NDHA History

 

In 1949 the Nebraska Legislature passed the bill providing for the licensing of Dental Hygienists.  The measure stated that qualified applicants, graduates of a two year course approved by the Board of Examiners, could practice in Nebraska after passing a state examination.  Nebraska Dental Hygienists organized 11 years after the hygienists bill was enacted.

 

Dental Hygiene Advancements in Nebraska

1996 - Local Anesthesia Permit
2007 - May -  
Public Health Supervision Permit
2008 - January -
 Nebraska Dental Hygiene Initiative -501 ( c ) 3
subsidiary formed
2008 - November 22 - 
Medicaid Enrollment of Licensed Dental
Hygienists
2011 - June 15 - NDHA contracts with a management company to oversee the
association headquarters and duties:  Advanced Association Management, LLC.
Kathi Schildt, AAM owner, is appointed NDHA Executive Director.
AAM is located in Lincoln, Nebraska.


NDHA Presidents

1955-56  Mary Ann McDaniels
1957-58  unknown
1958-59  Mary Ann Ankrom
1959-60  Carolyn Bussler
1960-61  JoAnn Dunn
1961-62  Mary Jane Gartner
1961-62  Glenora Irvin
1962-64  Carol Schierman
1964-65  Marlys Erickson
1965-66  Jeanette Bartlett
Hugleman
1966-67  Patricia Schmadege
Meier
1967-68  Jackie Lott
1968-69  Kay Nelson
1969-71  Diane Troyer
1971-72  Marilyn Fricke Paulsen
1972-73  Bee Gatliff
1973-74  Peggy Clausen
1974-75  Jane Ganser
1975-76  Mary Lou Burns
1976-77  Linda Kotouc
1977-78  Sharon Harris Hasslor
1978-79  Jetta Banks Meyer
1979-80  Connie Edstrom Tussing
1980-81  Gwen Hlava
1981-82  Jacque Rhodes
1982-83  Terry Krohn
1983-84  Darlene Carritt
1984-85  Michelle Hurlbutt
1985-86  Gwendy Cheney
1986-87  Diane Schaaf Alden
1987-88  Cynthia Carlson
1988-89  Jane Broekemeier
1989-90  Nancy DeBlauw
1990-91  Deb Bals
1991-92  Patricia Bruhn
1992-93  Trudy Meinberg
1993-94  Cindy Gaskill
1994-95  Carol Brown
1995-96  Jane Stratman
1996-97  Mary Bolamperti
1997-98  Pat Meister
1998-99  Kendra Haynes
1999-00  Sheri Hibberd
2000-01  Gwen Marie Johnson
2001-02  Lisa Lintner
2002-03  Jan Hillis
2003-04  Lezley Vnoucek-
Dellinger
2004-05  Wanda Cloet
2005-06  Dana Mabus
2006-07  Teena Beehner
2007-08  Belinda Bridges
2008-09  Deb Schardt
2009-10  Toni Van Horn
2010-11  Melody Hanus
2011-12  Roxanne Denny-Mickey
2012-13  Pat Brinkman-Falter
2013-14  Lisa Moravec
2014-15  Julie Niles
2015-16  Erin Haley
2016-17  Karen Fiala
2017-18  Ryan Rutar
2018-19  Tom Wekluk
2019-20  Kat Galvan

NDHA Award Recipients


NDHA Hygienist of the Year
(Est 1982)

1982-83  Constance Jean Edstrom
1983-84  Gwen L. Hlava
1984-85  Mary Lou Burns
1985-86  Darlene Carritt
1986-87  Lona May Lowell
1987-88  Nancy C. DeBlauw
1988-89  Cindy Carlson
1989-90  Patricia A Eikmeier
1990-91  Gwendy Meginnis
1991-92  Deb Bals
1992-93  Jane M. Broekemeier
1993-94  Gwen Johnson
1994-95  Trudy Meinberg
1996-97  Mary Bolamperti
1997-98  Kendra Haynes
1998-99  Patty Meister
1999-00  none
2000-01  Sheri Hibberd
2001-02  Lezley Riley
2002-03  Belinda Bridges
2003-04  Dana Mabus
2004-05  Roxanne Denny

