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Pat Alden

Pat Alden

In response to all of the questions/comments generated from the letter that went out to all licensed hygienists in Iowa, here is an update:

As of today's date, I have not received a single email, letter or phone call from either IDA's President or President-Elect. As mentioned in the letter, the President and President-Elect of IDHA did meet with one of IDA's trustees to discuss issues relating to both organizations. The intent of this meeting was to open dialog relating to IDA's opposition to IDHA's House Bill HR 2388. The following is a summary of both IDA and IDHA's suggestions and concerns…
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IDHA Annual Session
May 6-7, 2016
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Sherri Lukes and Emily Boge
The Meadows Events & Conference Center
Altoona, Iowa

Hotel reservations may be made at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino with a discounted rate using the code: 05052016IDA. Attendees can reserve their rooms online or by calling 515-957-3000. Discounted rate of $115+tax is guaranteed through April 11, 2016. This weekend is also the Kentucky Derby Weekend and the hotel is planning on a sell-out, so please book early!

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Member Spotlight

Brenda LambertName:  Brenda Lambert

Residence:  Roland, IA

Family: Son Tyler age 7, Son Cade age 4, husband Tom

How I got interested in dental hygiene:  I have wanted to be a hygienist since I was a kid (2nd grade according to my mom). As a kid I always thought it would be the best thing to have false teeth, that way you would be able to clean every tooth really well. I learned later in life I will cherish my teeth and healthy gums

My favorite dental hygiene instrument:  Nevi4

Changes to dental hygiene practice: There are several advancements which make our job a lot easier, like administration of local anesthetic, ditigal x-rays, and paperless office. I am looking forward to new research to help advance our profession even more.

Memorable dental hygiene moment:  Finding Oral Cancer on a female patient. I realized how glad I was to have taken the time to do a cancer screening and all the class hours studying oral pathology.

Upcoming Events

March 4, 2016
President’s visit to Kirkwood Community College

March 5, 2016
BOT at KCC:  6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, 9am
Component Presidents encouraged to attend - HOD prep begins

March 15, 2016
Deadline for April Website postings (KCC, Iowa City and N. Central Components)

April 9, 2016
“Instrumentation Trends:  A Hands-on Experience with XP Technology”
See the North Central Component page for more info

April 12, 2016
Conditions Affecting the Oral Cavity:  Table Clinic Overview
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April 26, 2016
KCC Student Research Presentations
See the Southeast Component or Iowa City Component page for more info



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