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.


The recipient must be an active Dental Hygienist Registrant or Dental Hygiene Practitioner and a member of BCDHA and/or CDHA for the previous 10 years.

The BCDHA Board of Directors will review the nominations received at their Winter 2024 meeting.

If you would like to nominate a dental hygienist, please complete the form below before February 25, 2024.

Note that current Board Directors and BCDHA staff members cannot be nominated and cannot nominate a member for this award.

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.

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