Award of Distinction Dental Hygienists


The Sunstar Foundation is proudly partnering up again with the European Dental Hygienist Federation (EDHF)! In 2023, we have established an Award of Distinction program for dental hygienists inside EDHF’s delegate network, and we are continuing this program in 2024.


The SUNSTAR/EDHF Awards Of Distinction are established to recognize and celebrate impactful individual success stories by dental hygienists. Those success stories can be in patient care, community work, education, research; anything that has elevated the dental hygienist profession.

The Awards in a glance

Nominations for the 2024 edition will be accepted from January 15th until April 15th, 2024. Nomination only requires written answers to a set of questions (150-350 words per answer) that inquire what you – or the colleague you’re nominating – have done to elevate the dental hygiene profession within a certain category.

Cash prizes will be offered to six awards recipients each year, and the winners will be celebrated during the annual delegate meeting of the EDHF.

The Awards Of Distinction are part of a larger, global awards program. A similar program is organized in North America. Besides their objective to recognize regional individual success stories in dental hygiene, these two regional awards of distinction also act as a “qualification round” for our global World Dental Hygienist Awards (WDHA) program, as each winner will be automatically nominated for these global awards! After each edition, the SUNSTAR Foundation will be in touch with the regional winners to coordinate participation to the WDHA.

Read more about the WDHA here.