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
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
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 .
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SOURCE American Dental Hygienists' Association