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

AAP Classification of Periodontal Disease @ Online
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Earn 2.0 CEUs
Speaker: Holly Farbo

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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

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.