Northwest Component

Northwest Component 2020-07-27T19:17:12+00:00

The Northwest Component includes the following counties:

Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Venango, Warren, Forest, Clarion, McKean, Elk, Jefferson, Potter, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton and Centre.

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.

Northwest 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.

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Announcements

Sealant Saturday!

The Northwest Component had a very successful Sealant Saturday event in Meadville. They provided FREE services to 29 patients and placed 209 sealants! We are proud of our dedicated members for volunteering for such a fantastic community and public health service event. Thank you to the dentist, dental hygiene student, EFDA and business staff that joined our hygienists to provide access to preventative care for children in our area.

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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.

Northwest Component Newsletter

We want to keep you abreast as to what is happening within our Association with an update from our virtual Board of Trustees Meeting on Saturday 7/25

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.

We’d like to congratulate one of our members, Shannon Kleckner, on being awarded a 2017 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant! When interviewed about the honor, Shannon says:
“I’m very excited about the grant and the opportunity to deliver oral health care and education in some non-traditional settings in Erie County. Growing Smiles of Erie County is currently involved in delivering mobile, preventive services to the Northwest PA Cleft Palate Institute, educational table clinics, oral hygiene instructions and homecare products to refugees at the Refugee Health Clinics hosted by Erie County Department of Health and the International Institute. I have done several Cavity Free Kids presentations for the nursing staff at ECDH and student-parent groups through Erie Vo-tech. I have some fluoride varnish events planned in the near future with WIC offices throughout Erie County. The dental health clinic at ECDH is open M/W 9-1 and T/Th 1-4. Oral health educational home visits for pregnant women and mothers and lap exams for children under 3 are completed with clients from the Maternal-child health services and Nurse-family partnership programs. All of our clients are provided services at no cost to them. We are continuing to build partnerships throughout the county and look forward to being able to provide more services in the community in 2017!”
Congratulations Shannon, we are proud of all that you’re doing!

SECTOR 1: Karen Omniewski – representing Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence & Venango Counties
Email:Komnie62@gmail.com

SECTOR 2: Tanya Gayley, RDH – representing Warren, Forest, Clarion, McKean, Elk and Jefferson Counties
Email: tanyagayley@hotmail.com

SECTOR 3: Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP – representing Potter, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton and Centre Counties
Email: lauracrawford33@gmail.com

Administrative Chair
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email: eajst7@aol.com

CE Co-Chairs
Laura Crawford, RDH, MHS, PHDHP (eastern half)  Email: lauracrawford33@gmail.com
Marcie Montie, RDH, MBA, PHDHP (western half)  Email: marcie@leesimondds.com

Membership Chair
Sarah Goard, RDH, BS  Email: goard002@gmail.com

Community Health Co-Chairs
Bridget Motel, RDH, BS (eastern half)  Email: bem4@pct.edu
Beth Peterson, RDH, BS, PHDHP (western half)  Email: eajst7@aol.com

Legislative Chair
Dana Shaffer, RDH, BS, PHDHP Email: dlsrdh@hotmail.com

Public Relations Chair
Linda Straub-Bruce, RDH, BSEd, PHDHP  Email: lstraub@velocity.net

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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, 2019 to March 31, 2021.