Dental Hygienists' Association
Congratulations to Gail Vailenko, RDH, the 20132 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. Click here to read the UMDNJ 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 Carmilla Jucha, UMDNJ Senior Student, recipient of Northern Component's Loretta Rummel Award.
Congratulations to Jing Yang (UMDNJ), recipient of the 2012 Westphal Scholarship. Click here to read the winning essay on Promoting the Profession.
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.
Congratulations to Winnie Furnari, (Bergen) who was honored as a “Mentor of Distinction” by RDH magazine and Philips Sonicare at ADHA Annual Session in Phoenix.
Congratulations to Maria Workman (Bergen) who has been selected to receive the first NJDA Give Kids a Smile! Pioneer Award in this, the 10th anniversary of the GKAS program. This annual award will recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their program volunteerism and have contributed greatly to the growth, marketing and planning of GKAS since its inception.
Congratulations to Linda Hecker (Central) who has been selected to receive the first NJDA Give Kids a Smile! Pioneer Award in this, the 10th anniversary of the GKAS program. This annual award will recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their program volunteerism and have contributed greatly to the growth, marketing and planning of GKAS since its inception.
Advertise and Support NJDHA
It's that time of year! Corporate friends can promote their brand among the many dental hygienists and future hygienists at the Garden State Conference! Many opportunities for brand enhancement include exhibit booth, sponsorships, and more! Review the prospectus and participate in this NJDHA annual event.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
NJDHA 2012 HOUSE OF DELEGATES
NJDHA 2012 House of Delegates completed the association's business with another successful year. Bylaws were amended to reflect federal-legal requirements for non-profits such as NJDHA. A budget fpr 2013 was adopted. Additionally, the HOD adopted two new policies:
(1) The New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association advocates an oral assessment and establishment of a dental home for all children soon after eruption of the 1st primary tooth or by 12 months of age.
(2)The New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association advocates that direct and third party reimbursement payors or the laws that govern them shall not discriminate with respect to participation under the plan or coverage or reimbursement for covered services against any dental hygienist provider who is acting within the scope of that provider’s license or certification under applicable state law.
The HOD elected new officers for 2013, while retaining others from 2012. Congratulations to these leaders!
- President Vicky Fedor
- President Elect Jodie Heimbach
- Vice President Tina Modi
- Secretary Kelly Olsen
- Treasurer Lauren Jaccodine
- Speaker & Past President Sandra Berger
- ADHA Delegates Vicky Fedor, Winnie Furnari & Jodie Heimbach
- ADHA Alternates: Mary Buttery, Sandra Berger, & Lauren Jaccodine
- NJDH-PAC Directors: Kim Attanasi, Lauren Jaccodine, Susan Singer, & Gail Woller
NJDHA Kick-Off of 100th Anniversary Celebration
The celebration began at the Presidents Reception on Friday night at 2012 GSC. President Vicky Fedor led attendees in a champagne toast and cake-cutting. The pictures below tell the story.
President Vicky Fedor
My theme is "You Make the Difference". You make a difference in your job and your family. I need you to make the difference in this organization. Times are tough but this organization helps our profession, our patients and our lives better. The future has opened up with general supervision. You will be making a difference in day cares, schools and nursing homes. Access to care is what hygienists do best. My challenge for you is to make a difference in your profession. Get one potential member to join ADHA.There is strength in numbers and look what a difference we have made so far. I am honored to serve as President of NJDHA for the third time and look forward to Making a Difference with Each One of You!
Save These Dates!
2013 is a license renewal year—20 CEUs will be needed! NJDHA courses can fill your CE needs—gather with your community of RDHs for your license renewal needs.
NJDHA Garden State Conference
You Make the Difference!
October 25-26, 2013
East Brunswick Hilton
- House of Delegates
- Presidents Reception, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, a division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
- Opening Session
- Student Networking, sponsored by Sunstar Americas
- CE: "What a Dental hygienists Should Know About Sleep Apnea" with Norman Blumenstock, DDS
- Lunch & Exhibits
- CE: Educators "Current Issues in Dental Hygiene Education"
- CE: "When the Body Turns on Itself:: Autoimmune Diseases" with Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, sponsored by an educational grant from Colgate
- Afternoon snack sponsored by Colgate
LCCE: Last-Chance for CE in 2013
NJDHA – 4 CEUs - December 15, 2013
Pines Manor in Edison NJ
Registration will be posted on this website in October
Registration brochure, sponsored by Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc., will be mailed to members and posted on this website in August.
Don't forget to bring a personal care item for donation to the 2013 NJDHA Shelter Project - help those who are having trouble helping themselves!
Corporate friends - It's that time of year! There are many opportunities for brand enhancement including exhibit booth, sponsorships, and more! Review the prospectus and participate in this NJDHA annual event.
Prospectus Updated 6.11.13