Welcome to the Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygiene Association!

The Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists' Association serves Tarrant, Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, and Stephens counties. The Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists' Association is one of eighteen components that make up the Texas Dental Hygienists' Association. At this site, you will discover information about our organization, as well as our knowledgeable and service-oriented members. To join our organization access the following link: American Dental Hygienists' Association
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Our Vision:

We envision that dental hygienists will integrate into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers.

Our Mission:

To improve the public's total health, to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice, and research, representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

@GFWDHA:

We provide support and educational services to our members, information and service to the community, and details on dental hygiene as a career option. We are involved with legislative matters and local community health issues.
Tricia Osuna
Tricia Osuna
Course Description
This course will review ergonomics, increase awareness of repetitive motion problems and how they may be impacted by operatory design, instrument utilization / design / selection, sharpening skills / options and a variety of other issues. A clinician’s ability to identify ergonomic issues is directly related to improved patient care.

Detailed information will be offered on a variety of products as well as design options to best allow you to fulfill your requirements in relating to the total health of your patients.
Join us for an opportunity to share, learn and critique all the above, to gather information from your peers, which you can then incorporate into your daily practice routine!

This course will provide information for the clinicians to be able to:
  • Design a program to enhance patient treatment while identifying ergonomic needs to provide increased quality of care
  • Identify and recognize instruments available to select from for a variety of patient conditions and improved clinical outcomes
  • Distinguish habits that lead to repetitive movement which may cause harm to the clinician’s instrumentation abilities
  • Interpret specifics for care of instruments impacting instrument longevity and accuracy of utilization