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Make sure to click on the Symposium 2018 link to register for the event, see the schedule for this year's annual meeting, and instructions on reserving your hotel room for the event.
On May 8th Midlands Technical College celebrated 50 years of dental hygiene being offered as a program at the college.  There was an excellent turn out and it was wonderful seeing so many current and past student and instructors all together in one place celebrating.  At the event we had two lucky winners win free registration to SCDHA symposium 2018.  Amy Lyerly won for being the person in the room that had been a member of ADHA for the longest and Caitlyn McDaniel won for switching her ADHA membership from student membership to professional.  Congratulation Ladies!  Tammi Byrd was also recognized during the celebration as being named the 2018 MTC Distinguished Alumna.  She has used her entrepreneurial spirit to open her own company and become an international leader bringing dental services to those in need.  Congratulations Tammi!

On February 17th 2018 SCDHA hosted a mid-winter scientific session.  Courses were offered on ergonomics, OTC products, instrument sharpening, and mastering the piezoelectric.  A delicious Italian buffet was offered and during lunch a local lawyer spoke to us about labor and law.  We had lots of sponsors giving out samples and telling us about their products, a chiropractor giving free adjustments, there was a marketplace to buy jewelry, and a saddle chair was raffled off to one lucky winner. 

Students from Midlands Technical College along with dedicated hygienists at the State House for Lobby Day 2018.  Every year SCDHA goes to the State House to hand out toothbrushes, introduce themselves to lawmakers, and discuss issues important to dental hygienists in SC.

On November 4th this group of dedicated officers and members of SCDHA came together for the yearly strategic planning meeting.  Much fun was had as they planned how to better support our members of ADHA, bring in new members, and continue to push the profession of dental hygiene forward in our South Carolina.


This weekend the South Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association celebrated this beautiful woman, Jo Ann Rice, for her outstanding dedication to her profession. The handmade sweetgrass necklace she is wearing mirrors her many years of unselfish devotion to our Association. Jo Ann is a true role model to her peers.

Click the link to read about 2016-2017 ADHA Elected and Appointed Positions
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GTC dental hygiene students and Cathy Baus from Piedmont DHA- thank you! Together they assembled 50 Valentines bags with numerous personal items to deliver to two different women's shelters