May 2017 Print

President's Report

Spring is here! The executive team and board of directors have been diligently working on the final details for the Expanded Practice Dental Hygiene Conference. We have some fantastic national and international speakers who will be presenting this year. We invite all members and non-members to register this week to join us.   We are also securing some outstanding speakers for the ODHA Fall Conference in November. Stay tuned for more details soon…

            Thank you for visiting the ODHA table at the Oregon Dental Conference. Rebecca Wilder was the ODHA sponsored speaker and we thank all who attended her course. The open house/reception on Saturday was also met with a well-attended group. Thank all who attended and it was pleasure to meet some new dental hygienists and re-make some connections.

            The executive team and Board of Directors are making great progress on the Policies and Procedures documentation for the new constituent and component structure. We encourage you to make contact with your leaders and keep informed about upcoming events state wide as well as local.

            The online CE WebEx should be up and running soon. We need to do a couple more trial runs before using it as a big presentation. We are excited about the changes and invite all members and non-members to join us in our upcoming events.

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Expanded Practice Dental Hygiene Conference (EPDHC)


Register this week to join us for the 2017 Expanded Practice Conference on May 19 and 20, 2017!  This year's conference is in a new location at the beautiful Mount Bachelor Village Resort in Bend, Oregon.  Enjoy a weekend of outstanding education, networking and relationship building. 

Click here to register by May 5th and save!

The schedule includes a variety of engaging topics and national speakers.  Corporate partners will be in attendance to help you expand your practice and provide quality care. Plus, enjoy networking meals and learn about the progress of dental hygiene in Oregon. 

A full schedule, course descriptions and registration is available online.  Click here for all the details!

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ODHA at the ODC

This year, ODHA hosted the 2017 RDH Reception at ODC on Saturday, April 8th!  Attendees got to know a little about each other during our game of Scavenger Hunt Bingo, and earned tickets for various fun prizes on the raffle table!  We most loved getting to mingle with other hygienists!  We hope to meet even more new faces at the 2018 RDH Reception.



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Member Spotlight

We value all of our members and could not be successful without each one of you.  We extend a special welcome to our new or renewed members that joined ODHA during the Oregon Dental Conference this year:

Cindy Brewer, Susan Conant, Krista Knight-Feckner, Elizabeth Gordon, Shelly Gregory, Rikki Hein, Paula James, Mary Lally, Clarissa Liu, Virginia Mattfeld, David Nguyen, Lanae Washburn,


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