2005-06  Annette Byman
2006-07  Amy Gehle
2007-08  Julie Niles
2008-09  None
2009-10  Jane Stratman
2010-11  Cindy Gaskill, RDH
2011-12  Roxanne Denny-Mickey
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18  Nicole Baker
2018-19  Ryan Rutar
2019-20  


Employer of the Year
(Est 1982)

1983-84  Drs. Sam Martin and Clem McGill
1984-85  David J. Higgins, DDS
1985-86  Dr. Susan Cooper
1986-87  Dr. Robert Howard
1987-88  Dr. Gerald Tussing
1988-89  Dr. Norman Carlson
1989-90  None
1890-91  Robert Green, DDS
1991-92  David L. Hoffman, DDS, MS, PC
1992-93  Dr. Donald Absbjornson
1993-94  Dr. Scott Morrison
1994-95  Dr.  Tim Lebsack
1995-96  None
1996-97  None
1997-98  None
1998-99  None
1999-00  Dr. David Hoffman
2000-01  Dr. James B. Lewer
2001-02  No nomination/No award given
2002-03  Jessica Meeske, DDS
2003-04  Alan Hrabak, DDS


2004-05  Wanda Cloet, RDH, MS
2005-06  Lannie Weak, Jr., DDS
2006-07  None
2007-08  Dr. Guy Gross, DDS
2008-09  Harold Rosenau, DDS
2009-10  Doug Hohman
2010-11  Kelly Family Dentistry
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18  Charles Genrich, DDS
2018-19  Dental Works  - Rex Kumpf, DDS and Rebecca Ronkar-Hissong, DDS

2019-20  


Advocate of the Year Award
(Est 1996)

1996-97  Dr. Yosh Ameku
1997-98  Greg Slaymaker
1998-99  Ron Jensen
1999-00  None
2000-01  Dr. Dennis Anderson and Dr. Wayne Ganow
2001-02  None
2002-03  Natalie Moritz
2003-04  Kyle Mabus
2004-05  Dr. Brian Burgess
2005-06  Carol Miller
2006-07  Dr. Karen Sorenson
2007-08  Jacquelyn Miller, DDS
2008-09  None
2009-10  None
2010-11  Chuck Cone
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18  Kristen Strasheim
2018-19  Brandi Dimmitt, DDS.
2019-20  


Legislator of the Year Award
(Est 2000)

2000-01  DiAnne Schimek
2001-02  none
2002-03  None
2003-04  Donald Preister
2004-05  none
2005-06  none
2006-07  DiAnna Schimek
2007-08  None
2008-09  Arnie Stuthman
2009-10  Russ Karpisek
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18  None
2018-19  None
2019-20  


Community Service Award
(EST 2004)

2003-04  Karen Hicks
2004-05  Maxine Wehling
2005-06  None
2006-07  Carole Schenkelberg
2007-08  None
2008-09  Jan Hillis
2009-10  Cynthia Carlson
2010-11  Toni Van Horn, RDH
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18  Molly Asbjornson
2018-19  Brooke Banzhaf
2019-20 


NDHA Lifetime Membership Award

1978-1979  Marilyn Fricke, Cokie Irvin, Judy Hansen, Lona Lowell
1980-1981  Kathleen McPherson
1987-1988  Connie J Tussing (1996-1997 ADHA President)
1989-1990  Mary Lou Burns
1997-1998  Darlene Carritt, Carol Brown, John Haizlip, Becky Wisell
2003-2004  Judy Roberts
2009-2010  Jane Stratman


Honorary Members

Dr. William Ahrens, DDS
Helen Boosalis, April 1984
Senator Shirley Marsh April 1986
George Monnier, April 1999