New Jersey
Dental
Hygienists' Association



KUDOS...

From the ADHA 2017 Jacksonville meeting
Jaclyn Klepaldo, RDH (SouthShore) Philips/Pennwell "Heart to Hands" 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:

Gabriella Sousa
Rutgers University on 12.20.16

Simona Amin
Eastern International College on 4.28.17

Joanna Maul
Rowan College at Burlington County on 4.29.17

Erica Garcia
Bergen County College on 5.9.17

Deanna Toton
Camden County College on 5.16.17

Amy Middleton
Middlesex County College on 5.18.17

Congratulations to Amy Hulehan (RCBC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2017 Award for Excellence in Communication

Congratulations to Lauren DeRose (CCC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2017 Award for Excellence in Communication

Congratulations to Joseph Defontes (MCC 2017 graduate), recipient of Central-NJDHA's 2017 Mara Sculler Award.

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
and
Melissa Obratka, RDH, BA (Northern) who received the Master Clincian 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 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.
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Advertise and Support NJDHA

Corporate Friends who wish to reach NJDHA members may download these documents

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Increase your brand awareness at the Garden State Conference on 10.28.17 at the Princeton WEstin

Click here to go to the Exhibitors page for the Prospectus & Exhibitor registration form.



Contact NJDHA


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




Welcome!

What’s Coming Up?

10.1.17
IOH Applications Open: Scholarships
Due 2.1.18

10.4.17 NJSBOD meeting

10.4.17 Pediatrics Study Club
Free CEU for members

10.11.17 Geriatrics Study Club
Free CEU for members

10.12.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

10.19-23.17
ADA/ADAA Meeting

10.27.17
BOT Meeting

10.27-28.17 Garden State Conference
* Student Networking sponsored by
Sunstar Americas
* Day Of Meeting Flyer sponsored by OralDNA
* Online Registration sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
* Saturday Snack sponsored by NJSPID
* Educators Networking sponsored by Procter & Gamble
* Speaker Anne Guignon sponsored by OraScoptic, Colgate, Crown Seating, Perio Protect, Young Dental, 3M ESPY

11.1.17: IOH Applications Open: Rosie Wall Community Spirit grants
Due 2.28

11.1.17 IOH Applications Open: Research grants
2.28 - application due

11.1.17 NJSBOD meeting

11.2.17 Geriatrics Study Club
Free CEU for members!

11.11-12.17 Free Dental for Veterans; contact Jill DeCraine to volunteer

11.16.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

11.18-20.17
ADHA UYP, Chicago

12.6.17 NJSBOD meeting

12.10.17
Last Chance CE

12.21.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

7.1.18
IOH Applications Open: Wrigley Community Service Grants
Due 10.1











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.















Southern-NJDHA & Oral Cancer Foundation
5K Walk/Run for Awareness on 4.22.17









Garden State Conference
10.27-28.17
Princeton Westin

A Great Time Was Had by All!



Last Chance CE
12.10.17 at Crowne Plaza, Edison NJ
"Un-Break My Heart" Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning
with Tom Viola, RPh, CCP

Online Registration is Open!
For best prices: 
take advantage of Early Bird Discount; ends 11.19.17

Click Here to Read More





Westphal Scholarship
Congratulations to Susannah Scherer (Bergen), recipient of the 2017 Westphal Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at $1,000 for 2017, will be awarded at Garden State Conference on 10.28.17.






Over 200 registered walkers,
40 oral cancer screenings, and
$9,000 raised!




EIC & NJDHA 3rd Grade Day 3.10.17


On 3.10.17, EIC students treated 23 children from a local charter school. Children were provided prophys, fluoride, OHI, and if needed, sealants. This event is co-sponsored by NJDHA as part of an outreach to communities of need.



EIC & NJDHA Special Needs Day 4.12.17

On 4.12.17, EIC Senior Students visited A.Harry Moore Special Needs School. EIC Students saw 50 special needs children, ages ranging from 3 to 19 years old. This event is co-sponsored by NJDHA as part of an outreach to communities of need.



4.1.17 - It’s Hygienic Board Review at Camden County College

This event hosted teams of students for a great day of Board Review. NJDHA thanks the sponsors: Limerick Dental, Procter & Gamble, and American Eagle



NJDHA & Head Start
Yvonne Goldman (Northern) and Kim Attanasi (Northern) presented oral health information at the Head Start Oral Health Manager Orientation during the Head Start Region II Training in Atlantic City on 5.22.17. They answered questions regarding new oral health standards and meeting oral health goals, as well as discussed ways to incorporate toothbrushing with fluoride into the classroom. NJDHA is available for the NJ Head Starts of Region II for training and oral health services.




Congratulations Jaci Klepadlo, RDH (SouthShore)  who was named one of the initial recipients of the "Heart to Hands" Award, presented June 2017 in Jacksonville FL during Philips' reception held during ADHA Annual Session. Jaci is employed in a dental practice and owns a staffing business called Elite Dental Coverage. The award is sponsored by Philips Sonicare and PennWell Corp.

Congratulations to Faith Zimnes, RDH, MA
Winner of the 2017 Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award 
Join all of NJDHA in extending congratulations to Faith during Opening Session at GSC. Faith was nominated by her students at Rowan College at Burlington County Dental Hygiene Program. Click here to read the nominating essay.



Congratulations to Jane Forrest, RDH, EdD 

Winner of the 2017 Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession Join all of NJDHA in extending congratulations to Jane during Opening Session at GSC. Jane was nominated by her Winnie Furnari (Bergen). Click here to read Jane’s essay.

Congratulations to Susanna Scherer, RDH
Winner of the 2017 Wetphal Scholarship, presented to a member completing their degree 
Join all of NJDHA in extending congratulations to Susannah during Opening Session at GSC. Click Here to read Susannah's essay.


Give Kids A Smile - Friday 2.2.18

Are you providing fluoride varnish, sealants, and/or other preventive care to students in their shcools to celebrate GKAS?
Make sure to use these forms:

Note: NJDHA has other forms available that may assist you; contact Central Office



Special Needs Day - 10.17.17
EIC In Partnership with NJDHA


A. Harry Moore School- Free Preventive Healthcare Day: A. Harry Moore School, a school for special needs children, in which dental hygiene senior students from Eastern International College were honored to visit and treat sixty children on 10.17.17. These children were treated with the utmost respect, providing dental screening, and if possible, prophylaxis treatment including tooth brushing and applying topical fluoride. This was such a rewarding experience for all those involved.



3rd Grade Day 10.11.17
EIC In Partnership with NJDHA


Golden Door Charter School- Free Preventive Healthcare Day: The dental hygiene senior students at Eastern International College in partnership with NJDHA were delighted to see fifty-eight third-grade children from Golden Door Charter School on 10.11.17. This was a wonderful event where the children participated in different activities, dental screenings such as prophylaxis treatments including tooth brushing, topical fluoride, and x-rays and sealants as needed.


Senior Citizen Day 9.26.17
EIC In Partnership with NJDHA

Senior Citizens-Free Preventive Health Care Day: The dental hygiene senior students at EIC were grateful to treat thirty-two wonderful Senior Citizens of our community on 9.26.17. They were treated with the utmost respect as well as taking care of their dental needs, such as dental exams, x-rays, prophylaxis, and teaching them how to take care of their complete or partial dentures.