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Northern Component Board Nominations

Are you part of the Northern Component of the UDHA? Are you looking for a way to grow in our profession? Are you wanting to meet new hygienists, try something new, and become a leader? Are you looking for a way to stand out and to add something new to your resume? Being part of the UDHA Leadership may be the answer for you! It's a fun way to learn and grow, with a smaller time commitment. If you have questions about responsibilities, time needed, expectations, etc. please email us! We'd love to chat and answer any questions you have. (

What is the Utah Dentist and Dental Hygienist Licensing Board?

Thank you to the Utah Dental Association and to Dr. Len Aste DDS for letting us post this article! Before Dr. Alexander Neibaur, Utah’s first dentist, arrived in 1848, early pioneers relied on their ingenuity to meet their increasing needs for dental care. Many blacksmiths, tinsmiths and others with limited skills found themselves being pressed into services not necessarily of their choosing. Settlers in dental distress or pain often times endured the not-too-skilled services of something in the community, untrained, but possessed of sufficient practical skill to undertake the rendition of emergent relief. In 1894 the Territorial Legislature enacted the first Dental Act. A Board of Examiners