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The PDHA Board of Trustees meeting is being held on Saturday, August 27. There is going to be an open discussion along with recommendations of the ad hoc committee in regards to the implementation of the ADHA Charter. I think many questions can be answered about it. It will be an opportunity to receive accurate information about the ADHA Charter. All members and nonmembers are welcome to attend.
Location: Best Western Premier, 800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Time: 9:30am ends at 5:00pm; Visitors are free to leave at any time.

Employment Opportunities!

Knowlton Dental Associates is looking for a full-time dental hygienist(40 hours/week). Full benefit package and salary is negotiable. Please email your resume to or fax to 717-367-8856 if interested.
Pennington Dental Associates is looking for a dental hygienist(s) to fill in for a maternity leave starting July 25th thru August 25th. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Any fill in time would be greatly appreciated. Contact Diana, 786-3800.

Employment Opportunity

Dr. Maria Meliton, a pediatric dentist in Lancaster County, is seeking dental hygienists for part-time hours where needed. Her offices are located in Lancaster and Gap. The days that she is looking to fill are mostly Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dr. Meliton can be reached at the office at 717-397-7750.


Upcoming Events

Friday, April 15th: Art, Apps, and Wine

We will be having our own “Art and a Bottle” night at 6:30p.m. at the Smilebuilerz training facility. Please bring an appetizer for a potluck and your choice of wine, if you’d like. The cost is $30 per person. If you are interested in attending, PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 1ST to You are able to bring your friends or family, but seating will be limited!


Saturday, May 14th: CE Course

Pharmacology/Local Anesthesia with Dr. Viola and Child Abuse – 6 CEUs with breakfast and lunch included.

Lancaster Bible College with registration beginning at 8:30a.m. Courses will go from 9a.m. to 4 p.m.

Academy Members – $60, PDHA Members – $90 Non-members – $180



Friday, July 15th

Lancaster Barnstormers game in a suite! Post game fireworks. More information to follow.



Fulton Theatre Show!



August BoT Meeting

Rosetta Mazurkewicz recently attended the PDHA BoT meeting and came back with some important information for all members. Please see below. Thanks, Rosetta!

On Saturday afternoon all in attendance at the BoT were given the assignment of updating the PDHA Scopes, job descriptions, and duties for committee chairs, independent contractors, trustees, etc. Sherri Myers and Carol Martin spent the whole night entering the information. This will be presented at the House of Delegates and voted on for acceptance.

November 4-8, 2015    Keystone Dental Health Conference Annual Session

*See the PDHA website for information about the conference and an
easy to use online registration

* Annual Session Program ad deadline is August 30.
Email Carol Martin.

* Silent Auction items valued at least $25 are appreciated.

June 3 & 4, 2016   Mom- n- PA Dental Mission is scheduled in Pittsburgh, PA.

June 8-14, 2016    ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) will be held in
Pittsburgh, PA

*See the ADHA website for detailed information.

* Volunteers are needed

*Housing for students will be available for $50 per night at the University of
Pittsburgh dorm.

* PDHA can sell one item ($10-20) at the registration table as a fund raiser.
Ideas  are  welcome.

Carol Martin was recognized with The Social Responsibility Award for her work in Honduras .

For an update on Joy Brown see the Caring Bridge website.


PDHA Annual Session 2016

If you are interested in being a delegate for the 2016 PDHA Annual Session in Lancaster this year, please contact me ASAP. We will be voting for these delegates at a Summer meeting. If you do want to be a delegate, please attend. Thank you!


Alex DiGiacomo:



Sealant Saturday

Members of the PENNSYLVANIA DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION invite you to attend our dental hygiene
Sealant Saturday Event on Saturday, February 28th, from 9 am to 2 pm at:

Crooked Oak Dental Associates Smilebuilderz Ephrata
600D Eden Rd. 893 E. Main St.
Lancaster, PA 17601 Ephrata, PA 17522
Contact: (717) 569-7787; Debby Contact: (717) 799-8138; Cheri
York Co. School of Technology Water Street Health Services
2179 S. Queen St. 210 S. Prince Street
York, PA 17402 Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: (717) 433-8863; Julie                                   (717) 471-9116; Tammy Contact: (717) 358-2011; Tina                               (717) 627-0811; Carol

This event is provided by the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association and volunteers from your local

dental community providing preventive dental sealants for children ages 6-16 on teeth prone to decay, instruction
on how to care for their teeth and gums, as well as information regarding oral health and access to care.


Public Health Course

Cavity Free Kids 1 day Train-the-Trainer Session

Public Health Course 6 CE’s

 With speaker

 Christi Binder, BSDH, PHDHP

Cheri Brubaker, RDH, PHDHP

Amy Requa, CRNP, CPNP


Friday, March 13, 2015; 9:30am-4:30pm


Smilebuilderz Training Facility

204 Butler Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601


Registration Fee:

Academy Members – $30

PDHA/LLYADHA Members – $60

Non-Members – $180

Send Registration to:

Tracy Miller

951 East Orange St.

Lancaster, PA 17602

**Please send completed registration with check made payable to LLYADHA, no credit cards will be accepted, registration limited to the first 40 registrants.**

Course Description: This course is designed for those who wish to provide oral health literacy education for families and have the capacity to train others in a public health setting through community outreach; dentists, public health dental hygiene practitioners, registered dental hygienists, auxiliary dental providers, health educators, nurses, and other medical professionals.

This course provides 6 hours of Continuing Education through PA Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies and Academy of General Dentistry.

This course is also for Head Start/ Early Head Start Health Coordinators, education mangers/specialists who will support the use of this curriculum; for Child Care practitioners with the capacity to train others, especially family engagement specialists, family advocates, and home visitors who work directly with families.

Course Expectations:  The PA Head Start Association expects you to provide at least one training for a Head Start Program in your community within 6 months of being trained.

Course Contact: Christi Binder,

Materials and Program Funding: This training is provided with generous support from Dentaquest Foundation.

Click here for registration form: 3.13.15 – Registration CFK Course


Looking for some Extra Hours??

Dr. James Lenahan
2433 Old Philadelphia Pike
Smoketown, PA 17576
fax 717-291-5538

Seeking PT hygienist Monday & Tuesday 7:00-5:30
Alternating Wed and Thursday 7:00-5:30

Dr. Matthew Freedman
416 N Duke St
Lancaster, Pa 17602

Seeking a temporary hygienist for approximately 3 months to cover emergency medical leave.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00- 5:00