Awards/Scholarships

This Spring 2019, DDHA would like to recap this past year Fall 2018/Spring -2019 by recognizing these students and their accomplishments above and beyond their dental hygiene education!

DDHA’s Most Outstanding Clinician – Alyssa Cuomo/W campus, Cristine Schaar/TO campus

Most Outstanding Student –  Taylor Creswell/W campus, Sheri Mills/TO campus

Induction into Sigma Phi Alpha – Alicia McCullough/W campus, Jessica Muller/W campus, Sheri Mills/ TO campus

Johnson & Johnson’s Excellence in Oral Health Promotion -Jennifer Rice/W campus, Gina Ober/W campus, Delaney Sears/TO campus

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals S.T.A.R. Award – Sarah Easter/W campus, Kimberly Schaal/TO campus

Fall 2018 Table Clinic Awardees

1st Place  - Sheri Mills and Cristine Schaar with:

Hollistic or Unrealistic

2nd Place – Jessica Muller and Grace Todd with:

The Efficacy of Lasers in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

3rd Place – Lori DeVita and Samantha Favazza with:

Canine Unit: Tooth Investigators

     

APPLICATION FOR DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2019

The Awards and Scholarships Committee is accepting nominations for the Dental Hygienist of the Year and the Dental Hygiene Community Service Award nominations must be received by March 15, 2019. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

NOTE: Advanced Degree Scholarship Applicants-The following criteria must be met in order to apply for the Advanced  Degree Scholarship:

Dental Hygienist of the Year

    1. A voting member in good standing of DDHA/ADHA
    2. Five years of DDHA membership to include:
      1. Participation at the state level for 5 years
        1. Officer, or committee member for at least 3 of the 5 years
        2. Attendance at past DDHA Annual Session and/or Continuing Professional Education Programs
      2. Volunteer efforts for DDHA in any of the following ways:
        1. Special Committee work
        2. Planning special DDHA programs
        3. Community oriented efforts representing DDHA
        4. Public relations for DDHA
        5. Legislative activities
      3. Any other special assignments taken on by the member which has been sanctioned by DDHA which may not fit into any of the criteria listed above.
      4. A dental hygienist who has demonstrated an outstanding dedication to the profession.

Community Dental Hygiene Service award

      1. A voting member in good standing of DDHA/ADHA
      2. Volunteer efforts for DDHA in two or more of the following ways
        1. Special Committee work
        2. Planning special DDHA community programs
        3. Community oriented efforts representing DDHA
        4. Public relations for DDHA
      3. A dental hygienist who has represented the profession in an outstanding community service contribution.

Nominations are open to anyone who meets the criteria of these awards and should be submitted to: Merith Taylor – meritht@comcast.net

Advanced Degree Scholarship Applicants

The Delaware Dental Hygienists’ Assoc. will be awarding two $400.00 scholarships to hygienists returning to school for advanced education. These scholarships will be awarded at the Spring Continuing Professional Education Program and will go towards recipients fall semester tuition. The following criteria must be met in order to apply:

      1. A voting member in good standing of DDHA/ADHA for three years
      2. Part-time educational status declared in a health-related field.
      3. An advocate promoting one of the six roles of dental hygiene: Administrator, Advocacy, Educator, Clinician,Research, Public Health
      4. Advanced Degree Scholarships will be awarded on an individual basis not to exceed $400 annually. Award selection will be based on criteria fulfillment, scores of applications and the number of qualified applicants.

To request an application, contact MerithTaylor – meritht@comcast.net or download application above.

Deadline: March 15, 2019.