Hello from Penn College!
Saturday, March 2, our SADHA organization, community volunteers and PCT faculty participated in Sealant Saturday. Our students placed 184 sealants, provided fluoride varnish treatments and oral hygiene instructions and supplies to all participants!
The Northwest Component had a very successful Sealant Saturday event in Meadville on February 2, 2019. They provided FREE services to 29 patients and placed 209 sealants! We are proud of our dedicated members for volunteering for such a fantastic community and public health service event. Thank you to the dentist, dental hygiene student, EFDA and business staff that joined our hygienists to provide access to preventative care for children in our area.
Speaker: Sarah Goard, RDH, BS
CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE ENTIRE DENTAL TEAM: * Two contact hours of radiation continuing education are required every 4 years by the PA Department of Environmental Protection for all persons who expose radiographs and the owners of x-ray equipment.
Northwest Component Courses
The Northwest Component will be hosting our two day Spring CE event. Details forthcoming.
Course #1: “Local Anesthesia – Mythbusters Edition!” 6 Common Myths Explained
to Make Your Local Anesthetic Techniques More Successful 3.0 CEUs
Speaker: Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Course #2: “What’s In Your Emergency Kit and Why?” Preparing the Entire Dental
Team to Manage Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2.0 CEUs
Speaker: Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Course #3: “Oral Disease: Are We Watching A Silent Killer?” 5.0 CEUs
Speaker: Lisandra Maisonet RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA, CDA
We’d like to congratulate one of our members, Shannon Kleckner, on being awarded a 2017 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant! When interviewed about the honor, Shannon says:
“I’m very excited about the grant and the opportunity to deliver oral health care and education in some non-traditional settings in Erie County. Growing Smiles of Erie County is currently involved in delivering… mobile, preventive services to the Northwest PA Cleft Palate Institute, educational table clinics, oral hygiene instructions and homecare products to refugees at the Refugee Health Clinics hosted by Erie County Department of Health and the International Institute. I have done several Cavity Free Kids presentations for the nursing staff at ECDH and student-parent groups through Erie Vo-tech. I have some fluoride varnish events planned in the near future with WIC offices throughout Erie County. The dental health clinic at ECDH is open M/W 9-1 and T/Th 1-4. Oral health educational home visits for pregnant women and mothers and lap exams for children under 3 are completed with clients from the Maternal-child health services and Nurse-family partnership programs. All of our clients are provided services at no cost to them. We are continuing to build partnerships throughout the county and look forward to being able to provide more services in the community in 2017!”
Congratulations Shannon, we are proud of all that you’re doing!
SECTOR 1: Sarah Goard, RDH, BS – representing Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence & Venango Counties
SECTOR 2: Tanya Gayley, RDH – representing Warren, Forest, Clarion, McKean, Elk and Jefferson Counties
SECTOR 3: Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP – representing Potter, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton and Centre Counties
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email: email@example.com
Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP (eastern half) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcie Montie, RDH, MBA, PHDHP (western half) Email: email@example.com
Sarah Goard, RDH, BS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Health Co-Chairs
Bridget Motel, RDH, BS (eastern half) Email: email@example.com
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP (western half) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Shaffer, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email: email@example.com
Public Relations Chair
Linda Straub-Bruce, RDH, BSEd, PHDHP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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