2018-2019 was a huge success! We built a new website, had some pretty amazing CEs and even more amazing sponsors (looking at you @CloudDentistry.com and @dentalauxiliaryservices!), and we even joined Twitter @atxdha! We still have some tasks ahead of us including finishing out this legislative session. We’re still asking everyone to talk to your dentists and legislators to know that it’s time Texas gets with the times and provide hygienists with the opportunity to learn and give local anesthesia to the patients that need it most. Summer is also the time where we find community service events to participate in. If you know of any volunteering opportunities that we haven’t posted about yet on our community page, let us know, we’d love to promote it! We will be having our first board meeting of the 2019-2020 year this June to start planning dates and speakers for the fall and spring. Once again, thanks for an amazing year!
This will be the second year in a row where the Greater Austin Dental Hygienists’ Association invites the 2nd year dental hygiene students at ACC to present the results of their community projects to dental professionals and service learning faculty. All are welcome and invited to hear what these students have been working tirelessly on for 2 semesters. If you are a licensed dental professional, you may register with us on the night of the event for 2 hour CE units that can go towards your live CE requirements in case of a licensing audit. ADHA Members can receive these CE units for free. Non-members are $40.
The event will be catered by Chipotle, courtesy of Dental Auxiliary Services – Austin.
Thanks and hope to see you all there!
Melissa Vetter, RDH
GADHA Vice-President 2018-2019
Samaritan Health Ministries has two slots available for hygienists in the AM and two in the PM for their quarterly event at Liberty Hill Dental taking place this Saturday, April 27, 2019. Samaritan Health Ministries provides services to patients from Travis and Williamson county who are not covered by medical insurance.
There are also Dentist spots available in both shifts if your office’s dentist wants to volunteer too! The link to sign up can be found here: Sign up!
Report from one of our Governmental Affairs Committee Co-chairs, Janessa Bock, RDH
“Update on SB 792 (Teledentistry) out of senate committee unanimously this morning. Now we wait on Lt. Gov. to recognize Senator Perry on the floor to lay out the bill.”
Thank you to our GAC co-chairs Janessa Bock & Annette Smith. They, along with our lobbyist, Stephanie Smith have worked very hard to help us move this bill through legislation this year, along with the local anesthesia bill (SB 510 & HB 2275) which is still in the public health committee. These bills will increase access to care and allow hygienists to utilize our skills for the betterment of Texans.
Mondays are hard already, why force yourself to stay at a place where your Mondays are miserable? Check out our employment page for job opportunities. There are two full time positions available: one for a Pediatric office in South Austin and one for a Private office in Pflugerville! Check out the details here: https://austindentalhygiene.org/employment/
Our practice has a mixture of adults and children as patients, so applicants need to enjoy working in a busy practice and be efficient with both quality care and time. Must be comfortable with computers/paperless environment/digital x-rays. Our dental software is Open Dental.
Hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Fridays 9-3:30. There are no late evenings or Saturdays required. Paid holidays, vacation and health insurance plans available.
Bright Smiles Family Dentistry is a locally owned dental office. We’d love to find a fun, energetic person to add to our fabulous team! Check us out at www.brightsmilestexas.com
Part-time is also an option.
New grads can apply.
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!