Component 10 Northwest

Localities in Component 10

Clark County, Frederick County, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Highland County, Page County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, Winchester

The Chair and Positions


Component Chair
Kate Hoffman
Second Chair and Legislative LiaisonMeghan Hill
Trustee
Linda Gill
Financial Liaison
Karen Avey
Website
Kyla Roach
Communications Liaison
Lori Ellington









Northwest

Continuing Education


Under 18VAC60-20-50, Virginia law requires dental hygienists to maintain 15 hours of continuing education between
April, 1st 2017 and March 31, 2018. Up to 15 hours can also be carried over to the next renewal period. The complete
requirements can be found
here.

No continuing education classes have been scheduled at this time. Please check back soon. Thank you!


Continuing education courses are usually held at :Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown VA, 2264

Component Activities/ Regulation and Practice

Guidance for Remote Supervision 

http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewGDoc.cfm?GDID=6037


2017 VDHA House of Delegates Weekend


Northwest Delegation plus Pam Kitner and Karen Avey.

From left to right. VWCC students Katharyn Seay and Chelsea Broce; LFCC students Uswa Arain and Carly Piercy.


Component 10 Outstanding Member Award 


Linda Gill presenting award to Lori Ellington.


2016 VDHA House of Delegates Weekend


Northwest Delegation and members with LFCC and VWCC students!


  • DAII Regulations went into effect on March 2, 2011 and allow a dentist to utilize up to a total of four dental hygienists or dental assistants II in any combination practicing under direction at one and the same time!  Under the definition of “General Supervision”, the current regulations also read- “a dentist completes a periodic comprehensive examination of the patient and issues a written order for hygiene treatment that states the specific services to be provided by a dental hygienist during one or more subsequent appointments when the dentist may or may not be present.” Under duties delegated to a dental hygienist under general supervision it still states that the services noted on the written order shall be rendered within a specific time period, not to exceed 10 months from the date the dentist last examined the patient. Dental Assistants -  Guidance Document: 60-7  December 3, 2010

           Virginia Board of Dentistry  
 
DUTIES THAT MAY BE DELEGATED TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS I AND II UNDER INDIRECT SUPERVISION OF A DENTIST
GENERAL SERVICES

  • Prepare patients for treatment/seating/positioning chair/placing napkin
  • Perform health assessment
  • Preventive education and oral hygiene instruction
  • Perform mouth mirror inspection of the oral cavity
  • Chart existing restorations and conditions as instructed by the dentist
  • Take, record and monitor vital signs
  • Transfer dental instruments
  • Prepare procedural trays/armamentaria set-ups
  • Maintain emergency kit
  • Sterilization and disinfection procedures
  • Compliance with OSHA Regulations and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines
  • Prep lab forms for signature by the dentist
  • Maintenance of dental equipment

RADIOLOGY and IMAGING

  • Mount and label images
  • Place x-ray film and expose radiographs ONLY WITH REQUIRED TRAINING
  • Use intraoral camera or scanner to take images for tooth preparation and CAD CAM restorations 

RESTORATIVE SERVICE

  • Provide pre- and post operative instructions
  • Place and remove dental dam
  • Maintain field of operation through use of retraction, suction, irrigation, drying
  • Acid Etch - Apply/wash/dry remove only when reversible
  • Amalgam:  Place only
  • Amalgam:  Polish only with slow-speed handpiece and prophy cup
  • Apply pit and fissure sealants
  • Apply and cure primer and bonding agents
  • Fabricate, cement, and remove temporary crowns/restorations
  • Make impressions and pour and trim study/diagnostic models and opposing models
  • Make impressions for athletic/night/occlusal/snore mouthguards and fluoride/bleaching trays
  • Matrices - place and remove
  • Measure instrument length
  • Remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth
  • Remove sutures
  • Dry canals with paper points
  • Mix dental materials
  • Place and remove post-extraction dressings/monitor bleeding
  • Rubber Dams: Place and remove
  • Sterilization and disinfection procedures

