Jeanette Lalli

RDH

AzDHA President

Hello all and happy spring!

I want to start by expressing my gratitude to all AzDHA members and everyone who has volunteered their time to help make our community stronger. Without your efforts and support, we would not be where we are today. Stay tuned for more leadership, advocacy, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

We are excited to announce that Vicki B. Penna, RDH, MS was recently appointed to the BODEX board and will be serving as a Licensed Hygienist Member. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at NAU, 1st Year Coordinator for the Dental Hygiene Department, and is responsible for the Pre-Clinic and Clinic I courses as well as teaching local anesthesia. Congratulations Vicki!

Some other exciting news from BODEX: At their April 2nd board meeting, they voted to reduce renewal fees for this 3-year renewal cycle! To hear the discussion, you can visit https://dentalboard.az.gov/about/board-meetings and click on Audio for April 2, 2021. The discussion starts at the 9:46 time mark.

Last, the 2021 ADHA Annual Conference will be held in Phoenix this year! If you have not registered yet, visit https://adha2021.org/ to view the amazing learning opportunities and housing/travel information. This year they are even offering hands-on laser certification training. I am so grateful we have the option to learn and grow together from the comfort of our homes or in- person at the Convention Center. ADHA has worked diligently to ensure we can safely gather this summer. See you there!

Kindest regards,

Jeanette Lalli, RDH
AzDHA President