Northwest Component 2019-02-13T16:31:09+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


Sealant Saturday!
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.


Upcoming Component Meetings

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm - online Please contact Beth Peterson, Administrative Chair for more information at Topic: NW Component Online Meeting Time: Feb 20, 2019 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Upcoming Meeting Sector 1

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm Chovy’s Italian Casual – 18228 Conneaut Lake Rd, Meadville, PA 16335 Email RSVP to Beth Peterson, Administrative Chair to reserve your spot

Northwest Component Courses

CPR Recertification @ Hardner Building
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

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.


SAVE THE DATE: Two day Spring CE event @ Ambassador Center
May 17 – May 18 all-day

The Northwest Component will be hosting our two day Spring CE event. Details forthcoming.

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

Administrative Chair
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email:

CE Co-Chairs
Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP (eastern half)  Email:
Marcie Montie, RDH, MBA, PHDHP (western half)  Email:

Membership Chair
Sarah Goard, RDH, BS  Email:

Community Health Co-Chairs
Bridget Motel, RDH, BS (eastern half)  Email:
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP (western half)  Email:

Legislative Chair
Dana Shaffer, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email:

Public Relations Chair
Linda Straub-Bruce, RDH, BSEd, PHDHP  Email:

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