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



SECTOR 1: Sarah Goard, RDH, BS – representing Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence & Venango Counties
Email: goard002@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

Component Leadership:

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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Other News and Information

UPCOMING Meetings:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:30pm, Erie:
The Honey Baked Ham Company Private Room (7200 Peach Street, Unit 120, Erie, PA) – If you plan to attend, please email Beth Peterson at eajst7@aol.com so she can provide the venue with a head count for seating.

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30pm *Includes a FREE CE*, State College:
Hosler Building (Pollock Road &, Burrowes Road, University Park, PA) There is a FREE 1 credit course and door prize too. All Dental Hygienists are welcome. PDHA membership is NOT required for free admittance. “Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Valuable New Way to Treat Decay” Presented by Bridget Motel, RDH, BS, M.Ed, PHDHP
Registration/More Information

July 30, 2019 – 7:00pm, PDHA Membership Orientation ZOOM Meeting. This free online meeting is a great way to learn about membership benefits, connect with other RDHs, and discuss new and exciting opportunities happening now. Presented by Lisa Maisonet, President PDHA and Laura Crawford, Membership Chair PDHA, Contact Laura at LauraCrawford33@gmail.com for questions or concerns

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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!