The Georgia Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual Meeting

With more than 15 years of experience as a dental hygienist, including several years at a dental practice in Glasgow, Kentucky (KY), June Jones possesses skills in root planing, soft-tissue management, and oral prophylaxis. A graduate of the associate’s degree program in dental hygiene at Bowling Green State Vocational Technical School in KY, June Jones maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the Georgia Dental Hygienists’ Association (GDHA).

Representing more than 6,000 hygienists in Georgia, the GDHA provides members with opportunities to network, attend events, and participate in the organization’s public outreach. It also advances dental hygiene through educational opportunities.

Each year, the GDHA hosts a meeting and symposium that allows members to share ideas. The 2015 event, which occurred on July 10 and 11 at the Homewood Suites and Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, included a business meeting, dinner, and keynote speakers. The topics covered included oral anatomy, pain management, and current trends in dental hygiene.

Those who attended the symposium earned five continuing education credits.

Considerations in Selecting a Toothbrush

An experienced dental hygienist, June Jones has worked with dentists in Georgia and Kentucky. June Jones served patients in Glasgow, KY, for 21 years. She has since left KY and moved her professional home base to Atlanta, Georgia.

When you choose a toothbrush, the first thing to consider is the size of your mouth. You should be able to manipulate the brush to reach all surfaces of your teeth. Large toothbrush heads may be difficult for some people to use on the backs and sides of the molars, including those teeth located farthest to the rear of your mouth.

The toothbrush you choose should have bristles that are comfortable and safe for your teeth. Brushes with medium and hard bristles may be damaging to gums, enamel, and even root surfaces, particularly if you have a forceful brushing style. Softer bristles help to protect your teeth, as does a rounded bristle surface.

Finally, check that the toothbrush you buy comes from a reputable manufacturer and has earned the approval of professionals. Your dentist can give you a recommendation. Alternatively, you may choose to seek out a brush that has received the American Dental Association Seal of Approval.

GDHA’s Flossline Keeps Members Abreast of Oral Health Changes

A registered dental hygienist, June Jones has more than two decades of experience working at dental offices in Georgia and Kentucky. She began her career in Glasgow, KY and later worked in Edmonton, KY before moving to Georgia. Dedicated to staying abreast of changes within the field, June Jones belongs to the Georgia Dental Hygienists Association (GDHA).

Representing more than 6,000 dental hygienists in Georgia, the GDHA promotes education and high standards of practice within the field. To this end, the Association provides its members with access to a number of educational events and various outreach and decision-making opportunities.

The GDHA also publishes Flossline, a publication that provides members with updates and news about the field of oral health. Through this publication, members can stay up-to-date on field-related changes around the nation and on the local level. Members can also choose to be involved with Flossline by joining the publications committee.

Flossline is published three times a year, and is thoroughly reviewed for clarity and space availability by the organization’s editorial review board to ensure readers get the most accurate and helpful information possible.