Happy New Year and New Beginnings to everyone! 2015 was one for the memory books! For LDHA and ADHA 2016 is off to a fast start. Hope everyone is ready to jump in feet first and hit the ground running. Your LDHA Board of Trustees has been working diligently to offer things that you have asked for. Our Annual Session Assembly will be held on March 11, 2016 at the Wyndham Garden Lafayette, LA for one day only this year. With an all day registration, you can receive 8 hours of continuing education credits. It’s sure to be a hit! Hope to see you there.
The ADHA is also going through some changes. Over the next few years, Charter Agreements will be taking place in each state that will affect its members. Our tripartite association will be able to help better serve our state. There is also a membership drive that is happening! The more we stick together, the better we can be! For more information check out ADHA.org!
As my Presidential term comes to an end, I can't express how much I have learned over the past year. I would like to thank the ADHA for being selected to attend Unleashing Your Potential 2015 in Chicago back in November. UYP is a weekend leadership conference that ADHA selects 40 RDHs from around the U.S. to attend. It was an awesome experience! We had lectures on many different things to help you grow as a leader in the ADHA. We got to tour the ADHA office. It was pretty amazing to see all the people that we have working for us. I encourage everyone to apply! Lastly, to the board of trustees, thanks for everything you have done to help this Association grow as a whole. Your unity and willingness to help is greatly appreciated. All your time and effort did not go unnoticed. To the members, thanks for supporting such a great organization. Without you, Dental Hygienists would not have as great of a say in our profession. There is strength in numbers and I plan on working to increase our numbers as your past president!
Thanks for a great year.
Shandi Landry, RDH, BS – President, LDHA
LDHA members are saddened to hear about Cathy Springstead's recent passing away. She was an admired teacher at LSU School of Dentistry for many years, as well as an enthusiastic LDHA board of trustees member. She will be missed by many!
The LDHA wants to send their sympathy out to the family of Christine Guillaume, who passed away on October 29, 2016. Christine had been a member of LDHA and held the position of state board representative for eight years.
Please keep your current email addresses updated with the LDHA.
To be added to our list for updates and Newsletters you must be a Registered Dental Hygienists or a Dental Hygiene student. Email the LDHA Executive Secretary, Debbi Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral Cancer Walk
The Oral Cancer Walk has been canceled for 2016 due to the flooding in Baton Rouge.
Mission of Mercy
Please include LaMOM 2016 in your calendar of events. The Louisiana Dental Association Foundation will be holding a Mission of Mercy charity dental event on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1, 2016. Set up will occur on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. The location will be the Alario Center in Westwego, Louisiana. This is located on the Westbank of the New Orleans area.
Volunteer registration will officially open on May 1st, 2016.
New Orleans Dental Conference
NODC/LDA Annual Session
April 14-16, 2016
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LDHA Annual Session
Friday, March 10, 2017
Wyndham Hotel in Metairie, LA
More information to come!
LDHA Day at the Legislature
LDHA at the Legislature
Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Institute for Oral Health
The mission of the Institute for Oral Health (IOH) is to advance the profession of dental hygiene through scholarships, research and service in collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. The goal of this organization is to support the highest quality research and education programs in order to fulfill the mission statement of the ADHA Institute for Oral Health. To find out more about the ADHA IOH please visit http://www.adha.org/ioh/.
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Political Action Committee is a group of politically active ADHA members who voluntarily pool their resources to support candidates for congressional office who support the professional interests of dental hygienists and the patients they serve. The LDHA officers wanted to inform you of this group! This committee needs people like you to help support them! Please visit the website below to find out how! Hypac.adha.org To login use the email you use for your ADHA account and the password is : hypac