Maria Workman

Vice President
Kristine Thomas

Jeanette Gallo 

Joanna Campbell

Social Media Liaison
Susanna Scherer
Winnie Furnari

Membership Committee
Patricia Fernandez

Shelter Project
Judy Bertola

For Meeting Info, Please Contact:
Joanna Campbell 

Congratulations to Winnie Furnari (Bergen)

Winner of 2019 ADHA Institute for Oral Health Liaison of the Year Award
Winnie received her award at the 2019 ADHA Louisville Annual Conference.

Winner of 2016 ADHA Educator of the Year Award
Winnie was nominated by Kim Attanasi (Northern) and received her award at the ADHA Pittsburgh meeting.

Winner of 2015 NJDHA Fran Fluhr Award for Outstanding Service Winnie was nominated by Kim Attanasi (Northern). The nominating essay noted, "she has mentored members into their responsibilities and has shown a willingness to help others and see them succeed while always keeping in mind the true mission and goals of NJDHA." Winnie was presented her award during Opening Session at the Garden State Conference on 10.17.15.

2018 ADHAAnnual Conference
in Columbus OH
Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH, FAAFS (Bergen)
, NJDHA Liaison to the ADHA Institute of Oral Health was recognized for serving & chairing the Scholarship Review Committee for 4 years and the Community Service Grant Committee for the past 4 years. KUDOS!

Dorothy Ferreira, RDH, BSDH (Bergen) wrote a manuscript on 'Mission Team's Accomplishments' that was published in November 2017 RDH, page 26. Great photographs of her work! Dorothy works in private practice and was a student teacher as part of her MSDH program last year at Bergen Community College.

2022 Meetings

Mark Your Calendar for These Bergen Meetings!




Latanya Williams

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.


Maria Workman on behalf of BCDHA Officers and Membership

Joanna Campbell, RDH, FAADH (Bergen)
Joanna earned the institution’s 2018-19 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award. To read the full story Click Here.

Bergen Meetings:

In Memoriam

Bergen mourns the loss of George Van Der Sluys, from Bedminster, NJ, a component member for over twenty-five years.  
George passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020.  He was 71 years old. Dental Hygiene was a second career for George. He was a graduate of RCA Technical Institute in NYC and worked for Digital Equipment Corporation before entering Bergen Community College to study Dental Hygiene in 1993.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, the late Judith Van Der Sluys. He is survived by a daughter Cynthia and son Eric George and five grandchildren.
He was very active in BCDHA since graduating and attended every meeting, helping with registration and distribution of meeting materials.  He will be missed by all those who knew him but especially by Jeanette Gallo, Judy Bertola, Kristine Thomas and Margarite Remsey who sat with him at every meeting.  He worked clinically for Dr. L. Vita in Clifton and Dr. Chronowski in Morristown.

Maria Workman on behalf of BCDHA Officers and Membership

SAVE THE DATE! - Registration Opens 9.15.21

Bergen County Dental Hygienists’ Association                                 
Sunday,  11.7.21,  Registration 8:00 am, Course 8:30-12:30      
Continental Breakfast at 8am with lunch served during the course.       
4 CEUS: Local Anesthesia Administration Renewal Course
This course meets NJ Bd. of Dentistry’s Renewal Requirement for Local Anesthesia Administration.  Please note: this course will provide 4 CE credits for you whether you hold an anesthesia permit or not!                                                                   

Hackensack Golf Club
Soldier Hill Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
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