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.


Our Penn Hy-PAC team has 100 ‘Tooth shape Flag’ pins available for a small donation of $10.00 each. PLEASE purchase and wear your pin ‘Hygienist Proud’. PDHA member leaders will have pins available at your component CE courses this fall and at Annual Session in Scranton Nov 8-11

Penn Hy-PAC Designer Silent Auction (our BIG event) is open all day Friday, Nov 9th at AS. Please consider purchasing & donating ONE special item to add to our legacy tables in support of PDHA legislative progress. Please e-mail Hy-PAC Chair, Jaclyn Gleber, with item photo, value and details so we know who to publish and thank as donor:
Join an energized, fun Friday evening = Buffet Dinner and 2 hr CE with Dr. Tom Viola on ‘Sugar Please!’ You will laugh and learn simultaneously!! Easy Registration online with PDHA AS Courses.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. Click Here for Flyer

The Keystone Dental Health Conference at the 95th PDHA Annual Session – Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018: The 2018 conference will be held in Scranton at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.

Register for Annual Session, here!
Hotel Reservation Information, here! (there is no Group Code or Corporate Account)
Schedule of Events, here!
Special Events, here!

Check out this fundraising Friday program at PDHA Annual Session 2018, here!

2018 PDHA House of Delegates & Board of Trustees Elected Officers and Positions Info: here!

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.
Click HERE to begin the survey.

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.

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:

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 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:

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