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 February 12th, 2015. The 2  hour CEU course is free to to ADHA members and $25 for non-ADHA members.  ADHA members may RSVP to Lois Rigmont Barber at Non-ADHA attendees may register at and search for our event under BCDHA (small online fee applies), or checks including the name and contact information of the attendee(s) may be sent to BCDHA c/o  116 Venus Court, Indialantic, Fl 32903.

Speaker: Dr Anu Deshpande, DMD, BDS, MS   

Topic:   Endodontic Diagnoses and Referrals for the General Dental Office Team.

Join us to learn the most commonly encountered signs and symptoms of a potential endodontic patient so that timely and appropriate care can be provided.

Time:  Speaker Presentation    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
           Meals and beverages available for purchase prior to meeting.                        
Location: Heritage Isle Clubhouse, 6800 Legacy Blvd, Viera FL 32940 (just past Viera Hospital)



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 Palm Bay to serve the uninsured of Brevard County.
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
Paper Towels
X-Ray film size 2, 3 & Pano films
Endo files and current dental products for root canals.
Sterilizer bags - all sizes.


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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Save the Date for All-Day CEU Event
Join us on March 7th for our annual All-Day CEU event. Our fabulous line up of speakers include RDH Under-One Roof Nancy Miller presenting "Calculated Hygiene: the Buisness Side"  and Richard and Cheri Martin presenting "Making Social Media Work for You."  Since it is calculated that 60% of office productivity originates in the hygiene department, it should be the force moving the rest of the practice forward. Great information for hygienists, dentists, office managers, and assistants.See the calendar page for more information.

FDHA Symposium Award Winners
Congratulations go to BCDHA members Jani Elkins, RDH, MEd. and Linda Meeuwenberg, RDH, M.A., M.A. who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to our dental hygiene profession at the 2014 FDHA Symposium.. Jani received the Yvette Blum Mentor Award, and Linda received the Component Outstanding Member Award.

NEW FDHA Solidarity Diachronic Bead
FDHA launched the first Dichroic Glass Bead which is partially sponsored by Xlear, Inc. at the 2014 Florida Dental Hygiene Symposium. The FDHA bead fits on Troll Bracelets, Brighton Lanyards, and Pandora items. Note the glass bead has sterling silver core and every glass bead is unique in color. Cost is $25.  Contact Connie Maltby to order.  Click to see image.

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.