CJDH Research Award

The Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH) Research Award celebrates outstanding scholarship and the important role of Canadian dental hygiene research in building the knowledge base and guiding the practice of the dental hygiene profession.  This annual award is given in two categories: the best original research article and the best literature review published in the journal in the previous volume year. All eligible articles are evaluated by a panel of three experts selected by the journal’s scientific editor. The winning authors and articles are announced formally in the October issue of CJDH, and the awards are presented at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s biennial national conference.

The winners of the 2016 CJDH Research Award for best original research article are Susanne Sunell, Joanna Asadoorian, Cynthia C Gadbury-Amyot, and Heather C Biggar for their article entitled “Competencies for Canadian baccalaureate dental hygiene education: A Delphi study, Part 2,” which was published in the October 2015 issue of the journal (Can J Dent Hyg 2015;49[3]:101-114).

The winner of the 2016 CJDH Research Award for best literature review is Elizabeth L Cavin for her article entitled “Culturally safe oral health care for Aboriginal peoples in Canada,” which was published in the February 2015 issue of the journal (Can J Dent Hyg 2015;49[1]:21-28).

Past CJDH Research Award winners

  • Best Original Research Article - 2015: Schroth RJ, Wilson A, Prowse S, Edwards JM, Gojda J, Sarson J, Harms L, Hai-Santiago K, Moffatt MEK. Looking back to move forward: Understanding service provider, parent, and caregiver views on early childhood oral health promotion in Manitoba, Canada. Can J Dent Hyg. 2014;48(3):99‒108.
  • Best Literature Review - 2015: Khan A, Laronde DM. Waterpipe smoking: A “healthy” alternative to cigarettes or a health hazard in disguise? Can J Dent Hyg. 2014;48(1):27‒33.
  • CDHA Outstanding Research Award 2013 Recipient: Susanne Sunell, Rae McFarlane, and Heather C Biggar
  • CDHA Outstanding Research Award 2012 Recipient: Dr. Joanna Asadoorian
  • CDHA Outstanding Research Award 2011 Recipient: Dr. Laura Dempster