Northeast Component

Northeast Component 2020-05-20T19:15:16+00:00

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

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

Northeast 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!

Northeast Component Board of trustees Update information

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 4/25/2020. 
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.

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.

Give Kids a Smile Day event

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.

SECTOR 7:  Erin Heap –  representing Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, and Union Counties
Email: erinheap2016@gmail.com

SECTOR 8:  Elizabeth Puzak-Frushon – representing Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties
Email: Bfrushon@gmail.com

SECTOR 9:  Cynthia Workman – representing Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Pike Counties
Email: cynthiasw55@gmail.com

Administrative Chair: Carolynn Wahl BSDH, PHDHP cwahl0673@gmail.com
Tiffany Kilpatrick RDH, BSDH pdha@outlook.com

Public Relations: Lorraine Lockawich RDH, PHDHP, MBA lorirdh@rcn.com

Govermental Relations / Legislative: Rachel Coffee RDH, MS rcoffee@luzerne.edu

Public Health/ Community Outreach: Kate Karalunas RDH,PHDHP, BSDH, MHS kkaralunas912@gmail.com

Continuing Education: Cynthia Staffieri Workman  RDH, BS  cynthiasw55@gmail.com

Membership: Vacant

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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, 2018 to March 31, 2020.