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BGDDHA is now accepting nominations for the outstanding dental hygienist award. The nominees are selected according to the following criteria:

Maintain a current license to practice dental hygiene
Hold current memberships in ADHA, KYDHA, and BGDDHA

Demonstrate evidence of active involvement in ADHA, KYDHA, and/or BGDDHA

Exhibit evidence of leadership and advancement of the dental hygiene profession Provide evidence of a minimum of three years of professional dental hygiene experience (clinical, educational, research, sales)
Demonstrate evidence of lifelong learning

Provide evidence of community involvement. Please include a short narrative explaining why you feel your nominee qualifies for this award and a copy of their resume or CV

Email all nominations to the past recipient Susan Neuman, at
Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 1st.

BCTC Donates to Mission Lexington

Bluegrass District Dental Hygienists’ Association recently donated a Hu-Friedy SWERV 3 Magnetostrictive Ultrasonic scaler and 5 inserts to the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic.  The Clinic is located at 230 South Martin Luther King Blvd. in Lexington and serves low income adults with no dental insurance.  Numerous BGDDHA members are regular volunteers, as well as  BCTC Dental Hygiene students  do clinical rotations at the Clinic.  BGDDHA is proud to support the life-saving work of Mission Lexington.  If you are a dental hygienist and would like to volunteer, please call Dental Clinic Manager Ruta Valinskaite at 859-519-8157 or email her at


The Board of Dentistry announced on June 24, 2015 that the requirement for hygienists to repeat the HIV course every 10 years has been repealed.  This means hygienists no longer have to take an HIV course every 10 years.  Hygienists can still, however, take an HIV course and have it counted as CE credit.

Volunteer Opportunities

Missions of Love Haiti Dental Clinic
Upcoming Clinic Dates are October 10-20, 2016 and February 6-16, 2017.
For more information you can visit or cantact Barbie Porter at or 270-363-0078.

Outstanding Dental Hygienist

Congratulations to the 2015 outstanding Dental Hygienist, Susan Neuman! Pictured is Mary Ann Burch, last years outstanding hygienist (left), presenting the award to Susan Neuman for her many outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession.

BGDDHA donates to Mission Lexington

Bluegrass District Dental Hygienists Association recently donated $485 worth of new dental hygiene instruments to Mission Lexington Dental Clinic.

BGDDHA has numerous members that volunteer regularly at Mission Lexington. BCTC dental hygiene students also do clinical rotations at the Mission.

Pictured is member Mary Jones and Huston Hastie, Dental Clinic Manager.

Signature Club of Lansdowne

Our CE courses will be at the Signature Club of Lansdowne.  This is a great venue with ample parking close to the building.  Dinner is included with the September and October CEs.  Come join us for good food and great speakers!