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Time to nominate Hygienists’ for these great awards/recognition.

FDHA Annual Symposium is just a little more than 6 months away.

The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2014.

Below is a short description of the awards, to get the long description click here

·        Component Outstanding Member Award

Every component has one. You know who they are. Each one will receive a certificate. They will be recognized by signage displayed at the Annual Symposium.


·        Yvette Blum Award

To recognize an RDH for their outstanding devotion during their career as a mentor to students and fellow RDH's. Written nomination required.


·        Swann D. Knowles Award

To recognize a grassroots member who has contributed to the profession of Dental Hygiene through service and dedication to the component and /or state activities during the past year.


·        Distinguished Service Award

To recognize an RDH who has contributed outstanding services in the field of Dental Hygiene on the component, state, and national levels.



PCDHA Spring Seminar

 & St. Petersburg College Open House

Come visit the newly renovated SPC clinic and get 6 CU credits and lunch for only $50!

Look in your mailbox for the Registration Form!

(need one, email or click here for a copy)

Place: Caruth Health Education Center (St. Pete College)

7700 66th St N

Pinellas Park, FL 33733


Speaker: Dr. Shelia Weagle, DHEd, MPH, RHD, CHES, LCDR - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Topic: “Public Health Updates for the Oral Health Provider”


Speaker: Dr. Scott Tomar, DMD, MPH, DrPH - University of Florida (UF)

Topic: ”Repaving Tobacco Road: Emerging Tobacco Trends and Their Implication for Oral Health”

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




Officer Elections (click here for the descriptions)

1 CEU Credits

Place: Twisted Martini Grill

13563 Icot Blvd

Clearwater, Florida 33760


Speaker: Dr. Langston

Topic: Perio: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Date: May 15, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.



SPC School of Dental Hygiene

Local Anesthesia Administration CE Course

SPC is offering another continuing education course for local anesthesia administration with the 30 hours online didactic and 30 hours direct clinical experience, so that the participants will be able to apply for their state of Florida certification immediately after taking the course.

We believe that this unique approach in teaching the course gives our participants hands on clinical experience as opposed to observing.


Registration is now open and will be on a first come first served basis. The online portion of the course will begin on May 19th, 2014 and the course clinical lab dates will be June 27th & 28th and July 11th & 12th. Online is self-paced and must be completed before the first lab day.


Interest is strong. Enrollment is limited.


If you have questions or wish to be placed on the wait list once the course registration is closed on May 12, 2014 , please email your name and daytime phone # to:

The fee is $995.00, which includes a box lunch and beverage for each lab day. The website to check for information and registration is on the SPC continuing education page located at:


You must complete the online component and participate as a patient subject in the lab component of the course to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for your state of Florida certification.

ADHA Student Alternate Delegate for District 4







Chante M. Miller, AA, BS, received her Associate of Arts in Nursing from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Currently, she is a dental hygiene student at St. Petersburg College in Pinellas Park, Florida.  Her interest in dental hygiene began as a volunteer in a private pediatric dental office learning about early childhood caries and prevention. Additionally, she is involved in many community outreach programs such as Florida Mission of Mercy, Greater Tampa Bay Oral Health Coalition, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. She is also a member of various professional organizations such as an Officer for the Florida Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Alternate Student Delegate for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and a member of the National Dental Hygienists’ Association.  Her future goals include obtaining a Masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in Oral Health Care and increasing access to care in Florida.





Florida Dental Hygienists' Political Action Committee (HyPAC)

Organization and Purpose

The COMMITTEE is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated association of Florida Dental Hygienists and others and is not affiliated with any political party. HYPAC operates separately from the Florida Dental Hygiene Association, Inc.

The purpose of HYPAC is to provide the opportunity for individuals interested in governmental regulation of dental hygiene to contribute to the support of worthy candidates for public office who those individuals believe will promote the improvement of the governmental process. The organization is also for those who wish to encourage and stimulate capable and responsible individuals to take more active and effective parts in governmental affairs by seeking public office.

It is the further purpose of HYPAC to encourage dental hygienists and those interested in the welfare of the dental hygiene profession to understand their government, its operation, and its impact upon the profession and the effect that individual public office holders have upon the regulation of the profession.

Contact Information

Paula Schad, RDH
HyPAC Treasurer
P.O. Box 801
Groveland, Fl. 34736








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