Northwest Component 2019-03-07T15:35:45+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

Announcements

Sealant Saturday!
Hello from Penn College!
Saturday, March 2, our SADHA organization, community volunteers and PCT faculty participated in Sealant Saturday. Our students placed 184 sealants, provided fluoride varnish treatments and oral hygiene instructions and supplies to all participants!

The Northwest Component had a very successful Sealant Saturday event in Meadville on February 2, 2019. 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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Legislative Alert and Update

House Bill 994 (HB 994) has successfully gone through Committee! We still need your help! A full House vote is scheduled for Wednesday June 19 th . Session begins at 11:00 am. Please contact YOUR state Representative in support of HB 994.

PDHA Advocacy

Time is of the essence the Education Committee will be meeting will be held  Monday June 10th.  Review Templates on our websites Advocacy page. I would ask that you email your letters in support of HB 994 to:   The Honorable Curt Sonney at: http://www.repsonney.com/

NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR 2020 PDHA LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Download Candidate Application and review list of terms, qualifications and some duties of the PDHA officer and positions that will be elected late summer and at this year’s Annual Session to be held November 7-11, 2019.

HCO 1369

We are asking for your support of HCO 1369. This piece of legislation is being put forth by Representative Mindy Fee and Representative Joanna E. McClinton with eleven other co-sponsors regarding the expansion of the PHDHP into school settings to provide screenings. Please locate and contact your Representatives at: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/ and encourage them to join Rep. Fee and Rep. McClinton by becoming a co-sponsor. This is a bi-partisan effort which also has the support of the PDA and the AGD.

Put Your Purple On! 

Have you heard the news? ADHA has partnered with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to bring you the Put Your Purple On! campaign! We’re joining CDHA in observing April as Oral Health Month and celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week April 6-12. 

Upcoming

Nov
22
Fri
2019
ADHA’s Unleashing Your Potential Workshop @ The Gwen Hotel
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

Unleashing Your Potential is ADHA’s once-in-a-lifetime leadership development program to help dental hygienists grow not only as professionals, but as association leaders. Each year, applicants are chosen to come to Chicago for a weekend with ADHA leaders to focus on personal development, collaborative leadership and fiduciary responsibility. All of these play vital roles not only in association leadership but also in your career, no matter the practice setting. The Leadership Development Committee encourages you to build your leadership skills by applying today!

Applications are due August 5, 2019.

INFORMATION / REGISTRATION

Northwest Component Courses

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Piercing Perils: Understanding Oral and Systemic Ramification of Orofacial Body Modifications (4 CEUS) @ Lancaster Bible Collage
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss your LAST opportunity to hear Betsy Reynolds in PA!
She is coming to Lancaster for her FINAL speaking engagement in Pennsylvania!

This course will be limited to the first 100 registrants.

Continental Breakfast Included

 

MORE INFO / REGISTRATION
Apr
3
Fri
2020
Save the Date – Spring CE @ Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day

Details will be forthcoming.

Hotel Information

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: Sarah Goard, RDH, BS – representing Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence & Venango Counties
Email: goard002@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, 2017 to March 31, 2019.