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The times, they are a 'changing. As modifications of practice acts occur in states around us, Iowa hygienists must utilize this opportunity to share our knowledge with the general public. In my opinion, the best way to share our knowledge is through the education of others. The world needs dental hygienists, but in order for us to "have our place" in healthcare, we first need to...
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You Should Know!

Good News! The Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2016 includes provision for oral health. What does this mean for you and your community?  Read more from the Center or Oral Health here.

IDHA Fall Event
October 7, 2016

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Member Spotlight

Brenda LambertName:  Brenda Lambert

Residence:  Roland, IA

Family: Son Tyler age 7, Son Cade age 4, husband Tom

How I got interested in dental hygiene:  I have wanted to be a hygienist since I was a kid (2nd grade according to my mom). As a kid I always thought it would be the best thing to have false teeth, that way you would be able to clean every tooth really well. I learned later in life I will cherish my teeth and healthy gums

My favorite dental hygiene instrument:  Nevi4

Changes to dental hygiene practice: There are several advancements which make our job a lot easier, like administration of local anesthetic, ditigal x-rays, and paperless office. I am looking forward to new research to help advance our profession even more.

Memorable dental hygiene moment:  Finding Oral Cancer on a female patient. I realized how glad I was to have taken the time to do a cancer screening and all the class hours studying oral pathology.

Upcoming Events

March 4, 2016
President’s visit to Kirkwood Community College

March 5, 2016
BOT at KCC:  6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, 9am
Component Presidents encouraged to attend - HOD prep begins

March 15, 2016
Deadline for April Website postings (KCC, Iowa City and N. Central Components)

April 9, 2016
“Instrumentation Trends:  A Hands-on Experience with XP Technology”
See the North Central Component page for more info

April 12, 2016
Conditions Affecting the Oral Cavity:  Table Clinic Overview
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April 26, 2016
KCC Student Research Presentations
See the Southeast Component or Iowa City Component page for more info



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