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.


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
2020-21 - Heather Hessheimer 

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 - Deb Schardt
2014-15 - Janet Wehrli
2015-16 - Janelle Campbell
2016-17 - Lisa Moravec
2017-18 - Nicole Baker
2018-19 - Ryan Rutar
2019-20 - Erin Haley-Hitz


Employer of the Year
(Est 1982)

1983-84 - Drs. Sam Martin/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
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 - Jerry Brockman DDS and Therese Sullivan RDH
2014-15 - M Jane Ford Witthoff
2015-16 - Terry Krohn
2016-17 - Kevin Reiners, DDS
2017-18 - Charles Genrich, DDS
2018-19 - Dental Works  - Rex Kumpf, DDS and Rebecca Ronkar-Hissong, DDS

2019-20 - Ben Iske, DDS


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 - Steve Uerecht
2014-15 - Spencer Burton, DDS
2015-16 - Roger Wiese
2016-17 - Cynthia Gaskill
2017-18 - Kristen Strasheim
2018-19 - Brandi Dimmitt, DDS.
2019-20 - Angela Grover


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 - None
2012-13 - None
2013-14 - Annette Dubas
2014-15 - None
2015-16 - None
2016-17 - Mark kolterman
2017-18 -  None
2018-19 -  None
2019-20 -  Ben Hansen


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 - Marjeen Stamm
2014-15 - Mary Morales
2015-16 - Kat Anderson
2016-17 - Gabrielle Mickelson
2017-18 - Molly Asbjornson
2018-19 - Brooke Banzhaf
2019-20 - None


Future Leader Award

2019-20 - Jason Brisbin


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
2019-2020  - Cindy Gaskill


Honorary Members

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