2024 National Conference

Student Project Exhibit

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Submission deadline: June 30, 2024, 11:59 pm ET

New Offering!

CDHA is pleased to launch the 2024 Student Project Exhibit in celebration of dental hygiene student excellence. We invite dental hygiene students and graduates of accredited Canadian dental hygiene programs to submit a creative project implemented during the 2022–2024 academic period. Submitted projects will be showcased and judged by a panel of reviewers during the CDHA’s 2024 national conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Getting Started

Review the Student Project Exhibit Rules (en français) to ensure your project application is eligible.

Submission Requirements

  • Be a current CDHA student member enrolled in an accredited Canadian dental hygiene program or be a current CDHA member who has graduated from an accredited Canadian dental hygiene program on or after January 1, 2024
  • Project must be the original work of the student or team of students (maximum of four students/graduates)
  • One submission will be accepted per individual or team
  • At least one individual entrant per exhibit must be present during the judging period on Thursday, October 17, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Project must be displayed using a tri-fold poster board or laid out on the provided table with any other supporting resources or material
  • Project must be an activity, intervention or educational session that was implemented during the 2022–2024 academic period and addresses the assessed needs of a targeted population

Note: A maximum of two (2) projects per school and a maximum of forty (40) project exhibits will be accepted.

Judging Criteria

  • Relevance
  • Representation/project description/statement of purpose and goals
  • Evidence-informed nature of content
  • Visual appeal/originality


A total of $500 cash prizes will be awarded. First and second place winners will receive $250 and $150, respectively, and the People’s Choice Award winner will receive $100.

Let your ideas shine! Apply now (Faites demande dès maintenant) for the new Student Project Exhibit!

Important Dates

  • June 30, 2024, 11:59 pm ET: Deadline for applications
  • July 15, 2024: Confirmation of acceptance to submitters
  • August 30, 2024: Deadline to submit your non-refundable registration fee
  • October 17, 2024: Student Project Exhibit set up and mandatory presence
  • October 17 and 18, 2024: Student Project Exhibit showcase

For more information, contact Sylvie Martel.