President's Message Current LDHA President, Terri Linzay wrote an article for the LDA Journal. Click here to read it! You'll be glad you did!
The LDHA’s Board of Trustees has been busy working on our upcoming 2015 Annual Session. It will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, Louisiana on March 6-7, 2015. Please mark your calendar!! A total of thirteen continuing educational hours will be offered this weekend and twelve of them are clinical hours. A special thanks to Tracy Jordan our 2015 Annual Session Chair, Kim Bourgeois who has been working with our vendors and Christy Wilson our Newsletter/Website Editor. I am AMAZED at how effortlessly they make it look. We have some very interesting speakers presenting as well as many vendors and some non dental vendors to check out at Annual Session. Also, each component is selling raffle tickets to win a free registration to our two day 2015 Annual Session. Please spread the word about our raffle. There will be a winner from each component!!! How great is that? You can also plan to participate in the Silent Auction which benefits the ADHA IOH. There are always great items to bid on.
This year the Northeast Component and the Alexandria Component of the LDHA have begun again. I am very excited for this growth. I hope in the future the Lake Charles component will begin again as well!
Louisiana was the only state in our district to participate in ADHA’s Membership Campaign. A big thanks to Daisy Poole our Treasurer and Debbi Mitchell our Executive Secretary for compiling all the information the ADHA requested in order to participate. ADHA will be doing ALL of the mailings for us. WOW!!
Membership has been one of my main goals as your president. Please encourage others to become members of ADHA. We ALL need to come together as hygienists to become a STRONGER organization. This is so that OUR organization can fight for US!
I cannot begin to tell you how much I have learned from this journey. But I can tell you how touched I have been by all the hygienists I have met and worked with. The Board of Trustees has been a great support to me. I have enjoyed reading the emails that I have received from all the hygienists this year. Thank you for allowing me to be your president.
LDHA Updates Please keep your current email addresses updated with the LDHA.
To be added to our list for updates and Newsletters you must be a Registered Dental Hygienists or a Dental Hygiene student. Email the LDHA Executive Secretary, Debbi Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other CE Opportunities Both LSU School of Dentistry & the University of Louisiana at Monroe offer CE Courses. Check out their websites for course dates and information. LSUSD: https://www.lsucde.org ULM: http://www.ce.ulm.edu
Institute for Oral Health The mission of the Institute for Oral Health (IOH) is to advance the profession of dental hygiene through scholarships, research and service in collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. The goal of this organization is to support the highest quality research and education programs in order to fulfill the mission statement of the ADHA Institute for Oral Health. To find out more about the ADHA IOH please visit http://www.adha.org/ioh/.
HYPAC The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Political Action Committee is a group of politically active ADHA members who voluntarily pool their resources to support candidates for congressional office who support the professional interests of dental hygienists and the patients they serve. The LDHA officers wanted to inform you of this group! This committee needs people like you to help support them! Please visit the website below to find out how! Hypac.adha.org To login use the email you use for your ADHA account and the password is : hypac