2016-2017 Board


The Officers and Trustees of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association were sworn in at the 93rd Annual Session on November 6, 2016.  We wish our new and returning leaders all the best as they start a brand new year in the dental hygiene organization.  For more information on our current Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association Officers and Trustees, click here.

Upcoming Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association Board of Trustees Meeting Dates:
April 21-23, 2017
August 25-27, 2017
Held at: Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center; 800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111.  Come and be a part of your state organization’s business meeting.

Senior Dental Hygiene Students:  Please join us for an interactive meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:00PM where you can ask questions and get answers to what happens in the world of dentistry.  The Panelists will consist of clinical hygienists, office managers, industry leaders, public health practitioners, speakers, and entrepreneurs from across the state.  Learn more HERE

The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 94th PDHA Annual Session:  SAVE THE DATE!  The 2017 conference will be held in Lancaster at the Lancaster Marriott November 2-5, 2017.  Registration will open in August 2017.

ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference:  June 14-20, 2017,  Jacksonville, FL; Venue: Prime Osborn Convention Center and Hyatt Jacksonville; Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Jacksonville; Registration/CE Courses/Event Tickets & Housing are open – click HERE;  Registration starts at $199   Hotel rates begin at $169++ per night.

Website Update:  We recently updated our website’s “Members” section.  Login HERE to create your account today.

Continuing Education Course Transcripts:  A few  course numbers have been changed to be consistent with other sessions given of the same course.  No other information has been changed.  If you have any questions, please contact Central Office:  pdha@outlook.com

Are you concerned about the new Act 31 Child Abuse requirements?  Please log in to your account and click “Hygienists in the Know” to learn all the details!

Take my Hand…..Become a Mentor  Now is YOUR time to step up and share your knowledge and experience with a student ready to graduate and begin a hygiene career. Your support and encouragement will make a difference and be greatly appreciated. This is your chance to pay it forward-take a minute and sign up to be a mentor.  Thank you in advance for reaching out and taking someone’s hand….Laura DeHennis RDH, PHDHP

Want to be informed? A listserv is a quick and easy way to keep you current on professional issues. Your District II Trustee, Vickie Nardello, will create a monthly, one-page summary of important dental hygiene challenges and professional activities which will be distributed through email via the ADHA listserv service. Please visit www.adha.org/adha-listserv to sign up for our District II update.

Member Referral Program – Click here to find out how to spread the word about PDHA membership and earn CASH at the same time!

ADHA has recently released a seminal white paper, Transforming Dental Hygiene Education and the Profession for the 21st Century. It offers information and insight into the changes taking place within dental hygiene education and explains why the transformation is needed and what steps are being taken to best position dental hygienists — and ADHA members — to take advantage of future opportunities.  Click to download your copy:

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