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​Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists

Our Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists is open for nominations for young dentists who have made a significant contribution to the profession. 

The Award is named in honour of Joy Harrild, an inspirational young dentist and BDA Young Dentist Committee member, whose life was tragically cut short by a car accident in 2016.

​Or you can download the nomination form and return it to us.

Eligibility criteria for the Joy Harrild Award

  1. Nominees must be BDA members
  2. Be within 10 years post-qualification
  3. Have made a significant contribution to the profession meeting at least two of the following criteria:
      • Have made a significant contribution to the profession
      • Have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to continued training and professional development
      • Have raised the profile of dentistry
      • Have made a contribution to the BDA
      • Have made a positive contribution to wider society through ‘good works’; working with a charity, their local community, or work abroad.
      • Have demonstrated professional or clinical leadership qualities

Deadline for nominations

Nominations for the next round close on 30 April 2019.


Any questions?

Please get in touch with our BDA Young Dentists Committee secretary

BDA Honours and Awards

Nominees will also be considered for the BDA Honours and Awards programme.

Please note that current members of the BDA’s Young Dentists Committee members are not eligible for nomination.



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