In this issue:

ODHA Appreciates our Sponsors!

 

 

 

 
 

July 2018

President’s Message

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July! As you know, we have launched our newly updated website (www.odha.org) and all event information is located in the calendar.  

The next event will be our Advocacy Luncheon and will take place on Saturday, July 28th in Salem as we engage in hot topic table discussions and hear updates on what has been going on in the dental hygiene world! Space is limited (3 CE for only $25!!) so register soon! Link below:
https://ordha.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mcform&view=ngforms&id=47250#/

We are working hard on planning our 2018 Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference, so please save the date for November 9th and 10th and look for information on speakers coming very soon.  This is also your chance to be elected into ODHA leadership if you are interested, contact me directly at [email protected]

Available ODHA positions November 2018:

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


Thank you,
Jodi Murray, ODHA President

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Member Spotlight

Kyle Isaacs received the Master Clinician Award from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association during the 2018 ADHA Annual Conference. This award is sponsored by Hu-Friedy.

To be a recipient of this award, the applicant must presently be working clinically as a dental hygienist for a minimum of 10 years and be a member of ADHA, demonstrating quality of care within his/her practice at the patient side with an active commitment to patient compliance.  As part of this, the recipient also demonstrates outstanding clinical knowledge, skills, and professional compliance.  The recipient of this award has been identified as a role model for patients and peers and recognized as dedicated, compassionate, and a highly effective clinician.  In addition, the recipient shares their clinical knowledge and expertise through presentations, workshops, participation in research and /or programs that provide access to care and they contribute to advancing clinical outcomes.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers for what I see as my duty as a professional health care provider; that is, to increase access to care, help my patients be the healthiest they can be, and to help other  health care providers stay current on the best protocols for doing the same.  It is my hope that with this award, I can continue to raise awareness and to inspire others to not only work hard on behalf of every person, but also to move forward in their own career to find satisfaction, passion, and growth.”

~ Kyle Isaacs

Lisa Rowley received an Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association during the 2018 ADHA Annual Conference. This award is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

The Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award honors dental hygienists who have evidence of active involvement in ADHA and its constituents, while exhibiting evidence of leadership in the advancement of dental hygiene. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments that have an impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession in any and/or all roles of the dental hygienist. Only two recipients are chosen for this award each year.

Lisa is celebrating her 40th year as a dental hygienist. She has spent most of her career working in dental hygiene education and dental hygiene advocacy. She currently serves as the founding director for the BS Degree Dental Hygiene Program at Pacific University. She also serves as Advocacy Director for ODHA and has advocated for policy changes in both Pennsylvania and Oregon to protect and expand the scope of practice for dental hygienists.

“I am very honored to receive this national award from ADHA. I am grateful to ODHA and Pacific University for providing me with the opportunity to help shape the future of the dental hygiene profession.” 

~ Lisa Rowley

 

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ADHA Highlights

ADHA National Conference 2018
June 20-23, 2018
Columbus, OH

“This was my first National Conference, and I was unsure what to expect.  The number of attendees, the Key Speakers and the available CE classes available was impressive!  But representing Oregon as one of its National Delegates was a humbling honor and eye-opening experience.

Keeping in mind that here in Oregon we are allowed greater freedom in treating our patients, and remembering that in other states, dental hygienists are still fighting to be allowed to do things we take for granted, was difficult at times but made me appreciate the Oregon dental hygienists that came before, paving the way for us. Discussing, debating, listening and coming to a consensus with other delegates on key issues affecting not only our organization and our careers but also our future in dental hygiene, allowed me to feel a greater sense of responsibility. By the end of the process, I equated my role as a delegate to that of a Senator or State Representative in Congress. We are there deciding how the ADHA will proceed, supporting some causes, and putting on the back burner others. Determining our focus, for now, and coming together as a unified organization.

This experience gave me a greater understanding of how the ADHA moves forward and works toward our goals on a national level. And I look forward to becoming more involved and representing in the future.”

~ Laura Vanderwerf

“I was honored and humbled to be able to attend ADHA both as an award winner and as a delegate. It was my first time attending ADHA and it was an empowering experience.  To be part of change and helping to move our profession forward was powerful.  I am excited at the prospect of what is on the horizon for our profession and ADHA and the House of Delegates is a huge supporter of helping all dental hygienists to be able to work at the top of the scope of their practice.  I did get up and speak at the microphone two times, and although I was nervous, I was proud that I did.  I would highly recommend going to ADHA and being at least an alternate delegate so that dental hygienists can see and understand how ADHA is working for them.”

~ Kyle I

“As a student delegate, I had the opportunity to participate in the ADHA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. This experience had taught me the value of being a member of ADHA and the benefits that it brings to the dental hygiene profession. I was able to meet hygienists and students from all over the United States which opened my eyes to the diversity in care that each state can provide to their patients. My favorite part of the conference was participating in the voting process for proposed resolutions and bylaws of the ADHA. This year, a proposed resolution was passed to support the elimination of live patient board exams. I was intrigued to see the passion that practicing hygienists had for students and the future of the the dental hygiene profession. I will continue to be involved in ADHA because this experience has opened my eyes to how important this organization is for improving th care that hygienists can provide to their patients.”

