Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society
PO Box 82703, Kenmore WA 98028

The Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society represents dental hygienists in the Greater Seattle area. The mission of the Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society is to increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care, to promote the highest standards of research and education, licensure and practice for dental hygienists, and to represent and promote the interests of the dental hygiene profession, as a means to improve the public's health.

November 13 meeting!

Please join Greater Seattle for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at Pacific Medical Center located at 1200 - 12th Avenue S in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. The meeting will start at 7:00pm followed by a CE course from 7:30-8:30pm.

Our speaker for that evening will be Kim Harang, BA, RDH - Essential Oils for the Dental Office. Kim graduated from the University of Washington in 1992 with a BA in Business and worked as a retail buyer. With a desire to help people more directly, Kim returned to school at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology and graduated with her AAS in Dental Hygiene in 1998. She has served two terms as the president of the Lake Washington component and was co-chair of Lake Washington's Sealant Day for six years. In addition to working 3 days per week in private practice, Kim is co-director and a clinician for The Tooth Fairies, a school-based, oral health education and screening program. As part of her ongoing wellness journey, Kim also teaches plant-based health solutions utilizing doTERRA essential oils and products.

This will be our last meeting for 2018 with no meeting in December. We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season and we'll see you in January as we prepare for Legislative Day!!


Seattle Stand Down, an event for veterans, will be held at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College on December 13 & 14, 2018. Here's the link to volunteer.

Thanks to HOD delegates

A big thank you to GSC Delegates that represented us at HOD in Bremerton Oct 13-14th.

Danielle Mora, Andrea Higgins, Kaitlin Clancy, Clydene Evans-Wenzel, Patty Doyle, Roberta Byrd-Wright and Sarah Bonck. We had several student delegates and alternates join us also: Shoreline College: Karina Daily and Lauren Huddle. Seattle Central College: Sayphonh Sloan and Jyoti Minhas. PIMA Medical Institute: Mercy Crisostomo and Becca Helling.

Also a big thank you to our Trustee: Georgene McCarty.

A good time was had by all! See you again next year October 12-13th in Lynnwood.

Update on Continuing Education Credits

Washington State dental hygienists are required to have proof of 15 hours of CE per year for re-license. The courses must relate to dental hygiene. No specifications are made that limit on-line courses.

The clinical dental team must also have BLS for health care providers certification by the American Heart Association.

If you are audited, you need at minimum two years of proof of continuing education.

CE benefit for members

The greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society provides, as a member benefit, several free continuing education credits every year. CE courses are offered in conjunction with general meetings, volunteer events, and as a week-end CE course.

Check the general meeting information on this page or the GSDHS calendar for exact dates.

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Photo of the Special Olympics crew.

Delores Banfield, Clydene Evens-Wenzel, Andrea Higgins.

Next General Meeting
Date Tuesday, Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7.00 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker Kim Harang, BA, RDH
Topic Essential Oils for the Dental Office
Credit 1 CE hour
Place Pacific Tower
1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle 98144
Directions and parking information
Next Executive Board Meeting
Date TBA
Place Stanford's, at Northgate

Volunteer Opportunities
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Medical Teams International
Union Gospel Mission
Puget Sound Christian Clinic

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