The Association may honor outstanding achievement in dental hygiene education by awarding an Educator of the Year Award. This award is established to recognize, honor and reward a dental hygiene faculty member who contributes to and is dedicated to providing high quality education to dental hygiene students. The recipient shall characterize excellence in teaching, mentoring and/or devotion to student achievement.
• Professional member of ADHA/WDHA
• A faculty member of an accredited dental hygiene program in Washington State
• Must be nominated by student members of ADHA/WDHA
The recipient will receive a plaque and in their honor, their affiliate school shall receive a $500 monetary award, to be used for dental hygiene education or equipment, as directed by the recipient. Only one award may be given per year to a nominated faculty member. This award may be acknowledged annually at the NW Dental Hygiene Educators’ Conference or at the award recipient's dental hygiene school.
Applications must be received at Central Office no later than 4 pm on the second Friday of January. The 2020 deadline is January 10.