Awards/Scholarships

FALL 2019 TABLE CLINIC WINNERS

In the fall of 2019, DDHA chose the top three table clinics presented at the state’s CPE course held in Newark. The 3rd place award recipient received a $25.00 Visa gift card, the 2nd place award recipient received a $35.00 Visa gift card and the 1st place award recipient received a $45.00 Visa gift card.

1st Place “Will You Escape the Vape?” E-cigarettes, Juuling and Their Oral Manifestations –  Kendra Jones and Regan Shinn

2nd Place – “3D Substitooths?” Drug filled, 3D Printed Dentures and Infection Fighters – Kajal Patel and Ashley Giannattasio

3rd Place – “Infomercials and the Dangers They Are Causing.” Breanna Dean, Erin Hastings and Emily Groton

2nd Year Student Board Review Essay Recipients:  Melanie Glace and Kajal Patel

Most Outstanding Clinician

Every year DDHA presents one 2nd year dental hygiene student from each campus the Most Outstanding Clinician Award. These students exemplify clinical dedication and leadership qualities in all facets of the dental hygiene profession. They are awarded with one full year membership to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. The recipients who were selected this year are:

Emily Groton (Terry/Owen Campus)

Kendra Jones (Wilmington Campus)

DDHA’s 2nd Year Board Review Essay Award

Melanie Glace and Kajal Patel

Most Outstanding Student Award

The Delaware State Dental Society (DSDS) presents one 2nd year dental hygiene student from each campus this award. These students portray outstanding performance during the dental hygiene program (including academic, clinical and interpersonal communications skills). The award recipients who were selected this year are:

Erin Hastings (Terry/Owen Campus)

Regan Shinn (Wilmington Campus)

STAR – Colgate

Each year Colgate presents the “Student Total Achievement Recognition Award” to one student from each campus. This is awarded to a student who exudes compassion, dedication and enthusiasm for the dental hygiene profession. The award recipients who were chosen this year are:

Mary Galasso (Terry/Owen Campus)

Kajal Patel (Wilmington Campus)

Sigma Phi Alpha

The Chi Chi Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha inducted three new members this year. The qualified inductees must exhibit qualities of academic scholarship in the top 20% of the class, leadership, and character. The new Sigma Phi Alpha members for this year are:

Noemi Rodriguez (Terry/Owen Campus)

Kayla Atkinson (Wilmington Campus)

Garan Callaway received $500 towards her Doctorate’s Degree at Wilmington University. (2nd time recipient has received this award)