Advancing and protecting the profession of dental hygiene in Michigan for over eighty years
MDHA 90th ANNIVERSARY
1923 - 2013
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Dental hygienists in Michigan have much to be grateful for as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary. We can reflect on the foresight of nine dental hygienists who established the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association in Detroit in 1923. The vision of those founding members and the actions taken by them provided the groundwork for rest of us who have followed them. MDHA has continued to protect and to advance the scope of practice that we enjoy today. The growth of the profession of dental hygiene in Michigan is a direct result of the actions taken by the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association on behalf of all dental hygienists in Michigan. This year is a great time to look back at our many accomplishments and to look forward to the possibilities that will open up for dental hygiene in the future. Celebrate our 90th Anniversary by joining or renewing your membership in ADHA as we acknowledge what has been accomplished for us by our professional associations. The anniversary will be celebrated at the MDHA House of Delegates in Lansing, Michigan on October 18 -20, 2013. Consider this an invitation to join us at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing on October 18, 2013 for continuing education courses and a welcome reception and the opportunity to thank many of the past presidents who will be attending, for their vision and dedication. Respectfully submitted, Linda Plunkett, RDH, BS MDHA Historian email@example.com
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Bonnie Nothoff, RDH was one of seven dental hygienists' in the country that was selected as a
Recipient of the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene! Congratulations Bonnie!
2013 ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene
ADHA in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products is pleased to announce the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene. This award recognizes hygienists who have evidence of active involvement in ADHA and its constituents, exhibit evidence of leadership in and the advancement of dental hygiene experience, provide evidence for the incorporation of any and/or all roles of the dental hygienist to document outstanding accomplishments that have a significant impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession.
Up to seven recipients will be selected. Recipients will receive the following:
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Michigan Mission of Mercy
June 6-9, 2013
The Michigan Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association Foundation are now working to organize the 2013 Michigan Mission of Mercy event, a special statewide dental access program to be held June 6-9, 2013 on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.
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The Michigan Dental Association Foundation annual Car raffle has begun and is bigger and better than ever.
The Detroit International Car Show has named our featured vehicle the Car of the Year 2013. The prizes include the
Cadillac ATS (2 year lease), $14,000 cash or a trip valued at $14,000.
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Also, Save the date for the MDAF annual golf outing, Friday May 10, 2013. It will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor.
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The Michigan Dental Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Michigan Dental Association and has been giving
scholarships to dental, dental hygiene and dental assistants in the state of Michigan. MDA Foundation is offering a Senior Dental Hygiene Association Foundation Scholarship
The winners for 2013 are:
Alejandra Mejia MDAF Mitus Dental Hygiene recipient, Baker College Port Huron $1000
Keri Slane MDAF Mitus Dental Hygiene recipient Kellogg Community College $500
Emily Smajda MDAF Mitus Dental Hygiene Recipient Kellogg Community College $500
The Michigan Dental Association Foundation has teamed up with Kroger thru the
Community Rewards Program. By using your Kroger Plus Card to buy everyday
groceries, you can make a donation to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation.
With each and every purchase made using your Kroger Plus Shoppers Card, Kroger will make a donation to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation. Sign up today online at: krogercommunityrewards.com Use the NPO # 83312 or Michigan Dental Association Foundation
See: smilemichigan.com/foundation for more details
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