2018 Crest Oral-B/ADHA Clinical Dental Hygienist Award

Application Guidelines

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The Crest Oral-B/ADHA Clinical Dental Hygienist Award recognizes and honors clinical dental hygienists who make a difference in the lives of their patients/clients.


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.


  • Applicant must be an U.S. citizen who is licensed dental hygienist operating in a clinical dental setting.
  • Applicant must be a current member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
  • Current members of ADHA’s Board of Trustees, councils, employees, and family members of these individuals are not eligible for this award.
  • Employees of Procter & Gamble and their family members are not eligible to apply for this award.


  • All materials sent to the Crest Oral-B/ADHA Clinical Dental Hygienist award competition must be typed in the format set up in the document. (Applications not typed will be disqualified.)
  • All entries must be accompanied by a signed application. The deadline for the 2018 Crest Oral-B/ADHA Clinical Dental Hygienist Award is Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • Only the material requested will be allowed. Additional items such as videocassette tapes, brochures, and photographs will be discarded and not returned. All entries are non-returnable, and remain the property of ADHA.
  • An individual may submit only one application during the course of the award year, and, if not funded, may not resubmit until a subsequent competition. More than one entry from an applicant will not be allowed.
  • The decision of the award review committee will be final. ADHA and Crest reserve the right not to distribute grant monies if funding is not available or a wide pool of applicants cannot be found.

  • Semi-finalists in the competition may be asked to submit supporting documentation. ADHA will maintain strict confidentiality in regard to this information.


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:

  • $2,000 cash award
  • An engraved award
  • Recognition in Access Magazine, ADHA's official publication
  • Recognition during ADHA's 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
    • Ground transportation in Columbus, OH
    • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Columbus, OH
    • Award recognition during Saturday's General Session, June 23, 2018
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