There are an unlimited number of accomplishments that the dental hygiene profession has obtained throughout its 100 years. Wrapping up this monumental mark, it is rewarding to acknowledge that we have gotten to this point by hard work, determination and the burning desire to be our best as professionals. This past June, ADHA celebrated its 90th Annual Session in Boston and did well to commemorate its past and embrace an ever-brightening future. LDHA assists in progressing this career forward to its fullest potential. Being a fairly new hygienist in this field, I realize the importance of not only being involved in your professional organization but also supporting those that make the changes happen. The past 100 years serves as a prime example of what persistence and perseverance within an organization does to a profession. The world of dentistry is ever changing and we have options in how we would like to involve ourselves within this community. Taking a look back into the past, there is so much to digest but the unknown future creates excitement and a thrill to persevere. Those that laid the groundwork for us could never have foreseen what hygienists are allowed to do today. LDHA is our association that allows for the opportunities to support and help strengthen our profession. This year has given me so much insight into what goes on behind the scenes and it is nothing short of hard work. I appreciate and owe the success of this year to the remarkable women of the LDHA board. Let’s make the next century of dental hygiene another to remember!
Amanda Mullen, RDH, BS
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LDHA Annual Session
March 6-7, 2015
March 4-5, 2016
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.
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/.
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
New Orleans Dental Conference
The NODC/LDA Annual Session will April 3-5, 2014!
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