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Member Spotlight- Nikki Allen

Thank you to Nikki for letting us ask her some questions, share her experience with being a dental hygienist and a member of the ADHA/UDHA, and explain why she loves being involved! "I currently work in a general practice setting, that I love! My favorite part about being a dental hygienist is educating my patients on their oral health. I love to explain the “why” to patients so they can fully understand why we do what we do and why they come to see their hygienist. I love spitting out facts! (No pun intended). I am a member of ADHA because I want to be involved in advancing our careers as hygienists. I am a committed member of the Northern Utah Dental Hygienists’ Association because I wante

Get to Know the 2019-2020 UDHA President

We're excited for an amazing 2019-2020 years in Utah and in dental hygiene with our new UDHA President Kathleen Young. She is amazing dental hygienist and educator that wants what is best for dental hygiene in our home state and for the entire county and profession. I have been a dental hygienist for over 40 years. I graduated in 1979. I knew from 8th grade on that I wanted to be a dental hygienist. I had two uncles that were dentists, so they inspired me. I chose dental hygiene over dentistry, because of the flexibility it offered. I always like to share the story of when I was a student. I went out to get my patient and it was a very grumpy old man! He kind of scared me. I wasn't sure what

2019 Award Winner- Karol Aldrich

We're so excited to get to know Karol Aldrich, RDH, a little bit better through interviewing her! She is an amazing dental hygienist and person who definitely deserved to win the 2019 Dedicated Service award for all her amazing work in public health and school based programs. Read on to learn a bit more about her history as an RDH, what inspired her, and something funny from her career: How long have you been a dental hygienist? I graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1990. Denver Colorado. Where do you work now? Over the years I have had the benefit of working in Education, Practice and Public Health. Last year, I decided to focus primarily on Public Health whe

Northern Component Board

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Northern Component Board! We're excited to welcome them into their presidency and are excited to support them throughout this year. Aubrey Clark-President Emma Degrange Yingling- President Elect Corinne Frongner- Vice President Amanda Gonzalez-Secretary Mary Bott- Treasurer Amanda Chavez- Committee member Aysia Campbell- Committee member Photo: The Northern Component Delegates at the latest UDHA Board of Trustees Meeting.