Inflammation Elimination Symposium

DON’T MISS THIS MUST ATTEND EVENT

INFLAMMATION ELIMINATION SYMPOSIUM

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Gillette Corporate Headquarters, 1 Gillette Park, Boston, MA

Your Patients win when you get the best education!

Sponsored by Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association, Procter & Gamble, and ACTEON North America

follow the link under Continuing Ed. – Upcoming Courses

 

Job Postings!

Adjunct Faculty – Clinical Dental Hygiene

MCPHS University
Boston, MA campus

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:

Applications are invited for Adjunct Faculty positions in Clinical Dental Hygiene to provide educational instruction to students in Preclinical Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Hygiene, and Radiology Lab.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Applicants should have experience in non-surgical periodontal therapy and evidence-based practice
• Must be a Massachusetts Dentist or Registered Dental Hygienist with a Local Anesthesia Permit
Desired:
• MS in dental hygiene, education or related field
To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2552/adjunct-faculty—clinical-dental-hygiene/job Please attach a cover letter a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply

Job ID 2017-2552



Adjunct Faculty – Clinical Dental Hygiene

MCPHS University
Worcester, MA campus

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:
Applications are invited for Adjunct Faculty positions in Clinical Dental Hygiene to provide educational instruction to students in Preclinical Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Hygiene, and Radiology Lab.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Applicants should have experience in non-surgical periodontal therapy and evidence-based practice
• Must be a Massachusetts Dentist or a Registered Dental Hygienist with a Local Anesthesia Permit
Desired:
• MS in dental hygiene, education or related field

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2561/adjunct-faculty—clinical-dental-hygiene/job Please attach a cover letter a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

Job ID 2017-2561

MDHA News “Bites” – Happy Spring!

 

Only in New England will it snow in April! HAPPY SPRING everyone!

MDHA has been busy – we had another successful Lobby Day in February with over 180 in attendance! Many thanks to all of the hygienists’ and students who attended it truly was an exciting day on Beacon Hill, our voices were heard.  Thank you also to our Council on Regulation and Practice, PEW Charitable Trust and our Lobbyist Charles Glick and Associates for making this day possible. Council Chair Katherine Pelullo greeted the crowd introducing President Paula Morrison, Jeremy Crandall of PEW, Kate Saville from Charles Glick and Associates and our Legislative Champions Senator Harriette Chandler and Representative William “Smitti” Pignatelli, who all spoke about our current legislative initiatives. Visits to our legislators and oral health screenings followed. Check out our Photo Gallery for pictures, there were some great photo opportunities!

We have also been busy planning our 2017 Conference “Better Together” -at the Crowne Plaza, Natick – September 15 – 17, PLEASE SAVE THE DATE. This must attend event is filled with great CE classes and opportunities for dental hygienists to enhance their professional skills, learn about new products and mingle with friends and colleagues. Watch for more information to come!

Congratulations go out to students Catalina Fajardo and Felicia Barry, they are the recipients of this years MDHA annual award that sends two students to ADHA Annual Session.  See you in sunny Jacksonville, Florida!

If you have a special someone in your live, who may be expecting a visit from the Easter Bunny, our Historian Mary Kellerman RDH asks that you make sure Easter Baskets include toothbrushes- Picture is from her winter home, baskets were made for the Food Pantry in Venice Florida!

MDHA News “Bites”

In October MDHA held their annual event in honor of Dental Hygiene Month. A visit to The Museum of Russian Icons, a non-profit museum located in Clinton. We were able to view the collection of over 700 Icons and related artifacts, a private collection. All attendees were greeted by our Event Coordinator Mary Kellerman. The day started with a guided tour, and of course ended with a fabulous lunch!

In November Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a Student Research Event. Students shared their research results on current trends in dentistry and oral health. The students did an excellent job, and it was a nice evening, I would encourage everyone to attend this event in the future.

The holidays came and went more quickly than ever and then there was YANKEE! . Many of us attended Yankee, starting with the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday Evening. Awards were presented to Jacklyn Ventura for “2017 Dental Hygienist of The Year” and E Jane Crocker for “2017 Auxiliary Volunteer.” Congratulations to them both, job well done.

On Friday evening we honored President Paula Morrison at the Presidents Reception with some excellent food and time to visit with our colleagues. Ann-Marie DePalma was the recipient of the Esther Wilkins Distinguished Alumni Award from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS – Congratulations to Ann-Marie.

