The BCDHA Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the 2023 Dianne Gallagher Inspiration Award.
Dianne Gallagher was the recipient of the inaugural award presented in 2011.
Dianne often shared stories about students or colleagues that inspired her and her vision for this award was that it be given annually to a dental hygienist or dental hygiene student who similarly inspired another dental hygienist through their quiet determination and achievement.
Who is Your Unsung Hero?
Is there someone who has personally or professionally inspired you or someone around you?
Perhaps it’s a dental hygiene student that faced a critical health challenge during the school term and successfully completed their studies or a dental hygienist that has volunteered their time at a local food bank for many years.
Possibly a colleague that has overcome adversity or someone who quietly works to make a difference in the lives of others or their community.
If there is a dental hygienist who has inspired you, we invite you to share your story and nominate that person for this award by completing the form below and returning it to the BCDHA office by March 1, 2023.
The recipient of the award will be chosen by the Board of Directors. The recipient and nominator must both be members of BCDHA (full, student, life, support or retired).
Current Board Directors and staff members cannot be nominated and cannot nominate a member for this award.
Previous recipients of this award are Dianne Gallagher, Mandy Hayre, Jade Lavallee, Heather Cooper, Dianne Stojak and Donna Lee.
About Dianne Gallagher
This award was created in honour of Dianne Gallagher, a dental hygienist who gave selflessly to her profession for more than 40 years. Through her dedication, Dianne inspired many dental hygienists in British Columbia and across Canada. She quietly led by example, and through her vision, she challenged dental hygienists to make their personal and professional futures better.
Dianne was an educator, an advocate, a role model and mentor who found her greatest satisfaction in seeing others succeed.