Irene Navarre Dental Hygiene Student Award

Irene Navarre was a major contributor to the field of Dental Hygiene. She helped start the New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Associations and devoted her life to promoting dental hygiene science and integration in dental offices. She was a founder of the University of New Mexico’s dental hygiene program over 50 years ago.

Irene Navarre established the Navarre Dental Hygiene Award to recognize students with outstanding clinical and patient management skills and leadership potential.