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

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

Southwest Component Courses

Announcements

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.