CE Course: Dental Hygienists Affecting Public Policy and Practice
Please join other Missouri dental hygienists and students as we meet with our state legislators to discuss important issues that could affect the practice and scope of dental hygiene as well as earn 3 CEU’s. Don’t miss this great opportunity to have your voice heard! This year we will meet at the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda on the first floor (201 W. Capitol Ave.) for a mandatory Lobby Day Orientation Session before we meet with our assigned legislators. MDHA will provide oral hygiene products and oral health literature for distribution that day. Please don’t miss this opportunity and register today!! It would be greatly appreciated if you would register by December 15, 2013. Thank you.
UMKC Spring Semester; January-May; Online Credits/Tuition 18 CE Units: $625.00 or 2.0 College Credits (UMKC fees per credit hour apply)
The ECP III training course is designed to prepare a dental hygienist to apply for a Kansas Extended Care Permit III. Hygienists with the ECP III certificate can practice under the sponsorship of a dentist in a variety of public health settings including, schools and long term care facilities.
The course is offered in an on-line format February through April and concludes with a required lab practical day. The lab practical is offered on-site at UMKC on a Saturday in May. The on-line modules align with the duties specified for an ECP III in the Kansas Dental Practice Act.
The course will prepare the student to:
Describe the requirements of ECP III legislation.
Assess fir recognition and subsequent referral for further dental care.
Remove decayed tooth structure using hand instruments.
Place various types of temporary restoration.
Adjust dentures to relieve sore spots.
Place temporary soft re-liners on dentures.
Smooth rough tooth surfaces using a slow speed handpiece.
Extract primary teeth with Class IV mobility.
Manage dental emergencies
Understand various pharmacological agents such as antibiotics and antifungals.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Course is offered annually.
2014 Course Dates
January 6, 2014 Course Registration opens and remains open until course reaches capacity.
February 3, 2014 On-line modules are opened to course participants.
May 2, 2014 Students must have on-line material completed.
May 31, 2014 Lab practical at UMKC School of Dentistry
MDHA Mission Statement
To improve the public's total health, the mission of the Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the cost effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, and practice, research, and representing the interests of dental hygienists.
My name is Sherry Powell and it is my honor to serve as the 2012-2013 President of the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association. I am a 2006 graduate of State Fair Community College. While a student, I served as Class President and was active in the SADHA group. I have been an active ADHA member since graduation. I have served on the MDHA Board of Trustees, held the position of secretary and in the past year was President-Elect. I am a member of Greater Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association and enjoy the friendships and activities the group brings. I am the proud mom of Cameron and we enjoy Mizzou football games and various school activities together.
My theme for the year is “Direct Your Destiny”. MDHA is facing many new issues that BOARDS of the past did not experience. Our BOARD will continue to examine the access to care issue and work with MDA to find common ground. We will strive to bring you an Annual Session that is fun-filled and loaded with the most current continuing education courses. We pledge to be there for you and we welcome your comments and suggestions.
MDHA has COUNCILS on which you can serve. You do NOT need to be an elected officer or trustee. These councils involve Legislative, Membership and Annual Session planning. If you are interested in helping on these projects, please contact me.
A message board has been created for the dental hygiene community to express comments, suggestions, clinical tips, and any other ideas you wish to share. We encourage discussions on new ideas, products, treatments as well as issues that affect the practice of dental hygiene. DISCLAIMER: Views expressed on the message board does not necessarily represent those of MDHA.
100th Anniversary cups will be for sale for $10 at MDHA Annual Session to benefit HyPAC!