News & Events

MDHA’s “News Bites” Meet your 2018 – 2019 Officers

Congratulations to the newly installed  2018 – 2019 Officers of MDHA from left to right:  Amanda Berthiaume (Alternate Delegate), Catalina Fajardo (Alternate Delegate), E Jane Crocker (Assistant Treasurer),  Lisa LaSpina (Immediate Past President), Katherine Pelullo (Speaker of the House),  Pamela LaCerte (President Elect),  Sarah Crow (Delegate), Katherine Soal (President),  Vanessa Powers (Delegate), Robin Murch (Alternate …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

MDHA’s News “Bites” President Soal visits MWCC

Recently President Kate Soal visited the Dental Hygiene Students at Mount Wachusett Community College. STUDENTS ARE OUR FUTURE and President Soal encouraged them to be involved with their professional association during school and after graduation. As a professional member, you have access to: Leadership Opportunities Online Career Center & Employment Resources Discounts on Professional and …Read More

Legislative Update

Friends and colleagues: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS BACKGROUND The Massachusetts legislature conducts its business on a two-year cycle.  Bills for the current session, which concludes on January 2nd, 2019, were filed in January 2017.  Each bill is assigned a number and subsequently referred to a committee.  Most healthcare bills are referred to the Joint Committee …Read More