Welcome to the official website of the Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association (MDHA)!
MDHA is a constituent of ADHA, which is the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists.
Throughout this site you will meet your executive council, upcoming events, information/photos of past events, career opportunites, student section, and many more! With the support of our members, we can successfully carry out our mission to advance the art and science of dental hygiene, and to promote the highest standards of education and practice in the profession.
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Upcinubg CE Course: November 29, 2017
The Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association is offering a brief overview of Federal Labor Laws Affecting Dental Professionals featuring Malcohm Smith from the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.
As dental practices struggle to balance patient care with the financial costs of running a practice, dental hygienists often have questions about their role and how they should be compensated. Employment questions always provide for ongoing discussions: ·What questions are not appropriate for a potential employer to ask during an interview? How do I respond if asked? ·Should I be paid for a working interview?
Labor issues and potential non-compliance by dentist employers is becoming more and more prevalent. Questions include: ·Can I be asked to clock out for no shows/cancellations/unfilled schedules? ·As a temp, should I be paid with a 1099? ·Can an office pay me a different amount for different appointment types and/or when I am doing sterilization/administrative work? ·Should I be paid to attend staff meetings? Lunch and learns?
In the event an employer is committing a breach of a labor law or regulatory rule, what are your options?
Malcohm will cover the Fair Labor Standards Act which will include:
Included will be an examination of 29 C.F.R. 541 which will include exempted and non-exempted status, as well as salaried exempt and salaried non-exempt pay. Who is an employee, and what makes an independent contractor? These and other issues will be discussed at this course.
All dental professionals are invited.
You will want to attend to determine how these labor laws affect you!
Mr. Smith is currently a Community Outreach Resource and Program Specialist with the Wage and Hour Division who spent five years enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, Migrant and Seasonal Workers Protection Act, and H2A cases.
*IF YOU ARE AN ADHA MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT -DENTAL HYGIENIST-ADHA MEMBER, FOLLOW THE PROMPTS, ENTER YOUR ADHA MEMBER ID NUMBER, AND AT THE END, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR MEMBER DISCOUNT!* THE COURSE IS $25 FOR MEMBERS INCLUDING THE CE ZOOM PROCESSING FEE.
*Any questions or issues can be directed to Diann Bomkamp, call 314-432-7719 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
MDHA proudly supports implementing a prescription drug monitoring program for the state of Missouri.
On behalf of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services regarding the state’s opioid response efforts in Missouri please read the following letter: