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 Wednesday, April 16th at 6:00 pm at the Eastern Florida State College  Building #14, Room #104.  Get a jump start on the new biennium and earn 1.5 credit.  Catch up with former classmates at the Alumni Reunion and listen to future dental hygienists give presentations on new and relevant topics in dentistry. RSVP to elkinsj@easternflorida.edu


Time:  Alumni Reunion                                      6:00 - 7:00
Student Table Clinic Presentations            7:00 - 8:30

New Location:   Eastern Florida State College, Building #14 Room 104, Clearlake Road, Cocoa Campus. 



It's Mrs. Jani Elkins' last semester as
EFSC Dental Hygiene Program Director. 
Come and wish her a happy retirement!!









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Our new service project for 2014 is supporting Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine (SCVIM), a new medical and dental clinic in Palm Bay 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 Jennifer Hosburgh 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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All meetings are held at the Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Avenue in Cocoa unless otherwise noted.  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 2013 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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ADHA Annual Session in Las Vegas
Plan to attend this year's session at Caesar's Palace in fabulous Las Vegas from June 18th  to 24th.  See the ADHA web site for more information about courses, events, and  hotel reservations.

FDHA Symposium
This year's FDHA Symposium will be held on September 18 to21. Clink on this link  FDHA Symposium to find information about schedules and registration. Please note the new location at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista near Disney Village.


Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine needs RDH, 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.

Baptist Dental Van Needs Volunteers in  August.
Location is First Baptist Church of Aurantia, Mims. Two shifts 8-12 or 1-5.Call 269-1618 for more information.

Check out Linda Meeduwenberg'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. Linda is also presenting "Juggling Home & Work" November 16.  See calendar page for more information.