Greetings and Happy Spring Fellow Illinois Dental Hygienists!
I hope this season of renewed life finds you well. There have been and continue to be many changes implemented within IDHA. As part of ADHA’s plan to meet the needs of future members in transforming the profession, the Charter Agreements ensure that all entities of ADHA are legally compliant, create continuity, and unify the brand across the country.
In our efforts to keep you informed of current events, we have been sending weekly newsletters furnishing you with updates regarding IDHA, its Components, upcoming events, etc. To ensure you are receiving the newsletters, be sure you have placed firstname.lastname@example.org in your ‘safe’ list and check your promotions or spam folders as the content is sent using MailChimp, an email marketing service. The newsletters are sent from the Illinois Dental Hygienists Association and the subject line begins with “IDHA News:” Look for your e-blast on Thursdays of most weeks.
Check our website regularly for additional information at www.idha.net. Soon the site will have a new look so stay tuned. Also, be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook where you will find additional updates and content.
The Access to Care committee has devised potential areas of study for the required 42 hours of coursework to be certified as a Public Health Dental Hygienist (PHDH). Discussions have taken place between IDHA representatives and the lawyer for the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regarding the curriculum. I’ll be sure to keep you all apprised of the progress.
Thank you for your patience while the organization is growing and improving. I invite you to share your opinions as it is your input that helps our Association make the right choices for the future of our profession. Take every opportunity to do something that matters.
Building Bridges Together!
Lisa Schmidt, RDH, BA
President, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association