Southwest Component

Southwest Component 2020-05-08T09:43:06+00:00

The Southwest Component includes the following counties:

Beaver, Washington, Greene, Butler, Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Fayette, Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, Fulton and Franklin.

Component News and Information

Upcoming

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.

Southwest 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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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.

To All Southwest Component Members

The Southwest Component is in the process of organizing its committees and chair positions for the 2020 year. It is searching for any interested members to serve on its various committees and fill two vacant chair positions.

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 4:  Heidi Spangler –  representing Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, and Washington Counties
Email: Hspangle@my.bridgeport.edu

SECTOR 5: Colleen Kalp, RDH – representing Armstrong, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties
Email: cdkalp@gmail.com

SECTOR 6: vacant – representing Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton and Huntingtin Counties
Email:

Administrative Chair: Vacant

Membership Chair: Vacant

Legislative Chair: Vacant

Public Relations Chair: Andrea Popowski RDH apopowskirdh@gmail.com

Community Health Chair: Nora Lugalia RDH, PHDHP noralugaila@gmail.com

C.E. Co-chairs: Melissa Lucarelli BS, RDH, PHDHP mlucarellirdh@gmail.com
Hillary McClain BS, RDH, PHDHP him28@pitt.edu

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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, 2017 to March 31, 2019.