August Alaska DHA Board Meeting

The next Alaska DHA Board meeting will be held on Monday, August 7th starting promptly at 6:15PM.  

Location:  Southcentral Foundation Fireweed Dental Building 

4341 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage AK 99508, Conference Room A.

Attention Alaska RDH’s!

This is a call to action!

Please send in your comments either electronically or by mail no later than July 20th, 2017 to express your concerns about the recent proposed changes to licensing fees as it pertains to the administration of nitrous oxide.

Our voices matter and it is important that everyone send in their thoughts and comments.

The Alaska DHA is always working on your behalf and a letter has been written for public comment.

Please join forces with the Alaska DHA in submitting your comments to the Alaska Department of Professional Licensing today!

We are stronger together!

Lisa Bryant, RDH, BSDH
President, Alaska DHA

CE Opportunity: Optimizing Hygiene, Regenerative and Implant Dentistry in the Everyday Clinical Practice


Tuesday, June 06, 2017


In Association with Dr. Thomas Wanat III



This program focuses on innovative approaches to establishing optimal periodontal therapy in the hygiene department and discusses regenerative therapies in everyday clinical practice. The program provides practices with tips and tools to optimize periodontal therapy and explore the advances, capabilities and benefts of periodontal regeneration. Emphasis is placed on implementing efective treatment protocols and how biologic modifers, particularly enamel matrix derivative, are used to regenerate lost hard and soft tissue. Establishing efective practice and patient communication to enhance case presentation and case acceptance of these therapies is a highlight of the program. Crestal bone maintenance is a key component in the long term success of a dental implant. The presentation will examine how factors such as implant design and surface technology impact maintenance of crestal bone around a dental implant. Current trends in restoration of implants will also be discussed.


• Implement systems to create a more periodontally aware practice

• Establish evidence-based periodontal treatment protocols

• Understand the biologic basis for bone and soft tissue response

• Understand the indications, method of use and regenerative potential of enamel matrix derivative and other biologic modifers

• Implement effective communication to help treatment acceptance


Speakers: Tracy Butler, RDH

Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Registration, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Program

Location: 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99514, 907/277 7727

Audience: DH – Dental Hygienist, DA – Dental Assistant.

CE credit 2.0 Hours



Questions? Contact Peter Cartwright, Straumann Territory

Manager at 907/231 2465 or


To view or download the brochure as a PDF, click here



Speaker: Mrs. Butler has 27 years of diverse experience in the dental industry from chairside and beyond. Tracy is a registered dental hygienist, thought leader, motivational speaker, sales leader/coach and change agent. She believes the key to every successful treatment outcome begins with an accurate assessment leading to a co-diagnosis between the patient and dental team. Tracy’s clinical experience began in a busy comprehensive restorative practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. She attended the Dawson Academy and is a graduate of the Aesthetic Advantage Institute mastery level study. Mrs. Butler spent over 11 years on faculty at Palm Beach State College dental hygiene program & research clinic and considers few things more rewarding. Tracy feels blessed to have been mentored and coached by the leading authorities in occlusion, function/relation, complete care dentistry and the business of dentistry. Tracy’s commitment to ultimate patient care propelled her to pursue a career in implant and regenerative dentistry with Straumann, USA . She was appointed National Director of Hygiene Education and Professional Relations in 2013 and is proud to lead the initiative for Straumann in elevating dental hygienists and the entire dental team throughout North America.

Alaska DHA Spring Newsletter 2017

The Alaska DHA Spring 2017 Spring Newsletter is available to view or download


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View or download the newsletter here

Upcoming Events

6:15 pm Alaska DHA Board Meeting
Alaska DHA Board Meeting
Aug 7 @ 6:15 pm
Location:  Southcentral Foundation Fireweed Dental Building  4341 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage AK 99508, Conference Room A.

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