Southeast Component

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The Southeast Component includes the following counties:

Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, Adams, Dauphin, York, Schuylkill, Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

Component News and Information

Upcoming

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.

Oct
14
Thu
2021
Keystone Dental Health Conference
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day
INFORMATION / REGISTRATION

Southeast Component Courses

Mar
10
Wed
2021
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse in Pennsylvania @ Live streamed webinar
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Melissa Lucarelli, BS, RDH, PHDHP
This course is an approved 3 CEU credit course, however the State Board of Dentistry only accepts 2 CEU’s

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Mar
24
Wed
2021
Facial and Dental Trauma @ Zoom
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2CEUs
Speaker: Assabi Isaac, DDS and Veronica Barreto, DMD

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Apr
17
Sat
2021
“Impacting Patient Outcomes and Organizational Performance” @ ZOOM
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am

Focus is placed mostly upon developing leaders to grow and sustain healthy
organizations. Developing followership is equally essential to building trust and confidence within the
dental practice and organization.

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Apr
23
Fri
2021
RECOGNIZING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE: MANDATED REPORTING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS @ Live Zoom Course
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

3 CEUs
Speaker: Angie Yorina, RDH, MS, PHDHP
Angie is a Certified Trainer through PA Family Support Alliance (PFSA), which is an approved provider by the PA State Board of Dentistry (SBoD). This course is an approved 3 CEU credit course, however the SBoD only accepts 2 CEUs.

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May
19
Wed
2021
RECOGNIZING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE: MANDATED REPORTING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS @ Zoom Online
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 CEUs

Melissa Lucarelli, BS, RDH, PHDHP
Melissa is a Certified Trainer through PA Family Support Alliance (PFSA), which is an approved provider by the PA State Board of Dentistry (SBoD). This course is an approved 3 CEU credit course, however the SBoD only accepts 2 CEUs.

Download Flyer

More Information / Register

Announcements

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.

Pennsylvania Further Extends Temporary Waiver of Certain CPR Rules

Please see the important announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of State. Pennsylvania Further Extends Temporary Waiver of Certain CPR Rules for State Board of Massage Therapy and State Board of Dentistry

New ergonomic scaler!

Thanks to Premier Dental Co., new members of PDHA are receiving a new ergonomic scaler! Join TODAY, while supplies last. 

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.

Water fluoridation petition for Mechanicsburg PA

Last month PDHA, the Community Water Fluoridation Task Force, and Pennsylvania Oral Health Coalition (PCOH) sent a letter to the Department of Environmental Protection expressing concerns about a proposal that would end water fluoridation in Mechanicsburg, PA Upper Allen Township. We shared our concerns about the negative impact that such a proposal would have on the health of the children and adults in that area. Our letter resulted in the permit being denied until a public meeting could be held. This meeting may be held as early as June. The group is now working to secure signatures & comments from within the community of Mechanicsburg’s Upper Allen Township currently being served by Suez Water. Due to social distancing, Merrilynn Marsh from PCOH has put together an electronic petition. Our focus is to inform and gain the participation of hygienists residing or working within Upper Allen Township. Your support and participation would be most valuable. Our group is trying to engage the Mechanicsburg community in the fight to retain fluoride in the water. There is NO NEED TO DONATE. We are seeking signatures and comments only.

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 10: Kim Bury – representing Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties
Email: burykm88@gmail.com

SECTOR 11: Alexandra DiGiacomo, RDH – representing Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill and York Counties
Email: adigiacomo11@gmail.com

SECTOR 12: Jo Ann Nyquist– representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Email:  tuf92195@temple.edu

Administrative Chair
Rachel Brady, RDH  Email: rbrady803@gmail.com

Membership Chair
Kim Bury, RDH Email: burykm88@gmail.com AND Lindsay Shoap, RDH Email: shoaplindsay@gmail.com

Community Health Chair
Donna Spaar, RDH  Email: dsspaar@ptd.net

CE Chair
Angie McDougal, RDH  Email: gymmomamc@comcast.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