Sunstar Americas and RDH magazine identified the eight recipients of the 2008 Sunstar/RDH Healthy Gums, Healthy Life Award of Distinction, a group that included the first Canadian to be honored during the award's seven-year history.
Ann Foppe, a marketing director for Sunstar Americas, notified the recipients in early May after three judges moderated by RDH magazine determined the winners.
The 2008 recipients will be honored during ceremonies at the RDH Under One Roof conference in Chicago on July 31 – August 2. The award winners will also be profiled in the September 2008 issue of RDH magazine.
The award recipients are:
• Rhonda Adams, RDH, Houston, Texas
• Cate Grater, RDH, Pickering, Ontario
• Jodie Heimbach, RDH, Howell, New Jersey
• Lisa Higbee, RDH, Pocatello, Idaho
• Tammy Keller, RDH, Marion, Wisconsin
• Lisa Pense, RDH, Virginia
• Shirley Smith, RDHAP, California
• Debbie Walker, RDH, Oceanside, California
The Healthy Gums, Healthy Life Award of Distinction has 56 hygienists since its debut in 2002.
"We at RDH would like to express our thanks to Sunstar for supporting this award," said Craig Dickson, publisher of RDH. "This group of dental hygienists have used this award as a springboard to advance their professional and personal lives in their communities, state, and nationally."
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