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The Officers and Trustees of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association were sworn in at the 9nd Annual Session on November 7, 2015.  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.

The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 93rd PDHA Annual Session:   This year’s conference is to be held in Lancaster at the Lancaster Marriott November 3-6, 2016.  Registration is now open!  Click HERE for more information.  Pre-registration ends October 11, 2016.

Positions Available: 
Speaker of the House of Delegates – 2 yr term with a limit of 3 consecutive terms. Presides over the House of Delegates’ meeting; consults with the Parliamentarian for orderly operation of the House; helps to conduct the Delegates and Reference Committee’s orientation for the PDHA Annual Session; and confers with Administration Committee on PDHA Bylaws, Standing Rules of the House of Delegates, Policy and Annual Session Committee.  Candidates must have their CVs copied for all the delegates and placed at the First House of Delegates at Annual Session in Lancaster in November.  Contact Terry Miller with questions at pollentec@comcast.net.

Delegates to the ADHA – 1 yr. term with a 3 term limit. Must demonstrate a working knowledge of current policies, issues and concerns relative to ADHA/PDHA; be willing and available to attend ADHA Annual Session, District II meetings, PDHA Board of Trustees and Annual Session meetings; and exhibit leadership experience on a national, constituent and component level.  Candidates must have their CVs copied for all the delegates and placed at the First House of Delegates at Annual Session in Lancaster in November.  Contact Terry Miller with questions at pollentec@comcast.net.

Continuing Education/ Corporate Sponsorship –  This person is responsible for obtaining speakers for continuing education courses at the Keystone Dental Health Conference at the PDHA Annual Session and responsible for obtaining corporate sponsorship for the PDHA Keystone Dental Health Conference at the PDHA Annual Session.  If you are interested in these positions, please contact JoAnn Pennington, PDHA Annual General Chair jjcjpenn@comcast.net

Annual Session Registration Information –  This person would handle getting all the registration information ready to be put online.
Putting the program booklet together and ready for print.  If you are interested in these positions, please contact JoAnn Pennington, PDHA Annual General Chair jjcjpenn@comcast.net

ADHA’s 2017 CLL at the 94th Annual Session:  June 14-20, 2017,  Jacksonville, FL; Venue: Prime Osborn Convention Center and Hyatt Jacksonville; Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Jacksonville; Registration Opens January 2017; CE Courses/Event Tickets & Housing Open January 2017;  Registration starts at $199   Hotel rates begin at $169++ per night

Website Update:  We recently updated our website’s “Members” section.  Login 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@verizon.net

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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