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 September 10th. Earn 2 continuing education credits and complete this required course for license renewal. Join us for an evening of networking, education, and fun at Heritage Isle!

Topic:  Medical Errors Prevention
Speaker:  Matthew F. Graybill, RN, BSN, CNOR
Director, Perioperative Services, Parrish Medical Center
Location:  Heritage Isle Clubhouse, 6800 Legacy Drive, Viera, FL 32940
Time:  6:30 - 8:30
Cost:  $20 for ADHA members and $25 for Non-ADHA members. Light meal and beverage included.  Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.


More information to follow as we plan the 2015- 2016 calendar.
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Congratulations to Eastern Florida State College Class of 2015!  

          
















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BCDHA Service Project
                           
             
          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.  http://www.spacecoastvolunteersinmedicine.org/
We are continuing to support the Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine Dental Clinic.  As you know, last year we donated a ultrasonic unit.  This year, we are donating a hand piece.  They are also in great need of proxy 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.


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:



Cavicide wipes
Cavitron Unit with inserts
Adult Toothbrushes
Floss - Patient samples
Go Betweens/ Prox-a-brushes
End Tuft Brushes
Rubber Tip Stimulators
Floss Threaders
3-M Sealant material and Etch
Dry Angles - All sizes
Disclosing Agent/ Tablets or Liquids
Gloves: Small & Med - Non latex
Masks
Paper Towels
Cups
X-Ray film size 2, 3 & Pano films
Endo files and current dental products for root canals.
Sterilizer bags - all sizes.

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Announcing a Change in Meeting Venue! We have located a beautiful new, centrally located facility with its own restaurant and bar at Heritage Isle Clubhouse, 6800 Legacy Drive, Viera, FL 32940 to more easily accommodate our members and guests and provide a more comfortable environment. A valid Driver's License must be shown at the gate upon entrance to proceed to the clubhouse.

Due to state regulation, if you arrive after the CEU begins or leave before it ends, you will not receive your CEU.  BCDHA registers with CE Broker.

We are collecting items to donate to the Brevard Women's Center.  Please see the Calendar page for a list of requested items.

Find out about new topics in dentistry  and earn CEU's. Our Calendar of Events is in the process of being updated for the 2015 season. Please check the web page for upcoming meetings and CEU details. There will be no meetings for May, June, July, August, & December. 


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Claudia Beard Dental Hygiene Scholarship
The Florida Foundation for Dental Hygiene is accepting applications for for the Claudia Beard Dental Hygiene Scholarship.  The scholarship awards funding in two  categories: Dental Hygiene students persuing an associate degree and Dental Hygienists pursuing an advanced degree. Apply online at http://www.floridafoundationdh.org/online-application-form.html   Application deadline is August 1st.

FDHA Symposium October 1st - 4th.
Registration for the annual symposium opens in June. The event will be held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.  Click for more information

Smile Angel Back to School Campaign
The Smile Angel Foundation is collecting Items for their 2nd Annual Back to School Campaign. Items needed include  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.  Items needed by July 31st.  Smile Angel is a 501c(3) public charity.

Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine needs RDH, Dentist, DA, and RN Services
Click here to read about how you can volunteer your services to help those in need here in Brevard County.  Dental hygienists, dentists, dental assistants, and registered nurses needed.  Dental Hygienists especially needed for Mondays 8 a.m. to 12.  BCDHA helped SCVIM receive an ADHA Community Service grant to equip a second dental hygiene operatory!

Check out Linda Meeuwenberg's new book
Linda Meeuwenberg, RDH, M.A., M.A., FADIA, President of Professional Development Association, Inc. and author of Transitions in Access is pleased to announce the release of her latest collaborative book titled, Overcoming Mediocrity. Several women share their personal stories. The book is both inspiring and informative. It will make you sigh, laugh out loud, and cry. The book has been awarded a BEST SELLER by Amazon. Please contact Linda for reduced pricing to ALL hygienists. $19.95 retail. $15.00 for hygienists. www.lindapda.com.