Southeast Component

Southeast Component 2020-05-06T15:52:24+00:00

The Southeast Component includes the following counties:

Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, Adams, Dauphin, York, Schuylkill, Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Component News and Information

Upcoming

Oct
21
Wed
2020
The Southeast Component of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association Zoom meeting. @ ZOOM
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. We will discuss our plans for the end of the year & our upcoming Annual Session!

Topic: SE component meeting
Time: Oct 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nov
6
Fri
2020
Dental Hygiene Happy Hour
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE to PDHA Members
Non-member Fee: $10

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Jan
30
Sat
2021
Winter Board of Trustees meeting @ Online
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association will be holding our Winter Board of Trustees meeting online on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9am-12pm.  For more information, please contact Central Office at pdha@outlook.com.

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Spring Board of Trustees meeting @ Holiday Inn
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association will be holding our Spring Board of Trustees meeting in conjunction with our Leadership Development Retreat at the Holiday Inn Williamsport.  The Retreat will begin on Friday evening April 16, 2021 and continue through Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The Board of Trustees meeting will be held April 17-18, 2021.  For more information, please contact Central Office at pdha@outlook.com.

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Summer Board of Trustees meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jul 24 – Jul 25 all-day

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association will be holding our Summer Board of Trustees meeting in Summer BoT  at the Hilton Garden Inn State College on July 24-25, 2021. For more information, please contact Central Office at pdha@outlook.com.

Southeast Component Courses

Nov
17
Tue
2020
Radiation Update – Proper Training and Protection 2 CEUs @ Online
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Sarah Goard
Space is Limited!  Register Today.

Course Description: Radiology in the dental field has long been proven beneficial, aiding in the detection of structural abnormalities and disease. However, such benefits do come with a certain level of risk, which has been gratefully reduced over time. The purpose of this course is to review general information, requirements and safety procedures necessary to provide efficient and safe radiological procedures in dentistry.

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Nov
18
Wed
2020
DH Update on Current Research Projects
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2CE
Speaker: Laura DeHennis- Poster Moderator

Extra info:  Information about the format details will arrive with your confirmation email after you register.
Thank you for your support for the PA DH students!

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Announcements

WANTED: 2020 PDHA DELEGATE FOR VIRTUAL SESSION!!

Do you have an interest in serving as a PDHA delegate? This year you are able to serve in the comfort of your own home! The 2020 face-to-face PDHA Annual Session and House of Delegates will be replaced by a virtual session due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

2020 PDHA VIRTUAL DELEGATES SESSION AND ELECTIONS FOR THE 2021 OPEN PDHA OFFICER AND OTHER POSITIONS

It has been decided that our face-to-face Annual Session for this year will be replaced with a virtual meeting on November 7, 2020. In accordance with a provisional policy established by the PDHA, elections will still be held and voted electronically by delegates. Details are forthcoming! 

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH) National Fundraiser – Scholarships for RDHs by RDHs

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH) National Fundraiser - Scholarships for RDHs by RDHs (IOH), the only national foundation for the important work of dental hygienists, is having its national fundraiser through June 30! All dollars raised will directly support our scholarship, research and community service grant programs.

Water fluoridation petition for Mechanicsburg PA

Last month PDHA, the Community Water Fluoridation Task Force, and Pennsylvania Oral Health Coalition (PCOH) sent a letter to the Department of Environmental Protection expressing concerns about a proposal that would end water fluoridation in Mechanicsburg, PA Upper Allen Township. We shared our concerns about the negative impact that such a proposal would have on the health of the children and adults in that area. Our letter resulted in the permit being denied until a public meeting could be held. This meeting may be held as early as June. The group is now working to secure signatures & comments from within the community of Mechanicsburg’s Upper Allen Township currently being served by Suez Water. Due to social distancing, Merrilynn Marsh from PCOH has put together an electronic petition. Our focus is to inform and gain the participation of hygienists residing or working within Upper Allen Township. Your support and participation would be most valuable. Our group is trying to engage the Mechanicsburg community in the fight to retain fluoride in the water. There is NO NEED TO DONATE. We are seeking signatures and comments only.

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.

SECTOR 10: Tracey Knaub – representing Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties
Email: traceykrdh@gmail.com

SECTOR 11: Alexandra DiGiacomo, RDH – representing Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill and York Counties
Email: adigiacomo11@gmail.com

SECTOR 12: Barbara Reiprich, RDH, PHDHP – representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Email: barbreiprich@gmail.com

Administrative Chair
Rachel Brady, RDH  Email: rbrady803@gmail.com

Membership Chair
Kim Bury, RDH Email: burykm88@gmail.com AND Lindsay Shoap, RDH Email: shoaplindsay@gmail.com

Community Health Chair
Donna Spaar, RDH  Email: dsspaar@ptd.net

CE Chair
Angie McDougal, RDH  Email: gymmomamc@comcast.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, 2019 to March 31, 2021