Upcoming Events

2015 Fall CE Session

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Friday, October 23, 2015 Fall CE Session

For information on the 2015 Fall CE Session click here: 2015 NDHA Fall CE Brochure

2016 Annual Session

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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


ADHA Invites NDHA Members to Your National Professional Meeting
June 8-14, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

Visit www.adha.org/annual-session for more information.



Recent News

October 2, 2015

There is a new vacancy of our #2 delegate position effective October 1, 2015. Erin Haley will be appointing someone to fill this position, as stated in the bylaws this person should have past board experience and/or served as a delegate chair. Erin will make the appointment for board approval by October 10, 2015.

I hope that this email finds you all in good health and good spirits. I wanted to only take a moment of your time to inform you of what the NDHA board has been working on, on your behalf.

The board has been diligently working on your behalf to plan the fall session set to take place in Grand Island on October 23, 2015. There are sites available in Scottsbluff, Lincoln, and Omaha if you are unable to attend in person in Grand Island. I invite you to attend and receive valuable continuing education.

Annual session plans are underway, and we already have a great line up of nationally known speakers to present continuing education courses. Mark your calendars for April 22-23, 2016 to be held at the Embassy suites in Lincoln, NE.

The board completed parliamentary procedure training this summer at our annual leadership workshop held in Grand Island this summer. The board had the opportunity to learn how to use Robert’s Rules of Order to help facilitate more productive meetings from a professional certified parliamentarian.

It has been brought to the attention of the NDHA Board that the budget has not been presented to the general membership, therefore the board decided to place the NDHA budget assumptions on the member only website available for viewing prior to the fall session membership meeting. Our treasurer will be giving a brief report and overview of the financial health of NDHA. Please take the time to log into the member protected area on the website to view the document prior to the fall session general membership meeting. Log in at www.nedha.org_lf you need assistance please contact us at our association headquarters at (402) 761-2216 for log in instructions.

We are expecting to receive a new charter agreement sent from ADHA. The board will decide how to proceed with the new charter agreement. This agreement is required in order for NDHA to remain compliant with national headquarters. This is to ensure the longevity of every constituent of ADHA and to make certain we are following best business practices for the times.

The board is also looking for any past board members or delegate chairs that may be interested in completing a delegate term. There will be an election at fall session for one delegate and one alternate delegate.

However, effective October 1, 2015 our #2 Delegate position will be vacant. In keeping with the bylaws an individual can be appointed to fulfill the remaining 2 yr term, this individual must be a past board member or a past delegate chair. Please contact me at haley.erinndha@gmail.com to submit names for this appointment and to be considered for board approval.

Please contact us if you or anyone that may be interested in donating their talents and time to NDHA and become a delegate. The appointed delegate will need to attend district discussions via webinar along with the ADHA CLL located in Pittsburgh June 2016.

The ADHA CLL early registration is open now, register today!

Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you at fall session!

We are better Together!

Erin Haley RDH, MS, PHRDH, OM


August 7, 2015

All-new ADHA Members-only website supplies more tools, makes it easier to sign up members!

Next week, the ADHA is launching an incredibly robust and improved members-only website. What does this mean for you? This new site will help officers in a number of ways. We’ve made the application easier to complete, and you can now easily enroll new members at meetings and events via smartphone, tablet or laptop. Plus new members can select a quarterly or annual payment with a simple click of a button. They no longer have to call the ADHA to enroll!

The new site also provides members with more ways to connect easily with their state. One new feature that all state presidents should be aware of is the contact your state leader area of the profile page. Once logged in, members will see their  current Constituent President’s name and email.  Please be prepared to check your email and distribute member questions as needed. Also included is their state website address – which gives members an easy way to reach you, find out what is going on in your state and how they can get involved.

As the ADHA highlights the features of this exciting new site [ http://www.adha.org/resources-docs/New_Members_Site_Sneak_Peek_Presenation.ppt ]  through its own promotional outlets, we encourage you to showcase the new site to your members as well. Whether in a member newsletter, email campaign, social media platform or state or component website, we need you to help spread the word about just how beneficial and useful this new website will be.

In addition, encourage and remind your members that when they log in to the new website, they should complete their profile – and encourage others to do so as well. The more members who participate in the directory, the better it will serve as a networking tool for all.

Stay tuned for additional updates specific to officers such as state-leader-specific content, new updates to the site, and much more. To learn more about the new and enhanced online join features, please click here [ http://www.adha.org/resources-docs/Online_Join.ppt ] !

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July 31, 2015

ADHA new websiteComing this August, ADHA will release its NEW members-only website!  After listening to member feedback, the new ADHA website will offer new exciting ways to network with colleagues, easier navigation, paperless payments, members only content, and more!  Stay up to date with our exciting profession and stay connected!  Stay tuned!


July 10, 2015

 brieCongratulations to Brie Mickelson RDH, BSDH delegate, and institute for oral health liaison for exceeding the goal for NDHA fundraising for the institute for oral health.








Pat_Brinkman_FaltersmallCongratulations Pat Brinkman-Falter RDH, BSDH, MS, COM Winner of the Irene Newman award sponsored by Colgate, for extraordinary advancement of the art and science of dental hygiene.






Pat Brinkman-Falter

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

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

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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