TDHA 2021 Awards Program

We want to recognize YOU! TDHA’s 2021 Awards Program is a way to honor and recognize our members dedication to the dental hygiene profession (in various aspects of the dental hygiene world: clinical, education, public health, research, etc.). Apply now for your chance to be recognized by your colleagues at TDHA's 2021 Annual Conference in Houston, TX.

The deadline to submit your applications for the 2021 Awards Program is December 12, 2020 at 12:00pm CST.

 

The TDHA Community Outreach Award recognizes TDHA individuals have implemented significant community outreach programs and dedicate their time to service and community outreach.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered dental hygienist and a member of ADHA


Award prize:

  • Engraved Plaque

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

 

TDHA is pleased to offer professional members of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association (TDHA) the opportunity to apply for the Texas Treatment Plan Community Service Grant. This grant would be awarded to a project that aims to address access to care in underserved communities, improves the public’s oral health, and provides oral health care education. Tell us your “treatment plan” for addressing a public health issue in Texas for a chance to be awarded $300.00 to jump start your initiative.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered dental hygienist and a member of ADHA

  • TDHA components, Texas hygienists, and/or dental hygiene students (partnered with registered hygienists are eligible to apply

  • Grant monies are for programs for underserved populations

  • Grant monies cannot be used for administrative costs for the program

  • Programs must include an educational component

  • Program must demonstrate an effort to refer participants to a dental home


Award prize:

  • $300.00

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

 

Trustees may only submit one nomination per component.

To recognize the distinguished service of a dental hygienist in advancing and promoting the dental hygiene profession.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered dental hygienist and a member of ADHA & TDHA.

  • Nominated by component (one nominee per component)

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 will be accepted). Recommendation letters to be emailed to tdhamembership@gmail.com


Award prize:

  • Engraved Plaque

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

 

The TDHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene honors a mid-career dental hygienists who have evidence of active involvement in TDHA and its components, 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 leadership and community involvement. Applicants should possess leadership, community outreach, and legislative involvement.

Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience as a dental hygienist

  • Must be a member of the ADHA.

  • Demonstrate evidence of active involvement in constituent and component.

  • Exhibit evidence of leadership in advancing of dental hygiene profession

  • At least one nomination from a peer


Award prize:

  • Engraved Plaque

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

 

The TDHA Future Leader Award honors dental hygienists who exhibit a strong commitment to the dental hygiene profession and have demonstrated leadership in the American Dental Hygienists' Association within five years of graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program. For 2021, applications will be accepted from graduates in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020.

Requirements:

  • Be a current Active member of ADHA and have continuous Active membership since graduation

  • Have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program within the last five years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020)


Award prize:

  • Engraved Plaque

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

 

This award is for an individual that in the last year has demonstrated commitment to legislative works. This includes volunteering for campaigns and building relationships with their legislators.

Requirements:

  • Must be an ADHA member

  • Demonstrates active volunteering with legislators

  • Exhibits evidence of working with legislative members to advance/protect the dental hygiene profession


Award prize:

  • Engraved Plaque

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

 

Outstanding Clinician Award honors a clinical dental hygienist who shows outstanding expertise in relating the interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance, while making a difference in the lives of their patients/clients.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered dental hygienist and a member of ADHA

  • Must be employed as a dental hygienist in a clinical setting

  • Must demonstrate quality of care within his/her practice


Award prize:

  • Engraved Plaque

  • Recognition at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference

  • Recognition in TDHA’s official publication

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