BCDHA Member Awards

2016 BCDHA Member Award Winners


BCDHA Member Grants
BCDHA has allocated funds to provide financial support to our members, or groups of members who undertake activities that will serve to raise the profile of the profession and to increase the public’s understanding of the dental hygiene profession. Any Full, Life, or Student member (or groups of members) may apply for funding to assist them in developing a project, program or activity. Maximum funding limits are in place. The amount awarded will be determined on individual merit and available funding. Due to budget limitations, grant applications may not be fully funded. Please submit one application per project, as each project can only receive one grant per year. Members may only apply for one individual grant per year.
Applications for grants are considered throughout the year until the maximum funding limits for the year have been reached. Please allow 4 weeks for your application to be considered.

For a Full/Life Member Grant Application, click here.

For a Student Member Grant Application, click here.


Dianne Gallagher Inspiration Award
This award is presented annually and recognizes and honours a dental hygienist or dental hygiene student who has challenged or inspired other dental hygienists to make their personal and/or professional futures better.
BCDHA members can nominate a dental hygienist or dental hygiene student for this prestigious award by completing the nomination form and returning it to the BCDHA office.

Deadline is December 31st annually

2019 Dianne Gallagher Inspiration Award Nomination Form.


Barbara J. Heisterman Award
For Outstanding Innovation and Commitment to Care. This award is given annually to a Registered Dental Hygienist who best exemplifies the outstanding and unique attributes and values of Barbara J. Heisterman, British Columbia’s first Mobile Residential Care Dental Hygienist.

View letter to BCDHA Board from 2017 recipient Heather Cooper by clicking here.

Deadline is December 31st annually

2019 Barbara J. Heisterman Nomination Form.


Life Membership
Life Membership in the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association is awarded to an active member of the Association who has made an outstanding contribution to BCDHA over a number of years. All nominations must be received at the BCDHA office on or before December 31st annually.

Deadline is December 31st annually

2019 Life Membership Nomination Form.