About KDHA

The History of KDHA

(1) The History of KDHA - to be organized through selection later

Decades Dates Contents
1970's 1977.12.17. Holding of general assembly of the founders of the Korean Dental Hygienists Association (election of Kim, Sook Hyang as the first President)
1978.11. Holding of the 1st comprehensive academic symposium
1980's 1980.01. Election of Lee, Jeong Ja as the 2nd President
1981.02. Enactment and proclamation of the declarations and ethical creeds of dental hygienists
1982.01. Election of Han, Jae Hee as the 3rd President
1982.07.01. Approval of the establishment of the Korean Dental Hygienists Association as a foundation (Minister of Health and Social Affairs)
1982.07.01. Establishment of 4 chapters (Chapters for Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do, Chungcheongnambuk-do, Gyeongsangnambuk-do and Jeollanambuk-do)
1983.01. Divided the chapters into 6 chapters (Divided the Gyeongsangnambuk-do Association into Gyeongsangnam-do Dental Hygienist Association and Gyeongsangbuk-do Dental Hygienist Association / Divided the Jeollanambuk-do Association into Jeollanam-do Dental Hygienist Association and Jeollabuk-do Dental Hygienist Association)
1984.02. Election of Moon, Hyeon Ja (deceased) as the 4th President
1986.01. Allocation of 1,406 public dental hygienists to the municipal health clinics and branch health clinics throughout the country
1986.02. Election of Moon, Hyeon Ja as the 5th President
1987.02.07. Expanded the chapters into 7 chapters
(Divided the Chungcheongnambuk-do Dental Hygienist Association into Chungcheongnam-do Dental Hygienist Association and Chungcheongbuk-do Dental Hygienist Association)
1987.09.29. Joined the International Dental Hygienists Federation (IFDH)
1988.01. Election of Moon, Gyeong Sook as the 6th President
1989.01. Published the 1st issue of the seasonal Journal of Dental Hygienist Association
1989.07. Dispatchment of representatives to the 11th General Assembly and Symposium of International Dental Hygienist Federation (Ottawa, Canada) and acquired approval as a member country
1990's 1990.02. Election of Moon, Gyeong Sook as the 7th President
1991.01. Changed the name of the Journal of the Dental Hygienist Association to "Chiasarange (Love for Teeth)" and registered with the Bureau of Public Information
1991.02. Expanded the chapters into 8 chapters(Divided the Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do Dental Hygienist Association into Seoul and Gyeonggi-do Dental Hygienist Association, and Gangwon-do Dental Hygienist Association)
1992.01. Confirmation of the dental hygienist at public health (branch) clinics as full-time class 8 local health officer
1992.03. Election of Moon, Gyeong Sook as the 8th President
1993.02. Expanded the chapters into 9 chapters(Separation of the Jeju-do Dental Hygienist Association from the Gwangju and Jeonnam-do Dental Hygienist Association)
1994.03. Election of Kim, Sook Hyang as the 9th President
1994.09. Establishment of Korean Academy of Dental Hygiene as the subsidiary organization of the Association (Election of Kim, Sook Hyang as the 1st President)
1995.02. Expansion of the chapters into 10 chapters(Divided the Seoul Metropolitan City, Incheon Metropolitan City and Gyeonggi-do Dental Hygienist Association into Seoul Metropolitan City Dental Hygienist Association, Incheon Metropolitan City Dental Hygienist Association and Gyeonggi-do Dental Hygienist Association)
1995.07. Publication of the 1st issue of the magazine of the Association, "Chiwihyeopbo", registered with the Bureau of Public Information
1995.09. Establishment of Public Health, Industry and Hospital Dental Hygienist Association as the subsidiary organization of the Association
1996.02. Election of Kim, Sook Hyang as the 10th President
1996.04.19. Amendment of the scope of works of the dental hygienist (Clause 6 of the Article 2 of the Implementation Act of the Law on Medical Technicians, etc.)
1997.01. Establishment of the 1st oral health center in school in Korea
1997.01. Election of Kim, Sook Hyang as the 11st President
1998.07.14. Founding of the Korea Dental Hygienist Education Conference (Election of Kim, Sook Hyang, President, as the representative member)
1998.09.05 Opening of the official website of the Association
2000's 2000.01. Election of Moon, Gyeong Sook as the 12st President
2001.07.01. Establishment of the Day of Dental Hygienists
2001.07. Development of dental hygienist character
2001.12. Approval of the Korean Academy of Dental Hygiene Education as a subsidiary organization
2003.01. Election of Moon, Gyeong Sook as the 13st President
2003.07.05. Adoption of the system of honorary reporter
2003.11.24. Adoption of the system of membership card
2004.01.31. Amendment of the ethical creeds of the dental hygienists
2004.09.05. Establishment of Korea Male Dental Hygienist Association
2004.10. Founding of Ethical Committee
2005.01.29. Approval of the Korean Academy of Dental Hygienic Science as a subsidiary organization
2005.08.27. Founding of the oral health educational project group of Korean Dental Hygienists Association
2006.01.21. Election of Moon, Gyeong Sook as the 14th President
2006.09. Adoption of advanced joining of the membership of the Association for those scheduled to graduate with major in dental hygiene
2006.11.28. Development of symbolic crest of dental hygienist and submission of application for registration of trademark, and development of characteristic fabric pattern design
2007.07.06. Held commemorative ceremony for the 30 anniversary of establishment and publication of the 30 years of history of the Association
2008.01. Approval of the Korean Society of Infection Control and Prevention in Dental Hygiene as a subsidiary organization
2009.1. Election of Kim, Won Sook as the 15st President
2009.12.2 Declaration of the 'Day of changing toothbrush with dental hygienists on the 2nd of March, June, September and December'
2010's 2010.1. Held the 29th Annual General Assembly of Delegates
2010.1. OExpanded the chapters into 10 city and provincial chapters (Divided the Incheon and Gyeonggi-do Association and Busan and Gyeongnam-do Association into Gyeonggi-do Association, Incheon Association, Busan Association, Gyeongnam Association and Ulsan Association)
2010.10.1. Opening of the cyber educational center
2011.11. Amendment of the Implementation Act of the Law on Medical Technicians, etc.
2013.8. Secured the right to holding the General Assembly and Academic Symposium of International Society of Dental Hygienists (ISDH) in 2019
2014.12. Opening of the 1st Dental Hygienist Association Center in Korea
2015.7. Publication of the 50 Years of History of Education in Dental Hygiene in Korea
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