Northwest Component

Northwest Component 2020-02-11T09:21:52+00:00

The Northwest Component includes the following counties:

Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Venango, Warren, Forest, Clarion, McKean, Elk, Jefferson, Potter, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton and Centre.

Component News and Information

Upcoming

Northwest Component Courses

Apr
24
Fri
2020
POSTPONED Leadership Development Retreat and PDHA Board of Trustees Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

Leadership Development Retreat and PDHA Board of Trustees Meeting has been postponed until 2021

The Board of Trustees meeting portion of that weekend is going to convert to online instead of in person, starting at 9am both Saturday 4/25 & Sunday 4/26.

 

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May
20
Wed
2020
LIVE WEBINAR hosted by NE component sector 9. of PDHA @ ONLINE
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“Oral Biofilm: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
Presented by: Mildred Wescoe, RDH, PHDHP

2 CEU Credits

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May
30
Sat
2020
2020 PHDHP Symposium @ Penn College of Technology
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The PDHA is excited to announce our statewide conference designed specifically for the education and progression of PHDHPs. Join us on May 30,2020 For a CE and networking event.

Topics will include:

· Oral Health Literacy, Smoking Cessation
· Government Relations updates

· Information to become a Credentialed Provider

· Oral Health Access to Care, Silver Diamine Flouride

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Announcements

Sealant Saturday!
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.

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2020 Leadership information

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.

ADHA Award applications are now being accepted for the 2020 awards

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.

PDHA Advocacy

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.

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: Karen Omniewski – representing Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence & Venango Counties
Email:Komnie62@gmail.com

SECTOR 2: Tanya Gayley, RDH – representing Warren, Forest, Clarion, McKean, Elk and Jefferson Counties
Email: tanyagayley@hotmail.com

SECTOR 3: Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP – representing Potter, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton and Centre Counties
Email: lauracrawford33@gmail.com

Administrative Chair
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email: eajst7@aol.com

CE Co-Chairs
Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP (eastern half)  Email: lauracrawford33@gmail.com
Marcie Montie, RDH, MBA, PHDHP (western half)  Email: marcie@leesimondds.com

Membership Chair
Sarah Goard, RDH, BS  Email: goard002@gmail.com

Community Health Co-Chairs
Bridget Motel, RDH, BS (eastern half)  Email: bem4@pct.edu
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP (western half)  Email: eajst7@aol.com

Legislative Chair
Dana Shaffer, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email: dlsrdh@hotmail.com

Public Relations Chair
Linda Straub-Bruce, RDH, BSEd, PHDHP  Email: lstraub@velocity.net

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Reminder

REMEMBER to complete your mandatory continuing education requirements before you submit your license renewal form. The current cycle runs from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019.