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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MDHA's 30th LOBBY DAY
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Please share these opportunities from Break Free Alliance and the National Association of Community Health Centers:
Self-Paced Online Course, Addressing Tobacco Use with Dental Patients is now LIVE!
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
100th Anniversary cups will be for sale for $10 at MDHA Annual Session to benefit HyPAC!
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.
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