Fall Meeting Briefs

Dec. 7, 2005
Meeting news from New Hampshire and Alaska

The Alaska Dental Hygiene Association was proud to present Debra Carlson, RDH, who spoke on "Smoking Cessation in the Dental Hygiene Practice" and concluded with "Periodontal Infections and Systemic Disease interactions," which was presented by Dr. Randy Wolf.


The New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association hosted its annual educational meeting on Friday and Saturday, November 18-19. The Friday program featured Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, who spoke on the topic, "The Ultimate Prevention Plan: Boomers and Beyond." Saturday featured Laney Kay, JD, and the program was titled, "Blood, Spit and Fears."

The NHDHA celebrated its 60th anniversary with many past presidents attending a Friday evening cocktail party that featured Esther M. Wilkins BS, RDH, DMD, as a special guest. Dr. Wilkins was the District 1 Trustee at the time of the first NHDHA meeting.

The NHDHA officials depicted in the photo below are: Vice President Ginny Barunas, RDH; Treasurer Elaine Perry, RDH; President Jan Zinvitski, RDH; Immediate Past President Ashley Grill, RDH; District One Trustee Beverley C. Litchfield, RDH.