Southwest Component

Southwest Component 2020-11-10T14:26:55-05:00

The Southwest Component includes the following counties:

Beaver, Washington, Greene, Butler, Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Fayette, Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, Fulton and Franklin.

Component News and Information


Keystone Dental Health Conference @ Online
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day

Southwest Component Courses

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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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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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 proceeds from this event will go to the PDHA Scholarships given to a DH student/ RDH graduate. PDHA and the PA Dental Hygiene students THANK YOU for your support!!!

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!

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

SECTOR 4:  Heather Guido –  representing Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, and Washington Counties

SECTOR 5: Colleen Kalp, RDH – representing Armstrong, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties

SECTOR 6: Alyssa Stiles – representing Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton and Huntingtin Counties

Administrative Chair: Vacant

Membership Chair: Vacant

Legislative Chair: Vacant

Public Relations Chair: Andrea Popowski RDH

Community Health Chair: Nora Lugalia RDH, PHDHP

C.E. Co-chairs: Melissa Lucarelli BS, RDH, PHDHP
Hillary McClain BS, RDH, PHDHP

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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.