New York Dental Hygienists Association
July 2023: I hope you all are having a blast and spending some time with families and friends as summer is in full force.
First, I would like to congratulate all the dental hygiene graduates who have received their DH pin and recited the DH Oath. We are proud of your dedication to the profession and wish you all the best in your careers.
An update advocacy work: Following enactment of federal law, military members and spouses with dental hygiene licenses from another state, with certain criteria, are now eligible to work in the State of New York without a New Yok dental hygiene license under new NYS regulations. This action will make it easier for them to continue their careers when they move due to military assignments. See more information in this newsletter.
The Block Anesthesia bill (A.284 / S.6752) is making progress in the Legislature. It passed the state Senate and is in the Higher Education Committee in the Assembly. We are optimistic about the outcome when the Legislature reconvenes in the fall. This bill could have positive implications for dental hygiene practices in New York.
It was exciting to participate in the ADHA 100th celebration at the annual session in Chicago. Celebrating the profession and its achievements is important and inspiring. Here's a photo of some of the NYDHA members who also attended the annual session (from left, Isis Marsh, Elizabeth Simpson, Daughn Thomas, Kathy Malico, Denice Brown, Marlyce James, and Audra Haynes).
Additionally, the Empire Conference at the Crowne Plaza-Desmond Hotel in Albany will be on October 13-15, 2023. This will be another opportunity for dental hygienists to learn and network. We hope many of you can attend this in-person event. Watch nydha.org for updates. Registration will open in August.
For updates and more information, visit the NYDHA website.
Best wishes to all and congratulations to our graduates.
Denice Brown BS RDH
NYDHA President, 2023