Upcoming Events

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



2015 Annual Session

Register Now for Annual Session!

NDHA thumbnailApril 24-25, 2015

Ramada Plaza Omaha – Hotel – Convention Center | CoCo Key Water Resort

3321 South 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68124
ROOM RATE:  $99 per room; Individual reservations may be made by calling the Hotel Reservations Department at 1-888-288-4982.
[Room block expires April 7, 2015] – CoCo Key Water Resort Day Pass rate extended to Client:  $5

Access Registration form here: 2015 Attendee Brochure WEB

Recent News

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

November 8, 2013

Cheryl Springer (NDHA Member) — Article in her local newspaper.  Click on the following link:  Dental History in the Making

Deb Schardt (NDHA Member and Chair of Legislative Committee) — Interview in ADHA Access (Nov. 2013 issue, page 17).   Click on the following link:   Legislative Success

October 9, 2013

The passage of LB 484 is now legal and allows dental hygienists to apply for two separate permits allowing select services to children only (Permit #1) or to adults & children (Permit #2) in healthcare facilities and public health settings without the supervision of a dentist.

Click on the following link for information on the two permits:  Public Health Supervision Permit Expansion of Scope

Learn more about applying for the permit, National Provider Status, and Medicaid Enrollment at http://www.nedha.org/professional-employment/become-an-rdh/

June 25, 2013

In the Know

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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President’s Welcome

Welcome fellow dental hygienists!! My name is Julie Niles, and I am your 2014-2015 NDHA President. Thank you for checking-out the NDHA website. We are a member service association, and it is our mission to help our members get information on continuing education; licensing; and jobs in traditional, educational, or public health care areas. We provide information on going back to school, offer scholarships, and provide links to state laws that affect our profession and Board Review Courses.

At NDHA we pride ourselves in being progressive in meeting the needs of our members. We rely on you to guide us in the path that dental hygiene needs to take in order to provide optimal professional oral health to the people of Nebraska.

I encourage all hygienists to regularly use this website, become members of NDHA, keep us informed about what is happening in your community as it relates to our profession, and letting us know if you have any questions. I feel that membership in NDHA is not only a privilege, but is also an opportunity to participate in the association so as to ensure its success. Just as we need to protect our bodies by eating well and exercising, we need to protect our profession and the communities we serve by investing in our continuing education and professionally supporting each other.

This brings me to my theme for my presidential year which is “Together Towards Tomorrow!” It is only by working together with each other and dentistry as a whole that we can provide services that will benefit everyone.

Thank you for visiting this site and I hope you will place it in your ‘favorites’ to access easily!

Julie Niles

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