Graduation Season has begun! Stay tuned over the next few weeks to see all of the newest members of our profession in the student section. Pictured at the left: The Fortis Institute, Erie, Class of 2013 – Congratulations to all!
New Video Contest announced for dental hygiene students! The PDHA is pleased to announce two video contest opportunities for the students of our profession. The first is a public service announcement competition which will focus on the serious messages that we need to send as dental professionals; the second will be a fun “Harlem Shake” video competition. Visit the Student News page here for all the details; deadline for both submissions is August 1st!
Are you planning to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the dental hygiene profession in Boston? The PDHA has a room block at the Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel. The rooms are secured for Thursday, June 20-Sunday, June 22. The rate is $119 per night for a double room plus 11.7% MA tax. The reservation is set up for “PA Dental Hygienists Assn.”. The code you need to use when calling or booking online is “PAD”. The deadline is May 23, 2013 for this rate. The hotel number is: 781-329-1000. Online: www.holidayinn.com/bos-dedham. If any of our PDHA members would like more Boston info, please call Daiphin Bober, Northeast Trustee, at 401-524-9763. More information on the ADHA event can be found at www.adhaonline.org, or click here for an overview of the events. ***Just Added! If you are a Philadelphia area graduate, please click here for a special invitation!
The PDHA is proud to help with the Mission of Mercy in Pennsylvania (MOM-n-PA) event coming to Philadelphia during the last weekend in May 2013. This PDA-led event hopes to see 2,000 patients in two days utilizing volunteers and donated services. If you are available for May 31st or June 1st and would like more information, please contact your local PDHA trustee to find out more (See component pages for contact info). Hundreds of hygienists are needed; please consider volunteering today!
Want to be informed? A listserv is a quick and easy way to keep you current on professional issues. Your District II Trustee, Jaclyn Gleber, will create a monthly, one-page summary of important dental hygiene challenges and professional activities which will be distributed through email via the ADHA listserv service. Please click here to sign up for our District II update.
ADHA District II Information: Our District II meeting for 2013 will be held in Bridgeport, CT from May 30-June 2 this year. We will be celebrating 100 years of dental hygiene and many fun events including a Centennial Gala are being planned. Please contact your local trustee if you would like more information!
Member Only pages: Our members can view the member only pages by using your ADHA ID number as your username and password. Once you are signed in, please go to the forum pages and update your profile, including your email address. This is a great way to ensure you are kept up-to-date on the latest from our organization.
Are you interested in working as a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP)? Click here to see PHDHP Trailblazers, a written interview with a PHDHP currently working in the field. (Excerpt from the article)… Most recently I have been sitting down with other health care providers at these communities and we brainstorm on how to better serve the residents and communicate between ourselves. One of the major obstacles has been communication…Click on the link above to see the full article.
Need information on the Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP)?
- What are the qualifications?
- How do you apply for the license?
- What is the scope of practice?
- Where can you practice?
GO TO THE SOURCE: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy of the Title 49: Professional and Vocational Standards, Chapter 33: State Board of Dentistry – or go online to view the regulations.
Member Referral Program – Click here to find out how to spread the word about PDHA membership and earn CASH at the same time! Our October 2012 referral drawing winner is…Dana Shaffer from the Northwestern component! Dana, thanks for referring your colleagues to ADHA/PDHA membership – your check is in the mail!