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Last month PDHA, the Community Water Fluoridation Task Force, and Pennsylvania Oral Health Coalition (PCOH) sent a letter to the Department of Environmental Protection expressing concerns about a proposal that would end water fluoridation in Mechanicsburg, PA Upper Allen Township. We shared our concerns about the negative impact that such a proposal would have on the health of the children and adults in that area. Our letter resulted in the permit being denied until a public meeting could be held. This meeting may be held as early as June. The group is now working to secure signatures & comments from within the community of Mechanicsburg’s Upper Allen Township currently being served by Suez Water. Due to social distancing, Merrilynn Marsh from PCOH has put together an electronic petition. Our focus is to inform and gain the participation of hygienists residing or working within Upper Allen Township. Your support and participation would be most valuable. Our group is trying to engage the Mechanicsburg community in the fight to retain fluoride in the water. There is NO NEED TO DONATE. We are seeking signatures and comments only.
Hello PDHA Members! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We want to share all that is going on within our Association and updates from our most recent online Board of Trustees Meeting held via Zoom on Saturday 4/25/2020.
PDHA has been working hard to keep updated on the most current information and communicating with organizations, government agencies, individuals and hygienists across the state to advocate for the safe- ty and fair labor treatment of hygienists in Pennsylvania. We have been able to post resources for hygienists on our Web page and Social Media Platforms please keep an eye out for the information as it becomes available.
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It is hard to believe that the first month of 2020 has come and gone already. Our Board of Trustees held a very productive online Board meeting on February 1st and PDHA is busy with many exciting things! The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association would also like to thank our Executive Secretary, Margie Mengle, for her decades of service to our organization. We wish Margie the very best for her well-deserved retirement. We are excited to announce that Tiffany Kilpatrick is our Executive Secretary effective January 1, 2020. The new address for Central Office will be 1804 Elmhurst Ave., Jersey Shore, PA 17740, however our email address and phone number will stay the same.
There are still a limited supply of these pins available for $10.00 with the money going to the Penn Hy-PAC committee. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact: Laura DeHennis email@example.com We appreciate your support for our lobbyist, Morgan Plant and her efforts on behalf of all RDH in PA-thank you!
The Fortis Scranton Dental Hygiene students hosted it's 8th annual Give Kids a Smile Day event on Saturday February 29, 2020. Approximately 30 children were provided with free exams, prophylaxis, fluoride, radiographs, and sealants. There were 19 dental hygiene students, 5 RDH's and 2 dentists that volunteered their time.
ADHA’s 2020 Awards Program is a way to honor and recognize our members dedication to the dental hygiene profession (in various aspects of the dental hygiene world: clinical, education, public health, research, etc.). Apply now for your chance to be recognized by your colleagues and receive funding to attend the ADHA’s 2020 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
The Southwest Component is in the process of organizing its committees and chair positions for the 2020 year. It is searching for any interested members to serve on its various committees and fill two vacant chair positions.
PDHA Lobby Day! Legislation is important. It provides a platform for the growth of our scope of practice and a means to protect our license. This is the invisible benefit of membership.