The NE Library will be closed for Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Nov 27: 8 – 5 pm
Nov 28 – Dec 1: Closed
For almost 20 years, THOMAS.gov, operated by the Library of Congess, was the go to website for finding federal legislative information. Since November 19, 2013, the THOMAS website has been redirected to Congress.gov. From the About Congress.gov webpage:
Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. It replaces the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov site with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications. These data sets will be added throughout 2014. Until that time they are still accessible through THOMAS.gov via the link below. THOMAS.gov will be permanently retired by the end of 2014.
Like any new update, there will probably be a learning curve involved in locating neeeded resources. But if you are not ready to take the plunge, THOMAS is still available for a limited time: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php.
Dental Hygienists Celebrate One Hundredth Anniversary of the Profession
By Beth Mullins, October 21, 2013
Our TCC NE Campus Dental Hygiene Program faculty members have spent months planning a NE library display to celebrate the 100th year of the establishment of the profession. The theme for the 100-year anniversary is “100 Years of Dental Hygiene: Proud Past, Unlimited Future.” On display already on the upper level of the library are some artifacts that the department members brought, including models of teeth, old dental hygiene products, and a Dentist Barbie doll. Soon, by early November, there will be a commemorative banner, books to check out on the topic, a digital slide show of photographs of the TCC program which began at NE campus in 1969, and other information for those interested in the career or for the just plain curious.
Here are some questions and answers about the profession and its history.
What is a dental hygienist?
Here’s a description from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association webpage: “Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health.”
How do you get training to become a Dental Hygienist at the NE Campus?
The Dental Hygiene Program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree program, including classroom instruction and clinical rotations.
For more information, contact: Debra Krebs, Dental Hygiene and Emergency Medical Services Advisement; Northeast Campus; Building NFAC, Room 1109; 817-515-6245
Timeline of the Dental Hygiene Profession
1913: Dr. Alfred C. Fones establishes the first Dental Hygiene School in Bridgeport, Connecticut
1914: First graduating class of Dental Hygiene
1917: Irene Newman was the first woman to become a licensed Dental Hygienist
1923: The American Dental Hygiene Association was organized with 46 members
By 1938: The nylon toothbrush is on the market with synthetic bristles
1955: Proctor & Gamble, first to add fluoride to Crest toothpaste
1958: First fully reclining dental chair was introduced
In the 1970s: Hygienists organized school fluoridation programs
In the 1980s: Nurse-type caps were no longer worn. Pinning ceremonies replaced capping ceremonies.
Salary changes: From 1944 average salary of $20 per week (about $1000 per year) to the 2010 average of $68,250 per year or $32.81 per hour
Our full-time NE Dental Hygiene faculty members are: Cindy O’Neal–Dental Hygiene Program Director, Amy Cooper, Lisa Englehart, Jacquelyn Johnson, and Barbara Sullivan.
(I think I’m forgetting something… Oh, I need to go floss!)
Additional Resources and Sources Consulted:
American Dental Hygiene Association: http://www.adha.org
Occupation Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm
Registered Dental Hygienist magazine: http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-30/issue-7/features/a-grand-history.html
Risom, Laurel. “Dental hygiene at 100: who was Dr. Fones?” Access Jan. 2013: 16+ Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. Permanent link: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA316665198&v=2.1&u=txshracd2560&it=r&p=HRCA&sw=w&asid=722bf68a7f806f8aac1e5074c86dbb24