Congratulations 2023 ADHA Award Winners!

The ADHA Awards Program honors and recognizes ADHA members, students and contributors to the dental hygiene profession for their accomplishments in clinical, education, public health, research, and more.

Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene

Are you (or someone you know) actively involved in ADHA and its constituents, leading the way for the advancement of dental hygiene? If so, your/their accomplishments and meaningful impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession sound pretty excellent. Tell us more about it!

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2023 Winners

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 patients or clients? If so, that’s outstanding! And we want to know!

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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, step forward and apply now.

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ADHA Standout Seven Award

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. Toot your own horn and nominate yourself or any of the amazing RDHs you know! This award is open to ALL dental hygienists who stand out—ADHA members and non-members—to be honored and celebrated.

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Sigma Phi Alpha Journalism Award

This award recognizes outstanding manuscripts at three education levels: undergraduate or degree completion candidate, graduate or completion candidate, and doctoral. One award is given at each degree level. Program Directors – encourage your students to submit their manuscripts for consideration. Students are still eligible if they graduated within 12 months of the deadline date.

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Graduate Student Clinician’s Research Program Award

This award is granted to the top three presentations given at the Dentsply Sirona/ADHA Graduate Student Clinician’s Research Program. The purpose of the program is to promote dental hygiene research by supporting one graduate dental hygiene student from each graduate program offering a Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and related disciplines to present his/her research at ADHA’s Annual Conference.

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Undergraduate Student Professional Presentation Program Award

This award is granted to the top three presentations given at the HALEON/ADHA Undergraduate Student Professional Presentation Program. The purpose of the program is to give students the opportunity to grow and shine by presenting at a professional conference on a dental hygiene topic of interest in front of an audience of their peers and future colleagues and represent their dental hygiene program on the national stage.

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Nominations and applications for the 2025 ADHA Awards Program will open in the fall of 2024. Each year the selection of awards offered is evaluated based on a variety of qualifying factors. Awards that have been offered in the past may or may not be offered in the future. New awards may be introduced. The number and type of awards offered is determined by the availability of sponsorship as well as the quantity and eligibility of applications received. If you have questions about specific awards, please email [email protected].