Brevard County Dental Hygiene Association
Never Stop Learning

Please check to location offered for each of the  BCDHA classes.  We are using new locations for the 2017-2018 calendar. Registration from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Speaker presentation begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. for evening classes.

Looking Forward

April 18,Thursday, CFDHA with Brevard County Dental , Topic: "Emotional Intelligence: The 6 Emotions That Will Change Your Practice:  Empathy, Confident, Motivated, Energetic, Valued, Happy"  Nationally Known Speaker: Elijah Desmond, RDH, BS.
  Location:   Holiday Inn Viera Conference Center, 8298 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL
 Time:  Cocktails 6:30pm, Dinner/Meeting 7pm, Course 7:15pm. Earn 2 CEU's Cost:  $35 per attendee, all staff members welcome. RSVP by April 8th. To register or get more information, see flyer or contact BCDS at 321-636-1820 (office) or (email)

April 24th, TOPIC: Eastern Florida State College Dental Hygiene Students Table Clinics. LOCATION:  EFSC Cocoa Campus, Building #20, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa Fl. 6:00PM - 8:0PM. Earn 1 CEU RSVP to Dr. Jennifer McCann  by April 22. Networking & light refreshments 6-6:45, Student presentations 6:45 - 8:00 . See flyer for more information. Raffle tickets available for Crown Seating saddle stool  

Date:  Saturday, April 13. 2019
Speakers: Dr. Roy Shelbourne, DDS 
  Dr. Jessica Calvo Blanco, Director of Women's Center in Melbourne 
  Linda Meeuwenberg, RDH, MA, MA and Dr. Rene Hahn,
Topics:  Medical Errors
  Domestic Violence
  Applied Ergonomics 
Place:  Cocoa Beach Public Library
Time: 9:15 AM - 4:30, Earn 5 continuing education credits. RSVP  
Registration:  Eventbrite at or send to check to CFDHA C/O 1220 Sugar Creek Ln, Rockledge, FL 32955. 
Price:  The early-bird fees are $75 for ADHA member, $90 are nonmember and $25 for student. Price includes Continental breakfast & delicious Panera lunch. Prices increase by $10 after April 1st.

Thank you to our generous sponsors  

 GC America 

Dentalfix Rx  

Crest/Oral B 

Crown Seating and 

 Dr. Rene Hahn of Upper Cervical Health Center.  

Crown Seating has generously donated a Crown Seating Ergonomic stool to be raffled off at the Apri  meeting! Tickets available for purchase at the meetings


Looking Back

January 27, 8:00 AM Tooth Trot 5K Run/Walk, Location: Wickham Park Community Center 

Race Director: Jerilyn Bird, Email : Race Director Phone: 321-848-5940

Website Address:

​Beneficiary: Give Kids a Smile. Give Kids a Smile, providing free dental care to children in need within Brevard County, Florida. All dental care is provided free of charge by member dentists of the Brevard County Dental Society (BCDS). The proceeds raised by the Tooth Trot aids the BCDS in providing dental health education supplies, as well as tooth brushes and toothpaste for the children and their families. Cost: $25, after 1/19/18 - $30.

February 3 Give Kids a Smile at Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa Campus Dental Clinic, Building 20, Health Science Room 111B. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, shifts available for volunteers. Free dental services for children ages 3 -14. Sponsored by BCDS. For questions, contact (321) 636-1820 or

Feb 22nd Thursday Smile Day on the Hill. Tallahassee. Focus on educating Representatives on what Dental Hygienists do and our role in the community. Meet the Representatives who protect our profession, and make your voice heard. See FDHA web site or schedule/registration page for information.

 Feb. 28 BCDHA Meeting, Speaker: Deb Zafiropoulos, RDH, Topic: See spot? Don't run! What to do and say when you see changes in your patient's mouth. Location: Total Wine Community Room, The Avenues, Viera  

Time: registration and networking 6:00 pm - 6:30, presentation 6:30 - 8:30. Earn 2 CEU's

Course Description: With the rise of under diagnosed and under treated biofilm infections effecting overall health and wellness added to the epidemic of late stage diagnosis of oral cancer associated with the HPV virus, the dental profession is seeing an increase in soft and hard tissue abnormalities. This course is designed to address the clinical manifestations clinicians are apt to see and openly communicate the risks without guessing and eliminate the procrastination of care. Learning Objectives:

1. Address the why and how to effectively combat chronic diseases that increases the risk of cancer

2. Increase patient awareness and collaboration thru proactive communication examples.

3. How to implement preventive interventions and integrate screening technology to increase proactive activity versus reactive on nonreactive responses. 

