In April and early May IDHA volunteers educated junior high school and high school students in both Boise and Pocatello through the Junior Achievement program. The career fair was called “Inspire to Hire.” The discussion focused on the possible career paths and roles for licensed dental hygienists: clinician, educator, research, administrator/manager, and advocate.
Locations: Idaho State University, Pocatello and Century Link Arena, Boise
Contacts: 50 students in Pocatello and 50 in Boise
Volunteers: Karla Leudtke-Alex and Kathleen Hodges in Pocatello and Susanne Jamison and Karen Dill in Boise.
Hopefully, we sparked some interest in our profession by encouraging young students to explore dental hygiene! Also, many young people were educated about our profession and oral health!.