Northeast Component

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The Northeast Component includes the following counties:

Tioga, Lycoming, Union, Snyder, Montour, Northumberland, Bradford, Sullivan, Columbia, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, Lehigh, Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Northampton.

Component News and Information

BoT Spring Meeting Update


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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

Keystone Dental Health Conference
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day

Northeast Component Courses

May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 CEUs

Melissa Lucarelli, BS, RDH, PHDHP
Melissa is a Certified Trainer through PA Family Support Alliance (PFSA), which is an approved provider by the PA State Board of Dentistry (SBoD). This course is an approved 3 CEU credit course, however the SBoD only accepts 2 CEUs.

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PDHA Leadership Development Retreat

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!

Penn Hy-PAC Lifetime Membership

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. These legislative efforts need your help! Please consider a donation or becoming a Lifetime Member for $150. Thank you for investing in your career and future and supporting Penn Hy-PAC!
Questions: contact Laura DeHennis RDH, PHDHP Penn Hy-PAC Treasurer
Checks payable to “Penn Hy-PAC”and sent to Laura DeHennis 157 Delmont Ave. Warminster, PA 18974

PDHA Scholarship for Further Education

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.

Pennsylvania Further Extends Temporary Waiver of Certain CPR Rules

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

New ergonomic scaler!

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

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.

SECTOR 7:  Erin Heap –  representing Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, and Union Counties

SECTOR 8:  Elizabeth Puzak-Frushon – representing Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties

SECTOR 9:  Cynthia Workman – representing Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Pike Counties

Administrative Chair: Jacey Mitchel, RDH, MS

Public Relations: Lorraine Lockawich RDH, PHDHP, MBA

Govermental Relations / Legislative: Rachel Coffee RDH, MS

Public Health/ Community Outreach: Beth Frushon, RDH, B.S. PHDHP

Continuing Education: Cynthia Staffieri Workman  RDH, BS

Membership: Tiffany Kilpatrick, RDH, BSDH

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REMEMBER to complete your mandatory continuing education requirements before you submit your license renewal form. The current cycle runs from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020.