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Star of Public Dentistry nomination


Who we are looking for

The Star of Public Dentistry Award recognises staff in the Victorian public dental sector who have gone above and beyond their roles to improve oral health. Entries should demonstrate the nominee's excellence in improving the oral health outcomes of the Victorian community.

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: If you’re a staff member, include relevant (and brief) statistical data to back up claims made regarding treatment and patient satisfaction outcomes. If you are a patient nominating an oral health professional, state your experience and the outcome of your visit(s).

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Who can be nominated?

Any person currently employed in the Victorian public dental sector, or who has been employed within the sector in the last ten years.

Nominees may be from clinical or administrative staff members who are employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Previous winners are not eligible for re-nomination for five years.

Who can nominate?

Colleagues, managers, patients or members of the community can provide nominations for this award.

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You can nominate someone for the Star of Public Dentistry Award by completing the form below.

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Nominee details

Your details



Organisation (if applicable)

Organisation (if applicable)





Tell us about the person you are nominating

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

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

  • How the nominee’s individual performance has helped to improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes
  • How the nominee has encouraged and supported other professionals in the public oral health sector

*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 Dental Health Services Victoria.

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 a high quality image of the nominated individual. This image will be used in promotional material and at the DHSV AGM and awards presentation (jpeg max 5MB).