This year has been an abundance of blessings, and one of the greatest has been the opportunity to serve as your 2016-2017 IDHA President. I cannot put into words the pride I have in signing my name to documents that represent the 2400+ dental hygienists licensed in Iowa. Thank you!
I have had the opportunity to speak to many students and licensed hygienists on the path we plan to take into the future, and let me tell you – it is going to be a great one! The passion and drive each individual brings to our profession is beyond belief. As we move forward with our education bill, that will allow a dental hygienist in the State of Iowa to provide education in any setting, we look to improve the lives and health of Iowans to the best of our abilities....
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You Should Know!
Any registered dental hygienist who becomes a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association between now and May 6th will receive a FREE Boge 513 instrument and 1 hour free continuing education ($75 value) from American Eagle Instruments! Join now by visiting: https://mymembership.adha.org/Members/OnlineJoin/MembershipBenefits.aspx
Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association
Annual Session 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Save the date - October 6th, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
- 6 CEU Event
DMACC FFA Center, Ankeny, Iowa
Edie Gibson, RDH, MS, PhDcEdie will present…
“Love the Gums You’re With: Recreation with Regeneration” in the morning and
“Your Brain on Drugs: The Dark Side of Addiction” in the afternoon
Membership - Your Job and Mine
Every member has a responsibility to approach potential members and ask them to join the association. The number one reason why people don’t join is because no one asked them! It may sound very simple, but it is mostly overlooked. Members can no longer rely on their president or membership chair to “sell” memberships and then sit back and wait for them to roll in. It is true - the more people who join the organization, the stronger the organization. Here is a story about why associations exist and why it is important that all belong. Read on...
Save the Date: Lobby Day - February 28, 2018
Good News! The Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2016 includes provision for oral health. What does this mean for you and your community? Read more from the Center or Oral Health here.
Name: Rachel Pfeifer, RDH
Residence: Richland, Iowa
IDHA Responsibilities: President-Elect, Head Delegate to ADHA Annual Session in Jacksonville, Florida; June 2017
Fun Fact: Rachel will be the first Dental Hygienist to have Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certification I and II in Iowa!
Jan. 20, 2017
EPC in Waterloo, location TBA
Jan. 21, 2017
BOT, Strategic Planning @ HCC
Jan. 15, 2017
Deadline for February Website postings (IWCC, Linn Co., SE Iowa and Waterloo Components)
Feb. 1, 2017
Finance Committee Budget Preparation
Feb. 15, 2017
Annual Reports due to Secretary(Laurie Abbas)
Feb. 22, 2017
Mar. 4, 2017
BOT @ HCC Component Presidents Must Attend
HOD prep begins
Mar. 15, 2017
Deadline for April Website postings (KCC, Iowa City and N Central Components)
May 5-6, 2017
IDHA Annual Session
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center Cedar Rapids, IA
Do You Know What IDHA Does For YOU?
- Networking with other hygienists who become YOUR lifelong friends!
- Employment opportunities
- Discounts on nationwide professional and personal services
- Professional Development and Quality CE Courses
- A Lobbyist that attends all meetings on YOUR behalf in Des Moines and Washington DC
How much does all of this cost YOU?
- 3 pair of boots or heels, OR
- 2 cut and colors, OR
- 2 months of your cell phone plan, OR
- You can sustain the generations of hard work IDHA has accomplished....for YOU
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