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 2017 CJDH Research Award for best original research article are Julie Farmer, Logan McLeod, Arjumand Siddiqi, Vahid Ravaghi, and Carlos Quiñonez for their article entitled “Examining changes in income-related oral health inequality in Canada: A population-level perspective,” which was published in the June 2016 issue of the journal (Can J Dent Hyg 2016;50[2]:65–71).

The winners of the 2017 CJDH Research Award for best literature review are Jessica E Morris and Zul Kanji for their article entitled “Exploring how the quality of the client–dental hygienist relationship affects client compliance,” which was published in the February 2016 issue of the journal (Can J Dent Hyg 2016;50[1]:15–22).

Past CJDH Research Award winners

  • Best original research article — 2016: Sunell S, Asadoorian J, Gadbury-Amyot CC, Biggar HC. Competencies for Canadian baccalaureate dental hygiene education: A Delphi study, Part 2. Can J Dent Hyg. 2015;49(3):101–114.
  • Best literature review — 2016: Cavin EL. Culturally safe oral health care for Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Can J Dent Hyg. 2015;49(1):21–28.
  • 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