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American Dental Hygienists' Association and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Announce Honorees of HYGIENIST HERO(R) Recognition Program
Date:6/19/2009

g access to professional oral care," said ADHA President Diann Bomkamp, RDH, BSDH.

"We are proud to support the HYGIENISTS HERO(R) program and honor dental hygienists who truly go above and beyond the call of duty," said Ellen Guritzky RDH, BS, Product Director, Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. "We applaud the efforts of the honorees and their many accomplishments that have helped to improve the oral health of America one mouth at a time."

Dental hygienists educate on the "front-lines" of dental care and are often the first and last professional to speak with patients about the importance of preventive oral care and the essentials of a complete daily oral care regimen including brushing, flossing and rinsing.

Members of the ADHA's Council on Public Health selected ten honorees. In addition to being honored at the ADHA's Annual Sessions, honorees will receive special recognition in their local communities. HYGIENISTS HERO(R) honorees will identify a health-oriented charity of choice to receive a $1,000 donation that will be made in the honoree's name.

The 2009 HYGIENISTS HERO(R) Honorees are:

  • Jennifer Via Clayton, RDH of Boise, ID
  • Denise Maus, RDH, BS of Wichita, KS
  • Linda Meeuwenberg, RDH, MA, MA of Winter Park, FL
  • Ilya Babiy, RDH, BSDH of Portland, OR
  • Patricia Doyle, RDH, BS, FADPD of Seattle, WA
  • Judith Shimamoto, RDH, BA of St. Louis, MO, presently living and working on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands
  • Diana L. Corbin, RDH of Flint Hill, VA
  • Dona Gabzdyl, RDH, BS, MBA of Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Lisa Handa, BS, RDH, RDHAP of San Mateo, CA'/>"/>

SOURCE Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
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