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Awards

You can nominate a hygienist for an award by completing the appropriate online form. 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 September 1.

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 provided to the award winners as we get closer to Scientific Session.

Questions can be emailed to NMDHA.Awards@gmail.com.

NMDHA offers 7 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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Recognition Award

The NMDHA’s Dental Hygienist Special Recognition Award recognizes specific contributions and dedication of the dental hygienist to the profession of dental hygiene in New Mexico (which does not fall into the other award categories ie Excellence, Trailblazer, or Outstanding).
Special Recognition Award Online Form