The 2014-2015 SADDHS President is Jodie Hostetter!! Thanks, Jodie! We have an exciting year planned, please come and join us for the dental hygiene fun!
The San Antonio District Dental Hygienists' Society (SADDHS) is a volunteer/non-profit organization representing San Antonio and the surrounding area. Meetings are held monthly during the fiscal year (September through May) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (subject to change as needed) at Matamoros Restaurant Y Cantina, 12844 IH-10 W San Antonio, TX 78249. Meetings sign in starts at 6:30pm, general meetings start at 7:00pm, and CE courses, which are offered at the end of each meeting, are 1hr/CEU and begin at 8:00pm. CE courses are FREE to SADDHS members and $20 to guests and non-members. SADDHS also volunteers in many community service activities throughout the year. See our General Information section for our calendar of events list of dates, projects, and project chairs/contacts for the event. Please feel free to join us at our monthly meetings or contact any one of us with questions about projects, meetings, or membership and we would be more than happy to answer your questions. COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Banner Committee Chair - ??? Budget & Finance Committee Chair - Virginia Carrillo; firstname.lastname@example.org By-Laws Chair - Sarah Roddy; email@example.com Communications Chair - Stan McManigal; firstname.lastname@example.org Community Liaison Chair - Stan McManigal; email@example.com Continuing Education Chair - Jan Smith; firstname.lastname@example.org Corporate Relations Chair - ??? Employment Co-Chair - Virginia Carrillo; email@example.com Employment Co-Chair - Bette Atwell-Chubb; firstname.lastname@example.org Historian Co-Chair - Bette Atwell-Chubb; email@example.com Historian Co-Chair - Kristen Kunz; firstname.lastname@example.org IOH Liaison Chair - Jan Smith; email@example.com Legislative Chair - Monna Carpenter-Barin; firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Chair - Kristen Kunz; email@example.com Nominations Chair - Gino Garza; GinoGarzaRDH@gmail.com Outreach Project Chair - ??? Public Relations Co-Chair - Jodie Hostetter; firstname.lastname@example.org Public Relations Co-Chair - Bette Atwell-Chubb; email@example.com Publications - The Probe - Jodie Hostetter; firstname.lastname@example.org Publications - The Explorer - Mercedes Mendoza; email@example.com Sergeant-At-Arms Co-Chair - Claudette Barrington; firstname.lastname@example.org Sergeant-At-Arms Co-Chair - Tricia Johnson; email@example.com Silent Auction Chair - ??? Student Liaison Chair - Angie Brost; firstname.lastname@example.org Sunshine/Hospitality Chair - Laura Tristan; email@example.com Texas HyPAC Chair - Monna Carpenter-Barin; firstname.lastname@example.org Ways & Means Co-Chair - Virginia Carrillo; email@example.com Ways & Means Co-Chair - Monna Carpenter-Barin; firstname.lastname@example.org Website Chair - Celia Aviles; email@example.com Website Committee Member - Kristen Kunz; firstname.lastname@example.org Website Committee Member - Sarah Roddy; email@example.com *ANY COMMITTEE CHAIR WITH ??? IS NOT CLAIMED! IF YOU ARE A SADDHS MEMBER AND ARE INTERESTED IN CHAIRING A POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT ANYBODY ON THE BOD LISTED IN COMPANY OVERVIEW!!
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Update on laser use by hygienists and TSBDE: Today the TSBDE voted to reject the laser task force committee’s recommendation to rescind our rights to use lasers for non-surgical bacterial elimination. We are grateful to the board for listening to the research based testimony to allow us to provide quality care for our patients. However, this issue is not over yet. It has been sent to the Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee (DHAC) for further review, and we will keep you updated on further developments. We appreciate all of the help hygienists and supporting dentists have given on this issue. Please contact us with any questions or comments. Melissa Lester Scott, RDH, BSDH firstname.lastname@example.org Lynda Brotherton Bean, RDH, BSDH email@example.com TDHA Governmental Affairs Co-Chairs
KEEP IN CONTACT: COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY!! *We encourage you to visit and interact with us on our social media pages for more information about our society and members, meeting and project updates, and more: “Like” SADDHS here on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SADDHS “Follow” SADDHS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SaddhsTx *To be added to the SADDHS e-mail list for meeting and project announcements and invitations, e-mail Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and e-mail address and that you would like to be added to the e-mail list *To be added to the SADDHS texting list for meeting and project announcements and invitations, text Kristen at (830) 446-6386 with your name and that you would like to be added to the texting list *For help or questions about ADHA or SADDHS membership, please contact Kristen at the e-mail address or phone number listed above; we welcome all new and renewed members and our society/volunteer organization can only be strong with great numbers!! :) *Thank you for your interest, support, and participation in SADDHS, and please spread the word to your dental hygienist friends and co-workers as EVERY MEMBER COUNTS!!
