Dear Esteemed Friends and Colleagues,
I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the privilege to serve as the President of the Greater Detroit Dental Hygienists' Association (GDDHA) for the 2023-2024 term. This opportunity is both an honor and a privilege. It is an immense privilege to lead the GDDHA component and collaborate with such talented and dedicated individuals. I am enthusiastic about the prospect of collaborating with our elected board members and express my deep appreciation for the exceptional leadership displayed by Sandy Sutton during her remarkable tenure as president these past few years.
In recognizing the dedicated officers, delegates, and members whose tireless efforts drive the success of the GDDHA and MDHA, I am inspired to wholeheartedly dedicate myself to steering our association's growth and development in the forthcoming year.
As your president, I am committed to the belief that every member's voice is invaluable. Collaboration, inclusiveness, and meaningful dialogue are the pillars upon which I intend to build. I will actively foster an environment where each member is not only heard but also valued, actively shaping the future of our dental hygiene profession. Open communication, cooperation, and mutual respect will be our guiding principles.
Among my foremost objectives for the upcoming year is the expansion of our membership through increased engagement and collaboration. Throughout the year, we will strive to create opportunities for members to connect and forge stronger professional networks. Recognizing that a robust professional network can enhance our collective knowledge and competence, I encourage you to contribute to the growth and advancement of dental hygiene in the Greater Detroit area, whether through emails or participation in our meetings.
Our component's unwavering commitment is to offer Continuing Education (CE) opportunities, with a special emphasis on the essential courses required for Michigan licensure. We are dedicated to enriching your experience as members in every conceivable way.
With boundless ambition, I pledge to introduce innovative ideas, embark on strategic initiatives, and advocate for the needs and aspirations of dental hygienists. Your active support and participation will be instrumental in our journey towards remarkable progress and a lasting impact on our profession.
Together, let us strive for a future where dental hygienists are celebrated for their invaluable contributions to oral healthcare and the well-being of the communities we serve. I eagerly anticipate working alongside each one of you in the upcoming year as we continue to enhance our organization and advance the profession of Dental Hygiene, relentlessly pursuing excellence.
Wishing you all the very best,
Nichole Gale, RDH, BS
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