The Dental Hygiene Code of Ethics
In my practice as a dental hygienist, I affirm my personal and professional commitment to improve the oral health of the public, to advance the art and science of dental hygiene, and to promote high standards of quality care. I pledge continually to improve my professional knowledge and skills, to render a full measure of service to each patient entrusted to my care, and to uphold the highest
standards of professional competence and personal conduct in the interest of the dental hygiene profession and the public it serves.
Our Next Meeting...
The next BCDHA meeting will be on October 22nd. Earn 6 continuing education credit for license renewal. Join us for a day of networking, education, and fun. RSVP to Amanda Hunt, BCDHA President.
Topics: Prevention of Medical Errors (2 CEU's), Domestic Violence Prevention (2 CEU's), Infection Control (1 CEU), Emergency Response (1 CEU)
Speakers: Matt Graybill from Parrish Medical Center - Infection control, Women's Center of Brevard, Victim Advocacy Program, State Attorney's Office, and Human Trafficking Task Force - Domestic Violence.
Julie Walker from Crosstex - Infection Control.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey's Office and Brevard County Fire Department - Emergency Response.
Location: Cocoa Beach Library, 550 N Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Time: 9:00 am - 9:30 registration, continental breakfast, and networking
9:30 am - 4:30 pm continuing education presentations, Panera Lunch
Fee: Early Registration ends September 30, $95 for ADHA members, $110 for non-members, $35 for students.
After September 30th, $110 for ADHA members, $125 for non-members. Breakfast and Lunch included. Register through Eventbrite or brochure. For more information about upcoming events, visit the 2016 calendar
BCDHA SERVICE PROJECTS
We are collecting the following for Smile Angels: toothbrushes, toothpaste, fluoride rinse, floss and small gift bags to distribute throughout Brevard County. Call for pick up (321) 626-3058 or ship items or check to: Smile Angel Foundation, 1925 Holder Road, Titusville, Fl 32796. Smile Angels is a 501-C3 public charity
Our service project for 2015 is our continued support of Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine (SCVIM), a new medical and dental clinic in Viera to serve the uninsured of Brevard County at 2555 Judge Fran Jamison Way. http://www.spacecoastvolunteersinmedicine.org/ We are continuing to support the Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine Dental Clinic. As you know, last year we donated new two ultrasonic units through an ADHA grant. This year, we are donating a hand piece. They are also in great need of proxa brushes, fluoride varnish, floss, 2x2's, paper towels, toilet paper, and adult toothbrushes. You can contact Sandy Plasner or bring some to the next meeting if you can donate. SCVIM is a 501-C3 charity with a free medical and dental clinic.
They are in need of many different things, especially RDHs available to volunteer some time in the clinic. We will be collecting the following items at every meeting so please scour your offices and ask your colleagues to donate these items:
Cavitron Unit with inserts
Floss - Patient samples
Go Betweens/ Prox-a-brushes
End Tuft Brushes
Rubber Tip Stimulators
3-M Sealant material and Etch
Dry Angles - All sizes
Disclosing Agent/ Tablets or Liquids
Gloves: Small & Med - Non latex
X-Ray film size 2, 3 & Pano films
Endo files and current dental products for root canals.
Sterilizer bags - all sizes.