In this issue:

ODHA Appreciates our Sponsors!

 

 

 

 
 

 

May 2018

President’s Message

ODHA Members,

We have had a busy kick off to spring so far with our ODC RDH event and the Philips Symposium. At the Philips event we were updated on the latest oral cancer information and learned all about the importance of the gut microbiome all while having a ton of fun! The food was generous and delicious, not to mention we all got a free Sonicare power toothbrush and a whitening pen!

We have been distributing PDT instruments at these events and now it is time to mail them to those of you who could not pick it up in person. Please update your address with ADHA, as we will be pulling the updated roster soon to get your member appreciation instrument to you!

The components have been very active; make sure to visit www.ODHA.org to access the calendar of events. You will notice it has had a facelift! It is easier to navigate and find the things you need. Update Management Inc. is the contact for the webpage. If you see something missing or out of date please email info@ODHA.org
Congratulations to the 2018 ADHA Award Recipients from Oregon!

Lisa Rowley, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene and Kyle Issacs, recipient of the Master Clinician Award.

In addition, the ADHA Committee on Student Relations has selected Pacific University in Forest Grove to receive the Student Member Community Service Award.

Thank you for your support of the dental hygiene profession!

Jodi Murray
ODHA President

#membersmatter

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Philips Symposium

A big thank you to Philips for providing a dental hygienist-exclusive symposium in beautiful Portland, Oregon! This event was held on Friday, May 4, 2018. Highlights of the day included:

Amazing Speakers – Tricia Osuna and Uche Odiatu
5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
Free Sonicare Power Toothbrush and Whitening Pen for Everyone!
Delicious and Nutritious Food
Networking with Colleges 

  

Welcome New Members!
McKenzie Schofield from Salem
♦ Samantha Sweet from Portland
♦ Christine Butler from Eugene

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Member Spotlight 

ODHA would like to share a 4-minute film from the most recent project Gogos Give Smiles in South Africa, that tells a story from the point of view of an ADHA member from Oregon, Karen Hall.

Here are a couple of links to the film on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/z61kilaxVt8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z61kilaxVt8&feature=youtu.be

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Component Events

Want to know what CE courses or events are coming up in your area? Visit: http://www.odha.org/events for component and state event information!

Metro East Component Events

TBD

South West Component Events

CE Course: Cultivating Culturally Competent Care
Speaker: Karen Hall, RDH
Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Location: Lane Community College
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: kjulin@gmail.com

North West Component Events

CE Course: Work SMARTer Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement… The wave of treating caries is here!
Speaker: Kyle Isaacs, RDH
Date and Time: May 17, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Providence St. Vincent medical center East Pavilion 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
Contact: vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com

High Desert Component Events

CE Course: Cultivating Culturally Competent Care
Speaker: Karen Hall, RDH
Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: COCC Hitchcock Auditorium 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: codhainfo@gmail.com

CE Course: Work SMARTer Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer…The Wave of Treating Caries is Here!
Speaker: Kyle Isaacs RDHEP, BHS
Date and Time: Thursday, September 13, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: COCC Hitchcock Auditorium 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: codhainfo@gmail.com

CE Course: Current Infection Prevention Protocols and Recommendations: Are you in Compliance?
Speaker: Monica Monsantofils, RDH, PG Dip
Date and Time: Thursday, October 11, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: COCC Hitchcock Auditorium 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: codhainfo@gmail.com

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Community Service

What volunteer events are you doing in your area? We would love to share what hygienists are doing in our great state of Oregon! Please email Tiffany Foy at tiffanymfoy@gmail.com if you would like to be featured in our next newsletter!

High Desert Component

The High Desert Component provided free cleanings to homeless veterans on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Bend, Oregon. The services were provided on a local MTI Dental Van. How cool is that?! There were 6 volunteers that provided a total of $3,122 worth of dental treatment in 5 hours. Together, we can make a difference in our community!

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2018 ODHA Events – Save the Date!

June
2018 ADHA Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
June 20-23, 2018

July
ODHA Advocacy Luncheon
Salem, OR
TBD

October
National Dental Hygiene Month

November
2018 Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
November 9-10, 2018

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ADHA District XII Trustee Update

Please visit your personal profile page on the ADHA website and subscribe to the Communities of your choice. It is imperative that all members of the District XII Delegation to HOD in Columbus are subscribed to the HOD Community, and the District XII Community is a way to get district-wide information. Please pass the word to your constituent members. Sign up today!

www.adha.org > login to your profile page > “My Communities” > subscribe to communities of your choice

All my best,
Annette Lincicome, BS, RDH
ADHA District XII Trustee
Email: annettel@adha.net

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Membership

ODHA Membership Includes:

Are you following our Facebook page? Current ODHA members can search for the "ODHA Members Group" on Facebook and request to join. While ODHA will still have the main association page, this new group will be used to better reach our members with updates and important info.

 


 

April 2018

President's Message

Hello Hygienists!

Thank you to all who came to our RDH Event at the Oregon Dental Conference. We had a packed room with a lot of free raffles and the chance to win a Crown Seating saddle chair. Congratulations to the winner Lori Killen Aus! There were mentors available for different hygiene career pathways, snacks, and much more. Thank you to our Membership Director Anna Lewis for organizing that event for all of us. Look for it next year if you missed it.

Our next event coming up is the Philips Symposium Friday, May 4th in Portland. We are excited to partner with them to bring high quality speakers on oral cancer and gut microbiome. If you are interested, please register at https://www.escvent.com/my-events/pwc-portlandor-050418

Also, we will be mailing out one PDT Barnhart 5/6 instrument to every professional member if you did not have a chance to pick yours up at the conference. Please update your address with ADHA so you don’t miss out on our chance to say thank you for your support of the dental hygiene profession!!

Best,

Jodi Murray
ODHA President

#MembersMatter

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ODHA at the ODC

2018 ODC and ALL RDH Event Highlights

  • ODHA booth during the whole conference
  • ODHA Courses by the amazing speakers, Tom Viola and Edie Gibson
  • “Find a Mentor” resource table
  • Yummy snacks and refreshments
  • Great Raffle Prizes from Cocofloss, Hu-Friedy, PDT, Waterpik, Oral-B, Colgate, and BURST Oral Care
  • Fun Games – guess the number of items
  • Networking with dental hygienists from all over the state
  • Crown Seating Saddle Chair Winner, Lori Killen Aus!

If you missed this year’s event be sure to come next year! All are welcome! ODHA supports ALL RDH’s in Oregon!

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Component Events

Want to know what CE courses or events are coming up in your area? Visit: the Events Page for component and state event information!

Welcome North West’s New Component Leader!
Virginia Mattfeld will serve as Component Chair, please reach out to her at vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com

Metro East Component Event
CE Course: Cultural Awareness and Communication
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Artisan Labs

High Desert Component Event
CE Course: Cultivating Culturally Competent Care
Speaker: Karen Hall, RDH
Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6PM to 8 PM
Location: TBD Bend, OR

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Community Service

What volunteer events are you doing in your community? We would love to share what hygienists are doing in our great state of Oregon! Please email Tiffany Foy at tiffanymfoy@gmail.com if you would like to be featured in our next newsletter!

High Desert Component

The High Desert Component provided free cleanings to the uninsured on Friday, March 16, 2018 at their local community college dental assisting school. The hygiene volunteers had fun working with the dental assisting students while giving back to their community!

Metro East Component

The Metro East Component did an awesome community service day on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at NW Family Services. There were 5 mobile units and they provided free preventive therapies. The hygiene volunteers included 4 component members as well as 10 Mt Hood dental hygiene students. How fun!

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Calendar of Events

May

Philips Symposium
Hilton Portland
Friday, May 4, 2018

June

2018 ADHA Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
June 20-23, 2018

October

National Dental Hygiene Month

November

2018 Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
November 9-10, 2018

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ADHA District XII Trustee Update

Please visit your personal profile page on the ADHA website and subscribe to the Communities of your choice. There are no more Listservs, and Communities will be the major way we communicate across our ADHA community. There is a tutorial to help you get started, or email me if you need help. I have left a message there. Check it out!

All my best,

Annette Lincicome, BS, RDH
ADHA District XII Trustee
Email: annettel@adha.net

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Membership

ODHA Membership Includes:

  • Free CE (Local Component CEs and many ADHA webinars)
  • Guaranteed invitation to upcoming Philips Symposium
  • Free gift from ODHA coming soon!!
  • Networking leading to career growth
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Access Magazine
  • Discounted conferences 
  • Special ADHA Discounts  
  • And much more!

Are you following our Facebook page? Current ODHA members can search for the "ODHA Members Group" on Facebook and request to join. While ODHA will still have the main association page, this new group will be used to better reach our members with updates and important info.

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March 2018 

President's Report

Happy Spring!!

I hope you all are doing great and are staying healthy. Thank you for supporting and empowering the dental hygiene profession with your membership. Oregon is such a wonderful state to practice in and your membership allows us to stay organized and ready to create improvements to what we have and also defend our scope of practice should potential threats arise. Don’t forget about the quarterly payment plan offered by ADHA when you are up for renewal. It is just a quick phone call and can remove that cost barrier for you. You are worth the investment!!!

The component leaders are working hard to plan events around your area. Please don’t hesitate to contact your component chair if you know of a speaker, volunteer opportunity or venue you would like to suggest. Would you like to see more events in your area? With the large component boundaries you can help your area out by volunteering!!! It is fun and rewarding to get involved with our professional association. We hope to see you at our upcoming events!!!

Jodi Murray, ODHA President
#membersmatter

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ODHA at the ODC 

All RDH Event at the ODC!

Are you coming to the free “All RDH Event” on April 7th?! Whether you're a student, retired RDH, or anywhere in between, we hope to see you there!

April 7, 2018 11 am-12:30 pm

Oregon Convention Center

For More Information Contact: annasinclairrdh@gmail.com

Component Events 

Want to know what CE courses or events are coming up in your area? Visit: http://odha.org/meetinginfo.php for component and state event information! 

North West Component Event
March 29, 2018 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
St Vincent Medical Center, East Pavilion Souther Auditorium in Portland, OR
Presented by Pacific University students: Grace and Kristin 

1st Hour
Why Oregon Hasn’t Been Fluoridated: How you can positively impact patients to promote community water fluoridation. (60 minutes)

2nd Hour:
Aroma therapy in the dental hygiene practice (30 mins)
Dental hygiene diagnosis (30 mins) 

2 CE credits 

ADHA members will incur no charge for CE credits. Non-ADHA members will incur a $25 fee per credit hour (cash or check payable to ODHA), the fee can be applied toward membership. 

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2018 ODHA Events - Save the Date! 

April 

ODHA’s “All RDH” Event
Oregon Dental Conference in Portland, OR
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 11-12:30 pm 

May 

Philips Symposium
Friday, May 4, 2018 
Hilton Portland 

June  2018 ADHA Annual Conference 

Columbus, Ohio 
June 20-23, 2018 

October  National Dental Hygiene Month 
November  

2018 Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference 
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 
November 9-10, 2018 

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ADHA District XII Trustee Update 

IOH In Motion 5K Fun Run/Walk

Now is the time to really push donations/participation in the IOH In Motion 5K Fun Run/Walk.

To register for, or donate to, the District XII IOH In Motion 5K Fun Run/Walk go to: https://www.crowdrise.com/ADHARUNWALK2018 and find the District XII Transformer page. You do not have to be a participant to donate to the cause! Participants wishing to attend the After Glow Party will need to raise $100 over the cost of registration fee to get free admission, or you may purchase a ticket for $100.

We have raised $463 of our $5000 goal so far! I know we can reach our goal this year!

Student Delegate Selection

Congratulations to our new District XII Student Delegate, Kaylynn Walls, dental hygiene student at Pacific University in Oregon! Check out the posting on the ADHA District XII Facebook page to see a picture of our new Student Delegate, and to welcome her to our tribe.

Thank you, to all the District XII Student Delegate Selection Committee members who had the difficult task of selecting our new Student Delegate.

Our Student Delegate Liaison is Lisa Rowley, alternate delegate from Oregon. Lisa will be working closely with Kaylynn as we get ready for Columbus, so that everyone arrives prepared and excited for a great week! 

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Membership 

 

ODHA Membership Includes:

  • Free CE (Local Component CEs and many ADHA webinars)
  • Guaranteed invitation to upcoming Philips Symposium
  • Free gift from ODHA coming soon!!
  • Networking leading to career growth
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Special ADHA Discounts (use link below)
  • http://www.adha.org/resources-docs/74110_Membership_Affinity_Programs.pdf
  • Access Magazine
  • Discounted conferences
  • And much more! 

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Member Spotlight 

Dental hygienist brings care to those who need it most 
By Ed Russo

Twenty years ago, after a change in state law, Oregon began allowing dental hygienists to care for people without being under the direct supervision of a dentist.

As a hygienist, Isaacs can provide several dental treatments. But other procedures, such as drillings and fillings, can only be performed by a dentist.

Expanded practice dental hygienists will refer patients to see a dentist annually for an exam and at other times if the hygienist is concerned about the oral health of their patients.

Today, Oregon has 4,312 licensed dental hygienists, according to the state Board of Dentistry. Of those, 719 hygienists with additional training have expanded-practice permits, like Isaacs.

However, the Board of Dentistry doesn’t track how many hygienists use their expanded permit to work outside dental offices, similar to what Isaacs does.

Nationwide, 38 eight states allow hygienists to perform dental hygiene services outside a dental office. However, most states require hygienists to receive permission from a dentist first, Isaacs said.

Oregon is one of a few states where that permission is not necessary, she said.

In Oregon, dental hygienists such as Isaacs only can do such work in certain places, including nursing homes, schools, jails, mental health facilities, public health clinics and the residences of low-income people.

Read More (use link below)

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/36420496-75/dental-hygienist-brings-care-to-those-who-need-it-most.html.csp# 

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