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  • 4 Oct 2019 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Do you have questions about the Public Health Dental Hygienist training?  We've added this youtube videos to provide answers.  If you still are curious about the training - email us at: mail@idha.netA

    https://youtu.be/-2Nx8mHr4Zo

  • 15 Jul 2019 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Potential Certified Public Health Dental Hygienists,

    As you may have read, the PHDH training criteria has several mandatory topics along with specific required continuing education hours.  Our plan is to prepare an informational webinar providing clear information for those interested in pursuing the PHDH certification.  For now, “self-study” courses are available on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association website.   After August 15, ADHA will launch its new learning management system which will also provide relevant classes.  Other options are to attend the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association Conference (https://www.cezoom.com/events/?conf=399) or Wisconsin’s INDIGO (https://www.cezoom.com/events/?conf=374) – both scheduled on October 4-5, 2019.  We will rely on interest to determine the schedule of the eight-hour review, exam and presentation of certificate (as mandated by the Illinois Dental Practice Act).   Here’s a few classes to get started.  Remember to meticulously retain your records regarding documentation related to the PHDH.

    Pharmacology 5 CEs: Polypharmacy and Off-label Drug Use in Dentistry (2 CEs)

    Pediatric 5 CEs:  Childhood Obesity: Dental Hygienists’ Beliefs, Attitudes, and Barriers to Patient Education (2 CEs)

    Preventing Early Childhood Caries (2 CEs)

    Geriatric 5 CEs: Professional Caregivers’ Oral Care Practices and Beliefs for Elderly Clients Aging in Place (2 CEs)

    Oral Health Status of Independent Older Adults (2 CEs)

    Medically compromised patients5 CEs: Oral Health and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Elderly Patients: A Review of the Literature (2 CEs)

    Utilizing a Diabetes Risk Test and A1c Point-of-Care Instrument to Identify Increased Risk for Diabetes in an Educational Dental Hygiene Setting (2 CEs)

    Pathology 5 CEs:  Coming Soon

    Medical Recordkeeping 4 CEs:  Coming Soon

    5 CEs total for these areas of study

    Special needs dentistry:  Access to Preventive Oral Health Services for Homebound Populations: a pilot program (2 CEs)

    Pica: a Direct Link to Oral Health (2 CEs)

    Teledentistry: Coming soon

    Nutritional needs of geriatric and low income patients: Food Security and Unmet Dental Care Needs in Adults in the United States (2 CEs)

    Communication techniques with non-English speaking patients:  Coming soon

    Cultural competency: Treatment of a Culturally Diverse Refugee Population (2 CEs)

    Professional ethics:  Assessing Dental Hygienists’ Communication Techniques for Use with Low Oral Health Literacy Patients (2 CEs)


  • 20 Jun 2019 10:11 AM | Anonymous

    Gurnee office needs some temp help for the next couple weeks (June 24-July 5) while hygienist is on vacation. Our temp fell through. Monday 9-7, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-6, Friday 8:30-6. July 3rd is 8:30-2 and will be closed July 4th. One hour appointment for adults. If you can help, please call Amber at 847.244.4000

  • 18 Jun 2019 10:58 AM | Anonymous
    Smile On is a well-established, team focused general dentistry and sleep apnea solutions practice and is seeking an experienced full-time dental hygienist who is sincere, caring and strives to provide patients with the highest quality dental care.

    The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player looking for a long-term position. A minimum of two years clinical experience is required, preferably in a practice that provides comprehensive periodontal therapy. They will have experience with Dentrix and Dexis and be certified to administer local anesthetic. Our practice is open 6 days a week and offers early morning and evening appointment time during the week to accommodate our patient and seeking a hygienist who has compatible availability.

    We have appreciative doctors, a fun team and offer highly competitive, commission-based compensation in addition to bonuses, uniforms, paid holidays and vacation time, group health benefits and 401k plan.

    Please email your resume for consideration-we're looking forward to hearing from you!

    Job Type: Full-time
    1350 W Belmont Ave Chicago IL 60657 drponcza@smileonchicago.com 

    1000 N Rand Road, 60084


  • 29 May 2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    Full-time Dental Hygienist needed. Come join a vibrant dental team!

