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2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014
8:30 am
Legendary Shirley Canyon Squaw Hike
Meeting Location: Squaw Valley Lodge, 201 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley, CA  96146
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 pm      2 CEUs (clinical)
Topic: "Spinal Ergonomics"
Speakers:  Dr. Parlay Anderson and Dr. Michael Spevack

Location: Active Physical Therapy, 3594 W. Plumb Lane, Suite B, Reno - 89509
Dinner will be provided.
$25 members/$35 non-members
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Friday and Saturday, October 3-4, 2014
NDHA House of Delegates and CE Seminar
Up to 6 CEUs (clinical), 6 CEUs (non-clinical)
Topic: ( TBD )
Speakers:  Pam Hughes, RDH and Lancette VanGuilder, RDH

Location: Atlantis Hotel and Casino, Reno
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October Dental Hygiene Month: Trick or Treat NNDHA Community Outreach
Location:  ( TBD )
Time and Date: ( TBD )

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 pm      2 CEUs (clinical)
Topic: ( TBD )
Speaker:  ( TBD )

Location: TMCC Meadowood Campus, 5270 Neil Road, Reno - 89502
Room: MDWD 205 or a larger room

Northern Component Elections:  Vice President, President-Elect, Secretary & Treasurer
$25 members/$35 non-members
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2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 pm      2 CEUs (clinical)  FREE!
Topic: ( TBD )
Speaker:  Brian Allman, DDS

Location: TMCC Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno - 89512
Room: Sierra 108 Auditorium

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 pm      2 CEUs (clinical)
Topic: "Tobacco Cessation, Electronic Cigarettes, Marijuana"
Speaker:  Fiona Collins, DDS

Location: TMCC Meadowood Campus, 5270 Neil Road, Reno - 89502
Room: MDWD 205 or a larger room

$25 members/$35 non-members
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 noon      4 CEUs (clinical)
  Satisfies NSBDE Infection Control requirement for licensure.
( Dental assistants FREE if attending with a RDH or DDS. )
Topic: "Infection Control Guidelines for the Dental Professional"
Speaker:  Heather Rogers, RDH, BSDH

Location: TMCC Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno - 89512
Room: Sierra 108 Auditorium

$45 members/$65 non-members
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Saturday, April, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm      8 CEUs (clinical)
Presented by TMCC Student Members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association
Topic: ( TBD )
Speaker:  ( TBD )

Location: TMCC Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno - 89512
Room:  ( TBD )
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Friday, May 1, 2015
3rd Annual Wine Social and TMCC DH Graduation Party
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: ( TBD )
Free to all attendees.
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NNDHA Board Of Trustees 2013-2014

NNDHA 2013-2014 BOT

President:  Xuan-Thu Failing
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Xuan-Thu T. Failing is a graduate from Truckee Meadows Community College for Dental Hygiene.  She continues her academic career  at the College of Southern Nevada studying Public Heath in Dental Hygiene and expects to graduate December 2013 with her BS-DHPH.  Besides being a student and clinically practicing, she is passionate about where her profession is heading.  She is a life-long learner, helicopter skier, hiker, biker, and fly-fisher extraordinaire.  She loves living life with her partner, Pete and their barkless dog, Jake.  Wherever she goes, she is engaging and promotes good oral health!


 

 

President-Elect:  Megan Taylor
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My name is Megan Taylor; I am now your NNDHA president-elect.  I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for about a year and a half now and have loved every moment of it.  I grew up in small towns in Northern Nevada and went to Dental Hygiene school in Las Vegas.  I am happy to be back in Reno working and to be part of this truly amazing group of professionals.  This is my first year being involved in our association and I am looking forward to helping our profession grown.

 

 

 

Vice President:  Kristin Pristavec
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Kristin A. Pristavec is a graduate from Rio Salado College in Phoenix, AZ where she is originally from. After dental hygiene school she went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Communications with a minor in technology. Having been in dentistry for over ten years she is now serving as the northern component's Vice President. Her passions beside teeth include her dogs, camping, traveling, and hiking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immediate Past President: Katie Welling
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My name is Katie Welling.  I hold the position of NNDHA Immediate Past President.

I graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Community Health Sciences. I have served as NDHA Delegate from 2009-12, ADHA Alternate Delegate in 2011 and ADHA Delegate 2012-13. I love being a part of such a great association. My goal is to bring new and interesting CE courses to our area.

 

 

 

Treasurer:  Maira Velasco
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My name is Maira Velasco. I am currently serving my second year as our component treasurer. I grew up in a farming community in rural Nevada, moved to Reno and graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Truckee Meadows Community College in 2009. I learned the importance of being involved with the ADHA early on as a student member. Upon graduation I served as a delegate for a two year term at our annual House of Delegates. I am proud to be a member of our association and to help with the upward movement of our profession!


 

 

Secretary: Jenny Benton
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Jenny Benton graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Truckee Meadows Community College in Northern Nevada in 2009.  Upon graduating, she became a member of the ADHA and served as an NDHA delegate for a two year term in 2011.  Jenny had a beautiful daughter with her husband and best friend, Joseph, in February, 2012, and she is now ready to jump into an active role working with inspirational leaders for an association and growing profession she is proud to be a part of.

 

 

 

 

Component Trustee: Julie Stage-Rosenberg
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Julie Stage graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1979 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH), with a minor in Microbiology.  She received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from University of Nevada, Reno in 2007, with a focus on geriatric populations.  In 1999, after 20 years of practicing clinical dental hygiene in general private practice and periodontal offices, and also working in public health (instrumental in developing the HAWC dental clinic in Reno, NV), she took a full-time teaching position to help develop the dental hygiene program at  Truckee Meadows Community College where she is still currently teaching.

Julie has served on the Board of Trustees for Northern Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association as Secretary (2007-2010), President (2010-11), Alternate Delegate or Delegate to Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association various years, and is currently the Northern Trustee (2012-15) for the Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association.  Julie actively arranges and participates in a wide variety of oral health related community service activities with her dental hygiene students and writes grants to support these activities.  In 2010 she was honored to receive the ADHA Alfred C. Fones Award. 

Hobbies include yoga, ballroom dancing, traveling, and hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. 

 

President
Xuan-Thu Failing, RDH, BSDH
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Immediate Past President
Katie Welling, RDH, BS
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President-Elect
  Vice President

Kristin Pristavec, RDH
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Secretary
  Treasurer

Maira Velasco, RDH
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Component Trustee
 

 

     
Membership Committee Members
 
Xuan-Thu Failing, RDH
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Bruna Lannes, RDH
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Carmen Skelton, RDH
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