Kansas Dental Hygienists' Association

Kansas Dental Hygienists' Association


Students engage in advocacy! Kansas Dental Hygienists' Association President Whitney Zamora visited senior Dental Hygiene students yesterday and spoke about the importance of advocacy and working together in the legislative process. She shared information about the current proposed legislation for a dental therapist that could help reduce some of the access to care issues in Kansas. Hygiene students will be attending Advocacy Day at the Kansas State House next week!
Posted with permission by Robyn Lawson McLaren.

To all my fellow RDH friends and collegues:
Dear Dental Hygienists:
My name is Amanda Knutt and I am pursing a Master of Science at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, MCPHS University. I am requesting your participation in a survey about Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Clinical Dental Hygienists. You will not be asked for any identifying information and all responses will be anonymous. Please answer all the questions as it helps tremendously with my research.

You are eligible to participate in the survey if you meet these requirements: you are a registered dental hygienist providing patient care within the US; you are fluent in reading and speaking English; you provide patient care in a clinical setting; you have at least 1 year of clinical dental hygiene experience; you have the ability to complete a web-based survey; and you are 18 years or older.

If you would like to take the survey, please click here:
If this link does not work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser.

If any questions or concerns about the study arise, participants may contact my thesis advisor, Dr. Linda D. Boyd at [email protected] or myself at [email protected].
This research has been approved by the MCPHS University Institutional Review Board and assigned protocol # IRB041120B.

Thank you,
Amanda Knutt, RDH, CST
Linda D. Boyd, RDH, RD, EdD

On a scale of 1 to 10... Hygienists are an 11/12! Visit us at www.kdha.org and please be sure to fo

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NEW COURSE AVAILABLE! ​Dental healthcare workers and their patients are exposed to various microorganisms in clinical practice settings. Effective infection control strategies are essential for both providers and patients. Through text, video knowledge checks, graphics, and interactive learning elements, this course will review the evidence-based guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control as well as OSHA and state regulations. It's not like other courses! Register today to see the benefits of asynchronous e-learning at http://ow.ly/sFwJ50LYFrx

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Arrive early, Stay late! Beyond the exciting events at the ADHA23 Annual Conference, add a few days on to experience the vibrant Windy City in the summer! Catch a game of volleyball on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, river kayak through a skyscraper canyon, sip cocktails from rooftops with views of the majestic skyline at dusk or take a gentle ride on the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. The Mag Mile offers couture shopping, or a slice of deep dish pizza and a Chicago-style hot dog at a street fest may be your thing—the list is endless! Save the date and register starting February 15 at adha2023.org.

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NEW CE Smart on-demand course alert! Improving Your Practice Workshop Bundle #1 is now available on demand via CE Smart by ADHA. This workshop includes 4 courses that you can now take on your own schedule! Earn 5.5 CE. $65 for ADHA members ($100 for non-members). Buy together and save big at: http://ow.ly/h5TT50M18FS


Don't miss our next presentation in our "Unleashing Your Potential" series!

Need to sign up? Go to this link! We would love to see you there!

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The ever-growing increase in disease is undoubtedly leaving our healthcare professionals frustrated and feeling we have lost our ability to help patients improve their health. Six in 10 American adults have at least one chronic disease, and four in 10 have two or more. Join Machell Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH the founder and CEO of Integrative Dental Coaching to develop a basic understanding of how protocols lead to successful health outcomes. Register now at http://ow.ly/UVgz50LXOlZ


Join the fun! KDHA is doing a Secret Santa!

Step 1: sign up by December 14 to participate

Step 2: your name will be sent to another KDHA member and you will receive someone else's name.

Step 3: Buy a $20 gift and send it to them and you will receive one too!

Step 4: Enjoy!

Sign up at : https://www.instagram.com/p/ClyT7HWOgOV/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

All gifts need to be delivered by December 20th.


KDHA Secret Santa Holiday Gift Exchange! | Elfster

KDHA Secret Santa Holiday Gift Exchange! | Elfster

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Have you noticed an increase in atypical behaviors and responses from your patients? Are you struggling with disrupted visits due to patient discomfort? Understanding SPD will help you make adjustments in your practice, to increase positive outcomes. Lea Morgan, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist with 24 years of clinical experience will cover an overview of sensory processing, eight specific areas of sensory processing disorder, and additional considerations for the dental professional. Register today at http://ow.ly/bCMm50LRx4F

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Today is the LAST day to get this deal! If you have been thinking of becoming a member now is the time!!!

