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Emily Boge

The times, they are a 'changing. As modifications of practice acts occur in states around us, Iowa hygienists must utilize this opportunity to share our knowledge with the general public. In my opinion, the best way to share our knowledge is through the education of others. The world needs dental hygienists, but in order for us to "have our place" in healthcare, we first need to...
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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

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.

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Jan. 13, 2017
EPC in Waterloo, location TBA

Jan. 14, 2017
BOT, Strategic Planning @ HCC

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Feb. 15, 2017
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