MDHA 2016-17 Officers
President: Vickie Yahn
President Elect: Jan Miller
Vice President: Becky Domalgalski
Immediate Past President: Allison Restauri
Treasurer: Beth Chislea
Speaker of the House: Marge Buehner
Delegates to ADHA: Vickie Yahn, Jan Miller, Becky Domalgaski, Beth Chislea, Danielle Derwoed
Association Administrator: Joyce Losen firstname.lastname@example.org
Lobbying Firm: Acuitas Sarah Hubbard email@example.com
MDHA NEWSWIRE JANUARY 2017
We continue to answer your request for face to face continuing educational events. In collaboration with Northland Component, a phenomenal offering has been scheduled in Traverse City on March, 18, 2017. Specific details are forthcoming. MDHA has again joined with MDA to present a quality experience at the Spirit of Michigan from April 26-29, 2017 at Devos Place in Grand Rapids. Plan to attend with your friends for both the educational and social opportunities of the Annual Session. Your Education Council has been busy. There will be another continuing education offering in collaboration with the Superior Sunrise Component on September 23, 2017. Watch for more information about this event. ADHA Annual Conference information has been released. This year’s event is in Jacksonville, FL from June 14-19, 2017. Plan to attend with a group of friends. It is always a great experience.
I wish you a wonderful 2017. I hope that we will all continue to work together to better the profession of Dental Hygiene in this new year. Remember that “YOU ARE KEY”!
Vickie L. Yahn, RDH
MDHA Component Trustees
|Capital Region: Mary Ellen Sickles firstname.lastname@example.org
East Shore: Nancy Balaj email@example.com
Grand Shores: Traci Beals firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Detroit: Danielle Rauch email@example.com
Great Lakes Bay: Stacy Priem firstname.lastname@example.org
Northland: Erica Dopp email@example.com
South Central: Stacey Schramm firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest: Eve Sidney email@example.com
Superior Sunrise: Becky Nunneley firstname.lastname@example.org
|If you are currently not an MDHA member, we invite you to join and become an active participant in one of these components! Visit our website, www.mdhatoday.org for a membership application!|
Michigan has begun a new legislative session and a new legislature has been sworn into office. All unsigned legislation from 2016 has been lost. Per Sarah Hubbard update at the January BOT, it is anticipated that the limited prescription bill will be re-introduced, and some form of the Dental Therapist Bill will be presented. Your legislative council will keep you informed.
****There is a new ruling effective January 6, 2017 regarding licensure renewal. One credit in human trafficking is now required. See R 338.11123 Training standards for identifying victims of human trafficking; requirements. Rule 1123 for further clarification.****
South Central Component will present the following seminar!
FRIDAY MARCH 17 9AM-1PM
Legislative Luncheon 2017 is now scheduled for May 9, 2017 a Tuesday, in the Mackinac room in the Anderson House Building. Please mark your calendars. Legislators are much more likely to attend if they are aware that they have constituents to speak with.
The Council is finalizing seminar details on a Head and Neck Cancer Symposium presented by Dr. Steven Chang and the Henry Ford Hospital H&N Team that will be held Saturday, March 18 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. This has already generated a great deal of interest in the dental and medical communities, and will fill up fast. Watch the MDHA website, www.mdhatoday.org, for registration and hotel information.
A Multidiscipline approach to Head and Neck Cancers
Public Health Council
The Public Health Council has been working hard to provide MDHA members with quality resources covering a wide range of public health topics. They have completed an excellent PA161 power point presentation, which is available for use. They hope to bring this to dental and dental hygiene students, but the information is pertinent to anyone with an interest in a PA161 program. Please contact Susan Deming, Council Chair, at email@example.com for further information.
Capital Region Dental Hygienists Association (C-RDH)
After Central and Genesee merged one of our biggest obstacles was communicating with each other. The creation of the C-RDH website and a Facebook page seemed the answer. Our board voted to close the website as of December 2016. We continue to encourage hygienists to join our Facebook page.
Our component has the Dorothy Below Lesher scholarship that is made available to Lansing Community College and Mott Community College seniors. One or more students receive amounts from $500-1500 each at a dinner meeting we hold in February. We host a spring seminar held in East Lansing in April. We participate in Miles for Smiles and like to volunteer for a project every year. Last year we made dinner and served it at a Lansing homeless shelter. We made a few Saturday breakfasts for the kids that included a few crafts also.
In December we like to have a fun get together where we chose different activities like painting or yoga.
Follow us on Facebook at Capital Region Dental Hygienists where you can find details to all events are posted. Any questions or great idea sharing appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, April 27
Strive 2 Quit: Tobacco Cessation (Course #5)
RDHs need Laser Focus (Course #18)
Friday, April 28
Have Your Dentist Saying: “I Have the Best Hygienist Ever” and You Saying “I Work in the Best Office Ever” (Course 26)
Periodontal Disease: Classification and Non-Surgical Treatment for the Registered Dental Hygienist (Course #37)
Saturday, April 29
Understanding Bleeding Disorders (Course #47)
Systemic Effects of the Traveling Oral Microbiome and Periodontal Treatment (Course #49)
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From District V Trustee Sharlee Burch
Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to write and let you know that ADHA District 5 Student Delegate applications are now being accepted. The deadline is February 17, 2017! Feel free to email me with any questions! Sharlee
Sharlee Burch, RDH, MPH, EdD
2017 Awards – Nominations Due February 1, 2017
ADHA offers several awards to recognize excellence and contributions all while helping members attend the Annual Conference in Jacksonville.
Award applications are now available and are due February 1, 2017. This is your chance to be recognized by your colleagues for your work and dedication to dental hygiene. All awardees are recognized at the Annual Conference, in Access Magazine and in social media. Awards are given in the following categories:
Clinician Awards, Community Awards, Educator Awards, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Research Awards