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22nd March 2016


We are thrilled to reveal the Winners of the 4TH SUNSTAR WORLD DENTAL HYGIENIST AWARDS which recognize dental hygienists who have made significant contributions to dental hygiene science or to patients, the community and/or the general public.

Submission falling either in Project or Research Categories were evaluated by  an Independent Selection Committee.

Please read on to explore the three winning entries:

- Research Category  

Dr. Rebecca M. Barry

Co-authors: Dr. Spolarich and Dr. Weber

Title: Impact of Operator Positioning on Musculoskeletal Disorders and Work Habits Among Mississippi Dental     Hygienists


- Research Category

Dr. Juliet Dang

Co-authors: Dr. Zhang, Fred Hutch and Dr. Bruce

Title: Identification and characterization of novel human papillomaviruses in oral rinse samples from oral
cavity and oropharyngeal cancer patients

- Project Category 

Dr. Sandra Kemper  

Title: Report on the Smiles Forever Foundation: A Dental Hygiene Education and Service Model for Latin America.


The winning projects will be presented at the International Symposium of Dental Hygiene 2016 in Basel as part of the main program (24 June 2016, 9h00 to 10h30 am, Main Plenary room). The award ceremony will be held the same day before the Gala dinner (24 June 2016, 18h30, St. Jakob-Park).

Please join us in Basel to congratulate the work of these excellent scientists!

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