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February 24, 2016 is YOUR Lobby Day at the Capitol!
Join us from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the State Capitol Building

Never been to a Lobby Day? Learn about it here!

Documents for Lobby Day:  What is a Dental Hygienist? and Oral Hygiene Education & Screenings Without Supervision

The IDHA is at work to improve our profession! Please contact your legislators to support Senate Study Bill 3060 and House Study Bill 550 to allow dental hygienists to provide oral health education and oral screenings without supervision by a dentist. Find your legislator here and contact them today!

**FYI - The Iowa Dental Association has introduced a bill to remove language that prevents dental assistants from doing sealants and removing hard deposits. If approved, the Iowa Dental Board could approve dental assistants doing everything a dental hygienist is licensed to to do.

**Did you know that anyone, anywhere, can own a dental practice EXCEPT a dental hygienist? A dental assistant can own a dental practice, but the only person who cannot own a dental practice in Iowa is a dental hygienist. The Iowa Dental Board is aware of the inequity in this case and may likely address that in the near future.

Legislative Committee

    Chair     Carol Van Aernam     cvanaernam@aol.com

This committee develops and implements strategies to support the Strategic Plan regarding legislative activities for the Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association.

Legislation may change from year to year yet it is critical to stay in contact with your local and state legislators. Could you give yours a call? Maybe send an email to update them on important legislation that affects dental hygiene services in Iowa?

For more information, contact IDHA's Legislative Committee Chair.