HYGIENE 

  • Apply dentin desensitizing solutions
  • Apply fluoride varnish, gels, foams and agents
  • Apply pit and fissure sealant
  • Address risks of tobacco use
  • Give oral hygiene instruction
  • Polish coronal portion of teeth with rotary hand piece and rubber prophy cup or brush
  • Place and remove periodontal dressings
  • Clean and polish removable appliances and prostheses

ORTHODONTICS

  • Place and remove elastic separators
  • Check for loose bands and brackets
  • Remove arch wires and ligature ties
  • Place ligatures to tie in archwire
  • Select and fit bands and brackets for cementation by dentist
  • Instruct patients in placement and removal of retainers and appliances after dentist has fitted and  made adjustments in the mouth
  • Take impressions and make study models for orthodontic treatment and retainers

BLEACHING

  • Take impressions and fabricate bleaching trays
  • Apply bleach/whitener
  • Bleach with light but not laser
  • Instruct pt on bleaching procedures

SEDATION AND ANESTHESIA SERVICES

  • Apply topical Schedule VI anesthetic
  • Monitor patient under nitrous oxide
  • Monitor patient under minimal sedation/anxiolysis 
  • Monitor patient under moderate/conscious sedation ONLY WITH REQUIRED TRAINING
  •  Monitor patient under deep sedation/general anesthesia ONLY WITH REQUIRED TRAINING
  • Take blood pressure, pulse and temperature


DUTIES THAT MAY BE DELEGATED TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS I AND II UNDER INDIRECT SUPERVISION OF A DENTAL HYGIENIST

  • Prepare patients for treatment/seating/positioning chair/placing napkin
  • Perform health assessment
  • Preventive education and oral hygiene instruction
  • Transfer dental instruments
  • Prepare procedural trays/armamentaria set-ups
  • Maintain emergency kit
  • Sterilization and disinfection procedures
  • Compliance with OSHA Regulations and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines
  • Maintenance of dental equipment
  • Polish coronal portion of teeth with rotary hand piece and rubber prophy cup or brush
  • Place and remove periodontal dressings
  • Clean and polish removable appliances and prostheses
  • Mount and label images
  • Place x-ray film and expose radiographs ONLY WITH REQUIRED TRAINING


DUTIES THAT MAY ONLY BE DELEGATED TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS II UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A DENTIST

  • Condense/pack and carve amalgam 
  • Place, cure and finish composite resin restorations only with slow-speed handpiece
  • Apply base and cavity liners/perform pulp capping procedures
  • Final cementation of crowns and bridges after adjustment and fitting by the dentist
  • Select and manipulate gypsums and waxes
  • Make final impressions and fabricate master casts
  • Place and remove non-epinephrine retraction cord


 


Student Chapter


Class of 2018


Welcome to the Class of 2018!


Students attended an Orientation held by the DH Faculty at LFCC. Mentors and Students were introduced and had time to get acquainted. Best of luck to the new class!

Students opening end of semester gifts provided by the the component






White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2018




Class of 2016

Welcome to the Class of 2016

Students attended an Orientation held by the DH Faculty at LFCC. Mentors and Students were introduced and had time to get acquainted. Best of luck to the new class!

White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2016




2015 Winchester Wellness Festival









2016 VDHA House of Delegates Weekend


VWCC and LFCC Students with Trustee Whitney March (far right)



Northwest Delegation Front Row - Trustee Whitney March, VWCC Student Delagates Denise Mason and Kelsey Redding; Back Row - Delegates Maureen McCann and Kate Hoffman


LFCC Students serving as Pages for VDHA 2016 House of Delagetes - Jessica Deavers and Uswa Arain



VWCC and LFCC Students attending the VDHA 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Congratulations to the Class of 2016
Virginia Western/Lord Fairfax Community College Joint Venture
May Pinning Ceremony
Virginia Western Community College - Roanoke, VA




Kate Hoffman - VDHA Award; Stephanie Payne - Sigma Phi Alpha Award; Laura Talbert - Alice B. Williams Award; Adrienne Herring - Colgate Star Award; Stephanie Weeden - Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award

Class of 2014

Four Dental Hygiene Students from the Lord Fairfax Community College site attended the American Dental Hygienists' Association Center for Lifelong Learning at the 90th Annual Session in Boston, MA June 19-22, 2013.

