Annual Session May 17-18th, Thursday and Friday

Hygiene Highlights
2018 Winter Newsletter
Save the Date for Annual Session
Annual Session
May 17 and 18, 2018
Sioux Falls, SD

Save the date and pencil in our HUGE CE Annual event into your calendars. We have an exciting Annual Session planned for you and can't wait to meet up with everyone in Sioux Falls.
Our speakers for Thursday include Trish Osuna and Angie Stone. Friday we will join the SDDA for a SD BOD sponsored OSHA course, and then hear from Ann Schwartz about Medicaid programs.

Keep an eye out for a more finalized schedule and registration form. Our Business Luncheon will also be held that weekend. If you would like to nominate someone for South Dakota Hygienist of the Year please send your nomination to our president, Nichole Willuweit at and write a brief description of why that person should win!

See you in May!

2018-2020 Strategic Plan
Check out our NEW Strategic Plan!

If you have any interest in getting involved or serving on the board, we have multiple positions that will be vacant next year. Please contact and I will give you more information! We have some exciting plans coming up and would love to get you involved.

This new Strategic Plan shows our goals for SDDHA in the upcoming years. We are working for you! 
Unleashing Your Potential
Nichole Willuweit and Amy Ericks
Unleashing Your Potential

We were lucky enough to have two of our current board members attend Unleashing Your Potential (UYP) this year in Chicago. UYP is a great way to develop leadership skills and network with other dental hygienists who are active on the national scene.  Not only did they learn about the inner-workings of the ADHA but they bought back a ton of information for how we can work better as a state organization. Check out their pics below! If you are interested in attending UYP, please contact a board member and we would be happy to help you get involved.

Semi-Annual Success

We wanted to take an opportunity to thank everyone who came and participated at our Semi-Annual event this year, held in Mitchell South Dakota. Even with the change in location and venue we had a great turn-out and had some hands-on fun! We appreciate your continued support in these events and look forward to next year. We are planning to move it back to Chamberlain next year, so save the date for September 29th, 2018. Thanks!

Messages from your Board members
Amy Ericks, RDH

Greetings! The SDDHA would like to thank the following businesses for showing their support to our association. To take advantage of these generous offers for members, simply contact the business listed and let them know you are a member of the SDDHA, have your ADHA membership number available.

Real Deal Active Wear
Back to Basics Nutrition Center
Holiday Inn of  Spearfish
Holiday Inn, Convention Center of  Rapid City
Holiday Inn, City Center Sioux Falls
LaQuinta, Rapid City
  Watiki, Rapid City
Akela Spa, Deadwood

 We are slowing making our way across the state contacting businesses to show their support. If you know of a business we should contact please message us on facebook or contact us through our website.
Nicole and I were so lucky to have been chosen to participate in Unleashing Your Potential in Chicago in November. What an amazing experience and what an amazing opportunity. Just one way that the ADHA has decided to invest in members, by helping us to grow as leaders, professionals, and individuals. Don't let another year pass you by, apply for UYP 2018, you won't regret it!
Amy Ericks, President-Elect SDDHA

Legislative Chair
Carissa Regnerus, RDH

Greetings from your Legislative Chair!   The Legislative committee worked diligently on getting things in order for Lobby Day this year, but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans and we weren't able to attend.   We are hoping to make next year an impactful one!   If you have ideas for Lobby Day or are interested in helping, please let us know.   Our lobbyist has kept us apprised of the developments with regard to the Interstate Compact for the Temporary Licensure of Professionals bill and opt-out going on in our state.   The association is in the process of formulating a response.   Please reach out to us or your legislators if you have strong opinions about temporary licensing for dental professionals.

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