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​Get ready for the day of radical generosity known as ! Mark your calendar and contribute to the ADHA Institute for Oral Health to help support fellow dental hygienists through scholarships and grants that advance the future of our profession and oral health for all. Follow along on social media on Tuesday, November 29th, to meet some of our outstanding past scholarship and grant recipients! Donate today at: http://ow.ly/jvRX50LJVvy

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Have you noticed an increase in atypical behaviors and responses from your patients? Are you struggling with disrupted visits due to patient discomfort? Understanding SPD will help you make adjustments in your practice to increase positive outcomes. Lea Morgan, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist with 24 years of clinical experience, will cover an overview of sensory processing, eight specific areas of sensory processing disorder, and additional considerations for the dental professional. 1.5 CE.Register today at http://ow.ly/2Ofo50LL7SM


We are THANKFUL for you! Without you (KDHA MEMBER) we would not have the strength to fight, support, and the ability to celebrate dental hygienists in Kansas.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! And don't forget to renew your membership! 🍂

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The Elevating Your Perio Care Workshop Bundle of courses is now available on demand via CE Smart by ADHA. Enjoy premier content from the 2022 Annual conference—three courses for a special bundled price, or check out each course individually! Earn 3.5 CE. $50 for ADHA members ($85 for non-members). Buy together and save big at: http://ow.ly/JKPO50LIubG

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Read articles, Earn credits! CE Smart Scholar activities include one downloadable article from the Journal of Dental Hygiene and a few quick post-reading questions. That's it! You earn 2 CEs per completed activity. It's a great way to stay on top of cutting-edge research, techniques and case studies, and earn credit for reading your journal! ADHA Members: $15 | Non-members: $25 per activity. Learn more at: http://ow.ly/60gT50LFbBV

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​By definition, a first responder is “a person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene”. This can include dental hygienists! Join recognized thought leader and international, award-winning speaker Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, to understand the role and influence of dental hygienists in risk intervention strategies. Free to all attendees through a generous sponsorship from Philips. 1 CE offered. Register today at http://ow.ly/uTCi50LCWlI

EMPLOYMENT | kdha 11/16/2022


🚨 Job Alert 🚨

Flint Hills Technical College is seeking a full-time instructor for the Dental Hygiene program beginning in the Spring of 2023. The successful candidate must have a BS degree, be currently licensed as a Dental Hygienist in Kansas, and have a minimum of two years of recent paid hygiene practice experience.

This full-time, 9-month position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and education level, KPERS retirement plan, paid health insurance, as well as options for dental, vision, life, accident, cancer, and disability insurance. Enjoy holidays and summers off with a flexible workweek schedule.

Send letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources, Flint Hills
Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801, or email [email protected]. For questions specific to the program please contact Katherine Morgan, Dental Hygiene Program Director, at [email protected] or (620) 341-1348. EOE. Position open until filled.

EMPLOYMENT | kdha Advertising fees have changed! Fees include 150 word advertisement for employment on the website at NO CHARGE for members, a $20.00/month fee for non-members AND no charge for a dentist, school or similar entity seeking a hygienist! If you would like to advertise, please contact Frances Reichmuth at...


Thank you!

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Congratulations to our Georgia Dental Hygienist friends! Your hard work and persistence paid off!

We did it! The Board of Dentistry passed Local Anesthesia for GA hygienists! - https://mailchi.mp/gdha/we-did-it-the-board-of-dentistry-passed-local-anesthesia-for-ga-hygienists


Our courage and resilience as a dental hygiene community makes us stronger. As we prepare to celebrate ADHA’s 100 years of oral health leadership in 2023, our collective member momentum is building. Renew your commitment to advancing oral health by renewing your ADHA membership now at https://mymembership.adha.org/

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You’re Invited! Join dental hygienists from across the nation for a special three+ day celebration of 100 years of excellence in dental hygiene! The expertise-driven Annual Conference welcomes you to enjoy industry-leading keynotes, passionate speakers, insightful education sessions, new product experiences, and various presentations exploring the most topical subjects shaping the future of dental hygiene.

Whether you’re attending for the first time or joining us again, we welcome you to Chicago for an experience a century in the making! Save the date and register starting February 15 at adha2023.org.

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ONE WEEK AWAY! Dental hygienists are vital in improving HPV cancer prevention awareness during clinical care. Join Dr. Bennett Johnson and Dr. Wagner for an overview of current evidence on HPV-related infection, cancer, and immunization, along with simple communication strategies and support for integrating HPV cancer awareness into daily practice. Wednesday, November 9, 6:00-7:30 PM CT ( 1.5 Live CE). Register today at bit.ly/HPVinsights

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In 2023, ADHA will mark 100 years of oral health leadership. Be a part of this amazing community during our centennial year! Whether you’re a student, a new professional, or an established dental hygienist, there will be moments you won’t want to miss. Renew your membership before November 30 to be entered to win an all-access pass to ADHA23 Chicago! No worries autopayers, you'll be automatically entered! Renew today at bit.ly/RenewMe23

Healing Smiles 10/31/2022

Healing Smiles

🚨Job Alert 🚨

Stephen H Chronister, DDS - Healing Smiles of Topeka. Full time hygienist position available. One of our hygienists is retiring after 25 years. We are looking for a kind, compassionate, friendly face to take over for her. We are a long-established practice with one doc. We are near downtown Topeka. We treat our patients like friends and family - not income opportunities. Our hygienists are not asked to "sell" procedures. There is no quota or productivity expectations. We give every patient the care they deserve and give our hygienists the time they need. Our hygiene department is about patient education and motivation.

