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2019-2020 NCDHA Officers



Heather Edly, RDH

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 Lori Hendrick, MS, CDT, RDH

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Vice President

 Brigette Easter, RDH, BS


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Melissa McLain, RDH

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 Kristy Wieder, RDH, BS

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Speaker of the House

Crystal Adams, MA, CDA, RDH

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Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is the administrative body charged with conducting all NCDHA business during the year and acts on behalf of the House of Delegates between sessions to establish interim policies. The Board of Trustees is comprised of: NCDHA President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Immediate Past President and one member chosen from each of our components. 

Our House of Delegates is held during our annual session which sets the policies and directions for dental hygiene in North Carolina and is comprised of  delegates chosen from each of our 12 components.

Left to Right: Brittany Booth (Central Carolina), Marilee Bush (Western), MaryAnn Kolb (Durham-Orange), Liz Dills (Foothills), Teresa Torres (Greater Raleigh), Cheri Lindstrom (Greater Fayetteville) and Adrienne Stanely (Foothills). Not pictured: Rachel Stewart (Coastal Carolina), Debbye Kruger (Metrolina), Jessica Braden (Cape Fear), Lynn Whaley (Southeastern) and Martha Townes (Greater Wilkes)

Leaders Spotlight

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

by Brigette Easter, Written March 17, 2020 As a dental hygienist and healthcare provider, I am exposed to dangerous bacteria, viruses, etc on a daily basis by the creation of aerosols. We (dental hygienists) are HIGHLY trained in infection control practices, standard...

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

We are having our quarterly Board of Trustees meeting Saturday, March 21, via teleconference! We encourage you to reach out to your component trustee prior to the meeting and have a conversation about some of the items that will be discussed during the meeting. We...