The Officers and Trustees of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, Inc. were sworn in at the 94th Annual Session on November 5, 2017. We wish our new and returning leaders all the best as they start a brand new year in the dental hygiene organization.
**Message From Our President**
As President of the PDHA, I would like to cordially invite you to attend Advocacy Day in Harrisburg on May 23, 2018. This is a platform for the collective RDH voice to be heard by our Representatives and Senators in Harrisburg. We have an opportunity to educate them on dental hygiene and who we are as clinicians and highlight our contributions to the overall health of the communities in which we serve.
This will enable us as a profession with one voice to connect at a grass roots level with the people who represent us. Successful legislation begins at the first handshake and personal interaction can help to pass legislation that will help to impact the lives of many individuals. I hope you will join us for a day that may serve to impact our profession in a positive way.
Lisa Maisonet, RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA, CDA
President, Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association
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Upcoming Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, Inc. Board of Trustees Meeting Dates:
July 27-29, 2018 – Atherton Hotel, State College
Held at: Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801. Come and be a part of your state organization’s business meeting.
Please take a moment to fill out this survey to sumbit data to fully assess the barriers dental hygienists may face with public health and access to oral health care.
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The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 95th PDHA Annual Session: *Save the date! The 2018 conference will be held in Scranton at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center November 8-11, 2018. Check back in August for more information.
ADHA’s 95th Annual Conference: June 20-25, 2018, Columbus, OH (Columbus Convention Center); Headquarters Hotels are the Hyatt Columbus & Hilton Columbus; Registration/CE Seminar/Event Tickets & Housing Open January 2018
Website Update: We recently updated our website’s “Members” section. Login HERE to create your account today.
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, Donna Hickey, 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.
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: