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ADHA Podcast

Did you know that the American Dental Hygienists' Association has a weekly podcast? Each week, highlights from the ADHA are shared with dental hygienists from all over the country about what's happening in the association, what being a dental hygienist means, or highlights different ADHA award winners and what they're up to now. This is the perfect time to chat up on some listening while you commute or while at home and learn a bit more about the ADHA! We've even had Utah's own Karol Aldrich on an espisode! Listen to the latest episode here:

Childcare Information for the RDH during this COVID-19 Time

We hear you. With school's being cancelled, family members not able to provide childcare, and childcare facilities closed to nonessential workers or completely full, we as dental hygienists and parents have a very difficult decision to make. Here are a few resources and frequently asked questions for families and child care in Utah. Utah Department of Health and the Utah Department of Workforce Services Utah Department of Workforce Services- Childcare

A Letter to Governor Gary Herbert from the Utah Dental Hygienists' Association

The Honorable Gary Herbert 350 North State Street, Suite 200 PO Box 142220 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220 The Honorable Governor Herbert: I am writing on behalf of the Utah Dental Hygienists’ Association (UDHA) and the 3,535 hygienists licensed to practice in the state of Utah. We are asking you to prevent dental professionals from beginning elective treatment if proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for the dental provider is not in available. First, we thank you for the hard work and many difficult decisions you are making on behalf of the people of Utah. We understand this is a difficult time for many people. The most current directive you made has people staying at home until May 1

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We may not be working, seeing patients, and performing oral cancer screenings, but we can still connect with our patients to help educate the importance of these exams! Here are a few resources to use to connect with patients: The Academy of Oral and Maxofacial Surgeons has posters and social media content for you to share. The Oral Cancer Foundation is full of ideas to talk to patients about oral cancer and it's prevention and screening methods that work. has posters and images to download for free all about being "mouthaware". Education of oral cancer is one of the first battles we have with patients. Since oral cancer starts small and