Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Please read full rules as there have been a few minor changes from last years successful scavenger hunt!

NOTE! If you plan to participate, you need to send me an email with your team member names (full name of the student), your school and your team name. You may change your team name at a later date should you choose, however I'll need to know if you're entering the hunt. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to let me know the above three details.

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The Prizes

Grand Prize
The scavenger hunt mission winning team members will receive TWO free DHS Seminarsadmissions valued "up to" $399 per person for your group members on your team for the duration of the seminar. DHSeminars is the nations largest, most attended and best seminar to review for your dental hygiene national boards. In addition, each member will receive 1(one) free short sleeve dental tee shirt, (1) Dental Hygiene sweatshirt and (1) Board Review CD for each student up to 3 possible team members. Value of Grand prize - up to$1,100

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2nd Place prize
The team that comes in 2nd place will receive TWO 50% off Admissions to a DHSeminars board review valued at half price of the cost of a DHSeminars board review. This will be half price of the non-student discount of $399 per person. This prize is awarded based on 50% off the original $399 registration fee. This means each team member on the winning team will be responsible for $199.50 of the admission cost to attend the seminar. As a 2nd place winner of the competition, the class discount offered by DHSeminars no longer applies. In addition, each team member will recieve 1(one) free short sleeve dental tee shirt, (1) Dental Hygiene sweatshirt and (1) Board Review CD for each student up to 3 possible team members. Value of Grand prize - - up to $420.00.

3rd and 4th Place prize 
Each team member on each of the 2 groups who win 3rd and 4th place will receive 1(one) free short sleeve dental tee shirt and (1) Board Review CD (up to 3 team members). . Value of 3rd and 4th prize up to $145 total each.

5th - 6th Place prize 
Each team member will receive 1(one) free short sleeve dental tee shirt. Value of 5th-6th prize is up to $60 for each team.

The rules

Deadline: December 17th, 2013 at midnight. (Photos and video must be turned in BY that time and in my possession).

NOTE: DHSeminars Board Review Seminars are popular and it's best to register early for them yourself. The winners of this contest will be notified and reimbursed their full or half admission price if they have already paid for an admission! Otherwise they will receive a credit equivalent to their winning amount.  If you choose to not register, we can not guarantee there will be space at the seminar location of your choice, that's why we suggest you pre-register for them. If you are a winner of 1st or 2nd place then a refund check will be awarded to you at the seminar you attend.

A) All photographs must be submitted to Andy Codding, RDH by either email or sent through a website that allows transfering large files (I can help with this if you are having trouble emailing/sending them).

If emailing pictures please email those to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  I will notify you near the deadline date to confirm what I have for your team.

You are welcome to send the photos via email in multiple emails or if you need to send a file that is larger than what email allows then you can use this website to send me larger files - Use my email address of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

B) All students must be in their senior year of hygiene school and eligible to take the next national board exam in 2014. This is for US students only.

C) There must be between 2-4 students in your group. If you have a 4 student team, then 3 students need to appear in every mission photograph and video, if you have a 3 student team then two students need to appear. A team with two students also means that each of the two show up in every mission, video, photograph. If you choose to have two members then bring along someone who can help photograph your missions or ask a bystander. If you choose to have 4 members remember only 2 board review admissions are being awarded so you can opt to split the full admission price for the 3rd and 4th member. If 4 are in a group, you CAN take turns being in photographs, HOWEVER 2 must appear in every picture and again, only 2 prizes will be awarded. If there are any questions concerning this please contact me. 

D) All pictures must also have a clear legible sign or paper being held up in the photo saying “AndyRDH,” “We love”, etc…. Be creative. (hint..such as T-shirts, face paint, tattoos, etc can also be made) No exceptions will be made to having the web site name and or "AndyRDH" in EACH picture. Extra points for creative signs are awarded at the end of the contest (up to 25 pts)

E) Scoring - Points awarded for each category will be made by Andy Codding, RDH and his web site consultants which consist of various dental hygienists and dental hygienefaculty throughout the united states.  In addition, some past scavenger hunt winners will also be judges.   In the event there is a tie for any of the prizes, Andy will not help determine the winner. In all fairness he will just ensure the website consultants follow a point system to determine who is in what final place.


