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

2022 Meetings

Mark Your Calendar for These Bergen Meetings!


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!

2022 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award
This prestigious award is presented each year to recognize the distinguished career of a worthy individual who has consistently and effectively contributed to the enrichment of the dental hygiene profession.

2022 First Professional Membership Award

Virtual Course

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:00-10:00 pm CE: 3
New Mandated Continuing Education Courses

A course on ‘Opioids’, ‘Ethics for the Dental Professional’ and ‘Infection Control’ will be required by the NJ Board of Dentistry for each license renewal cycle. 1 CE ‘Opioids’, 1 CE ‘Ethics’, and 1 CE ‘Infection Prevention’ are being offered by BCDHA and will satisfy your mandatory requirements for license renewal by December 2023.

The courses have NJ Board of Dentistry Approval.

Course Title: Opioids Speaker: Tom Viola, R.Ph.

It is imperative that Dental Hygienists are equipped with the tools necessary to identify opioid misuse and abuse. The course will discuss prescription opioid drugs, including alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid use and abuse, addiction and diversion.

Course Title: Infection Prevention for the Dental Professional Speaker: Linda Hecker, MA, BS, RDH Member, NJ SBOD

The course is designed to review best practices in infection control and prevention. It will provide an overview of CDC guidelines and OSHA regulations.
Course Title: Ethics Speaker: Linda Hecker, MA, BS, RDH Member, NJ SBOD

This course is designed to fulfill the NJ State Board of Dentistry’s requirement for a course concerning professional ethics.

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