Upcoming Events

Iowa Mission of Mercy






September 11-12, 2015

Mid America Center, Council Bluffs, IA

Learn More: http://www.iowadental.org/events_calendar/iowa_mission_of_mercy.cfm



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

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

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


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

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 ] !

American Dental Hygienists’ Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611

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

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

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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