Lynn Ironside Access to Care Award

The Lynn Ironside Access to Care Award recognizes an ODHA member who has made a significant contribution to increasing access to dental care for underserved patients. This award was established by ODHA in 2016 to honor Lynn Ironside for her many years of work to increase access to care for underserved patients and to advance the dental hygiene profession. Lynn’s advocacy work with ODHA led to Oregon becoming one of the first states to create an opportunity for dental hygienists to practice without the supervision of a dentist so that they could increase access to dental care for underserved patients.

This award is presented annually at the Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference. Nominations should be received by September 30th each year. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Lynn Ironside Access to Care Award Recipients

2019 – Lori Killen Aus
2018 – Karen Hall
2017 – Lisa Rowley
2016 – Lynn Ironside

To nominate an ODHA member for the Lynn Ironside Access to Care Award please click here

For more information, contact the ODHA office at [email protected]