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MDHA’s “News Bites” Meet your 2019 – 2020 Officers

MDHA Officers 2019-2020

Congratulations to the newly installed  2019 – 2020 Officers of MDHA Front Row from left to right: Jennifer Singel (Secretary), Pamela LaCerte (President), Virginia Heroux (President Elect), Julie Cady (Treasurer), Sarah Crow (Vice President). Back Row from left to right: Katherine Soal (Immediate Past President), Amanda Berthiaume (Delegate), Paula Morrison (Assistant Secretary), Katherine Pelullo (Speaker …Read More

LIFE SAVING HELP NEEDED

One of our own is in need of a kidney transplant. Gail Weisberg has contributed and volunteered for countless dental projects throughout her varied career. In 2014 she was awarded the Sunstar Distinguished Hygiene Award. She joined 106 nationally recognized winners, as well as being the Esther Wilkins Alumni Award recipient in 2013. These awards …Read More

MDHA’s “News Bites” MDHA President Pamela LaCerte visits Southeastern Component

President Pamela LaCerte and Dr. Grayzell

President LaCerte visited Southeastern Component for their 10th Annual Fall Meeting at McGovern’s On The Water in Fall River. Speakers included Dr. David Cabeceira’s “Ortho and Direct Patient Aligners,” Tara L. Menard, RDH “What’s Next After Hygiene,” Dr. April LaVoie “Vaping: Defogging The Myths,” and Dr. Eva Grayzell “Beating the Odds: A Story NOT SILENCED …Read More

MDHA LOBBY DAY 2020

Massachusetts Presents Dental Hygiene Day at the State House Please join us and have your voice heard in support of dental hygiene Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm This year’s event will be held in the Great Hall behind the grand staircase Please join us for another exciting day on Beacon Hill …Read More

MDHA Legislative Update

Regulation and Practice Chair Katherine Pelullo (front and center) has been very busy providing testimony on behalf of MDHA before The Joint Committee on Public Health on Beacon Hill. Katherine has provided testimony for three of our legislative initiatives: A Hearing for “An Act To Improve Oral Health For All Massachusetts Residents” (Dental Therapy) was …Read More

MDHA’s “News Bites” Hope and Comfort

Hope and Comfort’s vision is that one day everyone living in the US will have access to essential hygiene products to feel clean, confident, and healthy. Hope and Comfort realizes that many people do not have the needed daily personal care items or have to share products among families.  They create personal hygiene kits for …Read More

A Dedicated Member of ADHA

It is with great sorrow that The Worcester Component shares the loss of our colleague and friend Denise Pappas. Denise was proud to be a Dental Hygienist and a Dedicated Member of ADHA and the Worcester Component. Her friendly face will be missed by all who knew her. Thank you Denise for all you did …Read More

Lobby Day 2019

The Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association had a very successful Lobby Day held on Tuesday, February 26 at The State House in Boston. There were 246 people registered, including representation from all eight Dental Hygiene Schools in the Commonwealth. There was an exciting panel of speakers and of course opportunities to speak with state senators and …Read More

MDHA LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP 2017-2018

The Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association undertook a robust legislative agenda during the 2017-2018 legislative session that concluded on January 1st, 2019. Five bills were filed on behalf of MDHA.  They were as follows:  “An Act Authorizing Dental Therapists to Expand Access to Oral Health” (Dental Therapy); “An Act Relative to Dental Hygienists” (Nitrous Oxide); “An …Read More