Upcoming Events

CCC Dental Hygiene Alumni Association CEU Event




September 18, 2015

Quality Inn – Grand Island, NE

See Flyer for more details! September 18 CEU flyer PDF

NNDHA Component Meeting – Thursday, May 21st




Thursday, May 21 – 6:30 p.m.

Central Community College, Columbus, NE

Check out the flyer for more information!













Miles for Smiles – MAY 9



The first annual Miles for Smiles will take place Saturday, May 9th at Lake Zorinsky in Omaha.  This is a charity run/walk with donations going to the Boys and Girls Club of Omaha.  Money raised at this event will go towards improving children’s oral health through the efforts of the One World Community Health Clinic.

Contact information: 

Miles for Smiles



2016 Annual Session

Save the Date!

2016 Annual Session

April 22-23, 2016 (Embassy Suites – Downtown Lincoln, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE  68508)
ROOM RATE:  $154 per room; Individual reservations may be made by calling the Hotel Reservations Department at 402-474-1111. [Room block expires March 13, 2016

Recent News

May 29, 2015

The HYPAC Challenge 2015 is ON ~

Please Make a Difference for Dental Hygiene’s Future

The annual HYPAC Challenge – HYPAC’s premier fundraising event – is in full
swing! HYPAC is a group of ADHA members who voluntarily pool resources,
through financial contributions and grassroots involvement, to support
candidates for federal office who support the interests of dental hygienists
and our patients. The HYPAC Challenge is a ‘friendly’ competition among
ADHA’s 12 districts, with recognition for the district that brings in the
highest amount of donations.

PLEASE help our District WIN the challenge! ADHA Members may contribute
online using the HYPAC website, http://hypac.adha.org. The website requires
members to login with a username and password. The username is your email
address on file with ADHA Member Services Division. The password is HYPAC.

Open the ADHA website http://hypac.adha.org and donate something -
everything helps build momentum $10 – $20 – $30 – $50 – anything please,
thank you so much! The Challenge began on May 1, 2015, and continues until
the close of the Second House of Delegates (HOD) at the ADHA’s 92nd Annual
Session on Monday, June 22, 2015. The winner of the Challenge will be
announced at the Third HOD. Attending colleagues are encouraged to
contribute during the Center for Lifelong Learning at the Annual Session at
the HYPAC Booth located in the ADHA Community Center on the exhibition

AND check out the “swag” for those who contribute at the referenced levels!
I plan to get some – how about YOU?? :) The first 100 ADHA members to
contribute $100 or more will receive a limited-edition 2015 HYPAC
commemorative pin! Donations of $125 or more also receive an ADHA HYPAC
gift bag while supplies last!

If you have any questions about HYPAC or the HYPAC Challenge, please contact
hypac@adha.net or 312-440-8914.

Contributions to HYPAC are strictly voluntary. Refusal to contribute may be
done without reprisal. Annual contributions exceeding $200 will be reported
to the Federal Election Commission as required by law. Contributions are not
tax-deductible as a charitable contribution for federal or state tax

May 21, 2015

Congratulations to Wanda Cloet and Central Community College for your published article in the ADHA Access Magazine! The article discusses how CCC hosted 5 international students to experience our American dental hygiene education for a while this past school year. Wanda illustrated the benefits of connecting with other dental hygiene programs at the international level. You can find the article on page 10 of the May issue of Access Magazine. It is great to see our members submitting to national newsletters and putting Nebraska in the news.


Heather Hessheimer, RDH, MS

NDHA Awards Chair

May 12, 2015




Thursday, May 21 – 6:30 p.m.

Central Community College, Columbus, NE

Check out the flyer for more information!













April 8, 2015

Click on the link below to view the PHAN April Member Spotlight featuring NDHA member Terry Krohn, RDH, BS, M. Ed.

PHAN April Member Spotlight (more…)

March 15, 2015

Please note the legislative update regarding LB80. We need members to reach out to their Senators as soon as possible. Find your Senator’s contact information by clicking on the following link: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_find.php

December 16, 2014

Dear Nebraska Dental Hygienist,

I am writing to let you know that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Licensing department has placed a new reporting form on their web site that all Registered Dental Hygienists with their Public Health Authorization must fill out and submit to the Licensing Department by January 31, 2015 in order to keep their license in good standing.  Even if you did not use you Public Health License this year you must fill out the form and submit that information.  This is part of the requirements that were put forth when we received our authorization however there was no reporting form provided by DHHS  up until now to help monitor how the public health license was affecting access to care in Nebraska. 

Here is the link DHHS has provided for us to use to locate the form- http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dental_index.aspx  .  Please use this link to download the form (which is in an Excel format) and the instruction form (which is a PDF file).  I have tested the form and it is easy to understand after reading the instruction file.  

