New Jersey
Hygienists' Association


Congratulations to Ashley Cardoso, Rutgers Senior Student, recipient of Northern Component's 2016 Loretta Rummel Award.

Congratulations to Noora Bayoumi, RDH (Central) winner of the 2016 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion. Click here to read the prize winning essay.

Congratulations to Sandra Berger, RDH, BS(Central), the 2016 winner of the NJDHA Frances D. Fluhr Outstanding Service Award !

Congratulations to Shirley Birenz, RDH, MS (Central) the 2016 winner of the Board of Trustee's Special Award for Service.

Congratulations to Sam Zwetchkenbaum, DMD, the 2016 winner of the award given to a non-RDH for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession.

From the ADHA 2016 Pittsburgh meeting
Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH (Bergen) who received the Educator of the Year Award
Melissa Obratka, RDH, BA (Northern) who received the Master Clincian Award

Gurenlian Leadership Award
NJDHA presents the Gurenlian Leadership Award to a graduate at each of the dental hygiene programs. NJDHA welcome these future leaders to the profession:

Caitlin LaFonte
Rutgers University on 12.17.15

Samantha Sadley
Rowan College at Burlington County on 4.23.16

Bethany Kazimir
Bergen County College on 5.6.16

Christina Guise
Middlesex County College on 5.13.16

Alexandra Doyle

Camden County College on 5.15.16

Dennis Brown
Eastern International College on 8.19.16

Congratulations to Lauren Moscogiuri (RCBC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2016 Award for Excellence in Communication

Congratulations to Gia Grillo (CCC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2016 Award for Excellence in Communication

Congratulations to Jaclyn Donovan (MCC 2016 graduate), recipient of Central-NJDHA's 2016 Mara Sculler Award.

Congratulations to Adriana Hakobyan (EIC), recipient of the Bergen-NJDHA Award.

Congratulations to Jodie Heimbach RDH BS (Central), the 2014 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene !

Congratulations to Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH (Bergen) who was awarded the American Academy of Dental Hygiene’s Commitment to Excellence Award at the recent annual session. Winnie was recognized for her dedication to the profession and to AADH.

Congratulations to Gail Vasilenko, RDH, the 2013 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. Click here to read the Rutgers student chapter's nominating essay.

Advertise and Support NJDHA

Corporate Friends who wish to reach NJDHA members may download these documents

Advertising Order Form

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Employment Advertising Order Form

Increase your brand awareness at the Garden State Conference on 10.28.17 at the Princeton WEstin

Click here to go to the Exhibitors page for the Prospectus & Exhibitor registration form.

Contact NJDHA

NJDHA Central Office
2 Danbury Court
Marlton NJ 08053
856-574-4324 fax


What’s Coming Up?

Its Hygiene! Board Review
Lunch sponsored by Limerick Dental and American Eagle

Southern & OCF
Oral Cancer 5K Run/Walk

NJOHC Summit

5.5-6.17 NJ Dental Association annual meeting - Registration open!

BOT Conference Call

Geriatrics Study Club

District 2 Meeting, Stamford CT

ADHA Jacksonville

IOH Applications Open: Wrigley Community Service Grants
Due 10.1

IOH Applications Open: Scholarships
Due 2.1.18

ADA/ADAA Meeting

BOT Meeting

10.27-28.17 Garden State Conference
* Student Networking sponsored by
Sunstar Americas

11.1.17: IOH Applications Open: Rosie Wall Community Spirit grants
Due 2.28

11.1.17 IOH Applications Open: Research grants
2.28 - application due

ADHA UYP, Chicago

Last Chance CE

NJDHA History Corner
Reports from time to time
Historian Rhoda Gladstone (Northern)

What were the early years of NJDHA like?

Click here to see an article from December 1958 that reports the beginning of licensing and forming the association.

EIC & NJDHA Sealant Day 4.18.16

NJDHA partnered with Eastern International College Dental Hygiene Program in Jersey City for the re-launch of Sealant Day! This 4.18.16 event saw 29 children from a local school’s 3rd grade class for full preventive care. Events will continue each Fall and Spring. By combining resources, it’s hoped the program can expand to reach more students.

EIC & NJDHA Special Needs Day 10.19

On Wednesday 10.19.16,
EIC Senior Students visited
A.Harry Moore Special Needs School.
NJDHA was pleased to assist with
product donations.Students saw 50
special needs children
ages ranging from 4 to 18 years old.

Southern-NJDHA & Oral Cancer Foundation
5K Walk/Run for Awareness

Please Join Us to Give Oral Cancer Awareness a Voice!
Saturday 4.22.17, beginning at 8:30am
Camden County College

Click here to Register, Donate, and See the Prizes!

NJDHA Invited!

5.5-6.17 NJ Dental Association Conference & Expo at Newark Liberty Airport Marriott - Registration is open and NJDHA members are invited!

Friday: 2017 NJ Oral Health Coalition Summit,Part of NJ Dental Association Annual Meeting
Click here for More Info  on NJOHC Summit

Saturday CE:  NJDHA co-sponsored course by Shirley Birenz, RDH, MS (Central) on the "Growth of Health Communication"

EIC 16 SN 045
EIC 16 SN 043
EIC 16 SN 028
EIC 16 SN 026
EIC 16 SN 024
EIC 16 SN 004

Save These Dates! Together We Can Make A Difference!

Gather with your community of RDHs for a stimulating continuing education!

This is a license renewal year; will you have the required 20 CEUs to renew your license & continue working for 2018-2019?

Click here for flyer

NJDHA & NJSPID Shadow Program

Interested in knowing more about any specific periodontal procedure? NJDHA & NJ Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (NJSPID) have allied to bring the free opportunity to you. Contact NJSPID Executive Secretary Dr. Jane Ligums  or NJDHA Past President Tina Modi to provide your name, email, township, and the perio procedure of interest. Dr. Jane Ligums will arrange your appointment.

Garden State Conference
Princeton Westin

Last Chance CE

4.1.17 -  It’s Hygienic Board Review at Camden County College

This is live competition that mirrors the subjects from the National Boards and makes board-review a fun, team building experience! Student teams are coming from CCC, RCBC, MCC, as well as faculty. NJDHA is sponsoring the lunch; we thank American Eagle and Limerick Dental for their participation.

Award season is here!

Awards will be presented 10.28.17 at the Garden State Conference. NJDHA is seeking nominees.

Do you know a member who should be recognized? Nominate by contacting Central Office.

Click here for criteria for Fran Fluhr Outstanding Service Award

Click here for criteria for Carol King Advancing the Profession Award

Westphal Scholarship
Applications are being accepted, and the scholarship will be awarded to a licensed dental hygienist member on 10.28.17 at the Garden State Conference. Contact Central Office to apply! Click here for criteria