Meet SCDHA


2017-2018 SCDHA Officers

President

Nancy Johnston, RDH

Columbia, SC

Email: njohnston@hps-sc.com

 

College/School Info
Nancy is a Midlands Technical College graduate, 1987.    

 

Work Experience

She joined Health Promotion Specialists in 2005, currently serving as Professional Relations Coordinator for South Carolina’s first and largest school-based sealant program.

 

Goals

Nancy is an advocate for dental hygiene opportunities, participating in the development and oversight of government statute and regulations as they relate to small business, dentistry and the practice of dental hygiene.  

 

Mission Statement 

If you want to meet like-minded individuals, share your expertise with others and your community, or you just want to learn something, I invite you to contact me and explore SCDHA.    -Nancy

 

Bigger does not mean better. But better is how we get bigger.


Vice President

Vacant

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Secretary

Theresa Edwards, RDH, CDA, DMRT

Greer, SC

Email: twigs007@gmail.com



College/School Info
Theresa graduated with Associate Degree in Health Sciences from Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina in 2008

Theresa held the position of Vice President for the Student South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association while attending school.

 

Work Experience

Theresa has been a registered dental hygienist for the last eight years.

Theresa attended TruDenta training at the Nova School of Dentistry, receiving her certification to become a dento mandibular rehab therapist, treating patients with TMJ dysfunction and migraines

 

 

Goals

She continues to enjoy seeking out advancements in the dental field to not only help fellow college advancements, but to serve and educate her patients to the fullest.

 

Mission Statement 

To promote oral health throughout the state


Treasurer

Shera Davis, RDH, BS

Travelers Rest, SC

Email:  treasdavis@gmail.com


College/School Info
Shera is a graduate of both the Medial University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Auxiliary Education.

 

Work Experience

Shera taught dental auxiliaries at the Medical College of VA for 3 years.

She worked in private practice in Greenville, SC with Dr. Roy E. Strickland for 32 years and has continued in that same practice for the past 3 years with Dr. Chad and Dr. Jill Colson.

 

Goals

Shera has devoted her career to continuing her education to stay abreast in the ever-changing world of dentistry.  She maintains that being actively involved in her dental hygiene associations with like-minded individuals has been a huge influence to her success in the practice of dental hygiene

 

Mission Statement 

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”.


Senior Delegate

Daiphin R. Bober, RDH, CDA, BS

Summerville, SC

Email: drgrdh@yahoo.com

 

College/School Info
She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. In 1997 she received her Teaching Certificate from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.

 

Work Experience

She taught Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania for 13 years before moving to the Charleston, South Carolina area in 2015.

Daiphin currently works part time as a clinical Dental Hygienist in Charleston, South Carolina. She also serves as Senior Delegate and CE Chair for the South Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association.

She has served as a Delegate to ADHA as RIDHA President as well as Delegate to ADHA as NPDHA President and truly has a passion for serving as a Delegate in a year-round position. 

 

Goals

She is eager to network with other Delegates around the country throughout the year as well as at ADHA Annual Session. She looks forward to representing RDH's from South Carolina in her position of Junior Delegate for SCDHA on a national level.

 





Junior Delegate

Tammi Byrd, RDH

Email: TByrd@hps-sc.com



College/School Info
Tammi Byrd has been a practicing dental hygienist for almost forty years, having worked clinically in pediatric dentistry, family practice and periodontics and for the past seventeen years as the CEO/Clinical Director for Health Promotion Specialists, a school-based dental prevention program that provides services across the state of South Carolina.


Work Experience

Byrd actively participates in the monitoring and development of government statute, regulations, and policies as they relate to small business, dentistry, and the practice of dental hygiene. She is a two-time past president of the South Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association and past president of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She served as one of the two United States Delegates to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists for 12 years. Mrs. Byrd has contributed numerous articles to national publications.

 

Accomplishments

Her awards and recognition include 1997 and 2000 recipient of the SC Dental Hygienist of the Year Award, 2000 recipient of the ADHA Distinguished Service Award, the 2001 recipient of the SC American Association of University Women, Women of Distinction Award, and the 2007 recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Award of Excellence in Dental Hygiene.

Ashley Wicker, RDH

Lexington, SC

Email:artwicker82@gmail.com

 

College/School Info
Ashley graduated from Midlands Technical College in 2003 with an Associates in Health Science in Dental Hygiene. 


Work Experience

Ashley is a native of Lexington, SC and currently works in her hometown at Lexington Family Smiles

She served as president for the Greater Columbia Dental Hygiene Alliance for two years before coming on as editor for SCDHA


Goals

Ashley hopes to work as a dental therapist in SC and dreams of the day this will be a possibility


Mission Statement 

Be Kind, Listen, Care