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 Association-sponsored reception at the NW Dental Hygiene Educators’ Conference.
Applications must be received at Central Office no later than 4 pm on the second Friday of January. The 2020 deadline is January 10.