New Jersey
Hygienists' Association


From the ADHA 2017 Jacksonville meeting
Jaclyn Klepaldo, RDH (SouthShore) Philips/Pennwell "Heart to Hands" Award

Gurenlian Leadership 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:

Gabriella Sousa
Rutgers University on 12.20.16

Simona Amin
Eastern International College on 4.28.17

Joanna Maul
Rowan College at Burlington County on 4.29.17

Erica Garcia
Bergen County College on 5.9.17

Deanna Toton
Camden County College on 5.16.17

Amy Middleton
Middlesex County College on 5.18.17

Congratulations to Amy Hulehan (RCBC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2017 Award for Excellence in Communication

Congratulations to Lauren DeRose (CCC), recipient of the Southern-NJDHA 2017 Award for Excellence in Communication

Congratulations to Joseph Defontes (MCC 2017 graduate), recipient of Central-NJDHA's 2017 Mara Sculler Award.

Congratulations to Ashley Cardoso, Rutgers Senior Student, recipient of Northern Component's 2016 Loretta Rummel Award.

Congratulations to Noora Bayoumi, RDH (Central) winner of the 2016 Westphal Scholarship, presented to a member for degree completion. Click here to read the prize winning essay.

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.

From the ADHA 2016 Pittsburgh meeting
Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH (Bergen) who received the Educator of the Year Award
Melissa Obratka, RDH, BA (Northern) who received the Master Clincian Award

Congratulations to Adriana Hakobyan (EIC), recipient of the Bergen-NJDHA Award.

Congratulations to Jodie Heimbach RDH BS (Central), the 2014 winner of the NJDHA Carol King Award for Advancing the Profession of Dental Hygiene !

Congratulations to Gail Vasilenko, RDH, the 2013 winner of the NJDHA Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award. Click here to read the Rutgers student chapter's nominating essay.

Advertise and Support NJDHA

Corporate Friends who wish to reach NJDHA members may download these documents

Advertising Order Form

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Employment Advertising Order Form

Increase your brand awareness at the Garden State Conference on 10.28.17 at the Princeton WEstin

Click here to go to the Exhibitors page for the Prospectus & Exhibitor registration form.

Contact NJDHA

NJDHA Central Office
2 Danbury Court
Marlton NJ 08053
856-574-4324 fax


What’s Coming Up?

IOH Applications Open: Wrigley Community Service Grants
Due 10.1

8.17.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

9.6.17 NJSBOD meeting

9.14.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

9.27.17 Geriatrics Study Club
Free CEU for members

IOH Applications Open: Scholarships
Due 2.1.18

10.4.17 NJSBOD meeting

10.4.17 Pediatrics Study Club
Free CEU for members

10.12.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

ADA/ADAA Meeting

BOT Meeting

10.27-28.17 Garden State Conference
* Student Networking sponsored by
Sunstar Americas
* Day Of Meeting Flyer sponsored by OralDNA
* Online Registration sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
* Saturday Snack sponsored by NJSPID
* Speaker Anne Guignon sponsored by OraScoptic, Colgate, Crown Seating, Perio Protect, Young Dental, 3M ESPY

11.1.17: IOH Applications Open: Rosie Wall Community Spirit grants
Due 2.28

11.1.17 IOH Applications Open: Research grants
2.28 - application due

11.1.17 NJSBOD meeting

11.2.17 Geriatrics Study Club
Free CEU for members!

11.11-12.17 Free Dental for Veterans; contact Jill DeCraine to volunteer

11.16.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

ADHA UYP, Chicago

12.6.17 NJSBOD meeting

Last Chance CE

12.21.17 NJOHC/PHHS meeting

NJDHA History Corner
Reports from time to time
Historian Rhoda Gladstone (Northern)

What were the early years of NJDHA like?

Just Added!  Read NJDHA's First Issue of its Journal, November 1955

Click here to see an article from December 1958 that reports the beginning of licensing and forming the association.

Southern-NJDHA & Oral Cancer Foundation
5K Walk/Run for Awareness on 4.22.17

Save This Date! Together We Can Make A Difference!

Gather with your community of RDHs for a stimulating continuing education!

This is a license renewal year; will you have the required 20 CEUs to renew your license & continue working for 2018-2019?

Click here for Official Program

Online Registration is Open!

NJDHA & NJSPID Shadow Program

Interested in knowing more about any specific periodontal procedure? NJDHA & NJ Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (NJSPID) have allied to bring the free opportunity to you. Contact NJSPID Executive Secretary Dr. Jane Ligums  or NJDHA Past President Tina Modi to provide your name, email, township, and the perio procedure of interest. Dr. Jane Ligums will arrange your appointment.

