2018 Alfred C. Fones Award

Application Guidelines


The Alfred C. Fones Award recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the profession of dental hygiene.


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.


This application will be evaluated by an Award Committee. The application will be evaluated based on the responses in each of the following sections:

  • Section I - Leadership
  • Section II - Education
  • Section III - Continuing Education
  • Section IV - Awards
  • Section V - Participation in Community or Social Service Activities
  • Section VI - Liaison or Participation with Other Allied Health Organizations
  • Section VII - Political Involvement and Legislative Activity
  • Section VIII - Presentations and Authorships
  • Section IX - Essay

Each section will be evaluated independently to achieve a total composite value for each nominee evaluation. The total composite score from all council members will determine the recipients. The Alfred C. Fones Award will be presented to the applicant receiving the highest score above the established minimum requirements. This award may not be given each year. In addition to the criteria above, the applicant must have been/is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association for at least 25* cumulative years. This needs to be verified by the Treasurer or Membership Chair of your Constituent by completing the Membership Verification Form.

*25 years of cumulative Active ADHA Membership is required for a member to be nominated for this award. This does NOT include Supporting or Student Membership


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:

  • $1,000 cash award
  • An engraved award
  • 1 (one) year of free membership to the ADHA
  • 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
    • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Columbus, OH
    • Award recognition during Saturday's General Session, June 23, 2018
Questions? Email chrish@adha.net