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

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

A Message From Your President

Just Returning………from ADHA Annual Session Delegates and alternate delegates from Massachusetts had the opportunity to represent all Massachusetts’ hygienists at the ADHA Annual Session in Columbus, Ohio in June. Paula Morrison, Kate Soal, Pam LaCerte, Jessica August, Holly Arcadipane, Vanessa Powers, and myself. Students, Julie Cady and Julia Lavigne, were selected to attend the event …Read More

2018 Lobby Day a Huge Success

Greetings to all from the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association Dental hygiene students attended from Cape Cod Community College, MCPHS University, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, Middlesex Community College, Mount Ida College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College and Springfield Technical Community College. Yes, I stand here before you as the president of MDHA. Just …Read More