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Pat Alden

Well, it is hard to believe that it is already 2016…the past year flew by for me as I am sure it did for many of you.  In November, I had the distinct honor of being selected to attend ADHA’s Unleashing Your Potential weekend in Chicago.  I am not going to lie, I was not looking forward to the weekend. I was worried that it was going to be....
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IDHA Annual Session
May 6-7, 2016
Sherri Lukes and Emily Boge
The Meadows Events & Conference Center
Altoona, Iowa

Hotel reservations may be made at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino with a discounted rate using the code: 05052016IDA. Attendees can reserve their rooms online or by calling 515-957-3000. Discounted rate of $115+tax is guaranteed through April 11, 2016. This weekend is also the Kentucky Derby Weekend and the hotel is planning on a sell-out, so please book early!

IDHA Annual Session Registration will be available online soon!



Member Spotlight

Sarah BorsdorfName:  Sarah Borsdorf

Residence:  LeClaire, IA

Family: Husband, John, and daughter Jacqueline

How I got interested in dental hygiene:  I have always had an interest in the health field and had pleasant experiences when going to the dentist. When I started researching career paths while doing a project in high school, my dad told me to find a job that was “warm in the winter, cool in the summer and you don’t have to work weekends.” At the time, dental hygiene fit that bill!  

My favorite dental hygiene instrument:  The PDT Montana Jack

Changes to dental hygiene practice:  I value the comprehensive dental experience patients have at well-rounded dental offices. The inclusion of everything from a thorough medical history review and blood pressure check; custom dental hygiene treatment; hard and soft tissue exam; explanation of treatment needs and options; and financial coordination makes for a well-cared for and loyal patient. Of course, teamwork throughout the dental office where each member works to their level of education and expertise makes the whole thing work!

Memorable dental hygiene moment:  Throughout my career as a dental hygienist, I have had the opportunity to work and grow with many great dental hygienists, dental assistants and dentists and built a client base of wonderful loyal patients.

Upcoming Events

February 1, 2016
Finance Committee Budget Preparation

Quad Cities
February 8, Monday
Tobacco – Are You Aware of What’s Out There?  2 CEUs
presented by Kim Mills

February 15, 2016
Annual Reports due to Secretary (Laurie Abbas)

February 24, 2016

Lobby Day - see our Legislation page for more info!



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