Dental Hygienists' Association
Congratulations to Natalie Ficetola, Rutgers Senior Student, recipient of Northern Component's Loretta Rummel Award.
Congratulations to Kristen Shepherd who was presented with NJDHA's Gurenlian Leadership Award at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions on 12.19.13.
Congratulations to Kristen Conlan (Rutgers), recipient of the 2013 Westphal Scholarship. Click here to read the winning essay on Promoting the Profession.
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.
Gurenlian Leadership Award
NJDHA presented the Gurenlian Leadership Award to a graduate at each of the four Spring-graduating schools. NJDHA welcome these future leaders to the profession:
Burlington County College 5.16.13
Bergen County College 5.10.13
Camden County College 5.14.13
Middlesex County College 5.15.13
Congratulations to Stefanie Geronimo (MCC 2014 graduate), recipient of the 2013 Mara Sculler Award.
Congratulations to Joanna Campbell, RDH, MA (Bergen), the 2012 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene! Click here to read the essay and Joanna's heart-felt comments on the profession.
Advertise and Support NJDHA
Corporate friends who wish to participate as exhibitor or sponsor at the 2014 Garden State Conference on 10.17-18.14 at the Princeton Westin may download these documents
Corporate Friends who wish to reach NJDHA members may download these documents
Looking for a Dental Hygienist? Check this advertising opportunity:
GOVERNOR SIGNS GENERAL SUPERVISION BILL
Reported by NJDHA Lobbyist Paul Bent
I am very pleased to tell you that on August 7, 2012 your association scored a major victory for your patients and your profession. On this date Governor Christie signed into law a bill (S-298) which recognizes what 44 other states already knew, that Registered Dental Hygienist’s are more than capable to operate under the general supervision of a dentist in settings other than institutions.
Click here to read the complete report
President Jodie Heimbach
My theme as NJDHA President is "TEAM", together everyone achieves more. Dental Hygienists in New Jersey have seen some awesome changes in the last few years! New regulations now allow us to deliver local anesthesia and practice under general supervision! These changes were made possible due to the joint efforts of the members and leaders of New Jersey Dental Hygienists' Association and with the help of our Lobbyist Paul Bent. We need you to join in and help make our professional association accomplish our goals. We will continue to improve access to care and make even greater strides together to improve oral and systemic health. I am proud to represent you as President of NJDHA. Please join the TEAM.
UMDNJ Now Rutgers
As of July 1, the dental hygiene program in Scotch Plains is in the Department of Allied Dental Education of Rutgers University, School of Health Related Professions (formerly UMDNJ). With Rutgers, some changes will be seen with the program – including the planned BSDH entry-level program to begin in 2015. Program Director Carolyn Breen (Central) reports that the preliminary steps for this change are in process now; and that Rutgers will continue the degree-completion program that’s been in place for over 17 years.
NJDHA Delegation & ADHA
100th Anniversary Celebration, June 2013, Bridgeport and Boston
Members past, present, & future as well as friends from all across the US
NJDHA Participates in Transforming Dental Hygiene Education
On 9.18.13, over 100 oral health stakeholders convened in downtown Chicago for an unprecedented collaboration to envision the role of the dental hygiene profession in the future health care system. “Transforming Dental Hygiene Education” has paved the way for a fundamental shift in how dental hygienists will be prepared for an ever-changing health care system. One of the featured speakers was NJDHA member, JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD. Additionally, NJDHA then President Vicky Fedor was in attendance and has returned with much info for NJDHA.
To read more, click here.
Photos below feature NJDHA and ADHA leaders in attendance.
LA Certification in Missing Injections Sites
Did you lose your LA certification due to missing education on the new Maxillary Block injections? Both Rutgers and MCC are offering a refresher that will include the 2 additional injection sites. Be sure to contact either program if you're in need of this!
Spring Course Brochure Webpage
Click here to see MCC entire course, renewal course, or refresher course - scroll to page 41 of the bulletin
NJDHA’s Garden State Conference
"TEAM" together everyone achieves more!
October 17-18, 2014 – Princeton Westin
Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month
with Your community of dental hygienists!
Registration brochure will be posted in August
– be sure to watch for it and be a part of this event!
Sunstar Americas, sponsor of Student Networking
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. , sponsor of the Presidents Reception
NJ Dental Association's
Garden State Dental Conference & Expo
June 27-29, 2014 - Revel in Atlantic City NJ
Attend with the whole team! Watch for the Opening of Online Registration on the NJDA website. Attend Courses Co-Sponsored by NJDHA. Network with Dentists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists
Click here for NJDA flyer
Click here for reservations at the Revel in Atlantic City using NJDA block of rooms & rates
Allied Dental Educators: be sure to attend:
"Current Issues in Allied Dental Education" on Friday 6.27.14
3 CEUs for educators on Multidisciplinary Topics
Click here for flyer
NOMINATIONS FOR NJDHA AWARDS DUE AUGUST 1
NJDHA offers several awards for outstanding members. Is the person next to you and outstanding member of NJDHA? Review the qualifications and nominate someone who deserves recognition. Leadership should be rewarded!
Frances D. FLuhr Outstanding Service Award
recognizes an NJDHA member who has made outstanding contributions through volunteerism on a state level.
Past Recipients & Nomination Info
C. King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene
recognizes an NJDHA member who has advanced the profession of dental hygiene.
Past Recipients & Nomination Info
Bergen Community College offers:
‘Local Anesthesia Administration Renewal Course for NJ Dental Hygienists’
Instructor: Hillel Ephros, MD, DMD
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:00 - 10:00 PM$60. 4 CEU
Click here to see a complete listing of all continuing education courses offered at Bergen Community College; scroll down to page 38 in the catalog.
Special Olympics Special Smiles
This year, NJ will be hosting the 2014 USA Special Olympics National Games with athletes from all across the US. The event is scheduled June 14-21 with opening ceremonies at the Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday June 15. The Healthy Athlete program, of which Special Smiles is a part, will run from Monday, June 16, through Thursday, June 19, from 2-8 PM each day on the campus of the College of NJ in Ewing, NJ. Volunteers are needed! Special Smiles provides a dental screening, an athletic mouth guard and oral hygiene instruction for each athlete that visits; 700-800 athletes per day are expected. Dental screening provided by Special Smiles are conducted by a dental professional (DDS or RDH). Plans are being finalized to offer CE credits.All volunteer registration must be completed by 4.15.14.
Read more in this volunteer flyer
Volunteer registration info
Read more about Special Olympics
For more info, contact Clinical Director James Delahanty
Free Oral Cancer Screenings
NJDHA-member Lynn Tobin (MCC) is coordinating a FREE Oral Cancer Screening event with the Middlesex County Public Health Department on Saturday, April 26, 11 am to 2 pm. The screening is part of a large health-oriented fair with other health screenings available.
Perth Amboy YMCA
357 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Dentists & RDHs will screen attendees. Oral Cancer prevention and awareness education will be provided. Check the Oral Cancer Foundation website for more news.