MDHA 2018-2019 Officers
President: Becky Domagalski
MDHA 2018-2019 Component
Unleashing Your Potential 2018
By Danielle Rauch, President Elect
In November I had the opportunity to further my leadership training by attending ADHA’s annual Unleashing Your Potential. Yeah year Hygienists across the country apply for an opportunity to participate with ADHA’s team to help grow our leadership skills and learn more about our organization. The weekend was filled with full days of meetings and one day working with Second City Business. When it came to discussing how our states were measuring up, Michigan was the front runner across the board. It was beyond rewarding to know that our state is leading the way in growth and progress. Working with Second City Business we were given the opportunity to learn how to communicate with others who we may have no common interests with. The team helped us with our communication skills and encouraged us to think out side of the box when working with others.
This trip was by far an amazing experience and I am so thankful for ADHA choosing me for this opportunity. Coming back from this trip had my tanks fueled and ready to take on my new leadership role with MDHA!!
Update from LARA:
Just an update on renewing your dental hygiene license, LARA is moving to a new online licensing and regulatory database for health and occupational professions. The new system is called Michigan Professional Licensing User System or MIPLUS. For more information please check out the MDHA website under the news tab, or follow it at: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_85566—,00.html
Update from MDHHS:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently released at statement regarding mandated reporting for child abuse and neglect. For more information please check out the MDHA website under the news tab, or follow it at: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119_50648_44443—,00.html
Save the Date:
Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Run/Walk
August 5th, 2019 Seaholm High School, Birmingham MI
MDHA House of Delegates
October 18th-20th, 2019
Michigan Association of Dental Hygiene Education Conference
Friday November 1st, 2019
Looking for Seminar Opportunities? Please visit www.mdhatoday.org
Council Chair: Jan Miller and Vickie Yahn
Please consider a donation to the PAC. There is a link available at mdhatoday.org for donations. We support those legislators who share our concerns for increased access to care and advancing the profession of dental hygiene. Thank you
Council Chair: Iwonka Eagle
Educational Council Report
The Educational Council has been very busy obtaining speakers for the 2019 Annual House of Delegates CE session. We have been looking for sessions that will educate Michigan Dental Hygienists about their own health and well-being as well as educate them about progressive preventive procedures. Tentative speakers for October 2019 are Mike Stack, Exercise Physiologist and Dr. Margherita Fontana. We are looking into lots of exciting topics for the 2020 session as well, and are now discussing sponsorship for a phenomenal and engaging speaker we think everyone will enjoy! As always, all ideas and suggestions are welcome.
Public Health Council
Council Chair: Elizabeth Pitts
Council Chair: Beth Chislea
Council Chair: Stacey Pre
Council Chair: Samantha Mishler
Councils are always looking for new members!!