Northwest Component

Northwest Component 2021-05-03T11:08:53-04:00

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

Oct
14
Thu
2021
Keystone Dental Health Conference @ Online
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day
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Northwest Component Courses

Oct
27
Wed
2021
The Dental Professional’s Role in Infant Feeding and Oral Care @ Online
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2.0 CEUs
Speaker: Alaina Stango, RDH, PHDHP, MSHI (in progress) and Dana Shaffer, RDH PHDHP M.Ed

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Oct
29
Fri
2021
Nutrition and the Dentition @ ZOOM
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Angie Yorina, RDH, MS, PHDHP

3 CEUs

 

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Nov
11
Thu
2021
New Concepts in Dental Hygiene @ Online
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sign up now for this CE and add your name to the JUDGES list!
The students from our Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene schools are working on their informative posters now and looking forward to presenting their work to YOU!
Thank you for supporting the students and the PDHA Scholarship fund!

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Announcements

CE for Judging our PA DH Student Informative Poster Presentations

Now is the time to reserve your spot to be a judge for the Annual Student Informative Poster Presentations! The date is 11-11-21 and they will be presented between 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. They will be held VIRTUALLY through CEZoom (see link below to register for this 2CE credit course) The

PDHA Public Health- Nursing Home Project

Working with Nursing Home Staff to Improve the Oral Hygiene of Residents. The Public Health Committee of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association (PDHA) has available a CE program for a PA hygienist , who is a current member of the ADHA.

Penn Hy-PAC Lifetime Membership

Now is the time to step up and support PDHA and our Political Action Committee. Morgan Plant, our lobbyist, and the Government Relations Committee, are continually working to advance Dental Hygiene and our scope of practice.

PDHA Scholarship for Further Education

PDHA is proud to offer the PDHA Scholarship for Further Education (formerly called the Clark J. Hollister Scholarship). We are offering this member benefit and thank you for your support for your association and investment in your continued education.

PDHA Leadership Development Retreat

Our Leadership Development Retreat is in the books! PDHA hosted a dynamic session with Dr. Kelly Tanner and the attendees loved this session! All attendees received the book "Leader Shift" by John C. Maxwell and Dr. Tanner led incredible interactive activities for the group. This session was so very valuable to propel attendees to the next level both in and out of the operatory. A big thank you to our sponsors, Premier Dental, ToothShower, Penn College of Technology and Cetylite. One lucky attendee won a ToothShower in a giveaway drawing!

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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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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

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.