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Public Dental Clinic of the Year nomination


What we are looking for

The Public Dental Clinic of the Year Award recognises DHSV agencies and teams working to improve the health outcomes of Victorians. Entrants should demonstrate how they bring value to patient care and how they improve the experience of their patients and/or staff members.

About your nomination

Top Tip 1: Plan what you are going to write about the nominee before you start. Find three focus points and construct around a 75 word paragraph for each.

Top Tip 2: Include relevant (and brief) statistical data to back up claims made regarding treatment and patient satisfaction outcomes at your clinic. For example, positive feedback from patients will be considered by the judging panel.

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Who can be nominated?

Any of Victoria’s public dental clinics that DHSV purchases services from, including public dental teams within metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Previous winners are not eligible for re-nomination for five years.

Who can nominate?

Dental clinics and/or teams should be responsible for their own nominations for this award.

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You can submit an award nomination for the Public Dental Clinic of the Year by completing the form below.

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Nominee details

Your details

Name of team or department



Position / organisation



Tell us about the team you are nominating

In 700 words or less*, please outline how your team/clinic has shown excellence in public dentistry.

The judging panel will take into account the following considerations in reaching their decision:

  • How the team or clinic improves the patient experience at their clinic or in the wider public dental sector
  • How the team or clinic demonstrates a population health approach encouraging external partnerships to promote community health
  • How the team or clinic supports a public dental workforce to provide high value care to patients

*Submissions exceeding the 700 word limit will be deemed ineligible.

Supporting documents

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We encourage you to include supporting documentation with your nomination. Supporting documents can include references, biographies, newspaper articles etc.

By providing these documents the panel will have a better understanding of why you think your nominee should be selected. All documentation will be retained by DHSV.

If you're unable to upload your documents or files here, please post or email awards@dhsv.org.au.

You may upload up to five supporting files. Please do not upload material larger than 5 MB.

Only the following file formats will be accepted:

  • PDF
  • Images (JPG, PNG, GIF)






Please provide two high resolution images representative of the nominated clinic. These images may be used in promotional material and at the DHSV AGM and awards presentation.