A shout out to Mount Wachusett Community College for hosting the MDHA Student Meeting. President Paula Morrison presented three (3) Students with MDHA Academic Scholarship. Congratulations to Amanda Baganha, Bristol Community College; Kaitlyn Machado, Bristol Community College; and Trisha Chenevert from Springfield Technical Community College – best wishes as you continue on with your studies. Special guest speaker at the Student Meeting was ADHA CEO Ann Batrell, thank you Ann for sharing your success with our students, what an inspiration.

Saturday at our annual MDHA Luncheon, Amy Booth CDA, RDH, MEd presented “Living with Diabetes.” Thank you Amy for an excellent overview.

Thank you to everyone who helped at the MDHA Hygienist’s Lounge we couldn’t do it without you.

As the days continue to get longer and the weather gets warmer, we hope to see you all at Lobby Day on February 28 – this is a time for your voice to be heard at the State House. CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM ALL EVENTS IN THE MDHA PHOTO GALLERY

Happy 100th Birthday Dr. Esther Wilkins!

MDHA President Paula Morrison and Immediate Past President E Jane Crocker had the pleasure of presenting a small token of appreciation to Dr. Wilkins at the Annual Esther Wilkins Symposium – MCPHS University.
Happy 100TH Birthday Dr. Wilkins, thank you for all that you have done for the profession of Dental Hygiene!
CELEBRATE!

MDHA’s News “Bites”

It is hard to believe The Conference 2016 “Embracing the Challenge” has passed, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are quickly moving towards 2017. This years Conference offered Continuing Educations opportunities, Exhibitors, and time to mingle with friends and colleagues. Many thanks to our Conference Chair Sandra Nicholas, Business Manager Ruthann Zamarro and their Committee, our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers, Volunteers and all who attended for making the 2016 conference a SUCCESS! No one could say it as well as Kathleen Harmon (above) from West Barnstable when she asked: “Why would anyone want to go to Yankee when you can attend the MDHA Conference?”
We once again held a great basket raffle, and collected gently used handbags for Dress For Success, Boston – for every bag donated, you received a chance to win a new bag. We collected 80 gently used handbags and the winner of the new bag was Colleen McKeon. Thanks everyone for donating to this wonderful organization, and once again thank you to Mary Kellerman for delivering the handbags.
On Saturday evening we honored our President Paula Morrison at the Presidents Reception. Thank you Sarah Crow for presenting a special gift to Paula! The event included a very successful auction conducted by our Vice President Kate Soal aka Auctioneer Extraordinaire for an autographed copy of the 12th Edition of Dr. Esther Wilkins “Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienists.” Thank you to Elizabeth Edwards, Publisher’s Representative from Wolters Kluwer for the very generous donation, and to Patricia Cohen for getting this great book autographed.
Awards were presented to: The Constituent Hygienists of the Year – E. Jane Crocker RDH. E. Jane Crocker earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2006 from Quinsigamond Community College, where she also earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. As a student and professional she has been actively involved in ADHA at a component, state and national level, serving in many capacities. She currently is the Immediate Past President of MDHA, and current Chair for the Worcester Component. Jane is passionate for her profession and not only wants to teach her patients about optimal oral health, but is eager to discuss the advancement of this great profession. She works in both private practice and public health. Jane is an advocate for Community Water Fluoridation and is an elected official on the Templeton Board of Health, serving her second 3 year term, as well as an elected Committee Member of BOHMAC. Throughout her tenure she has served with enthusiasm, and feels fortunate to be in such a wonderful profession where the rewards are great. Jane enjoys spending time with her family and most especially with her husband Tom!
The Worcester Component Hygienists of the Year – Carolyn Wehler, RDH, MPH Carolyn Wehler started her dental hygiene career after graduating from the University of Vermont in 1988 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked in private practice in the state of Vermont and later returned to the University to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development/Family Studies. While there, she was awarded membership in the Mortar Board National Honor Society. Having begun her ADHA service as a member of the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Carolyn continued to be an active member of the Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association, serving as its Treasurer for 4 years and then Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. She was instrumental in Vermont’s passage of legislation allowing dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia in 1993, making Vermont the first state east of the Mississippi River to do so. Soon after moving to Massachusetts in late 1995, she became Editor of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association newsletter. She has attended ADHA Annual Session as a Delegate or Alternate Delegate on eight separate occasions for both Vermont and Massachusetts. She has served as the liaison to several committees for MDHA, chaired and served on Councils for MDHA, and served on Councils for ADHA, including chairing the Council on Regulation and Practice from 2005-2006. She has served as a Delegate to the MDHA House of Delegates for both the Middlesex and Worcester Components. Carolyn has worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bedford, MA since 1996 as well as the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she was later appointed to the faculty. She completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Boston University in 2001 and continues to work on research projects conducted at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her research work for these two institutions has been diverse, including studies on the use of fluoride in adults, oral health-related quality of life and the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. Other non-research projects have included developing individualized risk assessments for oral disease and a standardized training protocol for oral health screeners in the Special Olympics Special Smiles program. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented research findings at national and international conferences. In 2006 she was awarded the Constituent Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year Award from MDHA. Her passion for political action was ignited in 2005 when MDHA began to pursue the Public Health Dental Hygienist designation in the Massachusetts legislature. Working with Katherine Pelullo, Lynn Bethel and the governmental affairs consultants at Charles Group Consulting, including Charles Glick and Erin McAleer, Carolyn spent many hours writing documentation, attending meetings with legislators, and brainstorming political strategy. The passage of that legislation and its subsequent success in increasing access to dental care in Massachusetts has further fueled her interest in dental hygiene legislation. She has remained an active Council member ever since and thoroughly enjoys advancing the profession of dental hygiene through legislative and regulatory means. Carolyn wishes to thank her family – Adam, Alanna, Zachary, and Thea – for their love and support throughout her career. They have never hesitated to pick up the slack at home while she pursued professional interests. This journey wouldn’t have been the same without them.
Congratulations to the Students who were recognized for their dedication to their Schools Student Chapter of MDHA – we hope that you continue to stay involved with MDHA after your graduation and convert your membership to professional. MCPHS University, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene – Cheryl Wholley, Charles O’Donnell. Quinsigamond Community College – Catalina Fajardo, Jessica Soto. Cape Cod Community College – Erin Gillis, William Mulligan. Mount Wachusett Community College – Leah Trudeau, Christina Knox. Mount Ida College – Elise Feldman, Michaela Chenevert.
Special recognition was given to Mary Kellerman as she celebrates 50 years in this wonderful profession of Dental Hygiene. Mary is the epitome of what we should all strive for. Thank you Mary.
The evening ended with the group singing Happy Birthday to Dr. Esther Wilkins – she was unable to attend but this greeting will be sent to her on her 100th birthday on December 9. We were very sorry that Dr. Wilkins couldn’t attend this celebration nonetheless we all enjoyed her beautiful cake!!!
The weekend ended with our Annual House of Delegates Meeting and Elections for Delegate and Alternate Delegates to ADHA Annual Session. Congratulations to all! See more pictures in our MDHA Photo Gallery

