Available PDHA Awards

The PDHA Board of Trustees is seeking nominations for awards that will be presented to deserving members at the PDHA Annual Session. The awards to be presented are:

Academic Effort Award (presented annually)
1. An active PDHA member
2. Academic effort through:

  • developing an educational program
  • conducting research and publishing results
  • publication of original material which contributes to:
    1.) the knowledge of the dental hygiene profession
    2.) the dental health knowledge of the public

Certificate of Recognition Award (presented annually)
1. A member of the general public (Not a member of
the dental hygiene profession)
2. Contribution to further the interest of the dental
hygiene profession

Community Dental Health Award (presented annually)
1. An active member of PDHA
2. Community dental health involvement demonstrated
by:

  • a volunteer or public health employee demonstrating exceptional involvement in public health
  • a member who has initiated, developed, and established the most innovative community dental health project.

The Louise Coira Memorial Outstanding Member Award
(presented every two years – even years only)

  • An active PDHA member who has been a member for at least ten (10) consecutive years.
  • Contribution during that time to include active, productive, and meritorious service to a component and/or PDHA

A certificate will be awarded to each of the award recipients at the PDHA Annual Session in Lancaster, PA from November 2nd-5th, 2017.

Please check back in August for the 2017 Award Nomination Form.

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