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Happy Holidays from your professional association! It is a great time to be a dental hygienist in Iowa.

The Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association is in its 96th year, working hard to advance the art and science of the profession of Dental Hygiene in our state. My term as President has been a year of realignment and planning, as we move to redistrict our state to promote growth in the association. The Board of Trustees has been busy developing an advanced infrastructure, and we cannot wait to unroll our plans in May 2017!

I personally invite each of you to Lobby Day at the Des Moines Capitol Building, February 22, 2017 at 9 AM. Hygienists, students, and faculty are welcome to join us as we work to move our legislation forward...
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You Should Know!

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...

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.


Member Spotlight

Rachel PfeiferName: 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!

Upcoming Events

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
Lobby Day

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

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