The launch of the Dental Hygiene & Therapy Awards

DH&T magazine is proud to announce the launch of the Dental Hygiene & Therapy Awards, which will be held on 14 December 2012 at the prestigious Vinopolis London.

These awards aim to recognise and reward excellence among UK dental hygienists and therapists. Reward your hard work with a

prestigious award that acknowledges brilliance in oral healthcare. It will present new recognition among your peers and provide a powerful marketing tool to showcase your work.

The categories

There are 17 categories to enter.

Best Young Hygienist or Therapist (under 30)

If you are a dental hygienist or therapist aged 30 or under (on 14 December 2012) then why not enter this category? If you have worked hard and produced impressive results through your career so far, get the recognition you deserve! Your entry needs to be between 750–2,000 words. Tell us what you have achieved, describing any hurdles you have overcome. Have you championed a successful project or maybe something else? Please include a photo and 750-2,000 words on why you fit the bill.

Best Preventive Practice

This category is designed to recognise the UK practice with the strongest, best established and well thought out preventive ethos, whether it be NHS, private or mixed. As a team, you will successfully communicate the oral health message to your patients, you will work together to raise oral health standards and you will regard prevention as your number one priority above all else. You may send in as much supporting evidence as you like as well as your team’s personal opinions and patient testimonials! Please include a photo and 750-2,000 words.

Best Marketing

(campaigns during school holidays etc)

Effective marketing can mean the difference between success and failure. With direct access to patients on the horizon for you, there has never been a more important time to market your skills. Provide us with examples of your innovative campaigns that successfully reach your target patients and referring dentists. With many of you now using social networking sites, Twitter and Facebook, marketing can come easy – but it’s those that think outside the box that dream up the best campaigns! Please include proof of effective marketing.

Best Dental Innovation (healthcare promotion)

Have you been creative with oral health promotions and campaigns? Did you go out on a limb to raise awareness of National Smile Month or Mouth Cancer Action Month at the practice. Or did you dream up, initiate and run an exciting oral health project or development? It may have been a special children-only day in practice or a visit to local schools or an oral health awareness campaign. Submit your entry today.

Heart your smile award

This award will recognise a dental team that is committed to giving back to the local community whether it be a fund-raising drive or implementing oral health promotions to benefit those most at need in their local area.

Best Hygienist or Therapist regional awards


Northern Ireland

North West

North East

Republic of Ireland




South West

South East


Best UK Hygienist or Therapist of the year

(selected from regional awards)

Tell us how you ensure that your patients receive the ultimate in oral health care. Do you have particular methods to make everyone visiting you feel extra special? Do you go the extra mile when it comes to providing 5* customer service? Provide us with patient testimonials to support your entry. Please include a photo and 750-2,000 words on why you fit the bill. The overall ‘Best Hygienist or Therapist of the year’ will receive a truly impressive trophy.

Enter today!

The winners will be selected by a panel of dental professionals

The Judges

Chair: Julie Bissett


Margaret Ross

Melonie Prebble

John Stanfield

Diane Rochford

Donna Schembri

Sally Goss

Ewa Rozwadowska

Entering the DH&T Awards couldn’t be simpler

• Simply choose the category you wish to enter and follow the guidelines on the website:

• Write between 750 and 2,000 words for each category you wish to enter on a CD/USB stick

• Collect relevant supporting material, including

high-resolution photographs saved in a jpeg format onto a CD/USB stick

• Submit your entry and payment all before the closing deadline: 21 July 2012

• Please visit: for full details of the awards before compiling your entries.

Entry cost

One-off fee of £35+VAT

Your complete entry doesn’t need to be submitted until the closing deadline of 21 September 2012

Please send your payment and entries to:

Dental Hygiene & Therapy


1 Hertford House, Farm Close, Shenley

Hertfordshire, WD7 9AB

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