ODHA is proud to offer the following Awards and Scholarships:


ODHA Future Leader Award

The ODHA Future Leader Award is presented to an outstanding graduating dental hygiene student at each of the seven dental hygiene programs in Oregon.

These winners were selected by their peers who feel they have shown potential as a leader with the following qualities: “Leadership, vision, passion, communication skills, assertiveness, dedication, and enthusiasm.

The recipient will receive a gift from ODHA and will receive opportunities to explore leadership within the association.

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Dennis Muir Awards of Excellence and Scholarship

The Dennis Muir Scholarship Award began in 1990 in honor of Dennis Muir, a longtime supporter of preventive oral health care and community volunteerism. The Scholarship's mission is to financially support dental hygiene students who exhibit scholarship, leadership, compassion, ethical standards and community service.

One Dennis Muir Scholarship is presented each year to the top applicant.  In additon, the top applicant from each school receives a Award of Excellence Certificate.

The scholarship is partially funded by the sale of license mats.

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Lois Whitford Memorial Scholarship

The Lois Whitford Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship that was formed in 1997 by ODHA's Professional Development Council to honor the memory of Lois Whitford. Lois was a very influential leader within Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

This scholarship is offered annually in the spring to the graduating dental hygiene students and is based on the submission of an essay selected by a committee of former students of Lois Whitford.

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