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The District 8 Listserv provides you the opportunity to be a part of the conversation. Those who sign up are welcome to initiate or contribute to conversations with questions, comments or suggestions regarding ADHA, the profession of dental hygiene, as well as other relevant topics. District 8 is comprised of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. ADHA members and interested dental hygienists are welcome to join any of the listserves. Other Listserv groups include Constituent and Component, CLL/AS, Educators, Public Health, Social Networking and more. In addition, you may also correspond directly with the District 8 Trustee at email@example.com (more…)
Your Association needs your help!
You know how important it is that dental hygienists be representing in the legislature, but you are probably unsure how you could help. At our recent Executive board meeting, our lobbyist Ron Jensen, of Jensen Rogert Associates, explained the importance of making contact with legislative candidates BEFORE they take office. Ron has had many years of experience in Nebraska’s State Government and explained the process of how officials respond to organizations’ requests, emails, mail, etc. They go through and barely glance through items received from people they had never had contact with and they spend vital time on items from people that they have had previous communication with. As you can see, having a relationship established is crucial. Become a Contact Hygienist! (more…)
|ADHA Supports Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012
ADHA released a statement of support for Senator Bernard Sanders, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, and Congressman Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for their leadership on oral health issues by introducing the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012. Click here to read ADHA’s full news release on the legislation.
|Building Optimum Oral Health Care Teams: ADA & ADHA Annual Conference CE Program
ADHA and the American Dental Association are working in collaboration to present a continuing
education program to explore and discuss: the ramifications of our two professions’ separate
education in preparation for working together in practice; and the economic effects of the decision
to retain or not retain the dental hygienist in the private practice dental office during a recession.
Click here for more information.
|ADHA CE Course Available at
This week, ADHA’s online CE partner CDE World will launch a new course brought to you by
ADHA: “Screening for Oral Cancer,” by JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD.
Click here for more information.
|Help ADHA Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dental Hygiene|
|2013 Fiscal Funding and Alternative Dental Heath Care Provider Demonstration Grants|
|Tobacco Cessation Training Videos for Effective Motivational Interviewing
The University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry has put together two videos showing both an effective and ineffective motivational
interviewing method for tobacco cessation. Feel free to use these videos in your tobacco cessation teaching efforts.
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For more information on the Dental Hygienists’ Proposal (April 2012), click on link.
For more information on the Dental Assistant Tier Model (March 2012), click on the following link.
As healthcare providers, dental hygienists play an important role in educating uninsured patients about available health resources, such as prescription assistance programs.
One free program, Together Rx Access, sponsored by many of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies, provides eligible individuals and families with immediate and meaningful savings on prescription products right at their neighborhood pharmacies.
New guidelines show that preventive antibiotics for routine dental visits are not necessary for most people and may do more harm than good.
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Chicago—March 1, 2007— The Washington Post, on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, reported that a twelve-year-old boy in the Washington D.C. area, Deamonte Driver, had died of complications resulting from an untreated dental abscess, after bacteria from the untreated tooth had spread to his brain.
Find Your Local Component
Welcome to the Nebraska Dental Hygienists' Association website. Please consider this site as your "go to" source for continuing education offerings, job listings, legislative updates, networking, special events, and volunteering opportunities. This is a wonderful and exciting time for our profession. Please join me in celebrating 100 years of the Dental Hygiene Profession!
Just as each of us have been created and blessed with varieties of gifts, services, and activities, so too has our profession! I am constantly in awe of the amazing things that fellow hygienists are accomplishing. Things that I never even imagined are being accomplished by hygienists across the nation, across our great state of Nebraska, and within our own communities. We are a profession filled with passionate, intelligent, innovative thinkers. One hundred years from now, our profession will look and be very different from today because of the courage of those who dared to get involved, to think outside the box, and to not be afraid to try!
The hygienists who have come before us were visionary and came together to bring our profession to the point we are now. We need to continue to grow our profession by seizing opportunities to actively engage in our profession. Once again I want to encourage people to volunteer and become involved with NDHA!
I personally invite all dental hygiene friends and colleagues to join me in “Celebrating Our Past: Embracing Our Future” this year as an association.
Lisa Moravec, BSDH, MSDH, PHRDH,
NDHA President 2013-2014