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The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners voted to amend the language of the proposed changes to rules 21NCAC 16G and 16H to ALLOW dental hygienists to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF) with proper training! Many thanks to everyone who provided verbal and written testimonies!

The board has republished the proposed rule changes and will hold a new public hearing on January 18, 2018, at 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held at 2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 160, Morrisville, NC. During the public hearing, individuals can provide written and verbal testimonies, in support of or in opposition to the new proposed changes. Written testimonies can be emailed to Mr. Bobby White, All previous verbal and written testimonies remain on record. We encourage you to continue to support your profession! We will pass along more information as it becomes available!

The dental board will also have their monthly meeting on Friday, January 19-20 will also be at their board office. The meetings will begin at 8 am on both days​. All board meetings are open for anyone to attend. We encourage you to take an active role in your profession and see what’s happening in the world of dentistry in NC! This is also a great opportunity to network with other dental professionals


A Message From Our President

Dear fellow North Carolina dental hygienists,

I am privileged and honored to assume the role of President for the North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association.  During the next year I want to lead the way and be a strong voice to help move our profession forward as we continue to be champions of oral health.  My goal is to keep our leaders actively engaged and draw from expertise of others to support the initiatives of NCDHA.

Our 68-year history as a state association is evident across our leadership, voluntarism, and educational programs.  I am excited to bring my enthusiasm and dedication to this organization as we face new changes in our profession and within healthcare.  I want to promote more collaborative partnerships within our communities and across our great state.

I encourage you all to work with your leaders by telling us what you value most about your membership and how we can best contribute to your success.  We need your help to make positive changes to our profession.  I look forward to serving as your President in the coming months.


Crystal Adams, RDH
NCDHA President 2017 – 2018


2017 – 2018 NCDHA Executive Committee

(L-R): Rachel Stewart (ADHA Delegate, Coastal Carolina), Jennifer Harmon (Immediate Past President, Durham-Orange), Susan Buchenburger (Speaker of the House/ADHA Delegate, Greater Raleigh), Beth Kornegay (Treasurer, Greater Fayetteville), Jackie Smith (Secretary, Durham-Orange), Heather Edly (Vice President, Foothills), Sommer Wisher (President-Elect, Durham-Orange),
and Crystal Adams (President, Foothiills). Eileen Clark (ADHA Delegate, Metrolina) not pictured.


2017 – 2018 NCDHA Trustees

(L-R): Melissa McClain (Foothills), Kelly Cook (Forsyth), Jalisa Islet (Southeastern), Becky Sanford (Cape Fear), Brittany Booth (Central Carolina), and Whitney Simonian (Greater Raleigh). NOT PICTURED: Elizabeth Fairbanks (Coastal Carolina), Drew Hendrick (Durham-Orange), Michelle Ping (Greater Fayetteville),
Martha Townes (Greater Wilkes), Kristy Wieder (Metrolina), and Jana Conner (Western)


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