Our hours are Monday through Thursday, with a flexible start time of 8 or 9 AM and stop time of 5 PM. Pay will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation and most federal holidays plus profit sharing. We have a retirement plan, and a group health plan is available.

Please visit us at www.drchronister.com or our Healing Smiles page.

Call for an interview: 785-234-4425. Please bring a resume and hygiene school transcript to the interview.

Healing Smiles We have always been dedicated to the overall health of our patients. As of spring 2022, COVID has not gone away. It is still a highly contagious disease that has wildly differing effects on different people.


Don't miss out on our next webinar in the Unleashing Your Potential series!

November 8th topic: Creating a team and motivating others

Starts at 7 PM Central!

Sign up today! https://forms.gle/wXHNXuV5oyAp4Kyd6

Unleashing Your Potential: KDHA Leadership Training Program 10/26/2022

Unleashing Your Potential: KDHA Leadership Training Program

Leadership Training Program
You missed the first session of KDHA's Leadership Training, Communicating Your Value, but you're not too late to sign up for the rest! One hour webinars every month until March that go over important leadership topics. Follow the link below for more information and to sign up!

Unleashing Your Potential: KDHA Leadership Training Program Free training program for dental hygienists looking to expand their leadership skills! Topics include: October 11th @ 7PM – Communicating Your Value November 8th @ 7PM– Creating a Team and Motivating Others December 13th @ 7PM – Using Your Voice: Advocacy 101 January 10th @ 7PM – Budget Basi...


It's time to renew your membership! Why renew?

There are so many reasons! KDHA and ADHA uses the funds for advocacy, to offer discounted CEs, and more! We need your support and membership to protect our profession in Kansas, something KDHA works hard to do!

Membership renewal continues through the rest of the year! Renew today!

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FREE WEBINAR ALERT! First up in our NDHM Empowerment Webinar Series: how to stay agile in the face of change. Join speaker, Lora Haines, Certified Coach, JB Training, for valuable mindset hacks to help you stay focused and make small adjustments that have a big impact on your ability to be empowered and empower others. Wednesday, Oct 12, 6-7:30 pm CST. Register at bit.ly/StayAgile


Who will I see at the 100 Year Celebration? I see some familiar faces below.


Congratulations to your NEWLY ELECTED KDHA Executive Council Members!

President‐Elect: Amanda Knutt
Vice President: Ashton Cowling
Delegate: Rachael Wiebe
Alternate Delegates: Brittany Tomlinson and Katie Baker

Oral Health Kansas - Kansas Conference on Oral Health 10/03/2022

Oral Health Kansas - Kansas Conference on Oral Health

Registration for Oral Health Kansas's Conference on Oral Health is now open! Sign up today! Pre-Conference sessions start October 7th!

Oral Health Kansas - Kansas Conference on Oral Health The mission of Oral Health Kansas is to improve oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education.

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This October, ADHA is partnering with Colgate® for education that empowers with a trio of FREE CE webinars (1.5 CE each). From navigating change with agility to exploring what it means to be empowered to bridging the generational gap, we’re covering trending topics you won’t want to miss! Learn more at adha.org/ndhm

Photos from Kansas Dental Hygienists' Association's post 10/02/2022

🌻🌻🌻Fundraiser 🌻🌻🌻

How CUTE are these shirts?! Help support KDHA by purchasing a shirt (or 2)! There are different styles and colors to choose from as well! A portion of the sales goes to KDHA ways and means!


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Webinar Alert! Next up, our focus will be on dental workforce shortages. Join the ADA Health Policy Institute, the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA), and the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) on Monday, October 3rd for a review of the new report and a discussion on job satisfaction, recruitment and reasons for leaving the profession. As always there will be time for audience Q&A. Monday, October 3, 12 pm CT. Register at bit.ly/WorkforceShortageStudy


Congratulations to Bryana Louisranoi on receiving the KDHA Dental Hygiene Scholarship!


Congratulations to Lorraine Gaul on receiving the Alice L. Rogers award during today's 2022 KDHA Annual Business Meeting!

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