2020 Empire Conference

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NYDHA Empire Conference

2020: Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who made NYDHA's first-ever virtual 2020 Empire Conference on Nov. 6-7 such an engaged and informative event.  

Mindful of conditions, we hope to be back in Rochester for the 2021 conference.


For the slides from NYDHA's August 1 webinar, "Now That You Have Returned to Work," click here.

Click here for the slides and here for the recording (password 7e@*8!+&) to NYDHA's May 9 webinar on “COVID-19: What’s Next? An Informational Session for the Dental Hygienist.” Q&A from webinar

Here is the recording from NYDHA's February 2020 CE on HPV and the Dental Hygienist (recording is non-CE).

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 Practice News: COVID-19

NYDHA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and actions of government and healthcare entities on a daily basis and advocating for NYS dental hygienists. 

On August 4, 2020, CDC updated its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

Governor Cuomo has announced that New York dentists can reopen statewide Monday, June 1, subject to state guidance. See NYS Health Dept. Interim Guidance for Dentistry During the COVID-19 Pandemicsummary of guidance and safety plan template

See also: NYS Health Dept., NYS Labor Dept., NYS emergency paid sick leave law, NYS Office of the Professions on continuing education provisions and other procedures in light of COVID-19

ADHA: ADHA resources, including Frequently Asked Questions; dedicated email for COVID-19 questions and concerns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

More resourcesCDC, NIH, OSHA; New York State Dental Association; American Dental Association including ADA guidance on dental emergency and non-emergency care; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on adult elective surgeries, non-essential dental procedures







For Public Education: Factsheets Help You Maintain Good Oral Health

NYDHA produces a series of consumer-oriented factsheets that help people focus on maintaining good oral health. You can download these helpful factsheets here.

Does Your Child Have a Dental Home?

NYDHA recommends that children have a "dental home" by age one. Check out our educational campaign and resources for keeping young children oral healthy.

Charting Career Paths

Catch NYDHA members on Youtube videos talking about their different dental hygiene career choices.