New Jersey
Dental
Hygienists' Association


KUDOS to PREVIOUS WINNERS!

From the ADHA 2021 Phoenix Meeting

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.


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

Amanda Chirico
, Eastern International College in February 2021

Allyson N. Prekop, Rowan College at Burlington County on 11.23.20

Christian Hidalgo, Bergen County College in Spring 2021

Jennifer Deutsch, Middlesex County College on 9.29.20

Nicole Canestri, Camden County College in January 2021


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.

Congratulations to Jaclyn Klepaldo, RDH (SouthShore) 2019 Colgate/ADHA Community Outreach Award

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


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.

























Contact NJDHA


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



AWARDS
& SCHOLARSHIP




​CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE MOST RECENT WINNERS:


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 MEMBER AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP
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Carol King Award
Click here for Criteria!​
Nominations Open February
Send nominee's name: Central Office
Nomination Due August 1
Credentials Due August 11


Fran Fluhr Award
​​Click here for Criteria!
Nomination Opens February
Send nominee's name: Central Office
Nomination Due August 1
Credentials Due August 11


Cheryl Westphal Theile Scholarship
Click here for Criteria!
​Application Opens March
Send application to Central Office
Credentials Due September 1



NJDHA AWARDS IN DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAMS


MARY JANE KELLOGG DUTTON FACULTY MENTORSHIP AWARD
Click here for Criteria​
Nominated by: Student Chapter
​Nomination Opens: January
Send Nomination package to
   Central Office
Nomination Due May 1


Gurenlian Leadership Award
Click here for Nomination Form
Nominated by: DH Program Faculty
​Nomination Opens: January
Send nomination form to 
   Central Office
Nomination Due April 10