Nominate Outstanding Individuals for BCDHA Awards!

BCDHA Awards

Recognize remarkable contributions within our community by nominating deserving individuals for the BCDHA awards.

Your nominations are pivotal in acknowledging and celebrating excellence within our field. Take a moment to highlight those making a significant impact.


Life Membership

Life membership is awarded to a full member of the BCDHA who has made an outstanding contribution to BCDHA in an official capacity for over 10 years. Retired members may also be nominated so long as they met the criteria during their full membership years.

Dianne Gallagher Inspiration Award

Who is your unsung hero? Is there a dental hygienist who has personally or professionally inspired you or someone around you? Perhaps it’s a dental hygienist that has gone above and beyond to better themselves professionally or to enhance the education and oral health of a community group. This person could be a colleague that has overcome adversity or someone who quietly works to make a difference in the lives of others or in their community.

Barbara J. Heisterman Award

This award is given annually to a dental hygienist who has shown innovation and is a role model to the profession of dental hygiene. The dental hygienist’s innovation should exemplify vision, creativity, courage to act on new ideas, and/or an entrepreneurial spirit; which was undertaken in a professional manner. The dental hygienist has enhanced the knowledge and motivation of others and has made a positive impact and/or advancement to the profession.