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Program Awards

The Dental Hygiene Program presents a number of awards to honor graduating dental hygienists.

The Department of Dental Hygiene Program Clinical Excellence Award is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding clinical performance, application of knowledge in the provision of services, and delivery of total patient care.

The Philips Oral Healthcare Linda E. DeVore Professional Integrity Award is presented to the graduating senior who mirrors the dignity, civility, honesty, integrity, intellectual curiosity and responsibility epitomized by Ms. DeVore throughout her professional career as a dental hygienist, faculty member and Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene.

The Department of Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program Leadership Award is presented to a graduating degree completion student who demonstrates outstanding leadership, self-direction and potential for significant contributions to the profession.

The Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association presents an award to recognize outstanding interest and potential for active participation in the professional organization.

The Lisa Mazza Memorial Award honors a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding interest and participation in the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association and potential involvement in the Greater Baltimore Dental Hygienists’ association.

Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society Graduating seniors with GPAs in the top 20% of their class may be elected by the faculty for membership in the Sigma Phi Alpha Honorary Dental Hygienists' Society. Selection is based on service, character, and potential for professional growth.

HuFriedy Golden Scaler Award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding humanitarianism, ethical standards, devotion to the profession and clinical excellence.

Proctor and Gamble Preventive Award is presented to a graduating senior for excellence in the provision of preventive dental hygiene care.

Colgate S.T.A.R. (Student Total Achievement Recognition) Award is presented to a graduating senior who demonstrates true dedication to the dental hygiene profession, exhibits compassion in patient care, displays enthusiasm for community service and enjoys the role of dental hygienist. The winner receives a certificate, cash award and her/his name is inscribed on a plaque hanging in the Dental Hygiene Program Office.

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Award of Excellence Research Poster Competition presents a monetary award to the student(s) who win the Dental Hygiene Student Table Clinic Competition.

Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities presents an award to recognize a student with outstanding commitment to the care of patients with special needs.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry's (AAPHD) National Recognition Award for a senior dental hygiene students who has demonstrated a Special Interest/Achievement in Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health. Student award winner is receives an award certificate, one-year membership in the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

Who's Who
The Dental School Student Affairs Committee selects outstanding graduating senior students to be included in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Division of Dental Hygiene Perseverance Award recognizes a senior dental hygiene student who most exemplifies the spirit of perseverance and fortitude in the face of overwhelming obstacles before or during the course of his/her dental hygiene education.

Division of Dental Hygiene Spirit Award recognizes the senior dental hygiene student who best exemplifies the spirit of teamwork, volunteerism, participation in service to the class and kindness to fellow classmates.

Banner Carriers
Two students are selected to lead their classmates in the graduation procession.

University Honors
The University honors outstanding scholastic achievement with the University Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude) and University High Honors (Magna Cum Laude) and membership in Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Program Scholarships
The Dental Hygiene Program through the Office of Financial Aid awards the Pat Stearns Scholarship to a second semester junior student in need of financial assistance who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement; willingness to serve his/her class, school and community; dedication to the profession; and an open display of high standards of professional conduct. The scholarship award is available to the student during his/her senior year.

Other scholarships are posted by the Program and the Office of Financial Aid.

Dean's List
Students who attain a 3.5 GPA for a semester will be recognized for their achievement progress by being placed on the Dean's List.