Hello Indiana Dental Hygienists!
I am honored, beyond measure, to be entrusted with the leadership
of this Association. This was always a role that I envisioned myself
taking on at some point, and this just felt like the right time. And,
with the unwavering support and mentorship from the board and
our amazing new Executive Director, Danielle Dodson, I feel very
confident and excited about continuing the positive momentum
our previous leaders have provided, not only for IDHA, but for the
profession on dental hygiene in Indiana.
The theme for this year is "Be the Change." We all know this past year has been challenging. I have always feared change and the unknown it brings, but this pandemic has inspired me to move past my fear of it and embrace it. How can each one of YOU embrace change and help your fellow colleagues, friends, family, and our industry come together to be better?
I have identified several goals for the coming year: leadership development and updating the strategic plan. I envision an Association in which all members are eager and willing to be a part of it and run for offices not only at the component level, but at the state level. I believe this starts in the schools with SADHA. Students need to see value in being a member of the association. Those schools that don't have a chapter, I urge you to see what it takes to implement it.
It is time to once again update our strategic plan. The last plan was completed for 2014-2019 and is typically updated ever 5 years. A strategic plan outlines our core vision, values, goals, and objectives as an association. Any member is welcome to attend the planning meetings. The first one will be Saturday February 26, 2022. Be on the lookout for more information to come.
I hope you will take the time to consider how YOU can be the change for the future of dental hygiene in Indiana through active involvement in IDHA. Your membership matters!
Lauren McNicholas, LDH
IDHA President 2021-2022
COVID-19 Resource Center for Dental Hygienists
We have updated the ADHA Interim Guidance for Dental Hygiene Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic to reflect changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Dental Settings, Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Sections During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.
ADHA has updated the name of the resource to Interim Guidance for Dental Hygiene Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additionally, new information has been added to the resource to share an update from the CDC regarding Epidemiology and Control of Selected Infections.