Awards Description

American College of Dentists Award in Ethics and Professionalism

Supported by the American College of Dentists
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated exceptional ethical and professional demeanour in clinical dentistry.

Beavers Dental Bill Scott Prize

Supported by Beavers Dental
Description: Endowed by Beavers Dental in recognition of Dr. Bill Scott’s lifetime contribution to the dental profession. Awarded to a student who achieves high standing in operative dentistry and embodies attributes of professionalism.

BITES Institute Prize in Dentistry

Supported by the BITES Institute, Dr. Mark Kwon
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates a special interest and excellence in the field of implantology.

British Columbia Dental Association Award

Supported by the British Columbia Dental Association
Description: Awarded to a student who has achieved a high academic standing (top third of class) and demonstrated outstanding qualities in leadership and community service.

British Columbia Society of Pediatric Dentists Prize

Supported by the British Columbia Society of Pediatric Dentists
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates a special interest and excellence in the field of Paediatric Dentistry.

British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists Prize

Supported by the British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists
Description: Awarded to a student demonstrating outstanding proficiency in Prosthodontics.

Canadian Academy of Periodontology Award of Excellence

Supported by the Canadian Academy of Periodontology
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding accomplishment in the field of Periodontics.

Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award

Supported by the Canadian Dental Association
Description: Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding qualities of leadership and character and who, over the four years of the program, may be expected to become a leader in the dental profession and society at large.

College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia Gold Medal Award

Supported by the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia
Description: Awarded to the Dental Hygiene student with the most outstanding record in the program.

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Award

Supported by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Description: Awarded to the Dental student with the most outstanding record in the program.

Darlene J. Thomas Memorial Award in Dental Hygiene

Supported by the colleagues and friends of Darlene J Thomas
Description: Darlene J. Thomas was a driving force behind the establishment of the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program at UBC. This award goes to a student with high scholastic achievement as well as commitment, vision, leadership and professionalism.

Dental Hygiene Faculty Graduating Award

Supported by the UBC Dental Hygiene Faculty
Description: Offered annually by members of the Dental Hygiene faculty. Awarded to a student who has demonstrated an aptitude for teaching and research.

Dental Undergraduate Society Award

Supported by the Dental Undergraduate Society
Description: Awarded to a student who has participated in a volunteer dentistry program in an underprivileged and underserved area.

Dr. Earl Ellison Prize

Supported by Dr. Lucille Ellison
Description: Endowed in honour of Dr. Earl Ellison by his wife, Dr. Lucille Ellison. Awarded to a student demonstrating excellence in geriatric dentistry.

Dr. John Nasedkin Award in Dentistry

Supported by the friends and family of Dr. John Nasedkin
Description: Established in memory of Dr. John Nasedkin recognising his legacy as an exceptional dentist and remarkable man who lived his profession and shared his knowledge. Awarded to a student who demonstrates interdisciplinary clinical proficiency and comprehensive patient care, as well as uncompromising ethical stands. They will be a collaborative student, an excellent communicator and an innovative thinker.

Dr. Michele Williams Outstanding Patient Care Award

Supported by Dr. Maryam Taleghani
Description: This award has been created by a former Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology resident to honour Dr. Williams and to keep her memory and her legacy alive. Awarded to a student who is a patient advocate and who demonstrates exceptional patient care.

Dr. Nancy Scott Memorial Award for Outstanding Patient Care in Dentistry

Supported by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Nancy Scott
Description: Offered in memory of Dr. Nancy Scott as a founding member of the British Columbia Dental Association’s Women in Dentistry Mentorship Program and her lifetime work in mentoring women in Dentistry. Awarded to a student who has demonstrated exemplary and compassionate patient care.

IMPACT of Ten Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Supported by alumni and friends of the UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program
Description: Endowed by the Impact of Ten group. Awarded to a student enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Degree Program on the basis of academic standing.

Madaisky & Company Business Lawyers Dentistry Award

Supported by Madaisky & Company Business Lawyers
Description: Awarded to a student who has made measurable contributions to the Dentistry student body through fostering a sense of community, who participates in non-dentistry related volunteer activities, and who participates in intramural sports and organized dentistry.

Marilyn Dionne Teed Memorial Award

Supported by colleagues, friends and family of Marilyn Dionna Teed
Description: Endowed in memory of Marilyn Dionne Teed. Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding qualities of integrity, dedication, loyalty and perseverance during his/her undergraduate years.

Max Nacht Memorial Prize in Dentistry

Supported by friends and family of Dr. Max Nacht
Description: Endowed in memory of Dr. Max Nacht. Awarded to a student demonstrating excellence and promise in the area of pediatric dentistry.

Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre Achievement Award

Supported by Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre
Description: Awarded to a student who possesses outstanding clinical skills and interest in pediatric dentistry.

Patterson Dental Prize

Supported by Patterson Dental
Description: Awarded to a student who excels academically and demonstrates leadership qualities and community involvement.

Prince George and District Dental Society Award in Dentistry

Supported by Prince George and District Dental Society
Description: Awarded to an outstanding student with preference to those who are from the Prince George and District region with an expressed interest in practicing in the Prince George and District region after completion of their program at UBC.

Ram Swarup Goel Memorial Prize in Dentistry

Supported by the Goel Family Charitable Foundation
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated general excellence in a course of study.

Roy Sofield Memorial Prize in Dentistry

Description: Awarded to a student demonstrating those qualities exemplified by the late Roy Sofield, including a special interest and proficiency in preventive dentistry, especially in oral health education, periodontics and nutrition.

Scotiabank Award in Dentistry

Supported by Scotiabank
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a well-developed sense of managing a small clinical practice in an educational context and have interacted well with patients.

