New Direction for Nation's Oldest Dental Hygiene Association
CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) recently installed Ann Naber, RDH, of Bellbrook, Ohio, as its new president to lead the decades old organization into the 21st Century. Naber takes over the reigns from immediate past president Karla Girts, RDH, BSDH, and among her many challenges, Naber will look at ways to educate Americans about mounting evidence linking gum disease to various life-threatening illnesses. Other officers installed include Kimberly Benkert, RDH, MPH, COM, Countryside, Ill., as president-elect; Tammi Byrd, RDH, Columbia, S.C., as vice president; and Jamie Menees, RDH, BS, Albuquerque, N.M., remains as treasurer. Newly installed district trustees for 2001-2002 are as follows: Marge Green, RDH, MS, Yorktown, Va., District III (Del., D.C., Md., Va. and W.Va.) succeeds Irene Connolly, RDH, MS, Norfolk, Va. Anita F. LaTourette, RDH, Norcross, Ga., District IV (Fla., Ga., N.C. and S.C.) succeeds Tammi O. Byrd, RDH, Columbia, S.C. ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 100,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who specialize in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases in order to protect total health. If you would like more information about dental hygiene, preventive oral health, or the connection between periodontal (gum) disease and life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, low-birthweight babies, or respiratory ailments, visit ADHA at www.adha.org . MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X18576420
SOURCE American Dental Hygienists' Association
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