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VOLUME 48 ISSUE 1 DECEMBER 2011

CURETTE GAZETTE


Winter Edition!


New Officers

Page 2

Lobby Day 2012

Update

Page 3

Highlights from

MDHA Annual

Session 2011

Page 4

News Around

Missouri

Page 5

ADHA Unleashing

Your Potential

Weekend

Page 6

A Note From Your President

Happy Holidays to each of you from MDHA!

Since our successful Annual Session in October MDHA’s officers and councils have

been Working and Looking Out for YOUR Interests! Several issues that are

challenging ADHA and other states are at the top of the list of issues challenging

MDHA. Theproliferation of dental hygiene programs throughout the nation has

created a concern for all of those seeking employment.

During our Annual Session the membership adopted a new MDHA policy that

addresses the initiation of New Dental Hygiene Programs.

The policy states that the MDHA supports the initiation of new dental hygiene

educational programs when:

*the proposed program has conducted a comprehensive evidence-based needs

assessment to support the development and sustainability of the program and it is

further documented that an existing institution of higher learning cannot meet these

needs.

*there is a documented evidenced-based, ongoing manpower need that cannot be

met by currently licensed dental hygienists in the region.

Debbie Trunk R.D.H, MS

2011-2012 MDHA President

*there is a demonstrated qualified applicant pool.

*there is a potential patient pool.

*the program offers an integrated curriculum that culminates in baccalaureate degree indental hygiene.

*the program has financial resources to initiate and maintain dental hygiene educational standards.

*the program is endorsed by the component and constituent dental hygiene associations, community partners, and potential employers.

*the program meets or exceeds accreditation requirements prior to the acceptance of students.

In response to this policy as, MDHA President, a letter was sent from MDHA to The Coordinating Board of Higher Education of the Missouri

Department of Higher Education, the state agency that approves new higher educational program, outlining MDHA’s concerns about the

proliferation of dental hygiene programs in Missouri. This letter states that “if there are more requests for the addition of dental hygiene

programs in Missouri, please consider that many current graduates are having difficulty finding

places of employment so a needs assessment would be a critical analysis tool for evaluating the feasibility of any additional programs.

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A note from your president continued...

In addtion, I have sent a letter to the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation to request that a proper needs assessment be completed

when CODA looks at applications for any new dental hygiene program. Both of these action plans are in the MDHA Strategic Plan for

2011-2012.

New workforce models are being introduced in various areas of the country including here in Missouri. Changes are here, how we deal

with them will define us as an organization. The MDB proposals adopted in May have been discussed at length by MDHA and you will be

receiving a legislation council update soon. Let us know of your thoughts on these issues as the new year will bring new challenges for

MDHA and all dental hygienists.

February 8th is Lobby Day and it will be here before we realize it! Please take an active role and join us in Jefferson City to educate the

legislators about the current dental hygiene issues. Online registration is now available on the MDHA website for your convenience.

Thank you for everything you do in support of MDHA! If you are interested in joining a council or doing some small part in working with

MDHA please feel free to contact myself, our officers, or council members.

Have a Blessed Holiday Season and a Joyous New Year!

- Debbie Trunk

New Officers for 2011-2012

Executive Committee

Board Members

ADHA Delegates

✴Debbie Trunk- President

✴Sherry Powell- President

Elect

✴Kim Parrott- Vice

President

✴Teddy Byler- Secretary

✴Dawn Jenkins- Treasurer

✴Bonnie Branson-

Immediate Past President

✴ Lauren Martinez

✴Amy Engeman

✴Karen Reiner

✴Marge Bell

✴Jessice Enz

✴ Erica Little

✴Kim Rogers

✴Karen Reiner

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Lobby Day

February 8, 2012

CE Course: Dental Hygienists Affecting Public Policy and

Practice

Please join other Missouri dental hygienists and students as we meet with our state

legislators to discuss important pending bills that could affect the practice and scope of

dental hygiene as well as earn 3 CEU’s . Don’t miss this great opportunity to have your

voice heard!

This year we will meet at the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary at 201

Monroe St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 (See map for directions) for a mandatory Lobby Day

Training session before we meet with our assigned legislators at the Missouri State

Capitol at 201 W. Capitol Ave. Buses will be available to take participants to the Capitol a

few blocks away. MDHA will provide oral hygiene products and oral health literature for

distribution that day.

Cost is $25 for dental hygienists and $10 for students. Registration is ONLINE at

mdha.org Please don’t miss this opportunity and register today!! It would be greatly

appreciated if you would register as early as December 15, 2011. More details will be

provided on the MDHA website as our event gets closer.

LOBBY DAY SCHEDULE

Wear

PURPLE!

8:00a.m.: Check-In at Church

8:30a.m.: Welcome/Program at Church

9:15 a.m.: Legislative Visits at Capitol

11:00 a.m.: Check-Out Starts at Capitol

in the 3rd floor Rotunda area.

***For questions, please contact Diann Bomkamp at dbomkamp@sbcglobal.net or 314-432-7719***

Note: Sorry no registration refunds. Registration fee covers planning and associated costs with Lobby

Day activities. Thank you.

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“Going The Distance”

in Dental Hygiene

MDHA Annual Session 2011

September 29th thru October 1st

Finalists and Winners of the Derby Competition

Dental hygiene students from Ozark Technical

Community College with Program Coordinator

Margaret Bell, RDH,BS,CDA.

State Representative Donna Lichtenegger, RDH

On behalf of the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association we want to say

“Thank You” to all who supported and participated in our 2011 Annual

Session! We were fortunate to have had another successful year. We can’t

wait to tell you what we have in store for you in 2012!

