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

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

Component Leadership:

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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Other News and Information

3rd Annual Children’s Dental Health Fair2017 Fortis Erie SS 12017 Fortis Erie SS 22017 NW SS 12017 NW SS 2

Shannon Kleckner 2

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!

2016 Fortis Erie2016 Outstanding DH Fortis Erie2016 Hollister Fortis Erie2016 Board Scholarship Fortis Erie2016 Colgate STAR Fortis Erie2016 DH Department Fortis Erie2016 Golden Scaler Fortis Erie

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2016 NWPDHA Sealant Saturday February 6, 2016 by the numbers:

 26 – Children treated
150 – Sealants placed
25 – Varnish treatments
5 Chairs
3 Hours
12 RDHs
$7,825 in services donated
NWPDHA SS 2016 (1)NWPDHA SS 2016 (2)

Highlights from NWPDHA at the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association 93rd Annual Session at the Keystone Dental Health Conference ~ November 2016 ~ Lancaster, PA


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