Let's all Congratulate and Celebrate our members who were honored with prestigious awards at FDHA this weekend! 
PURPOSE - This award is presented to individuals who have contributed outstanding services in the field of Dental Hygiene in Florida                  
PURPOSE - To recognize an individual from the Component for his/her commitment, dedication, and service to the local component  

We also had a recent graduate who was honored:  
PURPOSE  - This award is designed to increase interest in membership.
Nominations are accepted from Student advisors, faculty, or program administrators of dental hygiene programs.The amount of the award is one year ADHA membership and will be presented at the Florida Dental Hygiene Symposium. It will be awarded to a deserving Student Member (graduate) who is interested in maintaining their involvement with ADHA and FDHA.
Way to Go! You all made PBCDHA Shine! 

IPPF Awareness Campaign
Pemphigus and pemphigoid are rare, autoimmune blistering diseases, and their symptoms typically appear first in the mouth. Because of this, the IPPF Awareness Campaign is looking to provide dental hygienists with information to aid in recognizing the symptoms of these diseases, as well as provide specialized tips on caring for patients.

Visit our NEW Awareness Website at

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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Marilee McGaughey,
Mar 30, 2015, 9:36 AM