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Rachel Pfeifer

Rachel Pfeifer
President
2017-2018

Dental Hygiene in Iowa is growing! I am so excited to say that our bill passed! Dental Hygienists in Iowa may now give Oral Hygiene Instruction in any setting without the supervision of a Dentist! I would like us all to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity. There are so many people out there that would benefit from this service! Education is the backbone of our profession.

I would also like to talk about the experience that I had with the Expanded Functions Dental Auxillary laws that were passed last year. I completed the Leve 1 EFDA last summer. This allows me to place retraction cord, apply cavity liners and bases/bonding systems, taking final impressions/occlusal registration and fabrication/removal of provisional restorations. This has allowed me to help me pick up some of the slack when the Dentist is running behind.
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IMOM Registration

Register here for this year's Iowa Mission of Mercy. We hope to see you all there!


Undergraduate Research Posters

To those wishing to participate in table clinics for the 2017-2018 year, IDHA is adopting ADHA's new policy on undergraduate research.  This update has transitioned the tri-fold poster to a research poster.  For more information, please see the following PDFs. We encourage you to invite your students to apply to compete nationally at the annual conference that will be held in Columbus, Ohio June 2018.  If you have any further questions, please contact Membership Services Trustee, Jessica Suedbeck, at jessica.suedbeck@hawkeyecollege.edu.

Registration and Payment Information / Table Clinic Rules and Regulations / Student Research Poster Competition Rules and Regulations / Student Informatiive Poster Competition Rules and Regulations / Table Clinics and Informative Poster Presentation memo / Call for Abstracts


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...


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

May 5-6, 2017 IDHA Annual Session, Cedar Rapids, IA

June 14-20, 2017 CLL/ADHA Annual Session, Jacksonville, FL

July 13-14, 2017 IDB meeting

Aug. 25, 2017 EPC in Ankeny, IA • Aug. 26, 2017 BOT @ DMACC 2006 Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 9AM

Sept. 29-30, 2017 IMOM, Cedar Rapids, US Cellular Center

Oct. 6, 2017 Fall Event; Student/Faculty Conference @ FFA Conference Center, DMACC campus Ankeny IA 9am-4pm
Oct. 6, 2017 EPC to follow Fall Event
Oct. 7, 2017 BOT @ DMACC 9am
Oct. 12-13, 2017 IDB meeting

Jan. 19, 2018 EPC in Ankeny, IA 7pm
Jan. 20, 2018 BOT, Strategic Planning @ DMACC 9am

Feb. 1, 2018 Finance Committee Budget Preparation
Feb. 15, 2018 Annual Reports due to Secretary
Feb. 28, 2018 Lobby Day

Mar. 3, 2018 BOT @ DMACC, HOD prep begins, 9AM

May 4-5, 2018 IDHA Annual Session Sheraton, Iowa City

June 14-20, 2018 CLL/ADHA Annual Session,



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