CJDH Student Essay Award

The winner of the 2020 Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene Student Essay Award competition, proudly sponsored by PHILIPS Sonicare, is Mystica Lopez de Leon, a fourth-year student at the University of British Columbia. Congratulations Mystica!

Mystica’s essay, “Barriers to environmentally sustainable initiatives in oral health care clinical settings,” will be published in the October 2020 issue of the journal. She will also receive a $1,500 cash prize and a PHILIPS Sonicare power toothbrush.

Because of the very high quality of the essays received this year, the journal chose to confer three honourable mentions for the first time. Congratulations Bianka Bernath (UBC), Whitney Patterson (University of Manitoba), and Yara Abou Fayeh (UBC)!

Thank you to all of the students who submitted essays this year. The 2020–2021 competition will open soon, so stay tuned!

Past CJDH Student Essay Award winners