Your team photos will all appear within a separate 2013-2014 Scavenger Hunt photo album on my AndyRDH Facebook Fanpage. The team with the most "likes" for the ALBUM (not individual photos) will be awarded points that will be added to your final score as follows:

Most Likes - 55 points
Second Most Likes - 40 points
Third Most Likes - 30 points
Fourth Most Likes - 20 points
The rest of the albums who have at least 1 like - 10 points

Albums will be at Your friends and family don't have to like my page... you can give them the link to your album and they can like that without being forced to like my page.


In the event of a final overal tie, there will be between 10-15 judges made of Andy's website consultants. Each judge will take those teams tied (categorized by what place they are tied for) first and rank them based on the teams open missions and overall creativity on other missions, including signs. Then points will be awarded as follows.

First Place - 5 points
Second Place - 4 points
Third Place - 3 points
Fourth Place - 2 points
Fifth Place - 1 point

Be original, risky, creative and have fun! 

F) Completing missions is at the discretion of the group members. Not all missions must be completed, but obviously the more you complete, the higher your chances of winning. 

G) By entering the contest all team members agree to the rules posted here and for photographs to become property of as well as posted on web site and my Facebook Fan Page for other competing teams to track their opponents. Once a photograph is submitted and entered - you can not resubmit another photograph to replace it once it has been posted. "Posted" means actually on the web site. If a photo was submitted and it is not yet on the site, then a new one can be turned in to replace it. Only 1-3 photos of each mission will be allowed (unless otherwise instructed such as the "floss em" mission). 


Files must be submitted in the proper format.  Each photo with corresponding mission have the filename and mission number in the file.  For instance if your team name is "Love Teeth" and you are submitting a photo for mission number 2, then you must rename the photo file to be "Love Teeth - Mission 2"   This ensures I know what mission the photo is for, and it helps me keep everything organized.  To rename a file on your computer, click on it once so it is highlighted and then hit F2 on your keyboard.  That will allow you to rename the photo anything you'd like.  Photos not in this format will not be accepted.  If you have a song or video file, please do the same thing with your team name and mission number in the file name.  I can be contacted if more help is needed. 


The missions:

1) Fletcher: All members must take a group picture with a dressed up Fletcher/Dexter (the mannequin used in school), also with some type of hat on his head. Be original. More points are awarded for creativity. 
(Value 15 points, +5 points if a one group member is kissing Fletcher on the cheek)

2) Faculty Shot: Take a picture with your program director holding a sign saying "I love" 
(Value 20 points, +2 points for every classmate that is in the picture as well. Up to 20 extra points/10 students since some schools and classes have fewer students)

3) Disclose Me: Take a group picture with each member smiling with their teeth covered in plaque disclosing solution.
(Value 15 points, +5 points total if two group members are holding an oversized toothbrush)

4 ) Security: Take a picture with some type of security personnel. 
(Value 20 points, +10 points if a policeman, +5 points if police car in background, +5 points if you can get them to floss their teeth in the photo)

5 ) Mans Best Friend: Take a picture with a dog and one member brushing his teeth. 
(Value 15 points, + 3 points for every group member, up to 2 total of 6pts extra for brushing theirs at the same time)

6 ) Plaster Caster - Find someone with a plaster cast on their leg, arm, etc and write AndyRDH on it. 
(Value 15 points)

7 ) Wash Me: You must use your finger to write AndyRDH on the back of a very dirty vehicle, with at least 1 group member in this shot.
(Value 15 points, +10 points if it’s a school bus!)

8) Sale Price: Take a picture in the dental product aisle of any store such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc with each member flossing their teeth! No, don't steal the floss there...bring your own!
(Value 15 points, +5 points if you get a customer to floss with you. +5 more if it’s a store employee)

9 ) 50-Yard Dash: Take a picture of your group flossing on the 50 yard line of any football field. 
(Value 15 points, +5 points if a member is wearing a cheerleading outfit, football jersey, football pads or a helmet. -10 points if taken at night)

10 ) The Diastema Take a group picture in the mall in front of the Gap store. The store name must be clearly visible in the picture. 
(Value 15 points, + 5 points if you can get an employee in the picture)

11) Floss em – Group members should stand on the corner of a busy intersection with traffic easily visible holding a poster board sign that says “Only floss the teeth you want to keep!”
(Value – 25 points, + 5 points for every picture of you giving a floss free sample to cars either stopped or going by.. up to 40 extra points can be awarded for this. Please.. no interstates or dangerous areas..and don't step out into traffic! I take no responsibility for toes run over. :-) )

12) The Need for Speed - Take a picture of your group standing with as many different speed limit signs as you can, ranging from 5mph-70mph in 5 mpg increments (5, 10, 15, etc..) Sign must be in photo and one group member must be flossing! Be safe! Also if your state does have legally have a speed limit of 70 mph or above, you will be given full credit. Just be sure to notify me and I'll verify that it's true.
(+5 points for every mph sign photo. +5 if you have all 14!)

13) Stop That Taxi -Take your group photo with a taxi driver and his cab. Driver must be in cab with window rolled down.
(+10 points. +5 if cabbie is a woman, +5 more if cabbie is flossing)

14) The Great Pumpkin - Carve a pumpkin with a dental theme! Be creative! One photo must be in daylight and one in the dark with the pumpkin lit up. Multiple pumpkins can be used, however it only affects the creativity in the event of a tie at the end of the scavenger hunt.
(+ 20 points, +5 points if a group member is all dressed up!)

15) Water Scrubs - Take your picture wearing scrubs and jumping in some body of water. There must be a photo of you in the water to prove you really jumped in.  (Pool, lake, ocean, etc. Must be at least waist deep) The sign does not have to be in your hand, but must be in the background somehow by having someone hold it or having it against something to prop it up.  
(+25 points. +5 more points if flossing at the same time, +15 points if there is a video submitted of you jumping, or +5 points if there is a picture of you in mid air jumping off diving board, side of pool, rocks, etc. )

16) Famous Flosser - Take your group picture with someone dressed up as someone famous. This can be any type of dressed up character such as Snoopy, Ronald McDonald, Charlie Brown, or someone dressed as Elvis, Barbie, etc. This does NOT count Santa Claus (see mission 19).  This must be a person dressed up, not a statue, mannequin or animal.
(+10 points. +5 more if everyone (including character) is flossing)

17) Tooth Tattoo - Get a airbrush tattoo, use body paint, marker, washable markers, or anything else to draw on yourself or team member saying I ♥  (+20 points, + extra points for creativity)

18) Sweet Tooth – Make a cake into a dental theme. Shapes, decorations, frosting, toppings, etc. Any size is acceptable but be creative! 
(+25 points, +20 for pictures of your group having a messy cake fight afterwards!)

19) Tis’ the Season - Take a group photo with Santa Claus. Santa should be flossing and the sign must be clearly visible in the photo. 
(+20 points, +10 more if it is in a mall)

20)  Stiff Flosser - Take a photo of you in the display window of any store flossing a mannequins teeth while still showing your team sign. Photo must be taken on the outside of the window.  (+20 points, + extra points for creativity)

21) Open Mission - This is your chance to show your wild creative side. Anything goes in this mission but remember website name must still be visible. Any type of media is accepted in this mission (videos and songs no longer than 5 minutes, or pictures)
(Value - up to 25 points with tough grading enforced!)

22) Media Open Mission II - This is your SECOND chance to show your wild creative side! Same rules as #20. Anything goes in this mission but remember website name must still be visible. Be creative!! This will only be accepted in the form of either a SONG or VIDEO. Be sure it is in a format that I can receive and the files need to be emailed. If you have trouble emailing them, contact me for personal instructions on how to send me a large file. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
(Value - up to 35 points with tough grading enforced!)

Sounds like fun doesn't it!?

Creativity is reflected as a bonus of up to 50 points and also includes sign creativity.  This will be determined by the judges and will be an AVERAGE of what they choose.   Bonus points are also added for sending in video in addition to photos.  This can be in the form of video missions, or just video of you doing the missions. 

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