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.
Northwest Component Courses
Free for ADHA/PDHA Members! Just pay $5 registration fee
Instructor: Lora Joint
On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Northwest Component of the Pennsylvania Dental
Hygienists’ Association will be conducting a CPR recertification. Please note this is for
RECERTIFICATION only. **Space is limited to 15 – register early!**
The course will start at 9am and will run approximately 2 hours. The fee for the course is
$40.00 per person plus $5.00 registration fee (ADHA/PDHA members just pay $5.00
registration fee). Please use the link below to register before February 23, 2019.
The Northwest Component will be hosting our two day Spring CE event. Details forthcoming.
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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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