AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations! Linda Hecker, MA, BS, RDH

Join us in congratulating Linda Hecker, MA, BS, RDH (Central), the winner of the 2022 Carol King Advancing the Profession Award

The award will be presented during 10.22.22 Annual Conference Opening Session.

NJDHA MEMBER AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations! Tom Viola, RPh

Join us in congratulating Tom Viola, RPh, the winner of the 2021 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession of Dental Hygiene!

The Award will be presented at the live 2022 Annual Conference during Opening Session.

Congratulations Kristine Puccerella (Central)

2021 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.


Carol King Award

Nominations Open February

Nominations Due August 1

Credentials Due August 11

Send nominee's name to: 

Central Office

Click here for Criteria!


Fran Fluhr Award

Nomination Opens February

Nominations Due August 1

Credentials Due August 11

Send Nominee's Name to:

Central Office

Click here for Criteria!


Cheryl Westphal Theile Award

Application Opens March 1

Credentials Due September 1

Send Applications to Central Office:

Central Office

Congratulations Tina Modi, RDH, BS

2019 Fran Flur Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations Kathy Cybula-Tahmazian, RDH, BSDH, RN, MSM

Join us in congratulating Kathy Cybula-Tahmazian, RDH, BSDH, RN, MSM (Southern), the winner of the 2023 Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Fauclty Award winner. The Award will be presented during 10.21.23 Annual Conference Opening Session.

NJDHA AWARDS IN DENTAL
HYGIENE PROGRAMS

MARY JANE KELLOGG DUTTON

FACULTY MENTORSHIP AWARD


Nomination Opens: January

Nominated by: Student Chapter

Nomination Due April 1

Click Here For Nomination Form

Send Nomination Form To Central Office 



Gurenlian Leadership Award

Nominations Open: January

Nominated by: DH Program Faculty Nomination

Nomination Due: April 10

Click Here For Nomination Form

Send Nomination Form To Central Office

Contact Us:

NJDHA Central Office

centraloffice@njdha.org

856-574-4324 fax

Marlton NJ 08053

2 Danbury Court

KUDOS to WINNERS!


From the NJDHA 2023 Annual Conference


Kathy Cybula-Tahmazian, RDH, BSDH, RN, MSM (Southern) the 2023 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award.


NJDHA presents the 2023 Gurenlian Leadership Award to a graduate at each of the dental hygiene programs. NJDHA welcome these future leaders to the profession:

Michelle Fera, Camden County College

Camar Mershon, Middlesex County College

Nicolette Riccobono, Eastern International College

 Bergen County College

 Rowan College at Burlington County


Congratulations to Linda Hecker, MA, RDH (Central) the 2022 NJDHA winner of Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene!


Congratulations to Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS, FADE (Bergen) the 2022 ADHA winner of Professional Membership Award & the Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award


Congratulations to Kim Attanasi, RDH, PhD (Northern), the 2021winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene!


Congratulations to Kristine Puccerella, RDH (Central) winner of the 2019 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion.


JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, AFAAOM (Southern), the recipient of the ADHA Presidential Citation for her work on Return-to-Work task force, & collaboration with ADA on practice during the pandemic.


Jane Forrest, RDH, EdD (Southern) recipient of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.



Congratulations to Shirley Birenz, RDH, MS, FAADH (Central), the 2019 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene!


Congratulations to Hope Holbeck, RDH, MS (Central) the 2019 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. 


Congratulations to Tina Modi, RDH, BS (Central), the 2019 winner of the NJDHA Frances D. Fluhr Outstanding Service Award ! 


Congratulations to Cassidy Dutka Labita, RDH (Central) winner of the 2019 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion.


Congratulations to Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS 2019 Liz Chaney Liasion of the Year Award


Congratulations to Skylar Sabol(RCBC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2019 Award for Excellence in Communication


Congratulations to Krystine Garcia and Julianne Juzefyk, recipients of Central-NJDHA's 2019 Mara Sculler Award.


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. 


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. 


Congratulations to Jane Forrest, RDH, EdD (Southern), the 2017 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene! 


Congratulations to Faith Zimnes, RDH, MA, (Southern) the 2017 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. 


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.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces 2023 Class of Fellows

1) Northern Component (CM)

Kim Attanasi, RDH, MS, PhD, FADHA 
Ellen Guritzky, RDH, BS, MSJ, FADHA


2) Southern (CM)
JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, FADHA
Rebecca Pugh, RDH, BSAST, FADHA


3) Central (CM)
Pam Graboso, RDH, FADHA
Howard Notgarnie, RDH, EdD FADHA
Stacy Onofiretti, RDH, PhD, CHP, FADHA


4) Bergen (CM)
Susan Callahan-Barnard, RDH, DHSc,, FADHA

Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH, FAAFS, FADHA

Rina Nowka, RDH, MA FADHA

In this inaugural year of the ADHA Professional Fellows Program, 162 ADHA members representing forty-two states make up the first class with this earned distinction. The distinction honors their ongoing commitment to their education, to the practice of dental hygiene, and to their stellar reputation in areas of ethics, professional responsibility and professional standards. NJDHA's Members in the 2023 ADHA Class of Fellows include: