Message from the President
It is my privilege to serve YOU as the 2017-18 President of our professional association in Nevada. NDHA is a chartered chapter of the American Dental Hygienists Association~ the national organization for the profession of dental hygienists. Our goals are to UNITE, EMPOWER, and SUPPORT the dental hygiene profession. From the student experience thru retirement, your association is with you, providing ongoing education, employment support, increased opportunities and advancement in our scopes of practice.
Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” I became licensed in Nevada in 1972 and over the years I have witnessed the truth in this statement. Many, if not all of the changes in how RDH’s practice today in Nevada occurred because members worked together to advance our profession. My heartfelt thanks to those of you who are members in our association, your membership contributes to the ability for the association to reach our goals.
I invite every RDH in Nevada to join us, your membership enhances the opportunities for your volunteer leaders to continue to work on your behalf. There are still many avenues to be traveled and opportunities to be taken. Every RDH gains when advancements occur and each of us can suffer if gains are lost~ If you want more~ do more~ become a member.
The ADHA website www.adha.org will provide an easy link to join us~ quarterly credit card payments are available to allow flexibility with your personal finances. Many membership benefits are offered and can also be accessed on the website~ multiple forms of insurance, discounts on travel, scrubs, loupes, phones, free CE courses and much more is available to us. Become an ADHA/NDHA member and take advantage of up-to-date information about emerging technologies, insights on professional and educational opportunities, timely alerts on legislative developments and valuable opportunities to network with your peers.
NDHA is evaluating our governance model and may soon be moving to a General Assembly form of operations, where all members will have the opportunity to vote for officers and policy positions. Membership gives you a VOICE in the future of the direction of dental hygiene in Nevada. Please accept my invitation to become a member and enjoy the comradery of NDHA.
I hope you will take a few moments to explore the new webpage, it is here for YOU, so please let me know of suggestions for improving the website to help you have the information you want.
Thank you for your trust in myself and the NDHA Board of Trustees. We are committed to the goals of Uniting, Empowering and Supporting all dental hygienists in Nevada.
Caryn Solie, RDH
Message from the District XII Trustee
Hello, Nevada dental hygienists!
I am Annette Lincicome, your ADHA District XII Trustee. Besides Nevada, I represent Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and Alaska on the ADHA Board of Trustees. I very much enjoy my work as your District Trustee. It is my pleasure to be the connection between your state constituent and our national association. I am very proud to be a part of District XII, because I think District XII is filled with the very best ADHA has to offer!
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my husband, Dave. We have been married 37 years, and we have two grown children. In my free time I enjoy traveling and I’m a science nerd. Just last August my husband and I travelled to Wyoming to see the total solar eclipse; we can’t wait for the next US opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in 2024!
I am overwhelmed and filled with pride as I contemplate the richness of my experience as a dental hygienist, and I am certain much of the success I have had is as a direct result of the nurturing and support I have received from my professional association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. As we look forward to the rest of 2018, I am excited to assure you that your professional association is working hard for all hygienists, no matter your path or stage in your career.
ADHA works hard for all hygienists every day. For those in private practice ADHA continues to work with the Federal Trade Commission to ensure fair employment practices. ADHA is also very engaged in the development of new diagnostic codes specifically geared toward the practice of dental hygiene. For those of you working in dental hygiene educational settings ADHA maintains a close relationship with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to support the highest educational standards and to assist in the development of the curricula necessary for our evolving mid-level practitioners.
For hygienists in public health, ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health (IOH) provides grant opportunities for community service projects as well as legislative support for state associations pursuing direct access legislation. New professionals have a special resource group at ADHA and there is also a track of online continuing education courses available through ADHA aimed specifically at hygienists who have recently entered the workforce.
In fact, ADHA has embraced the online educational model and there are great courses online for all hygienists (members receive free or greatly reduced prices for their online classes!). ADHA also offers National Board Review courses for dental hygiene students as well as scholarships for dental hygiene study and research grants through the IOH.
ADHA provides discounts to its members not only on continuing education, but also on insurance, car rentals, prescriptions, hotels, and many other businesses and services we all use every day. Every hygienist is a beneficiary of ADHA’s efforts every day, whether we are conscious of those benefits, or not.
As you can see, ADHA truly embraces its promise to unite, empower, and support the dental hygiene profession. We are ADHA, and ADHA is us! I am very glad to be your District XII Trustee, and I hope you will reach out to me if there is anything I can help you with as we go forward in 2018!
All my best,
Annette Lincicome, BS, RDH