Northeast Component

Northeast Component 2020-07-26T18:12:06+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

Jan
30
Sat
2021
Winter Board of Trustees meeting @ Online
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association will be holding our Winter Board of Trustees meeting online on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9am-12pm.  For more information, please contact Central Office at pdha@outlook.com.

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Spring Board of Trustees meeting @ Holiday Inn
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association will be holding our Spring Board of Trustees meeting in conjunction with our Leadership Development Retreat at the Holiday Inn Williamsport.  The Retreat will begin on Friday evening April 16, 2021 and continue through Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The Board of Trustees meeting will be held April 17-18, 2021.  For more information, please contact Central Office at pdha@outlook.com.

Jul
24
Sat
2021
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 pdha@outlook.com.

Northeast Component Courses

Nov
17
Tue
2020
Radiation Update – Proper Training and Protection 2 CEUs @ Online
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Sarah Goard
Space is Limited!  Register Today.

Course Description: Radiology in the dental field has long been proven beneficial, aiding in the detection of structural abnormalities and disease. However, such benefits do come with a certain level of risk, which has been gratefully reduced over time. The purpose of this course is to review general information, requirements and safety procedures necessary to provide efficient and safe radiological procedures in dentistry.

More Information / Registration

Announcements

WANTED: 2020 PDHA DELEGATE FOR VIRTUAL SESSION!!

Do you have an interest in serving as a PDHA delegate? This year you are able to serve in the comfort of your own home! The 2020 face-to-face PDHA Annual Session and House of Delegates will be replaced by a virtual session due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

2020 PDHA VIRTUAL DELEGATES SESSION AND ELECTIONS FOR THE 2021 OPEN PDHA OFFICER AND OTHER POSITIONS

It has been decided that our face-to-face Annual Session for this year will be replaced with a virtual meeting on November 7, 2020. In accordance with a provisional policy established by the PDHA, elections will still be held and voted electronically by delegates. Details are forthcoming! 

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.

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 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.

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.

PDHA Advocacy

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.

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: Jacey Mitchel, RDH, MS jmitchell923@comcast.net

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

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

Public Health/ Community Outreach: Beth Frushon, RDH, B.S. PHDHP bfrushon@gmail.com

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

Membership: Tiffany Kilpatrick, RDH, BSDH pdha@outlook.com

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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.