IFDH eNews: April 2023


World Dental Hygienist Awards:
This program is back!

The World Dental Hygienist Awards is open for applications for its 2024 edition. After a two-year hiatus forced by Covid-19, Sunstar Foundation and IFDH present a revamped version of the World Dental Hygienist Awards.

“IFDH is proud to continue its involvement with Sunstar since the very beginning of this valuable program in 2007,” said Wanda Fedora, IFDH President. “The only global meeting place for Dental Hygienists – the International Symposium of Dental Hygiene – has provided a unique and appropriate setting for the excitement when these distinguished awards are announced.”

New to the World Dental Hygienist Awards program is the integration of two regional Awards of Distinction:

Those from Africa, Asia, Latin America & Oceania can send in their nomination for the World Dental Hygienist Awards directly.

Check out this page to learn the NEW rules and deadline dates.

SunStar World Dental Hygienist Awards

Impact Awards Selected

The second year for our Impact Awards are for national association programs that made the most impact on the improvement of oral health, and based on the quality of the program, awarded based on the size of the organizations.

The winners have been selected and will be announced at the HoD Virtual Meeting in September.

DEADLINE for your organization to apply for your best 2023 program is January 15th, 2024

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New Survey & White Paper Coming Soon!

After having completed 7 global surveys of Dental Hygienists since 2019, IFDH is in the final stages of its 8th survey entitled “Oral Hygiene Instructions.”

Past surveys include:

Click here for an overview summary of each survey.

In addition, IFDH has in development, a White Paper on “Evidence-Based Recommendations.” Watch for it coming soon!

We thank P&G for their support of this valuable program.

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