Dental Hygiene, Students

Furgeson Is Selected for ADHA Committee on National Boards

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has appointed Danielle Furgeson, who is pursuing her master’s degree in dental hygiene education at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, to its Committee on National Boards for the 2006-2007 fiscal year.

Furgeson is the committee’s only student member.

The ADHA, founded in 1923, is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of registered dental hygienists, with more than 120,000 members.

Furgeson currently is a second-year student in the UNC-Chapel Hill master’s degree program. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Vermont and Metropolitan State College and practiced clinical dental hygiene in Vermont before entering graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The purpose of the Committee on National Boards is to develop dental hygiene examination specifications, monitor the quality of the dental hygiene examination, select dental hygiene test constructors, recommend rules and regulations for the conduct of the dental hygiene examination, report significant data generated by the dental hygiene examination program and complete additional functions as requested by the ADHA and the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE), which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association.

Furgeson will travel to Chicago in March 2007 to attend a meeting consisting of the ADHA Committee on National Boards and the ADA Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations’ Committee on Dental Hygiene.