 Our thanks to the generous February meeting sponsors - PlaqueHD, CloSYS, StellaLife, & Crest/OralB 

March 15 BCDHA Meeting, Speaker: Nancy Miller, RDH, BA Topic: Power Off Biofilm, 

Location: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 3050 North Highway A1A, Indialantic, Florida 32903 

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 Time: registration and networking 6;00 pm - 6:30, presentation 6:30 - 8:30 

Course Description: How can the implementation of air polishing and micro ultrasonic technologies compliment each other therapeutically and benefit your patients?

Participants will learn (objectives of the course):

 Biofilm’s role in inflammatory disease 

 Implications of inadequate biofilm removal

 New research and theory on air polishing subgingivally

Air polishing practical hints and tips 

 Indicated use on and around implants 

 The latest in types of ultrasonic inserts and units

 Contrasts in piezoelectric/magnetostrictive technologies

 Use on healthy not just perio patients 

 An ergonomic and “time economic” instrumentation sequence 

​Earn 2 CEU's

Our thanks to our generous sponsor: Hu-Friedy 

April 18, Speakers: Class of 2018 EFSC Dental Hygiene Students. Topic: Student Table Clinics, Location: Eastern Florida State College, Clearlake Road, Cocoa. Earn 1.5 CEU's. 

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 - Registration, Awards Presentation, raffle drawings, and networking

7:00-8:30 - CE program. 

 Fee: Free to ADHA Members and Non-Members. Light refreshments and snacks provided thanks to GlaxoSmithKline


Join us for an evening of learning, networking, and fun. Earn 1.5 CEU's. Raffle tickets available for the Crown Seating Saddle Stools and for one year membership to ADHA.

Our thanks to our April Meeting sponsors: American Dental Partners (BCDHA meeting sponsor) and GlaxoSmithKline

( EFSC meeting sponsor)

May EFSC graduation and pinning ceremony.

June 20-25th ADHA Annual Session in Columbus, Ohio. 

July 24th Tuesday Oral Health Florida check web site for conference information. Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando 32809. Earn continuing education credits and find out about updates in Florida public health matters. Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

September 20-23 The Annual Symposium takes place at Hilton Orlando at Lake Buena Vista from September 20th to 23rd. Register online until Wednesday, September 12, 2018. After that, Symposium Registration will be available onsite at the symposium registration desk. Hotel registration for FDHA rates ends September 7th. For more information and registration, visit the FDHA web site.

September BCDHA meeting TBA. 2018-2019 calendar is in the planning process. Please check later for more information.

October 16th BCDHA meeting. Speaker: Edie Gibson, RDH, MS. Topic: “One Nation Overdosed: Unmasking Opioid Addiction” Place: Total Wine Community Room, Viera, Fl.

​Time: 6:00 p.m. Registration and Networking, 6:30 - 8:30 Presentation, Earn 2 continuing education credits.

Thank you to our generous sponsors 


​Course Description

​This program will uncover the mysteries of these addictive drugs and elevate our awareness as health care professionals. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

• Appreciate the cycle of addiction

• Identify the current trends in opioid use, including Fentanyl, Heroin and others

• Recognize signs and symptoms of opioid addiction

• Understand the treatment options available to help those battling addiction

Our October speaker Edie Gibson and Crown Seating have generously donated a Crown Seating Ergonomic stool to be raffled off at the meeting. Enter for a chance to win this very comfortable stool.

November 14th CFDHA meeting Wednesday. Speaker: Rafael Rondon, RDH, BS. Topic: Periodontal Treatment Update and Proper Codes. Location: Total Wine Community Room, Viera. Time: registration and networking 6:00 pm - 6:30, presentation 6:30 - 8:30. Earn 2 CEU's. Thank you to our generous sponsors Crest/Oral B and VOCO. RSVP to  

Course Description

Attendees will learn about updates in periodontal treatment. Rafael Rondon will also discuss proper coding to ensure correct documentation and billing.

Please send us with your comments or suggestions for CE's
Check here for upcoming meetings and topics!!

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.  No BCDHA meetings for May, June, July, August, and December.  Meetings will resume in September.   


We are continuing our donations to the South Brevard Women's Center Wish List Drive.  Please help this worthy organization by bringing an item to the monthly BCDHA meetings.  You can also bring donated items to their Drop off wish list items on Wednesday,  from 2 - 4pm at:        1425 Aurora Road, Suite C
Melbourne, FL 32935

The South Brevard Women's Center is in need of the following items: 

Diapers - All sizes (Newborn to Pull ups)
Gift Cards - Publix, Target & Wal-Mart
High Efficiency Detergent (HE)
Toiletries -
     Shampoo and Conditioners
    Toothpaste and toothbrushes
    Sanitary napkins and/ or tampons
School supplies
    Unisex book bags without wheels
    white school glue or glue sticks
    washable markers
    marble composition notebooks
    three (3) ring binders
    multicolored constructions paper
    wide ruled notebook paper
    pencils and pens
    Crayons (24 count)
    folders with pockets