World Dental Hygienist Awards


The Sunstar Foundation has established the World Dental Hygienist Awards to recognize dental hygienists who have made significant contributions to the dental hygiene field. For example, in research, education, patient care, public health, or the general public.

The Awards in a glance

Together with two regional awards of distinction – in Europe, North America – the World Dental Hygienist Awards form a unique awards program designed to celebrate dental hygienists all over the world. They are presented every two years at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH). The awards consist of a trophy, cash prizes, and reimbursement for participation and travel to the ISDH.

The 2024 awards edition is now closed, and winners will be announced soon and celebrated in an Award Ceremony during the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) in Seoul in July 2024.

The 2026 edition of the World Dental Hygienists Award will start accepting applications in January 2025. If you are from Europe or North-America, you can apply to the Regional Awards of Distinction Dental Hygienists. Learn more!

Be recognized internationally! Enhance your career! Share your knowledge and expertise! Network with colleagues from around the world!

How to apply