CDHA/CJDH Student Writing Competition

Congratulations to our 2022 winners:

  • Jessie Yang, Dalhousie University (best essay), “Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognition and Reporting Responsibilities of Dental Hygienists in Canada”
  • Jessica Tamrat, University of British Columbia (best literature review), “'Trans-forming' dental practice norms: Exploring transgender identity and oral health implications”

Both winning entries will be published in later 2022.

Enter our student writing competition, proudly sponsored by Philips Sonicare, and nourish the budding author in you! There are two award categories available—best essay and best literature review.

Two Award Categories • Two Winners

  • $1,500 cash prizes PLUS
  • PHILIPS Sonicare power toothbrushes
  • Essay publication in Oh Canada!
  • Literature review publication in the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene

Follow these easy steps:

  • Review the competition criteria for your chosen writing category: essay or literature review
  • Select a topic that falls under one of CDHA’s research agenda categories
  • Compose your essay or literature review (or choose something that you wrote for course credit in 2022–2023)
  • Submit your work to your program director for endorsement
  • Once endorsed by your program director, submit your work with the completed nomination form to CJDH’s scientific editor

Submission deadline: June 1, 2023

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Past CJDH Student Essay Award winners