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

Jun
2
Tue
2020
Dental Hygiene Students – In the Know – Panel Discussion @ Online
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What happens after COVID-19?
How do I get a job?

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Jun
12
Fri
2020
ADHA Annual Session
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm
Jun
15
Mon
2020
ADHA Annual Session Business Meetings
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jul
25
Sat
2020
Board of Trustees meeting State College @ ONLINE
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am

The meeting is virtual and interested parties can contact PDHA at pdha@outlook.com for more information.  It will be starting at 9am both days – Saturday July 25, 2020 and Sunday July 26, 2020.

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Board of Trustees meeting State College @ ONLINE
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am

The meeting is virtual and interested parties can contact PDHA at pdha@outlook.com for more information.  It will be starting at 9am both days – Saturday July 25, 2020 and Sunday July 26, 2020.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
2020 Annual Session @ DoubleTree
Nov 5 – Nov 8 all-day

Southeast Component Courses

Jun
4
Thu
2020
Radiation Update – Proper Training and Protection 2 CEUs @ Online
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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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Jun
26
Fri
2020
Dental Hygiene Happy Hour @ Live Online
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Growth Comes From Change”

The ADHA’s Annual Conference has been restructured from a live event to a virtual one, and we don’t want you to miss out on the traditional social event that kicks off the conference.

Therefore, the PDHA is inviting you to join us for a special virtual evening of fun on June 26, 2020 at 7:00pm (EST).
All PDHA members are free to participate and may offer one free registration to any nonmember. Additional nonmembers cost is $10.00 per registration.

We’re flipping zoom upside down and turning your Friday night into a fabulous evening!

Every Participant will be mailed a special gift from PDHA
Dress to Impress and be camera ready for this Mardi Gras themed event
Door Prizes
Fun Games
Socialize

 

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Sep
12
Sat
2020
The Therapuetic Potential of Cannabis in Dentistry” & ” The Fundamentals of a Holistic Hygiene Protocol @ The Buck Hotel
Sep 12 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm

TWO GREAT COURSES, ONE LOW PRICE!
Continental breakfast included.

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Announcements

Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists COVID-19 Clinical Practice Survey

Please fill out this brief survey to assist the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association to understand your clinical practice circumstances at this time. **We will be re-releasing this survey periodically to gauge changes as they develop.** Thank you for your participation! PLEASE SHARE! Deadline 5/20/2020 to complete this survey!

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.

Dental Hygiene Happy Hour

Members Only - Open chat to discuss your concerns. Because Member Services is here to Serve Members

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.

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