MDHA’s News “Bites”

Each year 2 student scholarships are awarded to ADHA Annual Session. The recipients for the 2016 award were Sara Jones (front right) from Mt. Ida College and Vanessa Powers (top left) from Cape Cod Community College. It was a pleasure to have them attend and would like to share their stories…

Sara Jones (front right)

Seeing myself on the latest cover of Access magazine (along with about 100 others)! is a nice reminder of the time I spent at the Annual Session with fellow District #1 students and now colleagues.  Attending the ADHA conference in Pittsburgh was an awesome personal and professional experience.  I had so much fun getting to know others and learning how bi-laws and decisions are made.  The introduction to new products designed to benefit both our ergonomic health and patient oral health was fun!  I was also able to participate in the first annual 5K road race – my time wasn’t that great but it was for a great cause!

Thanks again MDHA for the opportunity to attend the conference with you.  It was truly the icing on the cake following graduation.  I’m so happy to have met so many great people and look forward to continuing to work with you to promote the values of and benefits of MDHA membership.

Vanessa Powers (top left)

It was truly an honor to attend the 93rd ADHA Annual Session with MDHA. The city of Pittsburgh and all of its bridges was the perfect backdrop for starting the transition from student to professional member. The week was filled with equal amounts of teambuilding, networking, and fun.

Crest and Oral-B hosted an excellent session for Emerging Professionals. We heard from a panel of Dental Professionals from all walks of life and were able to ask questions about their experiences. For the second year in a row the District 1 Students took home 1st place in “Are You Smarter than Esther Wilkins?” trivia hosted by Hu-Friedy.  What started as a few strangers sitting around a table, ended up as a victorious group of future hygienists excited to accomplish a goal together.  The fun extended into the night as we danced the night away and mingled with fellow District 1 attendees at the President’s Reception.