Thank you for giving this your prompt attention and helping to provide access to care here in the state of Nebraska!


Julie Niles RDH, PHRDH

NDHA President

September 4, 2014


Comparing Real and Perceived Effectiveness of Calculus Removal and Operator Preference of Magnetostrictive and Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Instruments: A Pilot Study


This study focuses on Registered Dental Hygienists’ perceptions of two different ultrasonic instruments in terms of calculus removal.

Any subject wishing to participate will be required to utilize a piezoelectric and magnetostrictive ultrasonic device on typodont teeth; all instruments and typodont teeth will be provided by the researchers.  No compensation will be provided to any subject.

A maximum of one visit will be required with the maximum time of one hour used for said visit.

This study will take place at the UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. Final dates of study will be determined in the near future.

Please call 402.472.1956 or

email Amanda.clark@unmc.edu with any questions

Download information here: RESEARCH+-+UNMC+Flyer+Final+

July 31, 2014

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Registration at 8:00 • Fun Run/Walk begins at 9:00

Chalco Hills Recreational Area

8901 S. 154th St., Omaha, NE 68138


For more information click here: OCF Flyer.indd

November 7 and 8, 2014

Location: The Center For People In Need in Lincoln, NE.   

3901 N. 27th St. #1,  Lincoln, NE  68521.

All patients will be pre-screened and an appointment time (morning or afternoon) will be scheduled on November 7 or 8, 2014.   All dental care will be rendered at no fee, and the patient will be counseled on where to find an affordable dental home to prevent further dental problems.  We plan on caring for 500 to 600 needy patients.  We cannot take walk-ins, so no advertising will be done.   Patients will be assessed by dentists at Lincoln’s Clinic With a Heart, People’s City Mission Dental Clinic, and The Center For People In Need  and given an appointment time.  We will begin screening the patients to be treated in September of this year.

We plan on running the clinic each day from 8:00 until 5:00.  Patients will be asked to arrive at 7:00 a.m. for the morning session and 12:00 for the afternoon session.  Health histories will already be completed, radiographs (if needed) will be taken, BP, HR,  and etc. will also be assessed.  There will be no waiting in line all night; everything is indoors at The Center For People In Need.

I need to know if you are interested in participating again this year.   I will be coordinating the volunteers.  Please let me know of your interest by sending me an email at the following address:


Let me know of the day(s) you can help out.  I will keep a data base of all the volunteers for the Mini-MOM 2014 and communicate accordingly.   Thanks so much, everyone.  I look forward to another fun and meaningful event for the patients and volunteers alike.

Jim Jenkins, D.D.S., Co-chair, Nebraska Mini-MOM

July 29, 2014

Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer

By: Eva Grayzel

Overview of Common Oral Lesions

By: Kathy Hannon, RDH, BS

Friday, September 12, 2014

Quality Inn & Conference Center

7383 S Hwy 281, Grand Island, NE 68803

For more information download the brochure here: Sept. 12 ,2014 CEU

Find Your Local Component

President’s Welcome

Hello my fellow dental hygienists. Thank you for visiting the website of the Nebraska Dental Hygienists Association, a constituent of the American Dental Hygienists Association. My name is Erin Haley and I am the current President of the Nebraska Dental Hygienists Association.

This website is here to help you succeed as a primary healthcare provider. I would like to invite you to peruse the entire website. There is information here for you to use to succeed in obtaining your public health certification, opportunities to obtain continuing education, and information regarding legislative events, along with so much more.

If you are visiting this site for the first time and are a non-member, I invite you to consider joining and becoming a professional member. The fast paced world of dentistry is changing daily. As the leading professional organization for the dental hygienist, the American Dental Hygienists Association is at the forefront of changes in dentistry nationwide. The American Dental Hygienists Association and the Nebraska Dental Hygienists Association is here to give you the resources you need to succeed. We believe in helping the dental hygienist achieve their full potential as they seek to improve the health of Nebraskans. We will support you in your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral healthcare and to promote dental hygiene education. We also support licensure and practice in Nebraska by representing your legislative interests to the Nebraska State Legislature.

I invite you to join the community of your peers to help you obtain the knowledge, insight and opportunities that are needed to advance your dental hygiene career; WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER.

If you are a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, I sincerely thank you for your membership. If there is something you are looking for and are unable to find what you are looking for here, I encourage you to contact us directly. We are a membership services organization and we are here for you. Without your membership this website and all it has to offer would not be possible.

Thank you so very much for your support, and remember…WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER! I look forward to seeing you at our next Nebraska Dental Hygienist Association event.

Erin Haley RDH, MS, PHRDH, OM
NDHA President

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