Working with Nursing Home Staff to Improve the Oral Hygiene of Residents. The Public Health Committee of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association (PDHA) has available a CE program for a PA hygienist , who is a current member of the ADHA.
Now is the time to step up and support PDHA and our Political Action Committee. Morgan Plant, our lobbyist, and the Government Relations Committee, are continually working to advance Dental Hygiene and our scope of practice.
PDHA is proud to offer the PDHA Scholarship for Further Education (formerly called the Clark J. Hollister Scholarship). We are offering this member benefit and thank you for your support for your association and investment in your continued education.
Your Trustees are continuing to work to keep you informed- so please read the latest newsletter to see what is happening in PDHA and the SE component.
Thank YOU for your membership and support!!!
Our Leadership Development Retreat is in the books! PDHA hosted a dynamic session with Dr. Kelly Tanner and the attendees loved this session! All attendees received the book "Leader Shift" by John C. Maxwell and Dr. Tanner led incredible interactive activities for the group. This session was so very valuable to propel attendees to the next level both in and out of the operatory. A big thank you to our sponsors, Premier Dental, ToothShower, Penn College of Technology and Cetylite. One lucky attendee won a ToothShower in a giveaway drawing!
Please see the important announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of State. Pennsylvania Further Extends Temporary Waiver of Certain CPR Rules for State Board of Massage Therapy and State Board of Dentistry
Thanks to Premier Dental Co., new members of PDHA are receiving a new ergonomic scaler! Join TODAY, while supplies last.
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.
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 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.