One of the student track activities was a program titled "Are You Smarter than Dr Esther Wilkins?" It was a National Board Review Challenge competition.  Four LFCC students were a part of the winning team for the competition!  Congrats, ladies.  Job well done!


pictured (2nd -5th left to right) are Christina Barton, Alexia Hammond, April Dennis and Whitney March.  Pictured with the students are Anna Pattison (left front) and Dr Esther Wilkins (right front).


LFCC Students Attend the VDHA House of Delegates and Professional Development Workshop




Pictured left to right:  April Dennis, Amy Brinkman, Whitney March (Student Delegate), Karen Avey (Northwest Component 10 Member), Lexi Hammond


Northwest Component 10 to LFCC DH Student Scholarship Recipients


Carrie Ross, Northwest Component Student Liaison, (left) present $250 cash awards to Lexi Hammond and Rachel Rock

LFCC Students receive Educational Grant from the
Virginia Dental Hygienists Association Foundation


The LFCC Dental Hygiene students applied and received an educational grant to supplement activities for their group Public Health project.  The following is the final report of their project.

The Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (Lord Fairfax Dental Hygiene class of 2014) would like to thank you for your contributions to our recent wellness fair.  It was a success that we will always be grateful for. We just wanted you to be aware of how your donation helped, and how it was used.

As a class we set up a table at the college wellness fair. Three tri-fold boards were displayed for passing students and visitors. Our first board, titled Nutrition, displayed several sodas and juices, with a display of sugar in each of the drinks. We also placed an acid exposure chart on this board with the effects of drinks and some foods on the oral pH. Our second board labeled Oral Hygiene, explained how to floss, brush, and rinse. Lastly, the third board titled Oral Cancer displayed photos of oral cancers, as well as risk factors, symptoms, prevalence, and survival rates. This poster received a lot of attention and inquiries from the wellness fair participants. We used this board as a segway into the next part of the program plan.  Forty dollars was used for making these displays.

As students and visitors asked about the oral cancer display, we explained that they could get a free oral cancer screening from a student in the college dental clinic. Ninety-one dollars was spent on supplies from Smart Practice for such items as masks, gloves, tongue depressors, and barriers. We had volunteers for screenings, and afterwards provided them with a post-test survey. Thirty-two dollars was spent at Staples printing this survey as well as other pamphlets and paperwork for the wellness fair.

Our surveys confirmed that prior to the screening many people were not aware of the risk factors of oral cancer, as well as the prevalence. Participants shared that most feel more comfortable now looking for warning signs, and sharing with others what they have learned. Overall, the day was very successful. Just getting the idea of oral cancer out there with college aged students is very important, and we believe we accomplished our goal. Below are a few pictures from the event.  Again, thank you so much for your support and contribution.

Sincerely,
Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association






Congratulations to the Class of 2014
Virginia Western/Lord Fairfax Community College Joint Venture
May Pinning Ceremony
Virginia Western Community College - Roanoke, VA






Award Recipients (left to right) April Dennis - Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award; Amy Brinkman - Allice B. William Award; Laura Farris - Sigma Phi Alpha Award; Alexia Hammond - Colgate Star Award; Whintey March - VDHA award

About Us

History Of Component 10

The Northwest Component 10 was formed in 1977.  Charter members included Diane Collis, Jan (Wahl) Miller, Donna Diamond, Jane Boyd and Betsy Conlon.  We are a small but very active component and represent dental hygienists in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah,  Warren and Rockingham as well as the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg.  We have had as few as six members and as many as forty members and we have always looked to new members for new experiences and ideas for development of the component.

Dental hygienists are very active participants in community events. We have taken part in the Winchester Community Wellness Festival, the Thomas Harrison Middle School Dental Health Fair in Harrisonburg, VA, Community Health and Wellness Fair for Shenandoah County, in-service education for nursing home employees, annual toothbrush drives for a selected area abused women’s shelter, contribution to Share the Cheer Foundation, provide dental hygiene services for the (formerly Free Medical Clinic) Dental Clinic of the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, VDHA Rally Day at the capital in Richmond, VA as well as our individual efforts to schools and other organizations for dental health education.


The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 2201 Wedgwood Avenue, Richmond, VA  23228

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