Southeast Component

Southeast Component 2020-05-06T15:52:24+00:00

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

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Board of Trustees meeting State College @ ONLINE
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am

The meeting is virtual and interested parties can contact PDHA at pdha@outlook.com for more information.  It will be starting at 9am both days – Saturday July 25, 2020 and Sunday July 26, 2020.

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Board of Trustees meeting State College @ ONLINE
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am

The meeting is virtual and interested parties can contact PDHA at pdha@outlook.com for more information.  It will be starting at 9am both days – Saturday July 25, 2020 and Sunday July 26, 2020.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
2020 Annual Session @ DoubleTree
Nov 5 – Nov 8 all-day

Southeast Component Courses

Announcements

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.

Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists COVID-19 Clinical Practice Survey

Please fill out this brief survey to assist the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association to understand your clinical practice circumstances at this time. **We will be re-releasing this survey periodically to gauge changes as they develop.** Thank you for your participation! PLEASE SHARE! Deadline 5/20/2020 to complete this survey!

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.

Dental Hygiene Happy Hour

Members Only - Open chat to discuss your concerns. Because Member Services is here to Serve Members

2020 Leadership information

It is hard to believe that the first month of 2020 has come and gone already. Our Board of Trustees held a very productive online Board meeting on February 1st and PDHA is busy with many exciting things! The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association would also like to thank our Executive Secretary, Margie Mengle, for her decades of service to our organization. We wish Margie the very best for her well-deserved retirement. We are excited to announce that Tiffany Kilpatrick is our Executive Secretary effective January 1, 2020. The new address for Central Office will be 1804 Elmhurst Ave., Jersey Shore, PA 17740, however our email address and phone number will stay the same.

ADHA Award applications are now being accepted for the 2020 awards

ADHA’s 2020 Awards Program is a way to honor and recognize our members dedication to the dental hygiene profession (in various aspects of the dental hygiene world: clinical, education, public health, research, etc.). Apply now for your chance to be recognized by your colleagues and receive funding to attend the ADHA’s 2020 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

SECTOR 10: Tracey Knaub – representing Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties
Email: traceykrdh@gmail.com

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

SECTOR 12: Barbara Reiprich, RDH, PHDHP – representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Email: barbreiprich@gmail.com

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