Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society
PO Box 82703, Kenmore WA 98028

The Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society represents dental hygienists in the Greater Seattle area. The mission of the Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society is to increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care, to promote the highest standards of research and education, licensure and practice for dental hygienists, and to represent and promote the interests of the dental hygiene profession, as a means to improve the public's health.

January 8, 2019 meeting!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you enjoyed your Holidays and are ready to launch into 2019!!

With apologies for the late notice, please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at the Pacific Medical Center (Room 204) located at 1200 - 12th Avenue South in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. The meeting will start at 7:00pm followed by a CE course from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

The meeting will be sponsored by Crest/Oral B who will be providing product samples, door prizes, and pizza! Our speaker will be Colleen Gaylord, RDH, EFDA and Chair of the WDHA Regulation and Practice Committee. Colleen will be updating us on WDHA's current legislative agenda, including our dental therapy bill, and providing information on WDHA's upcoming Legislative Day in Olympia on Monday, February 4th. We will be organizing carpools for Legislative Day.

Hope to see you next Tuesday!

Thanks to HOD delegates

A big thank you to GSC Delegates that represented us at HOD in Bremerton Oct 13-14th.

Danielle Mora, Andrea Higgins, Kaitlin Clancy, Clydene Evans-Wenzel, Patty Doyle, Roberta Byrd-Wright and Sarah Bonck. We had several student delegates and alternates join us also: Shoreline College: Karina Daily and Lauren Huddle. Seattle Central College: Sayphonh Sloan and Jyoti Minhas. PIMA Medical Institute: Mercy Crisostomo and Becca Helling.

Also a big thank you to our Trustee: Georgene McCarty.

A good time was had by all! See you again next year October 12-13th in Lynnwood.

Update on Continuing Education Credits

Washington State dental hygienists are required to have proof of 15 hours of CE per year for re-license. The courses must relate to dental hygiene. No specifications are made that limit on-line courses.

The clinical dental team must also have BLS for health care providers certification by the American Heart Association.

If you are audited, you need at minimum two years of proof of continuing education.

CE benefit for members

The greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society provides, as a member benefit, several free continuing education credits every year. CE courses are offered in conjunction with general meetings, volunteer events, and as a week-end CE course.

Check the general meeting information on this page or the GSDHS calendar for exact dates.

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Photo of the Special Olympics crew.

Delores Banfield, Clydene Evens-Wenzel, Andrea Higgins.

Next General Meeting
Date Tuesday, Jamuary 8, 2019
7.00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker Colleen Gaylord, RDH, EFDA
Topic Legislative Day update
Credit 1 CE hour
Place Pacific Tower, Room 204
1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle 98144
Directions and parking information
Next Executive Board Meeting
Date Thursday January 10, 2019
6:30 PM
Place Stanford's, at Northgate

Volunteer Opportunities
Catholic Community Services
Medical Teams International
Union Gospel Mission
Puget Sound Christian Clinic

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