Springtime.....When we all start dreaming of warm weather, flowers blooming, birds chirping and when we start making plans for the summer.
How do you make sure your profession is ready for the upcoming year? By being a member of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association. There are so many benefits of being a member that most of us do not use our membership to the fullest.
Are you dreaming of a Disney vacation? Some of you will not be surprised to know my next two trips are already planned. If Disney is not your thing, what about Sea World or Universal Studios? There is a discount program for all of the Orlando attractions. Are you dreaming of the tropics and beaches or the mountains and hiking? There is a Hotel Discount Program with hotels worldwide and a rental car discount program.
One of the benefits of membership is insurance. Whether it is Medical, Disability or Liability insurance, being prepared for everything is what we do as Dental hygienists. I have a friend who broke her right hand and will be out for several months. Would you be prepared if this happened to you?
There are a lot more tangible benefits to our membership.
Visit the ADHA website to get a complete listing, but don’t forget the most important benefit! Being able to provide dental hygiene services to our patients to the best of our ability. Being the voice of the profession, whether in Springfield, at Midwinter, at a CE course or just your everyday life.
Mary Denowh, RDH
President, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association