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 lindampda@gmail.com

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.

We thank our generous sponsors:  CrosstexCrown SeatingSmile Reminder, and Florida Probe/VoiceWorks.


For more information about upcoming events, visit the 2016 calendar
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BCDHA SERVICE PROJECTS

We are collecting items to donate to the Brevard Women's Center.  Please see the Calendar page for a list of requested items. Main phone (321) 242-3110  and http://womenscenterinbrevard.org/.

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:



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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FDHA Symposium and BCDHA Award Winners
Congratulations to Sara Brake who received the Component Outstanding Member Award, Carmen Adame who received the Yvette Blum Mentor Award, and Guy Spearman who received the Oral Health Hero Award. 

Smile Angels' 3rd Annual Back to School
Smile Angels Foundation ( a non-profit 501c) is putting together their third annual Back to School Campaign to distribute dental hygiene care packages to children in Brevard County. To donate or become a sponsor, contact Sherryl Worst

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