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From the President:

Hello my friends and colleagues!
Happy New Year!
I cannot even begin to express my utmost gratitude in becoming the president of the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association. I would like to the thank past Presidents, Anne Sleeper, and Pam Delahanty for all their mentoring in preparing me for the president position this past year.  Also, a HUGE Thank you to our great team of leaders, our BOT members, who dedicate their time in taking on a leadership role in our profession. To our valued members, we thank you all for your dedication and perseverance, making our profession what it is today!
There are a lot of exciting things evolving this year for dental hygienists as we move forward in our profession. I encourage you to continue to expand your knowledge, both clinically and professionally, and to get involved and practice to the fullest extent of your license. With that being said be grateful for this wonderful journey that has lead you to the Dental Hygiene profession! There are multiple opportunities out there for us and this is an important time to stand together and continue to promote high standards in all areas of our profession.
I am excited to get to know each and every one of you, and gracious to have been given this opportunity!
I would love to hear from you, please free to reach out to me. EMAIL?
Please visit our website NHDHA. ORG for future dates on upcoming CE courses, and the ADHA website for events, webinars, and member benefits!


NHBODE/Dental Hygiene Committee Update

There is a NEW license renewal requirement for ALL actively practicing Dental Hygienists' that they are required to obtain 2 continuing education credits on Medical Emergencies. This can be completed by an accredited course online OR attending a course. This requirement is to be completed by the 2021 renewal year for Dental Hygienists. This requirement is an addition to CPR.

Conway Daily Sun - November 13, 2019
Bradley honored by N.H. Dental Society

CONCORD - The New Hampshire Dental Society convened its annual fall/winter meeting on Friday, Nov. 8, and honored state Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) with its 2019 Legislative Achievement Award. Alongside the NHDS Council on Governmental Affairs and Board of Trustees, NHDS President Dr. Lindsey Jackson made a special presentation to Bradley, commending him for advancing oral health care and steadfastly supporting New Hampshire's dentists. "The New Hampshire Dental Society is proud to present Senator Bradley with our first Legislative Achievement Award," said Jackson.
"Senator Bradley clearly understands the importance of oral health to our healthcare system. He has been a strong voice in the creation and implementation an adult dental Medicaid benefit, increasing Medicaid provider rates and for fluoridation in water. "We are thankful for his leadership and his willingness to work with our members to improve the oral health of the people of New Hampshire."
Bradley thanked Jackson and NHDS membership in his speech, stating, "I am grateful to Dr. Jackson and the NHDS Board of Trustees for honoring me with their first Legislative Achievement Award. "I have learned a great deal working with NH's dentists in the State Senate, and I look forward to continuing our work together to find a 'New Hampshire Way' in creating the adult dental Medicaid benefit," Bradley said. "Together, we will continue to advocate for improving oral health policies because better oral health means a more effective healthcare system and a stronger economy with more people entering the workforce," he said.
With over 1,000 members, the New Hampshire Dental Society is the professional association of dentists and oral health professionals representing more than 73 percent of the practicing dentists in the state. The purpose of NHDS is to assist its members in providing and promoting the highest professional levels of oral health care for the citizens they serve and to disseminate knowledge pertaining to the advancement of health.
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Prescription Writing Update!

As we mentioned last fall, Senate Bill 377 took effect on August 24, 2018. It includes expansion of RSA317-A;21 c which now allows the administration, prescription and dispensing of a fluoride supplement, topically applied fluoride and chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse as dental hygieine service. 
The rule package has been submitted and we expect to finally be able to write the above prescriptions in mid 2020.   
In order to be able to write prescriptions a Hygienist will be required to have an NPI number and current CPR certification.  We will likely be required to carry private liability insurance.  Liability coverage by a Hygienist's employer will not be sufficient. Please visit the ADHA Website for information on private liability insurance offered to members. 
Click this link to apply for your NPI number:  Apply for NPI Number

From Our Membership Council

10 Reasons to join NH Dental Hygienists' Association - NHDHA/ADHA

1. Provides the opportunity of attending 6-8 continuing education courses (evenings and          Saturdays) locally throughout the state of New Hampshire.
2. Provides discounts to members attending continuing education courses.
3. NHDHA/ADHA looks out for your interests in the legislative arena in areas that help to          protect the integrity of your Professional license.
4. A NHDHA/ADHA membership cost approximately about one day's pay.
5. NHDHA/ADHA membership not only builds an identity for the dental hygiene field but          for you as a Professional.
6. It is a great beginning to expand your professional potential and further your success.
7. Opportunity to develop professional contacts.
8. Provides networking opportunities.
9. Your membership will provide you with the opportunity to apply for various types of            insurance - professional liability, disability and major medical-at competitive premiums.
10. Strength in Numbers: Only 12% of the RDH's in New Hampshire are members so it is          important to remember in a community organization like NHDHA, you have access to an      established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done.

The ADHA is moving to one billing cycle.  Please see below for FAQ's regarding this change.

Upcoming Courses

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Upcoming CE Courses!
"Are You In Compliance? How to Achieve Success with Infection Control and OSHA"  
February 20th - Concord

Join us for this review of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, CDC guidelines for Infection Control, and more with Lisa Kane, DMD!

2.0 Clinical CEU
Delta Dental
1 Delta Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Thursday, February 20th, 2020
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Spring Symposium
"From Pockets to Pathogens: Maximize Technology for Optimal Periodontal Therapy Success"   
March 28th - Manchester

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH presents on how to empower your team to effectively treat Periodontal Disease with proper protocols and systems.

0.5 Non-Clinical CEU + 4.0 Clinical CEU
Derryfield Country Club
625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
7:30AM - 12:30PM
**Please give your hard working board time to prepare for our event and arrive no earlier than 7:30**

Online OSHA Training for the Entire Office
Compliance is Key - Keep Yourself and Your Office Current
The ADHA's core ideology is focused on leading the transformation of the dental hygiene profession to improve the public's oral and overall health. The ADHA's vision is that dental hygienists are integrated into the health care delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care. The mission of ADHA is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene. We work to:
  • Ensure access to quality oral health care
  • Increase awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention
  • Promote the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research
  • Represent and promote the interests of dental hygienists
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