    We are looking for a Registered Dental Hygienist to join our growing General Dentistry Practice. (Travel between 3 offices)

    Interested Candidates must have the following requirements:

    Responsibilities:

    Perform dental hygiene services and procedures, including dental prophylaxis, scaling, fluoride and sealants, and root planning

    Complete a thorough assessment of the patient's teeth, bone, and periodontal tissues, and document any abnormalities or suspected conditions

    Customize care to meet patient's oral health

    Educate patients on good oral hygiene techniques

    Aid the dentist with procedures and emergencies as needed

    Maintain patient confidentiality

    Provide all care in conjunction with accepted professional dental practices and standards

    Qualifications:

    Graduate of an accredited school of dental hygiene

    Registered Dental Hygienist license in state of IL

    Current CPR certification At least 1-2 years of experience working in a dental practice Excellent interpersonal skills

    Proven dedication to provide high quality, comprehensive dental care

    Ability to comply with safety procedures, rules, and regulations in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment

    Strong working knowledge of dental terminology, equipment, and practices Laser certification is a plus

    Vernon Dental Care
    125 E. Townline Rd.
    Vernon Hills IL. 60061

    Please
    send your resume to melody.pvr@gmail.com

  • 24 May 2019 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Our St. Charles office is looking for a pro who wants to be part of a patient-centered hygiene department. Our passion is to help people get healthy, and help them stay that way. We provide hygiene/perio care only in the highest fashion that it can be learned and offered. We subscribe to evidence-based practices as prescribed by some of the best such as Sam Low and John Kois. Practice the profession of dental hygiene the way you have been trained, and expect to be challenged and rewarded! Anesthesia license is preferred.

    Hours might vary from part time to full time. Please send your resume to team.teuscherdental@gmail.com


  • 22 May 2019 6:36 AM | Anonymous

    HB2676 has passed both houses - It should be sent to the Governor for his signature this week or the following week.

    You can read the bill here.

  • 21 May 2019 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a great hygienist to join our fabulous team!

    Are you looking for a fun, energetic environment where you can utilize cutting-edge technology to give the best care possible to your patients?

    We are an established, fast-paced practice looking for the right person to add to our great team!

    Requirements:

    - Licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of Illinois

    - Certification to administer local anesthetic

    - Dedication to patient care and education

    - Proficiency in case presentation

    - Availability of approx. 30 hours per week

    Recommended but not a must:

    - Bilingual in Spanish

    - laser certified

    We are located at :

    355 S Greenleaf St Suite E

    Park City, IL 60031

    Compensation includes a competitive salary ,paid holidays, paid vacation, and some CE credits

    Interested candidates

    Please text : (847)791-1792

    Or email Dr Gálvez directly at:

    Milydds@hotmail  


  • 20 Apr 2019 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    On Sunday April 7, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation, that raises the legal age for purchasing cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. Read the bulletin here!


  • 18 Mar 2019 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    Originally Posted February 11, 2019 - 

    With the recent introduction of HB 1935 and SB 5833*, ADHA has been working closely with the Washington Dental Hygienists' Association to ensure the voices of our Washington dental hygienists are heard loud and clear. Our goal is to preserve the integrity of the dental hygiene profession and maintain the high standard of care patients deserve. A “one-time training” is not comparable to the years of intense schooling and the licensure exams dental hygienists must complete in order to practice in their state.

    We are happy to see our members from many different states standing by their Washington colleagues in opposition to these bills. The collective voice of the ADHA community is essential in protecting the profession. This is your ADHA membership at work. Stay engaged - continue to speak up and spread the word! We will have updates as this story continues.

    You can visit WDHA’s resource page to learn more: http://bit.ly/2WXgf3C

    *HB 1935 and SB 5833: the services under this rule allow dental assistants to: Perform dental prophylaxis with supragivgival scaling, AND perform periodontal probing AND perform gross debridement with an ultrasonic device. After completing a ONE-TIME training.

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