UBC dental hygiene student, alumni and part-time faculty win CDHA awards

The Canadian Dental Hygienist Association recently announced the winners of their 2013 Dental Hygiene Recognition Program.

Among the winners UBC was well represented: a Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene) and Master of Science graduate; a recent graduate of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program, and a current third-year student in the program.

Congratulations to the three oustanding UBC-related winners:

Heather Biggar, BDSc (Dental Hygiene) 2006, MSc 2009
Rae McFarlane,
Part-Time Faculty
Susanne Sunell,
Part-Time Faculty

Heather Biggar, Rae McFarlane and Susanne Sunell won the CJDH Research Award, sponsored by Crest Oral-B, for their quantitative study of the differences between diploma and baccalaureate degree dental hgiene education in Canada.

Ambreen Khan, BDSc (Dental Hygiene) 2013

Ambreen Khan won a CDHA Oral Health Promotion Award, sponsored by Crest Oral-B, Individual Category, for her promotion of oral health and the profession of dental hygiene, in practices, schools or community through creative initiatives. Ambreen, recently graduated, presented her undergraduate work titled “Waterpipe Smoking—A “Healthy” Alternative to Cigarettes or a Health Hazard in Disguise” at the CDHA 2013 National Conference in Toronto, Ontario, this past October.

Jeremy Huynh, BDSc (Dental Hygiene) 2015 (candidate)

Jeremy Huynh won the CDHA Leadership Award, sponsored by Dentsply, for his contribution to the academic and professional community through his involvment and leadership: Jeremy, a third-year dental hygiene student, was a MUG (My Undergraduate Group) Leader at UBC assisting incoming first-year dental hygiene students into the program; a dental hygiene student leader for the Volunteer Community Clinical Program; a student leader for the Institute of Aboriginal Health Summer Science Program 2013; and a student leader for the Homelessness Awareness Week oral health education clinic.

Read about all the winners and the awards on the CDHA website here >>