New Jersey
Dental
Hygienists' Association


KUDOS

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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Contact NJDHA


NJDHA Central Office
2 Danbury Court
Marlton NJ 08053
856-574-4324 fax
centraloffice@njdha.org



Welcome!

What’s Coming Up?

3.22.20 SouthShore CE--POSTPONED til 9.27.20

3.29.20 NJDHA BOT Networking

4.4.20 NJDAA Meeting

4.21.20 Bergen CE

4.22.20 Southern CE

4.26.20 Northern CE

4.27.20 NJDHA Study Club

5.3.20 Central CE

5.13.20 NJDHA Study Club

5.15.20 NJDA Conference

5.14.20 SouthShore CE

5.19.20 Bergen CE

6.12-16.20 ADHA New Orleans

7.29.20 NJDHA BOT Conference Call

10.8-13.20 Smiles at Seas

10.23-24.20 NJDHA Annual Conference​​







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 1955

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








​CONGRATULATIONS:

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 10.1.19
In 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.





PAST EVENTS:
IN MEMORIAM

Latanya Williams













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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.

Sincerely,

Maria Workman on behalf of BCDHA Officers and Membership















School Activities Supported by 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 Enthusiasm”

SAVE THE DATE!


Held at an ALL NEW LOCATION:

Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel 
Florham Park, NJ​

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:
ADHA 19 - KA JK AC SV
ADHA 19 - D2
ADHA 6.23.19 WF AADH greetings
ADHA 6.24.19 - D2 dinner
ADHA 6.25.19 - NJ delegates HOD
ADHA 6.24.19 - MB JK D2 dinner
ADHA 19 - D2  (2)
ADHA 6.23.19 - WF SV KA FO reception
ADHA 6.23.19 - WF SV AC KA FO reception
ADHA 6.23.19 - WF IOH LIaison  (2)
ADHA 6.23.19 - FO D2 discussion
ADHA 6.23.19 - WF IOH LIaison
ADHA 6.23.19 - Jaci award
ADHA 6.23.19 - SV KA reception
ADHA 6.23.19 - WF D2 discussion
ADHA 6.23.19 - JK D2 discussion
ADHA 6.22.19 - LZ PRES dinner
ADHA 6.22.19 - SV JK PRES dinner
ADHA 6.22.19 - MB CE
ADHA 6.22.19 - JK KA PRES dinner
ADHA 6.22.19 - LZ MB PRES dinner
ADHA 6.22.19 - JK reception
ADHA 6.22.19 - KA reception
ADHA 6.22.19 - LA FZ LH Reception
ADHA 6.22.19 - BP GM CE
ADHA 6.22.19 - D2 Pres dinner
ADHA 6.22.19 - EM leaving exhibits
ADHA 6.22.19 - FZ CE
ADHA 6.22.19 - AC SV reception
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
Upcoming Events:


Study Club:

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 CONFERENCE 


Veterans Smile Day Foundation

Free Veteran Dental Care
Look out for October 2020 information!!

Pictures from Veterans Day 2019:

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VSD 2019 (4)
VSD 2019 (3)
VSD 2019 (2)
VSD 2019 (1)
VSD 2019 (5)
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AC 19 FER01605
AC 19 FER01598
AC 19 FER01515
AC 19 FER01503

Award Season is Open:

Carol King Awad--
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.
Click Here for info
Applications due 8.1.20​​​​



Fran Flur Award​​--
The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1992 and renamed in honor of Frances D. Fluhr, RDH in 1993. It is in memory of her service to NJDHA for over 40 years. She contributed outstanding service on the Board of Trustees and in many officer positions.
Click Here for info
Applications due 8.1.20​​



Cheryl Westphal Theile Scholarship-
This scholarship is named in honor of Cheryl Westphal Theile, RDH, MS, EdD, Past President of NJDHA and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), and the first dental hygienist to serve on the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry.

​Click Here for info
Applications due 9.1.20



Send Applications and any Questions to centraloffice@njdha.org!

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​Registration for ADHA's Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana is open now! Register today to get the early bird rate! https://www.adha2020.org/ #ADHA2020



​Update from Governor Murphy on COVID-19:
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Among the directives, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order indefinitely closes all public and private preschool, elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education, as well as closes all casinos, racetracks, gyms, movie theaters, and performing arts centers. The order also mandates that all non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor license, are limited to offering only delivery and/or take out-services only, both during daytime hours and after 8 pm.

“In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we must take aggressive and direct social distancing action to curtail non-essential activities in the state,” said Governor Murphy. “Our paramount priority is to ‘flatten the curve’ of new cases, so we do not overwhelm our health care system and overload our health care professionals who are on the frontlines of the response. My Administration continues to work closely with our communities, stakeholders, union representatives, and business leaders to ensure that we all do our part to win the fight against the novel coronavirus and emerge stronger than ever.”

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Murphy’s executive order directs:

All gatherings of persons in the State of New Jersey shall be limited to 50 persons or fewer, with limited exceptions;
All public, private, and parochial preschool programs, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, will be closed beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and remain closed as long as the Order remains in effect;
Institutions of higher education will cease all in-person instruction beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and shall cease such in-person instruction as long as the Order remains in effect;
The Commissioner of Education shall continue working with each public, private, and parochial school to ensure students are able to continue their education through appropriate home instruction
The Secretary of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Education shall take all necessary actions to ensure all students eligible for free or reduced meals will continue to receive the services necessary to meet nutritional needs during closures;
All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed as long as this Order remains in effect;
All other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.; and
All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only.
The order will take effect immediately.

"These are extraordinary times, and educators throughout the state have been taking extraordinary measures to create plans for high-quality home instruction, ensure food security for children who depend on free and reduced lunch, and provide services for all special needs students,” said Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet. “We understand that the closure can be a disruption for many parents, but we know nothing is more important than the safety of the 1.4 children we serve.”

“We understand this is an unprecedented situation, and we are asking institutions to be extra vigilant in protecting the health and safety of their students, faculty, staff and the entire campus community. As institutions move to remote instruction, we urge them to ensure there are appropriate accommodations in place for students with disabilities, those who may not have access to internet services, and students who call their campus community home,” said Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, Secretary of Higher Education. “We continue collaborating with institutions to address concerns.”​









Working for You During the COVID-19 Crisis

Governor Murphy's Executive Orders​
Executive Order 3.16.20
​Personal Care Addition 3.19.20

UPDATE from NJ State Board of Dentistry
Click Here


​Federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends:
Limit all non-essential planned surgeries and procedures, including dental, until further notice
Click Here for CMS ruling

NJDHA's Letter to Governor Murphy

Action Center - ADHA Governors Advocacy Campaign
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!


​Click Here for resources and FAQs


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