Dental Hygienists' Association
From the NJDHA Annual Conference 2019
Congratulations to Shirley Birenz, RDH, MS, FAADH (Central)
, the 2019 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene! Click here
to read Shirley's essay.
Congratulations to Hope Holbeck, RDH, MS (Central) the 2019 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. Click here to read the MCC student chapter's nominating essay.
Congratulations to Tina Modi, RDH, BS (Central)
, the 2019 winner of the NJDHA Frances D. Fluhr Outstanding Service Award ! Click Here
to read the nominating letter.
Congratulations to Cassidy Dutka Labita, RDH (Central)
winner of the 2019 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion. Click here
to read the prize winning essay.
From the ADHA 2019 Louisville meeting
Jaclyn Klepaldo, RDH (SouthShore) Colgate/ADHA Community Outreach Award
Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS 2019 Liz Chaney Liasion of the Year 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:
Alyssa Flowers, Eastern International College on 5.10.19
Michael Carson, Rowan College at Burlington County on 4.27.19
Nicole Re, Bergen County College on 5.8.19
Sarai McCullough-Garcia, Middlesex County College on 5.13.19
Deanna Winkler, Camden County College on 5.14.19
Congratulations to Julianne Juzefyk and Krystine Garcia, recipients of Central-NJDHA's 2019 Mara Sculler Award.
Congratulations to Skylar Sabol (RCBC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2019 Award for Excellence in Communication
Congratulations to Jordan Dunn (CCC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2019 Award for Excellence in Communication
Congratulations to Carly Scarano, RDH (Central) winner of the 2018 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion. Click here to read the prize winning essay.
Congratulations to Latanya Williams, RDH, BS (Bergen), the 2018 winner of the NJDHA Frances D. Fluhr Outstanding Service Award !
Congratulations to Dr. Ethan Glickman, the 2018 winner of the award given to a non-RDH for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession.
Congratulations to Jean Rath, RDH (Southern), recipient of a 2017 Wrigley Company Foundation Grant through ADHA.
Congratulations to Jane Forrest, RDH, EdD (Southern) named by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene magazine's 10th annual event as one of "6 Dental Hygienists to Know" in the research category.
Congratulations to Melissa Obratka, RDH, BBAOM (Northern) named by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene magazine's 10th annual event as one of "6 Dental Hygienists to Know" in the clinical practice category.
Congratulations to Susanna Scherer, RDH (Bergen) winner of the 2017 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion. Click here to read the prize winning essay.
Congratulations to Jane Forrest, RDH, EdD (Southern), the 2017 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene! Click here to read Jane's essay.
Congratulations to Faith Zimnes, RDH, MA, (Southern) the 2017 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. Click here to read the RCBC student chapter's nominating essay.
Congratulations to Denisse Benitez (Rutgers), Winner of 2017 Northern Allers/Rummel Award
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.
Congratulations to Adriana Hakobyan (EIC), recipient of the Bergen-NJDHA Award.
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What’s Coming Up?
2.24.20 NJDHA Study Club
3.29.20 NJDHA BOT Networking
4.27.20 NJDHA Study Club
5.13.20 NJDHA Study Club
7.29.20 NJDHA BOT Conference Call
NJDHA History Corner
Reports from time to time Historian Rhoda Gladstone (Northern)
What were the early years of NJDHA like?
Just Added! Read NJDHA's First Issue of its Journal, November 1955Click here
to see an article from December 1958 that reports the beginning of licensing and forming the association.
Congratulations to Dr. Ethan Glickman,
identified as the 2018 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession of Dental Hygiene. This award is presented to non-RDHs who have made significant contributions.
EIC Geriatric Day 10.1.19In Partnership with NJDHA
Sixty-three EIC were available to provide patient treatment to Geriatricpatients. The patients received prophylaxis, fluoride varnish; and oral hygiene instructions and denture care.
The students were privileged and honored to participate in such an amazing event. The experience was great for all those who participated. Thank you to NJDHA for supporting communities in need.
A beautiful soul left this earth when Latanya passed away on August 26, 2019. She was a true people person and enjoyed her family and friends. She was thoughtful, generous and caring, always supportive of her extended family. She was very accepting and non-judgmental of all persons.
Last year Latanya won the Fran Flur Award and was chosen to go to Unleash Your Potential through ADHA. For many years she was an integral part of NJDHA and Bergen component. Her passing will be mourned by so many, and her gentle soul will be forever in our hearts and minds.
She will be greatly missed.
Maria Workman on behalf of BCDHA Officers and Membership
School Activities Supported by NJDHA
EIC hosted Special Needs Day on 3.12.19
in Partnership with NJDHA
EIC Geriatric Day 04.16.19
in Partnership with NJDHA
The 4th annual Geriatric Day at Eastern International College, in participation with NJDHA on Tuesday April 16, 2019 was held, It was a great day during which our senior dental hygiene students provided quality care to the patients including head and neck exam, oral cancer screening, full mouth examination, debridement, radiographs, fluoride treatment, and denture/prosthesis care. Students also educated the patients about optimal quality of life through good oral care and to help them understand the importance of regular dental visits.
2020 NJDHA Annual Conference
“Aim High with Passion and Enthusiam”
SAVE THE DATE!
Location @ TBA
Welcoming ALL Registered and Student Dental Hygienists!
October 23-24, 2020
Congratultions Jackie McCullough-Garcia -MCC Pinning Ceremony 5.13.19
NJDHA's Administrator & Publications Director (Allison, left) presenting NJDHA's Gurenlian Student Leadership Award to Middlesex County College's Jackie McCullough-Garcia (right)
CCC "It's Hygienic" 4.13.19
Supported by NJDHA
CCC hosted “It’s Hygienic"-National Board Challenge Game on April 13th. Hygiene Programs that participated in the wonderful day were Camden County College, Community College of Philadelphia, Montgomery Community College and Delaware Tech. Congratulations to all of the participants!
NJDHA at ADHA's Annual Conference:
Congratulations to Julianne Juzefyk and Krystine Garcia 3.3.19
Winners of the 2019 Mara Scueller Scholarship from Middlesex County College
Mara Scueller Award Winners left to right Julianne Juzefyk, Mara Scueller, Krystine Garcia
Activities and News:
Study Club will resume in the Spring - NJDHA and the NJ Council on Oral Health for the Aging will be managing these Study Clubs in cooperation.
Congratulations to Nicole Re!!
Nicole is the 2019 Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Bergen Community College!
Congratulations to Michael Carson!!
Michael Carson is the 2019 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Rowan College in Burlington County!
Congratulations to Deanna Winkler!!
Deanna Winkler is the 2019 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Camden County College!
Congratulations to Alyssa Flowers!!
Alyssa Flowers is the 2019 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Eastern International College.
Congratulations Hope Holbeck, RDH, MS
2019 Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Award winner
Congratulations Shirley Birenz, RDH, MS, FAADH
2019 Carol King Award Award Winner
This award was established in 1986 in memory of Carol King, RDH who was successful in breaking down barriers for Dental Hygienists who wish to practice as independent contractors in New Jersey.
Congratulations Tina Modi, RDH, BS
2019 Fran Flur Outstanding Service Award
Congratulations Cassidy Dutka Labita, RDH
2019 Winner of the Cheryl Westphal-Theile scholarship
The scholarship competition is a member-benefit that presents a scholarship to a degree-completion candidate. This year, the scholarship is again valued at $1,000. Click Here to read her essay.
NJDHA'S 2019 ANNUAL CONFERNCE
Veterans Smile Day Foundation
Free Veteran Dental Care
Look out for October 2020 information!!
Pictures from Veterans Day 2019: