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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)

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With a grant through the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative’s Teledentistry Fund, Catawba Valley Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program was able to purchase teledentistry software to help the dental hygiene students serve patients in the community.

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The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative is continuously working to improve access to oral health care and equity in oral health care for all North Carolinians. In an effort to ensure that all stakeholders have opportunities to help the NCOHC achieve their goals,...

The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative announces plans for Oral Health Day Part 2!

Oral Health Day Part 2 will provide our community the opportunity to learn even more about Teledentistry and it’s role in our communities! Join elected officials, health care providers and community members for virtual tours of Federally Qualified Health Centers across NC and see firsthand the positive impacts of Teledentistry in NC! Following the tours, join in a conversation about the role of policy in improving access and equity in oral health care through teledentistry.
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