Welcome

Hello, and welcome to the Alaska State Dental Hygienists’ Association! This website is our online presence to encourage the collaboration of dental hygienists in the state of Alaska.

We post employment information, news, and continuing professional education opportunities here. We also provide contact information and the opportunity for you to change your contact information.

Looking for information from our National Association or want to join/renew your membership? Go to adha.org. Here is our membership application form.

Looking for information on requirements to obtain an Alaska dental hygiene license? Go to http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing.aspx

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ASDHA News

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR “MINI“ MOM @ UAA March 2015

Dr  Demetra

UAA Dental Programs will hold it’s 4th free dental days event for local residents in need,
without access to dental treatment March 26th – 28th 2015.

Thursday evening for children only, 4-8 pm; Friday and Saturday for adults- 8am – 4pm

We served almost 200 people at our last event and not only provided needed treatment for patients but enjoyed the interaction of our peers and other volunteers and had a great time.

If you are available to volunteer your time and skills for a 1/2 day or full day
we would really appreciate your support. We will have lots of good food and certificates for 2 hours of CE for volunteering.

Please contact Royann for more information or to sign up.

rroyer@mtaonline.net

Thanks so much!!

Hot off the presses- License update

Everyone will receive a new license with an expiration date of 28 Feb 2015 shortly. The State will mail out license renewal applications on 15 December. The State will NOT have an online application option this renewal cycle.

BREAKING NEWS: Alaska License Renewal

It appears that the State of Alaska is moving the renewal date for licenses to Feb. 28,2015. This won’t be official until after the BODE meeting this Friday,December 5th.

NEED CE? 1 Credit Course available online

….how to help our clients quit using tobacco: Helping Alaskans Quit, the brief Tobacco intervention @ WWW.akbriefintervention.org

ADHA Board of Trustees – Community Dental Health Coordinator

Community Dental Health Coordinator (1)

ASDHA Fall 2014 Newsletter

ASDHA Fall 2014 Newsletter

ADHA press release regarding Ebola.

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General Membership input requested on Local Component

Dear ASDHA member,

As you may know, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association divides its members up into Constituents (i.e. each state organization) and Components (the local organizations). The ADHA is in the midst of drafting new guidelines for requirements for active components. Currently, Alaska is divided into seven local components, based on zip code. Until recently, only 3 of these components were active: Midnight Sun (Fairbanks area), Kenai Peninsula, and Cook Inlet (Anchorage and the Mat-Su). Currently both Kenai and Cook Inlet are in need of volunteers to fill leadership positions if they are to remain active components.

After discussion during the ASDHA board meeting on October 15, 2014, the executive board recommends that the general membership vote at November’s meeting to dissolve any inactive components, and consolidate zip codes into remaining active components. If a member is in an inactive component that gets dissolved, they may have their membership transferred to the nearest active component. Right now, the only active component is Midnight Sun. Ideally we would have at least two components, breaking up the state roughly into northern and southern sections: Midnight Sun and Cook Inlet. A component that gets dissolved now could be reactivated in the future if we see a need.

If you are in an inactive component, please consider stepping up to volunteer. To be considered “active,” a component must have at least three officers: a president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer. They should meet several times a year (either in person or via electronic media) and should organize/coordinate events that benefit local members: administering UAA/UAF student scholarships, organizing continuing ed classes, socials, community volunteer activities, etc.

Sincerely,
The ASDHA Executive Board

UAA Restorative Course

Anyone interested in expanding their Hygiene skills?  Registration is now open for the Dental Restorative Course @ UAA.  This is a  5 Credit  (September- May) course that meets 1-2 times a month for hands-on learning.

Most didactic work is completed online. Please contact Carrie Burton at UAA 786-6929 for additional information.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Two new Links added – one from Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS -  Tobacco Cessation Resources for Patients and Professionals new for 2014 and another to the Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line which also has resources for healthcare professionals in Alaska & Alaska specific tobacco cessation efforts