December 2016 was an exciting month for Karen Felty, RDH, APDH as she learned she had been awarded a $2,500 grant for the First Teeth First Program of Dignity Health, Chandler Regional Medical Center. Karen applied for a community service grant from the ADHA Institute for Oral Health and the Wrigley Company Foundation. It was
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I give all the credit to my amazing instructors at the University of New Mexico for my interest in dental public health and for choosing to work as an Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist. There was a very strong emphasis in my education on the importance of increasing access to dental care for underserved populations. By
My journey toward becoming an Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist (APDH) was based on a desire to improve the oral health of a larger population than that in private practice. Coincidentally, I was new to the concept of what an APDH was, how it could improve my career, and how it was going to move me
How many times since graduating from hygiene school have you attended your CE courses and heard about the need for greater public oral health programs in Arizona? I hear it at least once every time I attend an Az dental hygiene conference and 2015 was no exception. Our first speaker, Michelle GrossPanico, started the conference
HB 2058: A Bill to Increase Dental Hygienists’ Scope of Practice
HB 2058, sponsored by Representative Nancy Barto on our behalf, makes two (2) important changes to our scope of practice First, it allows dental hygienists to practice under the general supervision of a physician in an in-patient hospital setting. New and exciting service delivery models
Arizona Becomes First State to Recognize Professional Licenses from All States
When Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2569 on April 10, 2019 he proclaimed that “Arizona is open for business”. The move is unprecedented. Will this encourage other states to finally recognize that skills and abilities don’t change just by crossing a state line?
Here’s the tentative plan for the day:
8:45 Updates, Legislator Meeting Assignments & Logistics
9:30 Capitol Day Activities (Meetings with Legislators, Committee Meetings, Possible Capitol Museum Tour)
1:15 House and Senate Floor Sessions, Group’s Introduction to Legislators
2:00 Meetings with Legislators continue
3:00 Capitol Day
Tuesday June 5, 2018 is the next social/study club meeting of the Central AZ Dental Hygienists’ Association. For more information click here.