Welcome from the 2016-2017 TDHA President, Mike Tullos

M. Tullos (1)This year Tennessee joins a handful of states, less than 10 to be exact, that can practice teledentistry. Here in our state, through our collective volunteer efforts, we are not only making positive change happen but incorporating emerging technologies into the delivery of oral health care services. Now that is something to be proud of! We are no longer just a progressive state in the South but, now one in the nation! The previous leaders of the Tennessee Dental Hygienists’ Association have helped pave the way for us to make changes to our scope of practice today. To everyone that has helped move us forward, I would like to say Thank You! We have looked past our operatories to see how we can improve access to care. Where do you see our profession going in the future? Self Regulation? Owning our own practice? SRP in a general setting? We are here to help make your voice heard. We are stronger in larger numbers and that is why it is very important to be a member of our professional association ADHA. TNDHA is the only organization in our state that has the interest of dental hygienist at heart. With this being said, do not be stagnant; in turn be Openly Willing to Learn(OWL). I was told by a wise professor in dental hygiene school that being a dental professional requires a lifelong pursuit of learning. I have practiced by this model since then and plan to never stop learning! So I challenge you to be an OWL.

Feature Articles

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    Tennessee Dental Hygienist Liaison position opening
    January 3, 2016
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    The American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) are currently seeking to fulfill the National Center on Early Childhood Health and...
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    Support Your TNDHA!!
    August 13, 2015
    Front Page Column 1
    We have TNDHA items for sale!! This is a great way to support your state association and they make perfect holiday gifts for a colleague or friend!   If you are interested but do not...
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    TNDHA Job Board
    December 18, 2015
    Job Announcements   TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Campus Box 9639 Phone: (615) 963-5871 Fax: (615) 963-5926 College of Health Sciences Nashville, TN 37209-1561 College of Health Sciences DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL HYGIENE Job Announcement: Coordinator...

Important Upcoming Events and Dates to Remember


Schedule of Events for 2016-2017

    If your district has an event you would like added to the list, please let us know! TDHA supports networking and collaboration among all health and dental professionals across the state! Please check our website and Facebook page frequently for event updates and important notifications!


Fall CE Symposium

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Latest Posts

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    Tele-Dentistry Bill HB0976/SB1214 Passes!!!!
    May 1, 2016
    Announcements, Front Page Column 2
    We are please to announce that Tele-Dentistry bill has passed. This allows hygienists to work in alternative settings, under Written Protocol!  This is a great success!!!  Thanks to everyone involved...
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    Considering a BSDH? Hiwassee College is now enrolling for Fall 2016
    January 3, 2016
    Announcements, Front Page Column 2
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    TNDHA Membership Drive: Each One, Reach One
    January 4, 2016
    TNDHA Membership Drive   We would like to invite our Dental Hygiene community to participate in the TNDHA "Each One, Reach One" Membership Drive. The Tennessee Dental Hygienists' Association (TNDHA) offers...

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News and TNDHA Members in Action

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    ADHA-Transforming Dental Hygiene Education and the Profession for the 21st Century
    October 1, 2015
    Association News, Front Page Column 3, Uncategorized
      ADHA’s “Transforming Dental Hygiene Education and the Profession for the 21st Century” showcases the evolution of the dental hygiene profession, the need to enhance and refocus the dental hygiene...
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    2014 Dental Hygienist Salary Survey Results
    September 25, 2015
    Association News, Front Page Column 3
    Interesting Facts from 2014 Dental Hygienist Salary Survey from Dentistry IQ See the original article by Mark Hartley at this link. How Difficult is it to find a job as a...
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    Summer Spotlight on Interfaith Dental Clinic
    July 24, 2015
    Dental Hygiene Articles, Front Page Column 3
    The mission of Interfaith Dental Clinic is to restore, protect and improve the oral health of uninsured, low-income working people, their children, and the elderly in Middle Tennessee through...