GET THE LATEST REGARDING COVID-19
Dear Valued IDHA Member,
On behalf of the IDHA, I am writing to share the latest information about where to request PPE supplies--a hot topic right now. We hope that you are all well, staying healthy and sane while back at work!
Click here to read the entirety of President Taulbee's latest letter (5.15.20) to members
re: Requesting PPE Supplies!
5.18.20--FOR IMPORTANT ISDH UPDATE ON APPROVED AND UNAPPROVED MASKS, CLICK HERE!
GOVERNOR HOLCOMB'S COVID-19 "GETTING BACK ON TRACK"
Following are links to the latest documents on getting back on track:
Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
for Volunteer Leaders
As part of our commitment to keep you informed, we are sharing recent actions from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) that address the impact of COVID-19 on dental hygiene and dental education.
These actions are aligned with those ADHA took just a few days ago, with our campaign to the nation’s governors. Thank you to all who participated — more than 11,650 supporting messages were sent!
The campaign has prompted much discussion and some confusion. As state leaders, we know you may have also received many questions. Stay tuned for an update to follow with a summary of facts that may help you understand and reply to any inquiries related to the misinformation about our current campaigns.
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Hygienists--Please read below for an important research request:
Dear Dental Hygienist,
Our names are Nina Carresi, Lisa Jaskowiak, and Brittany Novellino. We are a group of students pursuing our Baccalaureate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene. We are conducting a research study on the effects of occupational noise on dental hygienists’ hearing. Our study is imperative to the future of dental hygiene. We hope our study will raise awareness for this topic, as well as increase education and improve the longevity of our profession.
Our study has received IRB approval through the University of Bridgeport. We will be utilizing a 15-question electronic survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The participants’ answers are anonymous and no identifying information will be obtained.
We are asking for your help. The following is a link to our survey which includes an informed consent on the introduction page: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J9VXM83.
Nina, Lisa, and Brittany
We founded Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association in 1946 out of a pure passion for our profession. Our goals, ambitions and inspirations have come together to form a truly amazing association that all of us are proud to be a part of.
GOALS OF THE INDIANA DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION
Promote membership and participation in the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association while providing for a viable financial base.
Achieve self-regulation of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice.
Promote consumer advocacy in oral health care as a part of total health.
Serve as the authoritative resource for the profession of dental hygiene.
To learn more about us, don’t hesitate to reach out - we’d love to hear from you.