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Announcing the 5th World Dental Hygienist Award winners!

1st April 2019


We are thrilled to announce the 5th World Dental Hygienist Award winners! After an exciting and challenging decision process, an independent committee has selected two winning papers in the ‘Project Category’ and ‘Research Category’ respectively.

We are very pleased with the quality of the papers submitted, especially regarding the ‘Research Category’ that had another excellent finalist paper. On the other hand, this year there is no winner in the Student Research Category since the score obtained by the presented papers was not high enough.



Tan Minh Nguyen

For the Project Category, the winner is Mr Tan Minh Nguyen, from Australia, for the project entitled: “Integrating Evidence-Based Dentistry Within a Public Dental Program for Children".

About the study: This study demonstrates that implementing a proper oral health prevention approach within the Public Dental Services in Australia could influence the type of dental services provided over a year to children aged between 0 and 12 years old.

Prize: The winner of this project wins $3,000.

You can read the complete publication at the following link.




Danielle Clark

For the Research Category, the winner is Danielle Clark, from Canada, for the project entitled: “The Role of Loricrin in Severe (Formerly Aggressive) Periodontal Disease”.

About the study: This paper suggests that low-levels of loricrin protein could be considered as a risk factor for AgP/Grade C Periodontitis (Aggressive Periodontitis).

Prize: The winner of this project wins $5,000.







The SUNSTAR Foundation will celebrate the 5th World Dental Hygienist Award Ceremony in Brisbane, Australia coinciding with the 21st International Symposium on Dental Hygiene.

The Ceremony was held on Friday 16th of August from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.

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