~ Kaylynn Walls

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ADHA Update - Elimination of Live Patient for Clinical Boards

ADHA Adopts Policy on Live Patient Clinical Exams for Licensure

The 2018 ADHA House of Delegates adopted policy that ADHA supports elimination of patient procedure-based single encounter clinical examinations for graduates of CODA accredited dental hygiene programs that are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

The American Dental Association (ADA), the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) have adopted similar policies. ADHA will work in collaboration with these organizations on a coalition for dental licensure reform. One of the goals of this coalition is to eliminate the use of live patient clinical examinations for dental and dental hygiene licensure.

Here are some links that include background information on this topic:


CODA Hearing at 2018 ADHA Annual Conference

Lisa Rowleyprovided testimony on behalf of ADHA at an open hearing of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) that was held during the 2018 ADHA Annual Conference. This CODA hearing focused on proposed revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education. Lisa testified in support of the proposed revisions that will strengthen the accreditation standards in terms of dental hygiene diagnosis and the dental hygiene process of care.

A portion of Lisa’s testimony stated, ”Dental hygiene diagnosis is an integral component of the dental hygiene process of care. Assessment simply refers to the gathering of information about the patient and their oral health. This assessment information must be synthesized into a dental hygiene diagnosis in order to make decisions about the patient’s individual needs and to develop an appropriate dental hygiene treatment plan for that patient. A dental hygiene treatment plan cannot be developed if the assessment data has not been critically analyzed to determine that patient’s specific needs.”

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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: [email protected]

North West Component Events

CE Course: Dental Marijuana and Medical Center
Speaker: Dr Jeff Fortner, Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy at Pacific University
Date and Time: September 20, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: St. Vincent Auditorium A, East Wing
Contact: [email protected]  

Dinner catered by Dean with Crest Oral-B (RSVP Required)

CE Course: CPR and Basic Life Support
Speaker: Kevin Ferguson, Firefighter and CPR instructor
Date and Time: January 18, 2019
Fees & Registration Information: Discounted rate of $45.00 per person
Contact: [email protected] (RSVP Required)

High Desert Component Events

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 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE         Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: [email protected]

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 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE         Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: [email protected]

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2018 ODHA Events – Save the Date!

October
National Dental Hygiene Month

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

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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.

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June 2018

President’s Message

Hello ODHA members,

As we prepare for summer please be on the lookout for our Advocacy lunch event at the end of July. We will be discussing the legislative process on how to create a successful bill. We will also be talking about things we would like to see changed in Oregon. Do you have any ideas on how to make our profession better? Then come out, get some food and network with fellow members in Salem. There will be more details to come soon via email and social media.

Also, wish our delegates luck for safe travels as they embark on the ADHA Annual Conference journey all the way to Columbus, Ohio to represent us here in Oregon. Thank you and have a great time Kyle Isaacs, Laura Vanderwerf, Lisa Rowley and Rachel Broderick! We appreciate you!

Have a wonderful summer,

Jodi Murray, ODHA President

#membersmatter

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SAVE THE DATE for Advocacy Day! 

Details of Event
Title: Advocating for Dental Public Health
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 10am-1:30pm (lunch included)
Location: Salem, OR with exact location TBD
Cost: $25.00 (for both members and non-members); after cost of event all proceeds go to ODHA Advocacy
CE: 3 hours
Attendance: limited to 30 participants
Registration: will open 6/25/18 via ODHA website http://www.odha.org/

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Member Spotlight

ODHA would like to share experiences of two members that recently went to Jamaica, where they provided sealants and cleanings to underserved children and adults.

“I will be forever grateful for this experience. A full heart and an undeniable passion to serve.”
- Rachel Broderick


 "Great Shape, Inc. organized a one-week clinic at Somerton All Age School, outside of Montego Bay, where dental hygiene students from 2 different programs were able to provide sealants and fluoride to the school kids. Working with the Pacific University junior dental hygiene students in Jamaica was an awesome experience, and they did a great job remaining flexible in a clinic space that is much different than their school clinic at home! They worked hard, and had fun with the kids too! As a part of the care provided during the trip, Great Shape also organizes a clinic at Sandals Resort, and the employees could sign up to receive dental cleanings. At the beginning of my day to supervise the employee clinic, I found out there hadn't been a sign-up. There were so many people that wanted to be seen, and we took as many as possible. Late into the evening, I had 4 ladies still waiting - they had been there for several hours. Rachel stepped in to help when she got back from working with kids up at the school. The sky was dark and the moon was out (thank goodness for loupe lights!) but these ladies still cheered for one another as each of them finished their very first dental cleaning. This is one of my favorite memories from this trip to Jamaica. If you ever get the opportunity to go - take it! The people I met in Jamaica were kind, brave, funny, and a joy to be around!"

- AJ Lewis


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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: [email protected]

North West Component Events

TBD

High Desert Component Events

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 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE
Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: [email protected]

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 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Fees & Registration Information:
ADHA Members: FREE
Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $50
Contact: [email protected]

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2018 ODHA Events – Save the Date!

July
ODHA Advocacy Luncheon
"Advocating for Dental Public Health"
Salem, OR
July 28, 2018

October
National Dental Hygiene Month

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

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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.


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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 [email protected]
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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]

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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 [email protected].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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]

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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: [email protected]

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.

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