From start to finish one thing was clear, there is so much love and dedication to the profession of Dental Hygiene across the country. Being able to attend an Annual Session is a perfect opportunity to experience it all first hand.

 

Job Postings!

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Adjunct Faculty – Clinical Dental Hygiene

MCPHS University
Worcester, MA campus

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:
Applications are invited for Adjunct Faculty positions in Clinical Dental Hygiene to provide educational instruction to students in Preclinical Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Hygiene, and Radiology Lab.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Applicants should have experience in non-surgical periodontal therapy and evidence-based practice
• Must be a Massachusetts Dentist or a Registered Dental Hygienist with a Local Anesthesia Permit
Desired:
• MS in dental hygiene, education or related field

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2561/adjunct-faculty—clinical-dental-hygiene/job Please attach a cover letter a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

Job ID 2017-2561



Adjunct Faculty – Clinical Dental Hygiene

 

MCPHS University

Boston, MA campus

 

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

 

Responsibilities:

Applications are invited for Adjunct Faculty positions in Clinical Dental Hygiene to provide educational instruction to students in Preclinical Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Hygiene, and Radiology Lab.

 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Applicants should have experience in non-surgical periodontal therapy and evidence-based practice
  • Must be a Massachusetts Dentist or Registered Dental Hygienist with a Local Anesthesia Permit

Desired:

  • MS in dental hygiene, education or related field

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2552/adjunct-faculty—clinical-dental-hygiene/job Please attach a cover letter a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

 

Job ID 2017-2552

 

A Message From Your President

Reflecting on this past year serving as your President and what we’ve been able to accomplish together, but also where we are going and what we plan to accomplish in this next year. It has been a busy year and it did go by rather quickly. I have learned a lot and am looking forward to our continued growth and change.

Last year I spoke about change, challenge and commitment. This year, I remain committed to that same theme and challenge – as I believe this is necessary to keep our association growing and to further our mission so that we can continue to be current, relevant and progressive.

I am happy with the direction in which we are moving and coming together with the changes in our component restructuring. This change is one example of us moving forward in a new positive direction as we align with the ADHA. We will continue this movement under the advisement of the ADHA and look forward to additional change as we wait to learn about the future of our new governance design.

Another change I am very proud of is the new State Liaison group which is off to a great start, and I look forward to an increase in membership through this new group.

I have selected a combination of students who have either graduated within the past couple of years or who have just graduated this past year. All of these recent graduates have formed a team to represent each Dental Hygiene School in Massachusetts. Every school will be represented by either 1, 2, 3, or even as many as 4 liaisons. We have a total of 21 members of this liaison group including myself!

The idea is to tie back recent graduates to the school that they graduated from and to build relationships with the student advisors at the schools and directly with the students. They will focus on developing relationships with the student leaders of each class so that the students will have a name or a contact to the MDHA and a familiar face they will know upon graduation, this relationship will help open the lines of communication and give students the opportunity to know what their next step is in getting involved and belonging to their professional association.

This leadership team will visit each school 3 times a year with a specific focus on each visit. Having these mentor visits 3 times will surely create a familiarity and give the students an opportunity to know what’s next after graduation.

Each visit will include a brief power point presentation with topics such as, how we work together for our chosen profession, what award opportunities are available, reminders about Lobby Day and how to transition a student membership to an RDH member. They will also speak about relationship building, networking and having their voice heard. A key piece to the liaison program is for the team to instill the value of membership to the students. Students will know and understand what their association does for them and what they can do for the association.

Last year I spoke about having an idea to develop a program to assist those who want to do more or get involved but may not know how to do that, I feel that the state liaison group will not only help the students become involved but though the liaisons involvement, they are actively involving themselves.

I look forward to measureable growth as a result of this program, my goal is to build a program which will create a snowball effect by getting others involved.

Our membership continues to be our greatest challenge but I am confident that our new State Liaison program will help build and increase not only member numbers but also, member involvement.

Again this year, we will move forward with our legislative initiatives and work diligently to see the Dental Hygiene Practitioner become a reality. We are grateful to have such a dedicated and committed legislative team, this team along with all of you can help create more opportunity and growth for our profession. Commitment to these initiatives is evident by the support and passion that we all display for our profession.

I look forward to working with all of you and serving again as your President and look forward to another great year!

As always, I challenge you to continue to ask and invite other dental hygienist to come to a meeting or to get involved, together we are stronger and together we are better.

Thank you again for this opportunity.

Paula Morrison