New Jersey
Hygienists' Association

Welcome to 2018 GSC!

Garden State Conference
Friday Evening 10.26.18 & Saturday 10.27.18

Online Registration is Open

Click Here for Official Program

Princeton Westin
Click Here to reserve your hotel room in the NJDHA block of rooms

To see the webpage for Princeton Westin, and all its amenities, Click Here

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month
Network with Your community of dental hygienists!

“Together We Can Make a Difference"

Hotel Directions

Princeton Westin at Forrestall Village
201 Village Blvd
Princeton, NJ 08540

From Newark Airport and Points North
NJ Turnpike South, exit 9. Follow 18 North for approx. ½ mile. Follow signs to US 1 South (Trenton / Princeton). Proceed on US 1 South approx. for 15 miles to College Rd West. Exit right into Princeton Forrestal Village. Proceed straight through traffic light at end of ramp and The Westin Princeton is head on your left

From South Jersey
Take-295 N to US 1 North (exit 67) toward New Brunswick.
Continue North on US 1 approx, 6.5 miles to Princeton Forrestal Village. Exit right at College Rd West and cross over US 1, stay in the lane for Forrestal Village. Proceed through traffic light at the end of ramp and The Westin is ahead on your left

Welcome to Exhibitors & Sponsors for Garden State Conference as well!
Click here to access the exhibitor webpage

NJDHA Thanks Our Sponsors

Sponsor of Student Networking

Sponsor of Featrued CE Speaker
Lancette Van Guilder, RDH, BS

Sponsor of Educators Networking
& the Access-To-Care Panel continuing education

Other Featured Events

General Membership Meeting

Presidents Reception: Friday evening

Opening session: Saturday Morning

Congratulations to Carly Scarano, RDH (Central) Carly is the 2018 recipient of the Westphal 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. Be sure to attend Garden State Conference and congratulate her on this achievement. Click Here to read her essay.

Attend & Cheer during Opening session for Dr. Ethan Glickman, identified as the 2018 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession of Dental Hygiene. This award is presented to non-RDHs who have made significant contributions.

Congratulations Bergen Member Latanya Williams! Attend NJDHA GSC & congratulate Latanya Williams (Bergen),winner of the 2018 Frances D. Fluhr Outstanding Service Award. Latanya was nominated by Linda Knudsen so be sure to read the attached nominating letter..

Lunch, Drawings, and Exhibits with DSI/Dental search, GC America, GSK, Glove'n Care, NJSPID, NJ Sales (Cetylite, Avid, Sheer Vision, Tokuyama), Orascoptic, PDT, Premier, Procter & Gamble, Pulpdent, Purell, Sempermed, Sunstar Americas, and more!

You Could Be a Winner! Make a donation to ADHA Institute for Oral Health (suggested donation $15), and be entered in a drawing for a new book - "Authorized Biography of Esther Wilkins - as told by her friends”. Several NJ members are quoted in the book. Winner will be announced at the GSC.

GSC Featured Speaker
Lancette Van Guilder, RDH, BS, recognized by ADHA with the 2018 Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award

2-CEU Morning Course: "Periodontal Disease Does Not Discriminate Based on Age"

3-CEU Afternoon Course: "Au Naturale: Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends"

Click Here to see more info on the courses

2-CEU Morning Event: Educators Networking
Current Issues in Dental Hygiene Education
Moderated by BCC Program Director Deborah Cook

2-CEU Morning Event: Access to Care Panel
"Extending Our Reach - How NJ RDHs are Meeting the Needs of the Community"  Click Here for Flyer

Moderated by Latanya Williams: works in a program to provide access to pregnant women

Panelist Yvonne Goldman: Head Start Liasion  who reaches out to pre-school children

Panelist Luz Munera: coordinated Oral Cancer Screening at Elizabeth Senior Center, with more to come

Panelist Becky Pugh: managing the NJ Coalition on Oral Health for the Aging with program development for grants, projects we can do now, and projects for the future

Afternoon Event: Student Networking "What Are You Doing to Change the Future of Dental Hygiene?

Panelist: Kim Attanasi

Panlist: Vicky Fedor

Panelist: Kathy Sinatra

Sponsor of Continental Breakfast

NJDHA Returns to General Membership Meeting at GSC 2018

What does this mean for you? All members in attendance will be able to cast ballots to elect new officers, as well as vote on any issue brought to the membership. Business meetings for members will include:

Friday 10.26.18 at 4pm
BOT Meeting & Candidates Forum

Saturday 10.27.18 at 8:30am
Opening Session

Saturday 10.27.18 Lunch, 11:30am
Cast ballots by noon
Election outcome at 1pm
Install new officers

Click Here to see reports & candidates' biodatas

Dental Studies Institute / Dental Search

Sponsor of Attendee Bags


10.27.18 Morning

Educators Networking: Current Issues in DH Education
Handout            Evaluation

Access to Care Panel: Extending our Reach
Handout            Evaluation

Lancette Van Guilder on Periodontal Disease Does Not Discriminate Based on Age
Handout             Evaluation

10.27.18 Afternoon

Lancette Van Guilder on Au Naturale: Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends
Handout              Evaluation