Call for Abstracts

Best Scientific Abstract Award

$500 (USD) monetary prize & plaque

Supported by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) this award is designed to recognize the individual submitting the best scientific abstract, either for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. All areas related to dental hygiene and oral health are eligible.


Please review the following guidelines and resources before submitting your abstract.

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation during the upcoming global dental hygiene conference in Ottawa, Canada, hosted by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice (NCDHRP). Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster research sessions. The goals of the research sessions are to:

  1. Share original dental hygiene research with colleagues.
  2. Identify topics of common interest to foster collaborative research efforts.
  3. Explore new ideas for furthering dental hygiene research efforts.
  4. Assess how the presented research supports dental hygiene research agendas.

Abstracts should present data with the potential to advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge. (See ADHA's and CDHA's national dental hygiene research agendas.)

The deadline to submit an abstract is March 31, 2017.

Please note that abstracts in progress may be accepted provisionally; final abstracts with data must be submitted no later than June 30, 2017.

If you have questions contact:

Paula Benbow
Manager of Health Policy
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich
Associate Director
National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice