In this issue:

ODHA Appreciates our Sponsors!

 

 

 

 
 

 

October 2018

President's Message

Fellow members,

I hope you all are enjoying the gorgeous autumn colors of our lovely state.  This is such a nice time of the year to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month! What also comes along with fall is our ODHA Annual Conference, November 9-10th.  Registration is now up on the website and reminder postcards have been sent out.  The speaker line up is incredible and we can’t wait to see you there! New leaders will be elected, awards will be given out to appreciate the movers and shakers in our profession and so much more.  As I end my year as your President, we will review and reflect on the events and accomplishments during general session.  Remember, there are no longer Delegates at our annual meeting which means every member in attendance has a vote and we will enjoy a wonderful meal while we conduct business.  Our Red Carpet themed Friday night will include a comedian and dinner to relax after a long day of quality education.  Thank you so much for supporting ODHA and it has been an honor to serve as your President this year. 

Sincerely,

Jodi Murray, ODHA President

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ODHA Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Nominations

Are you interested in being an ODHA leader?

ODHA is seeking passionate and engaged members to join the 2018-2019 ODHA leadership team.  With a new governance structure in place, ODHA has more opportunities than ever before to be involved.  No matter what your experience or location, we need you to help build our future together!  We want to hear your thoughts and work in partnership with you to guide our association and advance our profession. The Nominating Committee is seeking interested candidates for both state and local leadership positions. If you are interested in leadership or if you would like to nominate someone, please fill out the candidate interest form https://www.odha.org/leadership

Available ODHA positions include:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Advocacy Director
  • Director at Large
  • High Desert Director
  • Metro East Director
  • 1 ADHA Delegate
  • 2 Alternate Delegates

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National Dental Hygiene Month

Happy National Dental Hygiene Month! #NDHM18 is here, and we are celebrating YOU all month long!
http://www.adha.org/national-dental-hygiene-month


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Member Spotlight

Our very own Rachel Broderick was on the cover of Access magazine! Rachel participated in the community service event at ADHA’s annual conference in Columbus, OH. Rachel is an ODHA Board of Director member currently serving as the North West Component Director.

 

 

Last year, the Wrigley Grant funded ADHA member Lesley Harbison’s, RDH, BSDH, Oregon, Gentle Touch Outreach Project. Elderly patients and children in need were provided with oral health education, products, fluoride varnish, oral cancer screenings, and other preventive services at the Scappoose Senior Center in Scappoose, Oregon. Lesley is on ODHA’s Executive Board and currently serves as Vice President.

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene launched their new website! Check it out at https://dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com

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Advocacy Update

WHY SHOULD YOU VOTE IN THIS ELECTION?

 

Because your vote matters. Your vote for candidates in this election will help determine the majority party in both the U.S. Congress and in the Oregon State Legislature.  And your vote on state ballot measures in this election will help set policies for Oregon related to affordable housing, grocery taxes, enforcement of federal immigration laws, and public funding for abortion.

The Oregon General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  To be eligible to vote in this election, you must be registered by October 16th.  You can register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register.

All elections in Oregon are conducted by mail.  Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 17th.  You should have already received your Voters’ Pamphlet in the mail.  You can return your ballot by mail, take it to your local elections office, or drop it in one of the many drop boxes throughout the state.  Your ballot must be physically received by 8:00 PM on November 6thPostmarks do not count.  If you have questions about voting in Oregon you can call 1-866-673-8683 or call your county election office.

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ODHA's Strategic Plan

Core Ideology

Empower the dental hygienist, advance the profession, and promote oral health.

ODHA Mission Statement

ODHA will improve the public’s total health through advocacy, education, and access to quality oral health care, while supporting the dental hygiene profession.

ODHA Goals

  • Effectively communicate the value of ODHA membership
  • Ensure that ODHA is the recognized community resource for dental hygiene
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders to advance total health
  • Advance the profession through effective advocacy

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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

CE Course: Linking Oral Health Care to Physical and Occupational Therapy
Speaker: The course will be a speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy panel. An OT and PTA will give their perspectives of oral health care in skilled nursing facilities.
Date and Time: December 12, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: 2574 Troy Ct West Linn, OR
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: metroeastrdh@gmail.com

South West Component Events

CE Course: Cultivating Culturally Competent Care
Speaker: Karen Hall, RDH
Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Lane Community College in Eugene, OR
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE         Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: kjulin@gmail.com

CE Course: Infection Control
Speaker: Monica Monsantofils, RDH, PG Dip
Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Medford at Patterson
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: kjulin@gmail.com

CE Course: Infection Control
Speaker: Monica Monsantofils, RDH, PG Dip
Date and Time: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Medford at Patterson
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: kjulin@gmail.com

North West Component Events

CE Course: CPR and Basic Life Support
Speaker: Kevin Ferguson, Firefighter and CPR instructor
Date and Time: Friday, January 18, 2019
Fees & Registration Information: Discounted rate of $45.00 per person
Contact: vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com (RSVP Required)

CE Course: TBD
Speaker: Monica Manewal
Date and Time: February 21, 2019 6:30-8:30 pm
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com

CE Course: Cultural Competency CE
Speaker: Karen Hall
Date and Time: March 21, 2019
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com

CE Course:
Medical Emergency Part 1
Speaker: Dr. Steve Beadnell
Date and Time: April 18, 2019 6:30-8:30
Location: Sunset Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com

CE Course:
Medical Emergency Part 2
Speaker: Dr. Steve Beadnell
Date and Time: May 16, 2019 6:30-8:30
Location: Sunset Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: vmattfeldrdh@gmail.com

 

High Desert Component Events

CE Course (3 CEUs): Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease for the Hygienist and General Dentist
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Rueter, DMD, MS
Date and Time: Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Deschutes Brewery Downtown
Fees & Registration Information: More info to come!
ADHA Members: FREE            Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $75
Contact: codhainfo@gmail.com

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