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2024 ADHA Awards Program

Your dedication to the dental hygiene profession is beyond amazing! Put yourself forward and be recognized! The 2024 ADHA Awards Program honors and recognizes ADHA members and contributors to the profession for their accomplishments in the areas of clinical, education, public health, research and more.

Review the ADHA Awards for 2024 that may highlight your achievements or showcase someone you know based on eligibility, requirements and application questions. Applications are due by Friday, February 23, 2024.

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NEW! Ann Battrell Visionary Legacy Award

The Ann Battrell Crest + Oral-B Visionary Legacy award of the ADHA is intended to recognize and celebrate the lifetime achievements of professionals who have devoted the majority of their professional career to the service and practice of dental hygiene, embodying both leadership and innovation in their actions and legacy.

Ann Battrell became the first registered dental hygienist and first former ADHA president to assume the position of CEO of the organization. She served as ADHA’s President from 1996-1997. Battrell began her career with the ADHA in 2000 as manager of education and moved into the role of director of education four years later. In 2009, the Board of Directors selected her to fill the executive director opening and in 2016 she was named CEO. In her leadership role, she worked tirelessly to advance the dental hygiene profession, evolve the scope of practice, empower dental hygienists, eliminate inequities and improve access to care.

Sponsored by Crest + Oral-B

View the Ann Battrell Visionary Legacy Award Submission Eligibility

Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene

Are you or someone you know actively involved in ADHA and its constituents, leading the way for the advancement of dental hygiene? If so, your/their accomplishments and meaningful impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession sound pretty excellent. Tell us more about it in the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene application!

Sponsored by Kenvue, A Part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

View the Award for Excellence Submission Eligibility

Irene Newman Outstanding Clinician Award

Have you gone above and beyond in clinical practice and patient education to improve patient compliance, while making a difference in the lives of patients or clients? If so, that’s outstanding! And we want to know! Tell us about your accomplishments or nominate someone you know in the Irene Newman Outstanding Clinician Award application.

Sponsored by HuFriedyGroup
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View the Irene Newman Outstanding Clinician Award Submission Eligibility

Hygienist Proud – Student Award

Seeking student standouts who are committed to ADHA, actively involved in their dental hygiene program and already showing amazing leadership skills. If this sounds like you, step forward and apply now.

Sponsored by Crest + Oral-B

View the Hygienist Proud – Student Award Submission Eligibility

ADHA Standout Seven Awards

The ADHA Standout Seven Awards are the perfect opportunity to shine a light on individuals who show exemplary dedication and innovation within their specific dental hygiene role. Toot your own horn and nominate yourself or any of the amazing RDHs you know for the categories below! These awards are open to ALL dental hygienists who stand out—ADHA members and nonmembers—to be honored and celebrated.

Administrator Clinician
Corporate Educator
Entrepreneur Public Health

Sponsored by Henry Schein

View the ADHA Standout Seven Awards Submission Eligibility

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Each year the selection of awards offered is evaluated based on a variety of qualifying factors. Awards that have been offered in the past may or may not be offered in the future. New awards may be introduced. The number and type of awards offered is determined by the availability of sponsorship as well as the quantity and eligibility of applications received. If you have questions about specific awards, please email