Sinclair Dental Community Service Award

Supported by Sinclair Dental Co Ltd.
Description: Awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates leadership, interest and passion in the community and reflects Sinclair’s commitment and service to the greater community.

Sunstar G.U.M Award for Clinical Proficiency in Advancing the Oral Systemic Link

Supported by Sunstar Americas Inc. Canada
Description: Awarded to a student who exhibits the highest degree of clinical proficiency when educating patients about the oral systemic link.

Vancouver Dental Education Centre Study Group Award

Supported by the Vancouver Dental Education Centre, Dr. Wilson Kwong
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership, passion for community service and a commitment to advancing education.

W. Jo Gardner Memorial Award in Dental Hygiene

Supported by the family, colleagues and friends of Willa Jo Gardner
Description: Willa Jo Gardner, was a revered instructor to students in the University of British Columbia Dental Hygiene Diploma Program from 1968 to 1986. This award goes to a top graduating dental hygiene degree student in the Dental Hygiene Entry-to-Practice option who exemplifies outstanding leadership, character, and concern for fellow students and clients, and is an active student member of the BCDHA and CDHA during their four-year program.

3M Oral Care Student Clinical Award

Supported by 3M Oral Care
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence and superior aptitude in the use of conservative restorative materials in the final year of the clinical undergraduate program.

Academy of General Dentistry, British Columbia Chapter Prize

Supported by the Academy of General Dentistry
Description: Awarded to two students who have demonstrated outstanding attributes conducive to exceptional doctor-patient relationships.

Academy of Operative Dentistry

Supported by the Academy of Operative Dentistry
Description: Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding achievement in Operative Dentistry.

American Academy of Gold Foil Operators

Supported by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in Restorative or Operative Dentistry in the use of either cast gold or direct gold procedures.

American Academy of Implant Dentistry Dental Student Award

Supported by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates the most interest, academically and clinically, in implant dentistry.

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Achievement Award

Supported by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated special interest and accomplishment in oral and maxillofacial radiology.

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Prize

Supported by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated exemplary aptitude and achievement in the field of Oral Pathology.

American Academy of Orofacial Pain Outstanding Senior Student Award

Supported by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated the special interest and skill in the field of TMD and Orofacial Pain.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Prize

Supported by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Description: Awarded to the most outstanding graduating student in the field of dentistry for children.

American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award for Achievement in Periodontology

Supported by the American Academy of Periodontology
Description: Awarded to a student who displays the highest level of academic and clinical achievement related to periodontics.

American Association of Endodontists’ Prize

Supported by the American Association of Endodontists
Description: Awarded to a student demonstrating exceptional ability in the area of endodontics during their dental training.

American Association of Orthodontists’ Award

Supported by the American Association of Orthodontists
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional interest in the development of the Oro-Facial complex.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Student Award

Supported by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Description: Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding performance in the area of dental implant placement.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award

Supported by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Description: Awarded to a student with high academic standing for outstanding performance in undergraduate study & clinical training in the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesiology.

American College of Prosthodontists Undergraduate Achievement Prize

Supported by the American College of Prosthodontists
Description: Awarded to a student who has shown high academic standing and clinical proficiency in prosthodontics as well as an interest in pursuing graduate training in prosthodontics.

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology – Horace Wells Senior Student Award

Supported by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated proficiency in the field of dental anesthesiology.

BC Dental Hygienists’ Association Joan Voris Award of Achievement

Supported by the BC Dental Hygienists’ Association
Description: The BCDHA Joan Voris Award of Achievement will be presented to a BCDHA member who has completed a Bachelor of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene. The recipient’s professional vision and accomplishments will embody the current BCDHA mission statement. The award consists of a framed certificate and $750.00. The award will be presented based on the recommendation of the faculty. DEGREE COMPLETION

British Columbia Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Book Award

Supported by the British Columbia Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Description: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a keen interest in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

British Columbia Society of Endodontists Prize

Supported by the British Columbia Society of Endodontists
Description: Awarded to a student displaying excellence in Endodontics.

Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry/Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique

Supported by the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry/Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique
Description: Awarded to a student who demonstrates aptitude and passion for the field of pediatric dentistry and/or dentistry for persons with special needs.

Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Student Scholar Award

Supported by the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Description: Awarded to a student with the highest standing in the disciplines of both Operative and Prosthodontics (academic & clinical).

College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia Award for Professionalism and Ethics

Supported by the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia
Description: This award, comprised of a $1,000 cheque and a certificate, is given to a graduating student who demonstrates excellence in the areas of professionalism, ethics, and leadership in all learning and practice settings and is not solely based on academic performance. The award will be presented based on the recommendation of the Faculty.

College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia Award in Special Care

Supported by the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia
Description:The CDHBC Award in Special Care, in the amount of $1,000, is presented to a graduating Entry-to-Practice student who has displayed an interest in practicing in diverse settings and shown excellence in working with special care populations. The award will be presented based on the recommendation of the Faculty.

Hu-Friedy Clinical Proficiency Award

Supported by Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co LLC
Description: An award consisting of a golden curette from Hu-Friedy is presented to a graduating Entry-to-Practice student who has demonstrated a consistently high level of clinical proficiency during their dental hygiene education. The award will be presented based on the recommendation of the Faculty.

2019-20 No cash award given, in kind give of instruments/equipment

Pierre Fauchard Academy Award

Supported by the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Description: Awarded to an outstanding student who has exhibited leadership and, through his or her accomplishments, has demonstrated dedication to the advancement of dental literature.

The Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics

Supported by Quintessence Publishing

The Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry

Supported by Quintessence Publishing

The Quintessence Award for Research Achievement

Supported by Quintessence Publishing