PDHA Public Health- Nursing Home Project

Jun 23, 2021

PDHA Public Health Council-Nursing Home Project 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. You can follow along with the materials given- […]

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Board of Trustees Spring Meeting Member Update

May 3, 2021

We hope you will join us in future CE courses and meetings. Your support is important to PDHA! DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER

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Board of Trustees Spring Meeting Member Update

Feb 15, 2021

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!!! DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER

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Pennsylvania Further Extends Temporary Waiver of Certain CPR Rules

Jan 27, 2021
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The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH) National Fundraiser – Scholarships for RDHs by RDHs

Jun 9, 2020

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. The ADHA Annual Conference will be […]

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Water fluoridation petition for Mechanicsburg PA

May 11, 2020

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.

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Northeast Component Board of trustees Update information

Apr 27, 2020

Hello PDHA Members! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We want to share all that is going on within our Association and updates from our most recent online Board of Trustees Meeting held via Zoom on Saturday 7/25/2020. 

PDHA has been working hard to keep updated on the most current information and communicating with organizations, government agencies, individuals and hygienists across the state to advocate for the safe- ty and fair labor treatment of hygienists in Pennsylvania. We have been able to post resources for hygienists on our Web page and Social Media Platforms please keep an eye out for the information as it becomes available.

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Give Kids a Smile Day event

Mar 6, 2020

The Fortis Scranton Dental Hygiene students hosted it’s 8th annual Give Kids a Smile Day event on Saturday February 29, 2020. Approximately 30 children were provided with free exams, prophylaxis, fluoride, radiographs, and sealants. There were 19 dental hygiene students, 5 RDH’s and 2 dentists that volunteered their time.

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Erie County health department hits road for dental screenings

Feb 21, 2019
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Two day Spring CE event

Feb 1, 2019

May 17 – 18, 2019, Ambassador Center in Erie
The Northwest Component will be hosting our two day Spring CE event. Details forthcoming.

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