Winners of 2024 World Dental Hygienist Awards announced!

Sunstar Oral Health, part of Sunstar, in partnership with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH), has announced the winners of the 2024 World Dental Hygienist Awards.

First established in 2007, the World Dental Hygienist Awards recognises and honours the work and accomplishments of dental hygienists who have made significant contributions to the dental hygiene field.

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The winners of the respective categories for the 6th edition of the award include: Federica d’Anteo for Public Health, Thérèse Elkerbout for Research, Junhwa Lee for Entrepreneur, Lorella Mengarelli for Full-time Clinician, Brittany Glauz for New RDH, and Gianna Maria Nardi for Academia.

“First of all, we want to congratulate all the winners! We are extremely proud to see your work and impressive contributions to the profession. We look forward to celebrating together at the International Symposium of Dental Hygiene in Seoul,” said Mayumi Kaneda, director of the Sunstar Foundation.

The World Dental Hygienist Award Ceremony will be hosted on 12 Jul 2024 during the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene. Winners will receive a trophy, a monetary prize US$1,500 and an all-paid expenses trip and registration to ISDH Seoul.

The selection of winners consisted of two parts. All nominations were judged by an international committee of independent dental hygienists which accounted for 50% of the total score. The other half was taken from ‘likes’ accumulated on the one-minute videos submitted by the winners and are available for viewing on the Sunstar Oral Health YouTube channel.

The 2024 World Dental Hygienist Award was re-launched after a three-year hiatus from the COVID-19 pandemic, where applicants could nominate either themselves or a colleague.

Sunstar Oral Health has recently unveiled the latest edition of the Regional Awards of Distinction for dental hygienists on 13 Feb. The accolades aim to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of dental hygienists across Europe and North America, highlighting their significant impact on the field of dental hygiene.

Related: Final call for nominations for the World Dental Hygienist Awards