The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2014.
· 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.
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.