BCDHA Member Awards

2019 BCDHA Member Award Winners


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.

2021 Dianne Gallagher Inspiration Award Nomination Deadline is December 31st annually

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 22, 2021


Barbara J. Heisterman Award

For Outstanding Innovation and Commitment to Care. This award is given annually to a Registered Dental Hygienist/Dental Hygiene Practitioner 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.

2021 Barbara J. Heisterman Award Nomination Deadline is December 31st annually

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 22, 2021


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.

2021 Life Membership Nomination Deadline is December 31st annually

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 22, 2021