NODHA Presidential Message~ 2024

Dear Members and Future Members of NODHA,

It has been an honor to serve as the President of our organization. This past year has been particularly unique for me as I navigated this new role while also welcoming a new addition to my family, Lincoln, 6 weeks early in August. Balancing the joys and challenges of motherhood has been a rewarding experience, and I am grateful for your understanding and support throughout this period.

I am thrilled to announce that the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Annual Conference will be hosted right here in New Orleans this year (July 26-28). This presents an incredible opportunity for our members to engage with leading professionals in the field, learn about the latest advancements, and showcase the exceptional work that our association does. We also have the opportunity to host our own session alongside ADHA on Wednesday, July 24th, and I encourage each and every one of you to participate and make the most of this enriching experience.

I would also like to take a moment to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated board members who work tirelessly to ensure the success of NODHA. Their commitment, passion, and hard work for our association and our profession are inspiring, and I am grateful I get to be part of it.

As we embark on a new year filled with opportunities and challenges, I am confident that our collective efforts will lead to further success and growth for NODHA. Your continued support and active participation are integral to achieving our goals, and I look forward to working alongside each of you to make this year a memorable and impactful one. Together, we will continue to elevate the standards of dental hygiene in our community.

Thank you for your trust, your dedication, and your commitment to advancing dental hygiene in New Orleans.


Kate Barger, RDH, BSDH
NODHA President