-Kim Parrott

Congrats to Karen

Reiner! Awarded 2011

Outstanding Hygienist

of the Year!

Thank you Bonnie

Branson for your

service to MDHA!

Save The Date! MDHA Annual Session

November 2nd-3rd, 2012

**New Location! Camden on the lake!**

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News Around Missouri

Congratulations to Danette R Ocegueda!

Danette is from UMKC’s School of Dentistry’s Division of

Dental Hygiene Program. She is the recipient of the irene

Woodall Graduate Scholarship from the ADHA Institue for

oral Health.

This scholarship is awarded to an

applicant pursuing a Masters degree in dental hygiene or

a related field. Applicants must have a minimum grade

Pictured left to right: Heather Holliger,Yvonne Gust, Amanda

Moore, Roberta Moore, Sherry Powell RDH, and Dr. Jessica

L. Quint DDS.

Sherry Powell, RDH is pictured above with her

coworkers and Dr. Jessica L Quint, DDS. Sherry’s

dental office in Fayette Missouri collected candy

from children after Halloween. Children

participated in the candy buyback program as

part of Operation Gratitude. The candy collected

was sent off overseas.

ADHA Develops New

Competencies

ADHA Partners with the ADEA to develop the

Core Competencies for Graduate Dental Hygiene

Education.

The Competencies will serve as guidelines to

further define the body of dental hygiene

professional knowledge; inform and guide faculty

members, students, and other stakeholders in a

common understanding of the knowledge, skills,

abilities, and characteristics included in dental

hygiene graduate programs; and establish a

benchmark of educational quality and content.

To view the Competencies go to ADHA.org and

search “A Letter From the 2011-2012 ADHA

President”.

Pictured above from top left: Diann Bomkamp, Sheryl

Schuchard, Naomi Vance; from front left: Jodi Gates, Suzanne

Burton, and Helelen Reddy,St. Louis area Oral Health

Consultant from DHSS.

PSP EVENT AT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL

St.Louis dental hygienists help the Missouri Department of

Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program with its

Preventive Services Program (PSP) at Washington Elementary

School in the Normandy School District. PSP is composed of

four elements:

• Surveillance

• Education

• Prevention-Fluoride Varnish Application

• Referral to a dentist.

In order to take part in the PSP, you may contact your area

oral health consultant by checking http://health.mo.gov/

living/families/oralhealth/psp/p=107 to find out how you can

help.

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Unleashing Your Potential!

Keep updated with

MDHA!

Become friends with

MDHA & visit our

facebook page!

Missouri Dental

Hygienists'

Association

UPCOMING

EVENTS

JANUARY 14TH-

MDHA Board Meeting @

Camdenton at the Lake

JANUARY 21ST-

Missouri Dental Board

Meeting in Jefferson City

*please contact the MDB if

you plan on attending

FEBRUARY 8TH-

Lobby Day at Jefferson City

APRIL 21ST-

Missouri Dental Board

Meeting in Jefferson City

*please contact the MDB if

you plan on attending

Unleashing Your Potential Weekend!

MDHA Board Member, Karen Reiner was a Missouri Hygienist chosen to be a partipant of the

ADHA Unleashing Your Potential Weekend! This is a leadership development event held for current

and potential dental hygiene leaders. This event was sponsored by Colgate. Below, Karen shares

her experience with Unleashing Your Potential Weekend!

My weekend at Unleashing Your Potential was

amazing! I got to meet dental hygienists from all

different parts of the United States. Seeing their

interests and desires for the future, helped inspire

me to see my potential and how I can further

help my profession! My interest lies in being a

mentor for younger dental hygienists, especially

new graduates. They are the future of dental

hygiene! I want to mentor others to capture the

amount of passion that I have enjoyed in my

career. I encourage furthering their education in

any way they are comfortable. I do not have

any "initials" behind my name except RDH, the

one I'm most proud of. I do have experience,

passion and compassion for this career and

where it has taken me. UYP has personally

encouraged me to mentor others. I would encourage anyone interested in learning more about ADHA

and increasing their knowledge in leadership to attend Unleashing Your Potential! You will undoubtedly

meet some of the most fascinating people in your profession.

Pictured Above From Left to Right: Karen

Reiner, Pam Quinones,ADHA President, and

Diann Bomkamp, ADHA Leadership

Development Committee Member.

Earn CE’s and Help a Worthy Cause!

Mark Your Calendar!

-Karen Reiner, RDH

The GSLDHA is sponsoring a continuing education program to benefit the Charles Clifford Endownment Fund.

Dental Hygiene is Cha-Cha-Changing!

What Every Hygienist needs to Know About Mid-Level Providers (3 CEUs)

Presented by Diann Bomkamp,RDH,BSDH & Bobbie Brown,CDA,RDH,MS

Date: February 4th, 2012 Cost: Register online @ gsldha.org

Time: 9a.m.-Noon Members:$55 Questions Contact Kathi Schreiber

Place: Creve Coeur Government Center Potential Members: $65 @ (314)984-0527

300 N New Ballas Rd. Student or 2011 Graduate Tuition:$35

Creve Coeur, MO. 63141

*Registration & Continental Breakfast Begin @ 8:30a.m.*

ADHA Annual Session June 13th-19th, 2012

in

Phoenix, AZ

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Please mail to: Missouri Hy-PAC, 205 E. Capitol, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO

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Contributions are not tax-deductible. Paid for by Missouri Hy-PAC, Dawn Jenkins, Treasurer

Thank you to our gracious sponsors!

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