annual Session
  • Recognition at Annual Session
  • Two days' per diem at Annual Session
  • Air travel to Annual Session
  • Two nights' lodging at Annual Session
  • $1,000 cash award

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Irene Newman Award

Deadline: February 21st 2013
Recipient Selection: March 2014

ADHA in conjunction with Colgate is pleased to announce the Irene Newman Award. This award recognizes hygienists with 15 years of ADHA membership, achievement in education, and leadership.


One recipient will be selected. Recipient will receive the following:

  • Engraved award
  • Recognition in an ADHA publication
  • Free yearly membership in ADHA
  • Complimentary registration for Annual Session
  • Recognition at Annual Session
  • Two days' per diem at Annual Session
  • Air travel to Annual Session
  • Two nights’ lodging at Annual Session
  • $1,000 cash award

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Alfred C. Fones Award

Deadline: December 27th 2013
Recipient Selection: February 2014

ADHA is pleased to announce the Alfred C. Fones Award. This award recognizes hygienists with 25 years of ADHA membership, achievement in education, and leadership.

One recipient will be selected. Recipient will receive the following:

  • Engraved plaque
  • Recognition in an ADHA publication
  • Free yearly membership to ADHA
  • Recognition at Annual Session
  • Two days' per diem at Annual Session
  • Air travel to Annual Session
  • Two nights’ lodging at Annual Session
  • $1,000 cash award

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Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene

Recipient Selection: February 2014

ADHA in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products is pleased to announce the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene. This award recognizes hygienists who have evidence of active involvement in ADHA and its constituents, exhibit evidence of leadership in and the advancement of dental hygiene experience, provide evidence for the incorporation of any and/or all roles of the dental hygienist to document outstanding accomplishments that have a significant impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession.

Up to seven recipients will be selected. Recipients will receive the following:

  • Engraved award
  • Recognition luncheon
  • Champagne toast
  • Recognition in an ADHA publication
  • Complimentary registration for Annual Session
  • Two days’ per diem at Annual Session
  • Air travel to Annual Session
  • Two nights’ lodging at Annual Session
  • $2,500 cash award

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