President’s Message

 Meet the new President of the San Diego County Dental Hygienists’ Society

Trish Thomas, RDHAP, BSDH 

I’d like to begin by saying it is with great pleasure to serve as the President for the San Diego County Dental Hygienists’ Society. As your President, I am committed to advocating for our profession through grassroots and statewide efforts. I believe in order to be recognized as an educated and skilled healthcare provider, our component needs to be visual in our community. To achieve this goal, I am aligning SDCDHS with other local chapters and organizations that share in the oral-systemic connection to improve access to care and promote overall health. I cannot do this alone and I WILL NEED YOUR HELP.  I am also committed to revitalizing our component by trying new things such as the BLS renewal courses and opening registration for all CE courses. I also want your feedback – the good and the bad! Without hearing from you, our San Diego Hygienists’, we won’t know what we’re doing great in, and where we can improve in, so PLEASE email me @
–  In Gratitude, Trish Thomas, RDHAP, BSDH

Trish has over 20 years of experience in the dental profession, with 17 of those years being here in San Diego. She graduated from SJVC – San Diego in 2015, completed the UOP RDHAP program in 2016, and is an alumni of the first cohort that graduated June 2019 from the Foothill College BSDH Degree Completion Program. Trish also serves as the VP for CalHyPAC (California Hygienists’ Political Action Committee), and serves on CDHA’s PR committee. Trish is the owner of Dental Hygiene Therapy & Consulting – providing mobile dental hygiene services for the homebound persons of all ages with a physical or cognitive limitation. Her husband is an US Navy Hospital Corpsman Veteran, and they have two (2) children & two (2) furkids.