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Emily Boge

Emily Boge

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:

Letter from the Iowa Dental Board

The 2017 renewal season for dental hygienists begins July 1, 2017. To streamline this process, we will be asking dental hygienists to renew their licenses/local anesthesia permits online this year. Online renewals are automated, and renewal cards will be mailed within 3 to 5 business days. Individuals who elect to apply by paper will receive their renewal cards within 4 to 6 weeks. Please note that renewals cannot be submitted prior to July 1. Read more...

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.

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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