I am honored to serve as your 2018-2019 President. I have been practicing dental hygiene for almost 25 years and have been an active member of TDHA for the past 24 years. I am so very thankful for my installation being done by very best friend and colleague, Leti Garcia, RDH, BS, my daughter, Kaitlyn and my Component GFWDHS. It was a wonderful the way Leti incorporated butterflies into the ceremony. We as hygienists, "Never Give Up"!
I am so thankful for the determined visionaries who worked diligently with TDHA, consistently striving to make TDHA one step closer to obtaining local anesthesia. We are always striving to be able to gain access into schools and nursing homes to ensure patients get care when they cannot get into the office for treatment. My TDHA membership is one of the most significant catalyst for change in my dental hygiene career. I have always been a volunteer service driven dental hygienist. When I became a TDHA member, I was immediately surrounded by likeminded, goal setting, save the world one tooth at a time hygienists. I am excited about TDHA/ADHA and where the profession of dental hygiene is heading. We are a Dental Tribe, one that very I’m happy to be a part of. I believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile.
I am passionate about advocating for ADHA membership, and supporting our profession is and always has been a given for me. Why would you go thru dental hygiene school and then not support what you worked so hard for? Long nights, trying to schedule missed appointments, searching for the right board patient, researching one last item for your senior presentation and wondering when or if ever will I reach the End?
TDHA is devoted to its members and improving access to care in Texas. Membership is the most important key in the achievement of the goals like anesthesia. The protection and advancement of our profession needs your support, and I want to thank all of you for everything that you do to support TDHA! I look forward to the future of Dental Hygiene and I am excited to be your Texas Dental Hygiene Association President.
Cindie Pierce, RDH