SBDE Task Force Recommends NO for Lasers and Hygienists in TX! * SBDE task force met and is NOT supportive of RDH’s using lasers. * Committee states that laser assisted dental hygienists are being used by unethical dentists as a way to increase production. * TWO MEMBERS OF THE 4 MEMBER COMMITTEE DECIDED FOR THE COMMITTEE WITHOUT A VOTE TO RECOMMEND THE SBDE RESCIND THE CURRENT POLICY AND MAKE A RULE ONLY ALLOWING RDH’S TO USE LASERS FOR ASSESSMENT (DIAGNODENT)! * Next state board meeting: August 8th. Dentists who want to continue delegating bacterial elimination by use of lasers to their hygienists are asked to be present and give oral testimony to the SBDE. * Committee concerned about efficacy of lasers and bacterial reduction. "NOT enough evidence" * Testimony given to rescind policy stopping RDH’s from using lasers and that it isn’t "effective or safe for hygienists to use." * Private Message Melissa Lester Scott at email@example.com or Lynda Brotherton Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ATTENTION ALL ADHA NONMEMBER TEXAS RDH'S: TDHA is working on several VERY IMPORTANT legislative and regulatory issues. In an effort to have a quick way to communicate effectively with as many hygienists as possible, we are asking for current emails. We want to be a valid voice for Texas hygiene and value your opinion. Please private message me with your email address so that we can update our database.
Each year, dental hygiene students at the UTHSCSA are required to complete 3 hours of shadowing a RDH. Several of you have offered to have a shadow for a day before, or your office has participated in this program! I have been asked to send out a request for those who are willing to allow a dental hygiene student to shadow them for 3 hours and sign the required paperwork (which I can send you if you provide your name and e-mail address). If anybody is interested, please contact me with your personal and office contact information so that I may send correspondence to the instructors at the UTHSCSA. I will also have a few sheets printed out at the sign in table at the meeting on Tuesday if you would like to sign up there! Contact: Kristen Kunz, SADDHS Secretary at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM TDHA!!!! REGISTER NOW! Hygienists on the Hill 2015 Legislative Awareness Day (LAD) Sunday and Monday, February 22-23, 2015 Austin, Texas Help support and protect your profession! TDHA is gearing up for the 2015 legislative session. This session TDHA will be pursuing legislation, and we have secured sponsors for our bills! LAD will start with an orientation on Sunday night, and then we will walk to the Capitol on Monday to conduct our legislative visits. We will need everyone's help, participation and support to get our issues heard. Visit the sites below to register! Deadline to register is January 23rd. DH registration: http://tinyurl.com/mhurwmg Student registration: http://tinyurl.com/l6vxe6o
SADDHS CHRISTMAS PROJECT: SADDHS is helping to provide a lovely Christmas for 2 very grateful and needy families. Volunteers will be meeting at Crossroads mall this Saturday, December 20th at NOON! There is a list in the forwarded message below with each family member and their clothing sizes and wants/needs this Christmas. Please take a look and if you can donate any of the items listed, please contact Jodie Hostetter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 456-2300 and plan on meeting at noon this Saturday to drop your donation off with Jodie and Rose. If you would like to make a monetary donation, those are also being accepted, contact Jodie for more info! See the list below and again, these are very needy families and they will appreciate all of our efforts and generous donations. Thanks and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you all! Family #1: The Guerrero Family Abraham Jr.: age 9; is a reader and likes books, Legos and wears size 14 in boys. Alissa age 6; likes Playdo, into Arts & Crafts, draws and of course likes anything about the movie "Frozen". Isaiah age 2; like to building blocks, music and wears size 18 months. Mother: is needing flatware for the home, something light and easy for the kids to hold when eating, wears a Medium top and shoe size 8 or Medium. Father: Abraham Sr. ; wears size XL top and needing nice dressy slippers for church since he has a foot problem. Family #2: The Rodriguez Family .... will be getting three of her children back from CPS and will be able to visit three other children that are with their father. Guadalupe (girl) age 17 a gift card from Wal-Mart or Target or Sears Joseph age 16; is tall and skinny size Large shirt or a gift card Julian age 13; likes building with Legos, wears size Medium top and size 10 Regular in slacks. Isabella age 3; like anything from the movie "Frozen"; size 5T Omar age 1; size 2T and like to play with cars Manuel age 1 month; clothes size 12months to 18 months Richard age 10; size 10-12 Mother will be visiting Sarah age 9; size 12 Mother will be visiting Grandmother; Robe size Large and slippers size 91/2 or Large Mother - Jennifer; is size 14 in clothes and size 71/2 in shoes Roger (Brother/Uncle) would like a gift card from Wal-Mart. Thank you all for you generosity in helping these two families. Please remember to gift wrap your Christmas gifts and place the name of the person that you are selecting. Also please send an email to our President Jodie so that she can keep track of these items and we don't duplicate gifts. Thanks again and May God Bless you all for your generosity. Rose & Dolly
IMPORTANT!!! IN REGARDS TO THE SADDHS MEETING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH: I have been asked by the Silent Auction committee to please contact Sunni Lott at email@example.com if you are donating or have donated anything for the Silent Auction on Tuesday!! She needs the description of the items for sign up sheets to place beside them on the Silent Auction table, so please send her that info ASAP to make the auction go as smoothly as possible! Thanks! Also, the "theme" of the meeting is going to be "Tacky/Ugly Sweater Night"!! Everybody is encouraged to wear their ugliest/most tacky sweater for a chance to win a prize! Let's have some wacky winter fun at this meeting! Good luck!!! :D
Today is the American Dental Association Mission of Mercy project!! This is a HUGE clinic where we help as many dental patients as we possibly can following the convention which has been going on since Thursday!! Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and many other volunteers have been hard at work since 5:30 this morning and will continue to work until 5:30pm, seeing as many patients as they can fit in! SADDHS has joined forces with this huge ADA convention and dental professionals from all over the USA to make this project/clinic a success!! Thank you to all who volunteered and gave your support! If you are a potential patient, you can wait in line at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to be treated on a first come-first serve basis; clinic doors will close to the public at 5:00pm, so arrive as early as possible for the best chance to be seen!