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.asp

ASDHA News

ASDHA Spring 2015 Newsletter

Is now available for your reading pleasure in the “Documents” folder under the “State & Community” Tab…See you at the April 18TH State meeting…details & registration information for which can also be found in the “Documents” folder

Looking for dental volunteers for Guatemala dental mission

A local group is assembling a team of volunteers—mostly related in some way to the United Methodist Church—to work alongside Salud y Paz Rural Dental Teams in Guatemala this summer from July 25 to Aug. 3.  They are in need of at least one dentist and one dental assistant for the team. The Salud y Paz website (www.saludypaz.org) provides the details of what the dental professionals would do during the visit.  Rural Dental Teams address the chronic dental issues in Guatemala. Providing dental care in the rural villages gives people an affordable opportunity to receive extractions or restorative care. Without dental teams, dental disease often goes untreated. Teams consist of dentists, assistants, and other dental or non-dental personnel. Similar to the Salud y Paz Rural Medical Teams, dental teams stay in Chichicastenango, Panajachel, Cunén or Quetzaltenango and serve the villages surrounding those larger communities. Corrugated plastic dental chairs are provided by Salud y Paz and assembled by the team at each site. All supplies and medications are packed in suitcases and are brought with the team each day.

For more information contact:
Connie Quinley, health team coordinator
1812 Bowdoin Circle
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907)563-8569

ASDHA APRIL CE Registration

ASDHA APRIL 2015 Registration Flyer

Mini Mission Of Mercy @ UAA

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ASDHA Bylaws 2015

ASDHA-Bylaws 2015

2015 Bylaws

ASDHA-Bylaws 2015

MARCH “MINI MOM” EVENT NEEDS YOU!

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!!

ADHA Awards/grants applications-all applications are now online!

Happy New Year!
I wanted to just take a few minutes and recap all the ADHA deadline dates that I sent out back in November…..many of them are approaching and we don’t want any hygienists or students to miss out on these opportunities! Please note-there is also NEW student information listed under STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER. Please pass this important information on to your peers who may not be on this listserv-
And a special thank you to all the educators who work to ensure that their students are aware of these great national leadership opportunities
ADHA Awards/grants applications-all applications are now online!
http://www.adha.org/educator-award   deadline  Jan 5, 2015
http://www.adha.org/membership-awards  deadline Dec 2-April 9
Faculty recognition, Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award, Irene Newman Award, Alfred Fones Award, Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene
http://www.adha.org/student-awards deadline Dec 31 and April 9th
http://www.adha.org/research-awards deadline February 2012
http://www.adha.org/poster-sessions research and table clinics deadline Feb-March 2015
Student opportunities.
1)Student Awards http://www.adha.org/student-awards deadlines are Dec 31 and April 9
2)Student Delegate applications are now available, due to me by February 13,2015, email them to: lancettev@adha.net
3)Student Advisory Board Member

Student Advisory Board Responsibilities Include: - Serve in an advisory role to the Committee on Student Relations. – Consideration and commentary on all student relation information. – Careful critique of all student relations information sent to you.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adha.org%2Fresources-docs%2F7315_Student_Advisory_Board_Application.pdf&ei=08WqVNPWNM73yQSN8ICYAw&usg=AFQjCNHFMwesA0VqB198YCgxRggjWH32Qg&bvm=bv.82001339,d.aWw

As always-please let me know if I can  help in any way
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH

SAVE THE DATE! ASDHA Spring CE

April 18th, 2015 ASDHA Spring CE & District XII Speaker Lancette VanGuilder at ASDHA Business Meeting.
Speaker: Dr. Fiona Collins
Topic: Primary and Secondary Caries Prevention & Management
          Occupational Hazards Influencing Oral Health
Where: UAA Rasmussen Hall Room 101

Happy New Year! I wanted to just take a few minutes and recap all the ADHA deadline dates that I sent out back in November…..many of them are approaching and we don’t want any hygienists or students to miss out on these opportunities! Please note-there is also NEW student information listed under STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER. Please pass this important information on to your peers who may not be on this listserv- And a special thank you to all the educators who work to ensure that their students are aware of these great national leadership opportunities! ADHA Awards/grants applications-all applications are now online! http://www.adha.org/clinician-awards deadline Feb 2, 2015 http://www.adha.org/community-award deadline Feb 2,2015 http://www.adha.org/educator-award deadline Jan 5, 2015 http://www.adha.org/membership-awards deadline Dec 2-April 9 Faculty recognition, Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award, Irene Newman Award, Alfred Fones Award, Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene http://www.adha.org/student-awards deadline Dec 31 and April 9th http://www.adha.org/research-awards deadline February 2012 http://www.adha.org/poster-sessions research and table clinics deadline Feb-March 2015 Student opportunities. 1)Student Awards http://www.adha.org/student-awards deadlines are Dec 31 and April 9 2)Student Delegate applications are now available, due to me by February 13,2015, email them to: lancettev@adha.net http://www.adha.org/sites/default/files/7314_Student_Delegate_Application_0.pdf 3)Student Advisory Board Member Student Advisory Board Responsibilities Include: – Serve in an advisory role to the Committee on Student Relations. – Consideration and commentary on all student relation information. – Careful critique of all student relations information sent to you. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adha.org%2Fresources-docs%2F7315_Student_Advisory_Board_Application.pdf&ei=08WqVNPWNM73yQSN8ICYAw&usg=AFQjCNHFMwesA0VqB198YCgxRggjWH32Qg&bvm=bv.82001339,d.aWw As always-please let me know if I can help in any way! Lancette VanGuilder, RDH