In 2007 the Sunstar Foundation, in collaboration with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) and the International Journal of Dental Hygiene (IJDH), established the World Dental Hygienists Awards to recognize and encourage dental hygienists and dental hygiene students who have made important contributions to the dental hygienist community, their profession or to the general public.
The Award is presented every three years in the following categories:
- Research Category: $5,000
- Activity/Project Category: $3,000
- Student Research Category: $2,000
- Student Activity / Project Category: $2,000
With each award, a trophy will also be
presented. Winners and/or a representative of each winning group,
if submission was made as a group,
will be invited to the Award Ceremony
at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene.
The next World Dental Hygienist Awards will be presented in 2013 at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Cape Town, South Africa.
Entries will be accepted for the 2016 awards from January 2014 through December 2015.