New Jersey
Dental
Hygienists' Association



KUDOS

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?

10.6.19 Bergen Meeting
DATE CHANGE

10.6.19 Central Meeting 
DATE CHANGE

10.20.19 SouthShore Meeting

11.1.19 NJDHA BOT Meeting

11.2.19 NJDHA Annual Conference (formerly known as GSC)

11.12.19 Bergen Meeting
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11.6.19 Southern Meeting
DATE CHANGE

11.17.19 Northern Meeting

12.8.19 Central Meeting 









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

NJDHA Oral Cancer Screenings
This outreach to senior centers & health fairs reaches seniors and refers them to dental offices for complete care.  Events in the last year have included:

10.11.18 at Salem Health Fair
Organized by Lee Ann Simmons (Southern), with Dr. Ethan Glickman onsite
Thanks to Delaware Technical Community College for donating supplies!

5.7.18 at the Elizabeth Senior Center
Organized by Luz Munera (Northern)  with Dr. Ethan Glickman onsite
Linda Knudsen, RDH (Northern), Erica Garcia, RDH (Northern) and Lea D'Angelo (Southern) provided care at this event. NJDHA thanks Crosstex, Hu-Friedy, Colgate,Microflex, GSK, and Sunstar for supporting this event!  

10.19.17 at the Salem Health Fair
Organized by Lee Ann Simmons (Southern), with Dr. Ethan Glickman onsite
Thanks to Delaware Technical Community College for donating supplies!

9.23.17 at the Rahway Senior Health Center
Organized by Dana Farrell (Northern), with Dr. Ethan Glickman onsite
Linda Knudsen, RDH (Northern) & Pat Fernandez, RDH (Bergen) provided care, and Erica Garcia, RDH (Northern) assisted. .








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.





ADA's Veterans Smile Day

Free Veteran Dental Care
11.3-4.18

Pictured L to R: NJDA Executive Director Art Meisel, NJDHA President Jaci Klepadlo, ADA President Dr. Jeffrey Cole, ADA Past President Maxine Feinberg





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
















NJDHA Thanks these sponsors of 2019 Annual Conference (formerly known as Garden State Conference)










Dental Studies Institute / Dental Search, sponsor of Attendee Bags



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!
@ TBA

Welcoming ALL Registered and Student Dental Hygienists!

October 23-24, 2020
























Oral Cancer Foundation, sponsor of Oral Cancer courses











Crown Seating, Sponsor of Oral Cancer courses


Septodont, Sponsor of Local Anesthesia course
New New Jersey Society of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry (NJSPID), sponsor of Presidents Reception



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)




Q-Optics, Sponsor of Oral Cancer courses​​


Procter & Gamble, sponsor of Educators Networking



Procter & Gamble, sponsor of Access to Care course




Q-Optics, sponsor of Educators Networking


NJ Coalition on Oral Health for the  Aging, sponsor of Access to Care course
Sunstar Americas, sponsor of Student Networking
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:


Eclipse Loupes, sponsor of Student Networking
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
Activities and News: 

Study Club:

Study Club will resume in the Spring under the direction of Public Health Issues Director Lea D'Angelo.




Congratulations to Nicole Re!!

Nicole is the 2019 Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Bergen Community College!


Looking for Annual Conference CE handouts and evaluations?

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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 

2019 Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Award winner ​
Congratulations Shirley Birenz

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

2019 ​Fran Flur Outstanding Service Award
Congratulations Cassidy Dutka

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 
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