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March 7, 2016


2016 NDHA Annual Session Front Page


For two days in April, dental hygienists from across the state come together in Lincoln to take advantage of leading education programming, share ideas and learn about products applicable to everyday work life. WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

  • Up to 16 hours of continuing education available, featuring sessions delivered by nationally recognized, knowledgeable speakers
  • Attend the President’s reception where the annual awards for NDHA will be presented. This is also a great way to network with others in an upbeat atmosphere while enjoying food and drinks!
  • This year we revamped the Product presentation!
  • With an anticipated attendance of more than 300 dental hygienists, networking opportunities are plentiful!
  • Students from Iowa Western, CCC, and UNMC will have table clinics!

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, the Embassy Suites Lincoln hotel provides easy access to many of the city’s most popular attractions. The hotel offers an array of spacious and beautifully furnished suites and executive rooms. A block of rooms has been reserved for April 22-23, 2016. The discounted rate will be available until March 31st or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Contact the Embassy Suites at: 402-474-1111 or use the link below to reserve your room online.



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February 26, 2016

Speaker of the Legislature, Senator Galen Hadley, has included LB 901 as one of his twenty-five Speaker Priority Bills.  What that means is that, all things being equal, LB 901 will see floor consideration and become law this session of the Legislature.

The only caveat that needs to be added to this is that we are assuming there will be sufficient floor time for LB 901 to get to the top of the daily agenda before the session adjourns on April 13 or April 20.  The fact that LB 901 has been “worked out” by the parties involved, significantly increases its chances of making it onto the floor for consideration by the entire Legislature.

As part of the largest gathering of dental hygiene professionals in the U.S., the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will launch a charitable fun run/walk entitled In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh. Set to take place during the 2016 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 93rd Annual Session (AS), the race is designed to raise funds for ADHA’s foundation, the Institute for Oral Health (IOH), which is committed to empowering, supporting, and developing education and research opportunities for dental hygiene professionals. “The Institute for Oral Health is thrilled to host its inaugural 5K to further our mission of service, research and scholarship,” said Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH, Chair of the ADHA Institute of Oral Health.

“This event will be the highlight of the annual session, and whether you run, walk or shuffle, I invite everybody to participate in what will be the first of many memorable 5Ks to come.” Proceeds from the fun run/walk will help fund scholarships for dental hygiene students, provide research opportunities for those expanding the field of dental hygiene, and support dental hygienists who donate their services to improve access to oral health care and education in their communities. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the event as individuals or in teams. All participants will be treated to an “After Glow Party” immediately following the race.

In addition, ADHA is hosting an In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun Song Contest on social media from Feb. 22 through March 7. The song with the most votes by the end of the contest will be crowned the anthem of this year’s race. “The In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun is an exciting way to engage students, exhibitors, friends, alumni, states, corporate sponsors and districts, all running or walking together for a great cause,” said ADHA CEO Ann Battrell. “With more funds, IOH can increase its presence nationwide and continue to do great work in the field of oral health.”

For 5K registration information, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/ADHARunWalk2016. To join in the race excitement and stay updated, please follow the ADHA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #IOH5K.

President’s Welcome

Thank you for visiting the website for the Nebraska Dental Hygienists Association (NDHA), a constituent of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA). I am Karen Fiala, this year’s NDHA President.

Our website is full of current and vital information important to Nebraska Hygienists, but you will also find many other important resources and links to the most up-to-date national news as well. Feel free to click around and get to know our site. If you are a member of ADHA/NDHA be sure to create an account to get access to areas of the site that are privileged for members.

Your membership is vital to NDHA. With you support, we are able to offer top grade Continued Education Programs, a chance to Help by volunteering and great opportunities to Meet and Network with colleagues and other professionals.

We at NDHA want you to succeed and to love the work you do. Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding membership or ways you can contribute to your profession and association.

Lets raise our rinse cups to a prosperous year for Dental Hygiene in Nebraska!
Working Together, moving Upward and Soaring into the future.

With Love,
Karen Fiala RDH