Save the Date!!

Dental Hygienists Smile Day on the Hill

Thursday, March 19, 2015!!

Please see below to download/print flyer for details!


Palm Beach State College Dental Health Services

Professional Development Day 

 Saturday April 11, 2015

Exciting program planned!

2013 Smile Day
We have great news!!! 

We had a very successful day on the hill yesterday. As I am sure you are all aware, as of yesterday morning our bills were not moving forward. We met with our senate bill sponsor, Senator Oscar Braynon yesterday to discuss this and he has now moved the bill forward to committee. This is very exciting and a positive move.
SB 488 is now on the agenda for consideration in the Health Policy Committee meeting this Tuesday.
At this time we need as many dental hygienist to contact committee members that are in their area to request their support. Please see below a list of all committee members and their contact information.
District Trustee's, please forward this information to the component Presidents and request them to share this information with their members and request they contact their Senators.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Cathy Cabanzon, RDH, BASDH
FDHA, Chair, Countil of Governmental Affairs
Health Policy Committee members:
Sen. Bean- Jacksonville 850-487-5004
Sen. Brandes- St. Petersburg 850-487-5022
Sen. Flores- Miami 850-487-5037
Sen. Galvano-Bradenton 850-487-5026
Sen. Garcia- Hialeah 850-487-5038
Sen. Grimsley- Sebring 850-487-5021
Sen. Sobel- Hollywood 850-487-5033
Sen. Joyner- Tampa 850-487-5019
Sen. Braynon- Miami Gardens 850-487-5036 BILL SPONSOR

Please read the letter below from FDHA President Joleyn McClemens regarding the passing of Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists:
It has taken me a few hours to compose myself and now I want make sure that everyone is aware of the good news.  Just want to be sure that this news reaches everyone!  So please spread the word..
Dental Hygienists will be allowed to administer Local Anesthesia in the state of Florida!   
As most of you know this success was many years in the making and I know that it was not because one year of effort, but the accumulation of many years of hard work, passion and dedication by the leadership and membership in our association.  Thank you all those that spent years devoted to seeing this effort through.  Many things await us as hygienists on the horizon, so lets stay united as a profession in knowing that great things can be achieved when we work together.  
It may have taken us many years to get here.....My sincerest appreciation to all those that worked hard to make Local Anesthesia a reality in Florida. 
Better Together, 
Joleyn McClemens

Florida Dental Hygiene Association
President 2011-2012
Advocates for Healthy Mouth - Healthy Body 

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Governor officially declared  October as
Florida Dental Hygiene Month!!!!
See attached letter signed by Governor Christ below under attachments.
Marilee McGaughey,
Feb 5, 2011, 4:12 PM
Lauren Gelsomino,
Sep 10, 2010, 1:12 PM