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

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Employment Advertising Order Form

Contact NJDHA

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


What’s Coming Up?

Geriatrics Study Club

IOH Applications Due: Scholarships
Open Again 10.1

Give Kids a Smile

2.28.17 IOH
Applications Due: Rosie Wall Community Spirit grants
Open Again 11.1

IOH Applications Due: Research grants
Open Again 11.1.17

BOT Networking

Geriatrics Study Club

Its Hygiene!

Southern & OCF
Oral Cancer 5K Run/Walk

NJOHC Summit

BOT Conference Call

Geriatrics Study Club

District 2 Meeting, Stamford CT

ADHA Jacksonville

IOH Applications Open: Wrigley Community Service Grants
Due 10.1

ADHA UYP, Applications due

ADA/ADAA Meeting

BOT Meeting

Garden State Conference

ADHA UYP, Chicago

Last Chance CE

New ADHA White Paper Supplies Insight, Information on Changes Taking Place in Dental Hygiene Education

ADHA’s "Transforming Dental Hygiene Education and the Profession for the 21st Century” showcases the evolution of the dental hygiene profession, the need to enhance and refocus the dental hygiene curriculum to help address the public’s changing healthcare needs — and the critical role dental hygienists have in providing care with in an increasingly integrated healthcare system.

ADHA has shared a landmark white paper, “Transforming Dental Hygiene Education and the Profession for the 21st Century,” with the oral health and healthcare communities, allied stakeholders and others committed to improving the public’s oral and overall health. The white paper, which is being distributed with the support of Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., makers of LISTERINE®, details how the outcomes from the September 2013 “Transforming Dental Hygiene Education, Proud Past, Unlimited Future” symposium helped shape the vision for the future of the dental hygiene profession — and how that vision is being brought to fruition through changes taking place both in the educational system, and in the larger framework of the overall healthcare system.

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.

Do You Remember...

Debbie O'Byrne, past officer for NJDHA and Bergen Component

Debbie is making an appeal to all former colleagues.

Click here to read more

Deborah's Medical Fund

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!

2017 NJ Oral Health Coalition Summit,Part of NJ Dental Association Annual Meeting
5.5.17, 8:30-12noon at Newark Liberty Airport Marriott, Registration will open 1.1.17

Click here for More Info  on NJOHC Summit

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?

Garden State Conference    
Princeton Westin

Last Chance CE                                                       

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  and provide your name, email, township, and the perio procedure of interest. Dr. Jane Ligums will arrange your appointment.