YOUR Hygiene Political Action Committee

Ok, it’s been nearly 7 months since last legislative session. It’s time to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and dust off our block-walking sneakers! This is the year where we are going to get your legislators to our CEs, our community events, and at the table when we fight our best fight defending our profession while increasing our patients’ access to care.

What if I don’t want to get involved politically? Donate money to the HyPAC!

What if I’m not an ADHA member? Donate money to the HyPAC! Our HyPAC is for ALL HYGIENISTS.

What if I don’t know who my representative is? Go to

How do I donate money to the HyPAC? Fill out the form below and mail it to Connie Groves, our 2020-2021 HyPAC treasurer.


Recurring Donation Form

RDH Employment Opportunity


Dental Hygienist (North Central Austin)

Our General Dentistry Practice located in North Central Austin is currently looking for a full-time registered dental hygienist (RDH) to provide quality dental care in a quality focused environment. This position is 3-4 days a week.
We are seeking a dental hygienist who is committed to exceptional customer service and works well in a team environment! A proactive attitude with patients is a must and being able to identify areas of concern beyond oral hygiene is essential.
We want a professional hygienist who is comfortable with educating our patients, recognizing and treating Periodont
al Disease and discussing restorative and periodontal treatment needs.
As part of our team, you must be a self-starter with a positive, upbeat attitude and have an eagerness to be flexible within a growing practice.
CPR Certified and Nitrous Certification
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
*Great communication with patients and doctors; team player
*Chart periodontal health and take digital x-rays
*Gentle and excellent instrumentation
*Proficient computer skills
We work hard, play hard and LAUGH a lot! If this sounds like you, send the following:
1. Send your resume
2. Compensation requirements
Email to Dr. Smith at

Volunteer Opportunity

Texas Mission of Mercy


Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing free basic dental care to Texans with limited resources and/or access to care. Our volunteer dental professionals’ primary focus is on relieving pain and preventing infection by providing extractions, fillings, and cleanings. In limited cases, replacing missing front teeth or repairing partial dentures may be available to restore a smile.

There is a need for registered dental hygienists and registered dental assistants for the Feb 21-22 event in Killeen.

While you’re there, talk to each of the dentists about why it’s important to speak out in favor of expanding Texas hygienists’ scope of practice. Imagine all that could be done if hygienists were allowed to utilize all their skills in specific settings like at TMOM to increase access to care. If you know a dentist that is in favor of of expanding Texas hygienists’ scope of practice, email their name, email, and residential address to LeeAnne Winkler, our Governmental Affairs Chair at 

Feb 21-22, 2020
Fairway Middle School
701 Whitlow Dr.
Killeen, TX 76541

Register Here 


Seeking GADHA Officer Volunteers

Are you interested in an officer position?

You will be contacted by someone in the nominations committee. Elections and Voting occur during the April CE/meeting and Installation occurs in the May CE/meeting

Available Position Descriptions

President-elect: To be in charge of revisions and distribution of the Policy and Procedure Manual of the Association. Must have served a minimum of one term on the board of directors.

Vice-President: Shall be the program chairperson for all regular meetings of the Association. Shall be the chairperson of all continuing education programs sponsored by the Association. To preside Board meetings and regular meetings in the absence of the President.

Secretary: Shall serve as the recording and corresponding secretary of the association at regular and special sessions of the association as well as at sessions of the board of directors. Submit an annual report of all actions taken by the board of directors and the association.

Trustee: Shall serve as liaison officer between the Association and TDHA. To submit to the TDHA house of delegates and TDHA Board of directors an annual report of the activities of the association. Attend TDHA BOD meetings and strategic planning.


Register now for the January CE

“Periodontics: New Classification System”

January 23rd David Reeves

check-in / dinner 5:30-8:30 PM

component meeting 6:00 PM

CE Lecture 6:30 PM

2 CEUs

Location: Austin Community College, Eastview campus, room 8111


Speaker David Reeves, DMD

David Reeves obtained his DMD from Southern Illinois University/School of Dental Medicine in 1985. Dr. Reeves entered the active duty Army as a resident in the AEGD/1 program at Ft. Riley, KS. He practiced as a general dentist in the Army for 9 years before entering Army periodontal residency in 1994. Dr. Reeves received his Certificate in Periodontics from the U.S. Army Periodontic Residency at Ft. Gordon, GA and his M.S. in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1997. COL Reeves completed his board certification with the American Board of Periodontology in 1998. While stationed at Ft. Knox, HY, Dr. Reeves taught as an adjunctive faculty member at the University of Louiville’s Graduate Periodontics Residency. COL Reeves received the Surgeon General’s “A” prefix designator in 2002 and was selected by The Army Surgeon General to act as Consultant to The Surgeon General for Periodontology from 2003-2006. COL Reeves served as the periodontal mentor for the AEGD/2 program and as Chief of Periodontics at Ft. Hood, TX from 2001-2006. After retirement from the Army he maintained a private practice in Cedar Park for 8 years. He currently teaches in the AEGD/1 program at the Central Texas Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Temple, TX and teaches as an adjunctive Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Austin Community College.

Register Here 

Sponsored by P&G


Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Hygienist Wanted

Sweta Tailor, DDS PLLC
4105 Medical Parkway, Suite 100.  Austin TX 78756
Looking for an awesome dental hygienist to join our amazing team!
We are a group of teeth-loving individuals dedicated to providing the best dental care possible for our patients. Our focus is on prevention and education. The right candidate must be friendly, professional and a team-player. This is a part-time position, days are flexible. No evenings or weekends.
Please apply with a resume, a list of references and expected hourly compensation.
Contact Sweta Tailor, DDS at

October CE – Dental Public Health Is Bigger In Texas: Is It For You?

Speakers Dr Rhonda Stokley, DDS & Sandy Tesch, RDH, MSHP

Come hear about what your state dental public health prevention program does for Texans and how you as a professional partner can contribute.  Learn how state-level statistics are captured and how Texas measures up to other  state and national comparative data. The session will discuss the multiple roles dental hygienists play in public health settings and how collaboration is
essential for increasing oral health awareness.




2019 Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party this year takes place at The Wheel where we’ll have 2 drink tickets to the first 25 members that RSVP courtesy of Dental Auxiliary Service – Austin




Become a Delegate

TDHA Annual Session takes place February 6th – 9th 2020. Delegates contribute to TDHA decision-making and are offered a free ticket Annual Session, CE’s and hotel costs!

Email Lindsay with your interest!


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November 9th has a couple community events to attend! Check out our community page for more details.