2018 Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award

Application Guidelines

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The Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award honors a clinical hygienist who shows outstanding expertise in relating the interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance.


Award recipient will be notified in April 2018 after judges review has been completed. Presentation to the award recipient will be made at ADHA’s 95th Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, during the Saturday General Session on June 23, 2018.


Submissions will be rated on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must have a minimum of ten (10) years of clinical experience as a clinical dental hygienist
  • Applicant must be a registered dental hygienist and a member of ADHA
  • Applicant must be employed as a dental hygienist in a clinical setting
  • The applicant must demonstrate quality of care within his/her practice at the patient side
  • Experience in Clinical Management
  • Outstanding clinical knowledge, skills and professional competence
  • Active commitment to patient compliance
  • Contribution to advancing clinical outcomes through improved patient compliance
  • Dissemination of clinical knowledge and expertise through presentations, workshops, participation in research and/or programs that provide access to care
  • Identified through peer recognition as dedicated, compassionate and highly effective clinician
  • Identified as a role model for patients and other peers
  • Self nomination process
  • Employees of Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., Inc. and their family members are not eligible to apply for this award


The Awards Committee selects one winner per year for this prestigious award. Committee decisions will be final.


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

  • $5,000 cash award
  • An engraved award
  • Recognition in Access Magazine, ADHA's official publication
  • Recognition during ADHA's 2018 95th Annual Conference in Columbus, OH which includes:
    • Complimentary meeting registration for Annual Conference
    • Round trip domestic airfare to Columbus, OH
    • 2 Days Per Diem to be used in Columbus, OH
    • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Columbus, OH
    • Award recognition during Saturday's General Session, June 23, 2018
Questions? Email chrish@adha.net