Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association:
Ohio Valley Component



August 2017

Dear IDHA: Ohio Valley Component Members and Dental Professionals,

Hopefully everyone enjoyed your summer and is ready for another year of professional enrichment! Your continuing education planning committee is ready to expand upon ideas that worked well last year, and we really want to reach out to all dental professionals that may need live continuing education. In case anyone is not yet aware, half of dental hygiene CE hours must be live and we now need 19 hours. Please let everyone know they can follow us on Facebook by looking up Ohio Valley Dental Hygiene Association. We post our meetings and any changes on this page.

As a component, we need to continue addressing issues that have affected us over the years. Two primary concerns come to mind:

  • Lack of attendance at the monthly meetings
  • Declining membership

Some positive changes that will bring life back to our component include:

  • Make every effort to attend the meetings and invite new hygienists to become members
  • Invite non-member dental hygienists and other dental professionals to the CE’s (the cost is $30)
  • Actively use our Facebook page to get the word out in our community

To continue promoting a liaison with the dental hygiene students, we will have a student symposium highlighting their works through Table Clinics and Periodontal Case Clients in April. We hope our efforts will result in more students becoming members following graduation. We look forward to seeing you at all of our upcoming meetings this year!

Respectfully,

Cindy Edlin, RDH
Katelyn Majors, RDH


IDHA: Ohio Valley Component Leadership



IDHA: Ohio Valley Component

Meeting Schedule

2017-2018


 Date Time  Topic/Speaker  Location 

Monday

September 25

6:00pm Sleep Apnea
Information for the
Dental Professional

Dr. Ken Beckerman

Browning Room A
Evansville Central Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville
812-428-8200

Monday

October 16

6:00pm

Physical Therapy Treatment
for TMD

Renee Humphrey
Browning Room A
Evansville Central Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville
812-428-8200

Tuesday

November 14


6:00pm

Identify, Classify, and
Treat Periodontal Disease
with Ease

Emily Holt
Browning Room A
Evansville Central Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville
812-428-8200

Wednesday

January 17

6:00pm

An Update in Products
for the Dental Office

Colgate Representative
Browning Room A
Evansville Central Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville
812-428-8200

Wednesday

February 21

6:00pm

Tobacco, E-Cigarettes,
and Marijuana

Lorinda Coan
Browning Room A
Evansville Central Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville
812-428-8200


Wednesday

 April 18




6:00pm

USI Dental Hygiene
 Department Hosts:

Student Symposium on Current
Dental Topics


University of Southern Indiana
Mitchell Auditorium
HP Building