March 6, 2013
District XII Trustee Update March 6, 2013
by Lancette VanGuilder, RDH
It’s hard to believe that we are only 3 months away from the biggest dental hygiene celebration in history! The ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning/Annual Session is sure to be a hit in Boston in June. So far, there are already 1, 543 attendees registered! The expected attendance should reach 3,000 that will include hygienists, students and exhibitors from across the US, and the globe. Please encourage your peers to take advantage of the early bird registration fee that is available until May 13, 2013. Our district, DXII, received recognition for record breaking numbers of people already register to attend. Kudos to Washington State for already having 70 people registered! The hotel has sold out for Wednesday, June 19 and Sunday, June 23rd only. There are plenty of rooms still available for the session. Only a few of the hands- on CE courses have sold out. You can always register now and add CE or events at a later time to save money! The black-tie Institute for Oral Health/Presidential Gala will be a highlight of the session, as well as the Keynote Speakers-Geena Davis, Erin Brockovich and Debbie Reynolds. With the celebrity speakers, a formal gala, world class CE courses and exhibits, you sure don’t want to miss out on being a part of the celebration of our profession! Read the rest of the update....
JAnuary 8, 2013
Falling Short: Most States Lag On Dental Sealants
by The PEW Center on the States
Dental care remains the greatest unmet health need among U.S. children, especially
for low-income children, who are
almost twice as likely to develop cavities as their middle-class and wealthy peers. More than 15 million Medicaid-enrolled children did not see a dentist in 2010.
June 28, 2012
The American Dental Hygienists' Association Responds to PBS Frontline's 'Dollars and Dentists'
The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) applauds PBS's Frontline for its special, 'Dollars and Dentists,' a program addressing the "broken nature" of the current dental care system in the United States.
Dental hygienists’ roles must be expanded in Idaho
by Elizabeth Nies | Idaho Business Review
Idahoans lack access to oral health care now. The Surgeon General’s report, Oral Health in America, identifies vulnerable populations including children, women, elderly, racial and ethnic groups, low income groups, special needs groups and residents of rural areas. Idahoans are certainly represented in these vulnerable populations.
October 18, 2011
Cleaning Teeth for Credit
by Julie Wootton | Times-News
The College of Southern Idaho’s dental clinic looks much like any dentist’s office. There’s one key difference — students are the ones performing the dental work.
July 6, 2011
ADHA Announces Recipient of 2011 ADHA/Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award sponsored by Hu-Friedy—Monica Colleen Stephenson, RDH, BS
APRIL 28, 2011
If you join ISDA you lose your vote in deciding the future of your profession.
One of the principles of a representative form of government is the theory of one person, one vote representation. Ideally, as outlined in the Supreme Court ruling in Reynolds v. Sims, all districts would be of equal size from a population standpoint and when you voted for your “representative” he or she would allow you to have an equal voice in all subsequent proceedings as all others in that particular political subdivision or organization. Read More...
April 13, 2011
The Hygiene Trio Sisters
by Annemarie Mannion, Contributing Writer | Dental Products Report
Three sisters joined the dental hygiene profession for opposing reasons at different times; however, all three share a common goal to provide their patients with the best preventive care possible.
JANUARY 4, 2011
Legislation would give dental hygienists more leeway in treating patients
by Anne Wallace Allen | Idaho Business Review
Idaho's dental hygienists will ask lawmakers this year for more freedom in how they practice their trade.
October 3, 2010
ADHA is now accepting award nominations