Garden State Conference
Princeton Westin

Last Chance CE
"Un-Break My Heart" Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning
with Tom Viola, RPh, CCP

Click Here to Read More

Westphal Scholarship
Applications are being accepted, and the scholarship will be awarded to a licensed dental hygienist member on 10.28.17 at the Garden State Conference. Contact Central Office to apply! Click here for criteria.

Over 200 registered walkers,
40 oral cancer screenings, and
$9,000 raised!

EIC & NJDHA 3rd Grade Day 3.10.17

On 3.10.17, EIC students treated 23 children from a local charter school. Children were provided prophys, fluoride, OHI, and if needed, sealants. This event is co-sponsored by NJDHA as part of an outreach to communities of need.

Nominate for 2018 Office

The success of NJDHA is dependent on members who volunteer to run for office.  Help continue NJDHA Success!  Read More

Help wanted:
Paid by Contract Fee

Could You Be the Next Communicators Director? NJDHA seeks to contract a Communications Director to enhance Central Office services for Email Blasts, Website, and Social Media. READ MORE Submit any questions to Central Office

EIC & NJDHA Special Needs Day 4.12.17

On 4.12.17, EIC Senior Students visited A.Harry Moore Special Needs School. EIC Students saw 50 special needs children, ages ranging from 3 to 19 years old. This event is co-sponsored by NJDHA as part of an outreach to communities of need.

4.1.17 - It’s Hygienic Board Review at Camden County College

This event hosted teams of students for a great day of Board Review. NJDHA thanks the sponsors: Limerick Dental, Procter & Gamble, and American Eagle

Filling Your CE Needs

“Dead Bones Walking”
Overview of Osteoporosis & Osteoporosis of the Jaw with Tom Viola, RPh, CCP - Click Here to Read More

Student Networking: “Healthy Practice Options” Creating a healthy, sustainable career through visualization, safe seating and hand health, student networking with Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH, CSPClick here to read more

Educators Networking: "Current Trends in Dental Hygiene"
Moderator Deborah Cook, RDH, MAEd, BCC Program Director

“Good News…Bad News” How to partner with Mother Nature and achieve optimal oral health outcomes with Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH, CSPClick here to read more

Access to Care Panel: “How Did I Get Here?” And how you can do it too!
Click Here to Read More
Moderator: Latanya Williams (Bergen)
Dodie Allers (Northern) - Clinician
Shirley Birenz (Central) - Educator
Jodie Heimbach (Central) - Corporate
Lorraine Kowalski (Northern) - Community Health

NJDHA & Head Start
Yvonne Goldman (Northern) and Kim Attanasi (Northern) presented oral health information at the Head Start Oral Health Manager Orientation during the Head Start Region II Training in Atlantic City on 5.22.17. They answered questions regarding new oral health standards and meeting oral health goals, as well as discussed ways to incorporate toothbrushing with fluoride into the classroom. NJDHA is available for the NJ Head Starts of Region II for training and oral health services.

Congratulations Jaci Klepadlo, RDH (SouthShore)  who was named one of the initial recipients of the "Heart to Hands" Award, presented June 2017 in Jacksonville FL during Philips' reception held during ADHA Annual Session. Jaci is employed in a dental practice and owns a staffing business called Elite Dental Coverage. The award is sponsored by Philips Sonicare and PennWell Corp.

American Academy of Pediatrics NJ - free webinars

August 18, 2017 at 1-2pm for 1 CEU
Dental Team FIND (Food Insecurity & Nutritional Deficiency)
by Dr. Shilpa Pai, MD and Dr. Max. Sulla, DDS
Click here to register           Click here to Read More

Congratulations to Faith Zimnes, RDH, MA
Winner of the 2017 Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award 
Join all of NJDHA in extending congratulations to Faith during Opening Session at GSC. Faith was nominated by her students at Rowan College at Burlington County Dental Hygiene Program. Click here to read the nominating essay.

10.13.17 Mt. Laurel - Doubletree by Hilton
10.18.17 East Windsor - National Conference Center

Pay One Price Ticket Includes:

* Up to 8 Continuing Education Credits
* Document Shredding
* Breakfast and Lunch
* Beverage and Snack Breaks

$95 for NJDA Members & Member Staff;  $150 for Non-Members & Staff
Questions? Call 732-821-9400    Click Here to register

NJDHA Invited by NJDA

A FULL DAY OF VALUABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION Choose location and design your own personal schedule for the day.