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Awards

You can nominate a hygienist for an award in one of the following 3 ways:

  1. To return form(s) via email:
    Download form, print form, complete form, scan completed form and any attachments and email to 2017.NMDHA.AWARDS@gmail.com.
  2. To return form(s) via mail:
    Download form, print form, complete form and any attachments and mail to
    NMDHA
    Attn: Awards Committee
    PO Box 40474
    Albuqeurque NM 87196-0474
  3. To submit form(s) online:
    Complete the form online.
    The online form must be completed in one sitting. Because the forms are a bit lengthy we recommend downloading the form and familiarizing yourself with it so once you begin the online form process you'll be prepared to complete the form in one sitting.

Nominee must be a member of ADHA or SADHA.

You may make as many nominations as you like. Award submissions must be postmarked or timestamped by August 15, 2017.

Nominee should be able to be present for awards ceremony at NMDHA Annual Scientific Session. Awards ceremony will be held at NMDHA's annual Scientific Session held in the fall. More details about the ceremony will be available here as we get closer to Scienific Session.

Questions can be emailed to 2017.NMDHA.AWARDS@gmail.com.

NMDHA offers 6 award categories:

Dental Hygienist of Excellence Award

The NMDHA’s Dental Hygienist of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication of a dental hygienist for over 15 years to the profession of dental hygiene in New Mexico.
Dental Hygienist of Excellence Award Online Form
Download Dental Hygienist of Excellence Award Form

Mentor of the Year

The NMDHA’s Mentor of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding achievement and dedication to mentoring dental hygiene students in New Mexico.
Dental Hygiene Mentor of the Year Award Online Form
Download Dental Hygiene Mentor of the Year Award Form

Future RDH Award

The NMDHA’s Future RDH Award recognizes an outstanding dental hygiene student who demonstrates dedication and passion to the profession of dental hygiene in New Mexico.
Future RDH Award Online Form
Download Future RDH Award Form

Outstanding Member Award

The NMDHA’s Outstanding Member Award recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the profession of dental hygiene in New Mexico.
Outstanding Member Award Online Form
Download Outstanding Member Award Form

Trailblazer Award

The NMDHA’s Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the profession of dental hygiene in New Mexico within five (5) years of graduation.
Trailblazer Award Online Form
Download Trailblazer Award Form

Life Member Award

The NMDHA’s Dental Hygienist Life Member Award may be granted to any professional member who has made exceptional contributions to dental hygiene and The Association over a minimum 20 year period of time, who has served The Association in a continual manner of volunteerism and gone beyond all expectations. This hygienist must be stellar!
Dental Hygienist Life Member Award Online Form
Download Life Member Award Form