Cathryn Carboon wins IFDH Award

Cathryn Carboon lines up with her fellow fundraisers

It is with great pride that the DHAA can announce that our very own own Cathryn Carboon has been awarded first place in the 2016 IFDH Social Responsibility Awards.

This is a much-deserved recognition of the hard work that Cathryn and the Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles program does in the community.

Cathryn manages the oral health promotion and fluoride varnish program in public schools in Victoria and NSW. She is passionate about giving kids a brighter smile!

The award also validates the support the DHAA has been able to provide for this socially responsible program.

Please join us in congratulating Cathryn for her achievement. It’s great to see all her hard work and dedication receiving the respect that it deserves.

About the IFDH

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) has a mission to unite dental hygiene associations from around the world in their common cause of promoting dental health. Very close to the Federation’s heart is the plight of the needy and improving their access to quality oral health.

This passion lead the IFDH and the Global Child Dental Fund have launch an annual project that recognised hygienists and student hygienists that voluntarily participated in projects that benefit disadvantaged children.

About the award

Projects are uploaded to the GCDF Dental Electives e-depository website and the top three are judged by three judges: Hyewon Lee, GCDFund Consultant; Wanda Fedora and Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, both from the IFDH Executive Council.

There is one winner, who receives a cash prize of $3,000 and two runner-up prizes of $1,000.


2016 Winners

1st Place: Sun Smiles by Cathryn Carboon, Australia
2nd Place: Gift from the Heart by Bev Wood, Canada

3rd Place: Endless Mission by Hitomi Arimatsu, Japan

Further information on the award can be found here.
More information about the Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles program can be found here.