WILLMAR, MN (September 2017) – Rice Regional Dental Clinic hygienist, Renee Johnson, received the Minnesota Dental Hygienists Association (MnDHA) 2017 Member of the Year award.
Each year, MNDHA recognizes one of its members for their outstanding leadership and service to the members of this association. The recipient of MnDHA’s member of the year award, is a member who has positively impacted MnDHA’s mission, goals, and activities.
In 2016-2017, Johnson served as President of MnDHA and Alternate Delegate to ADHA House of Delegates in Florida. Her leadership included MnDHA’s supporting passage of the updated Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice bill with 100% yes votes in the Minnesota House and Senate, creating awareness for oral health including the Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, free and reduced fee screening programs, supporting dental hygiene school programs, and more. Johnson has been a member of ADHA/MnDHA for 35 years serving in various roles.