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Annual Session / HOD
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Our annual House of Delegates Meeting is Saturday, September 26, 2020 via Zoom. In an effort to be well prepared and informed of the information being discussed, we encourage all trustees to have discussions with their delegates prior to the meeting. If anyone has any questions, please contact us at (704) 264-5027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org More information available here.
NCDHA 3rd Annual Sesion
To ensure the health and safety of dental hygienists, other dental team members and their families during this unprecedented time, our annual session, scheduled for September 25-27, 2020 has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you all in September 2021! More information can be found here or visit our annual session page for more information.
The results of our T-Shirt fundraising design are in!
FYI: This is an ongoing campaign, so no pressure to buy in this time of crisis if you cannot do it.
We are in this together~always
Advancing Oral Health in North Carolina
About Our Association
Lets Begin with a Brief History
In the earlier years of our association, five charter members: Carolyn Smart Keith, Winifred Brewer Burns, Maxine Bowman, Mary Louise Tuttle and Nancy Horton Pappas created NCDHA’S Constitution and Bylaws and were adopted in 1949, at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Dental Society, in Pinehurst, NC. Over the next decade, dental hygienists slowly transitioned from public programs into the private practice setting by educating dentists and the public about the advantages of the preventive therapies provided by dental hygienists. Dental hygiene education in North Carolina began in 1953 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, accepting 11 students who graduated in 1955. Dental hygiene education programs were implemented at the community college level beginning in 1965.
Who We are Today
The North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association is part of the tripartite structure of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), making all ADHA members a member of NCDHA as well as members of one of our 11 components. We proudly represent over 7,000 dental hygienists and we are your resource for current information impacting dental hygienists in North Carolina and throughout the nation!
Latest News & Events
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.
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...
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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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