The year of 2016 is quickly coming to an end. Louisiana Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Board of Trustees has been working diligently planning for Annual Session on Friday, March 10th 2017, at the Wyndham Garden Inn in Metairie, Louisiana. We have planned for a great day of speakers and vendors for members and potential members to enjoy. We realize there are many options for continuing education but hope you will make plans to attend this one-day event on Friday. In 2017, there will be three opportunities for LDHA sponsored events. The first being Annual Session, for up to 8 hours of continuing education, the second, Legislative Day at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge (non-clinical hours), and third, Fall Session in Alexandria, Louisiana. The dates for Legislative Day and Fall Session have not yet been determined. These dates will be finalized at the first of the year. Please follow your local component’s Facebook page, LDHA Facebook page, and LDHA.org webpage for the latest information.
2016 has been a very difficult year for the entire state due to the heavy rainfall in North Louisiana in the Spring and then again in the Summer for South Louisiana. Many hygienists in the state were affected by different hardships to their homes or their place of employment. Each year the BOT picks a date for Annual Session and as it happens, for the last several we seem to have had crazy weather (maybe just part of Louisiana weather). I pray we have beautiful weather, great attendance and enjoyable time networking with each other for another great year in 2017.
Being a member of ADHA, LDHA, and your local component is so important for the profession of dental hygiene in our state. Without membership we do not have a voice for our profession. If you are not a member at present, or have let your membership lapse, there is always room for you at your local Component, LDHA and ADHA. We have a stronger voice in large numbers. If you are a member we would like to thank you for the continued support of your profession. ADHA has once again returned to the option of quarterly payment plans and has dropped the extension date for non-payment of membership. The dollars you save for continuing education for membership alone are worth the membership dues not to mention savings on liability insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Just go to ADHA.org for membership information. LDHA needs you. If you have ever considered volunteering for your State organization or your local component there is always room for you. We need more volunteerism in our professional organization. We have a VOICE in numbers.
I want to say thank you to the great leadership and cooperation of the entire LDHA Board of Trustees, also, many thanks to our LDHA Executive Secretary, Mrs. Debbi Mitchell, and our Lobbyist, Mrs. Jane Burgin. Each person has made this time as President of LDHA very enjoyable and enriching. Hope to see everyone at Annual Session 2017.
Tracy Jordan, RDH, BS – President, LDHA
Federal Register - Dec. 19, 2016 Final Rule EFFECTIVE JANUARY 18, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that Powdered Surgeon's Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Consequently, FDA is banning these devices.
The FDA states that powdered gloves are an adulterated product and unsafe for use. The January 18, 2017 date applies to end
users wo may have already purchased and are using powered gloves.
Per the LA Dental Association the staff at Association Gloves which is endorsed by LDA is prepared to help find a powder free latex,
nitrile or chloroprene glove that will satisfy your requirements. Association Gloves can be contacted at 877 484 6149.
If you wish to read the final rule visit the Federal Register web-site at: federal register. gov - Banned Devices; Powdered Surgeon's
Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove.
Oral Cancer Walk
The Oral Cancer Walk has been canceled for 2016 due to the flooding in Baton Rouge.
Mission of Mercy
Please include LaMOM 2016 in your calendar of events. The Louisiana Dental Association Foundation will be holding a Mission of Mercy charity dental event on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1, 2016. Set up will occur on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. The location will be the Alario Center in Westwego, Louisiana. This is located on the Westbank of the New Orleans area.
Volunteer registration will officially open on May 1st, 2016.
LDHA Annual Session
Friday, March 10, 2017
Wyndham Hotel in Metairie, LA
Click here for the LDHA Newsletter
LDHA Day at the Legislature
LDHA at the Legislature is Thursday May 4, 2017. At the State Capitol.
Attending can earn you
3 Non-Clinical CE Hours
Click here for info!
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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