2018 Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award

Application Guidelines


The 2018 Irene Newman Award honors dental hygienists with 15 years of ADHA membership, achievement in education, and leadership.

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

  • Section I - Awards
  • Section II - Participation in Association, Community or Social Service Organizations
  • Section III - Essays

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 Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award will be presented to the applicant receiving the highest score above the established minimum requirements. The 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 15* cumulative years. This needs to be verified by the state/local leadership of your Constituent association by completing the Membership Verification Form.

*15 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.


If your submission is selected you will receive the following award benefits:

  • $1,000 award
  • An engraved award
  • One year of free membership to the ADHA
  • Recognition in Access Magazine, ADHA's official publication
  • Recognition during ADHA's 94th 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