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Bus Trip to New York City with LLYADHA

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Cost: $75

Meeting Spot:

The Dental Care of Lancaster parking lot
1891 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster PA
Across the street from K Mart , off Route 30

Meet at 6:30 am and plan to leave by 7:00 am
Arrive in NYC at Bryant Park at 10:00 am
Leave NYC at 7:00 pm from Bryant Park
Back to Lancaster by 10:00 pm

We do have a speaker planned for the ride down. Details to follow.

Restrooms are available on the bus, and we can plan a rest stop along the way down and back .

Please make checks payable to LLYADHA and they can be sent to:


Rosetta Mazurkewicz

631 Lincoln Road

Lititz,  PA  17543




PLEASE JOIN YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS IN A FUN-FILLED DAY IN NEW YORK CITY!! HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE! Any questions, please feel free to contact Rosetta Mazurkewicz or Alexandra DiGiacomo (


CE course for September 27, 2014- Register Early!


Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner

Maryanne Dryer, RDH, MEd

Course Description:

This course is based on current scientific literature providing the clinician with evidence based tools and strategies which include the use of periodontal risk assessment protocols, salivary diagnostics, incorporation of the dental exam and progressive treatment planning.

Advantages of ultrasonic instrumentation will be examined as demonstrated in the current research for obtaining successful clinical outcomes while providing comprehensive patient care.

Download registration form below.


Option #1. 9 AM-12 PM  

Option #2. 1-4 PM





Tuesday night, April 29th.



Speaker: Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.Ed. Dentsply Professional’s Northeast Clinic Coordinator

Topic: Whitening and Esthetic Maintenance/ “The Ins and Outs of Polishing: Why, Why Not and What?”

Course Overview:   The demand for esthetic dentistry has increased in recent years. Whitening products and restorative materials have evolved to meet the needs of today’s dental patients. This course will outline the evolution of these products and discuss the types of products and materials available, with recommended clinical techniques to maintain the 21st century smile. New, updated research makes us reconsider our position on polishing. This program will provide information on different aspects and materials of polishing to consider for today’s newest restorative materials.




Sealant saturday @ Welsh Mountain

A great big hug and thank you to my co workers and LLYADHA members who helped with Sealant Saturday at Welsh Mountain on February 1st. In three hours we saw 24 children and placed 103 sealants.  The morning sure did fly by.  I love working in Public Health.  The following members volunteered:  Deb Burchett, Christi Binder, Cheri Brubaker, Pat Donnelly, Rosetta Mazurkewicz, and Diane Creme.

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Continuing Education course

Saturday, March 8,2014 (9AM-12PM )

“Dental Exams at 12 Months? A Pediatric/Prenatal Update for Dental Professionals and Ways to Serve Children in Public Health”

Speaker: Helen Hawkey, RDH, BS

3 CE credits

Location: HACC Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, 17602 (Main Entrance/Building)

8-9 (Registration and Breakfast Buffet);  9-12 CE course

Registration Form: Regis.3.8.2014.Hawkey.CE



Children’s Dental Health Month & Sealant Saturdays

Children’s Dental
Health Month Local Event

—is an oral-health service event sponsored by the
Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association with Dentsply
Professional of York, PA and Premier Dental of Plymouth Mtg. It is
conducted to recognize February as National Children’s Dental
Health Month. Last year, Sealant Saturday served 586 uninsured
children (71% living below 200% Federal Poverty level), of the 586
children 32% had open, visible, untreated cavities. Oral health
research, the CDC and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association
highlight the benefits of tooth sealants—a thin bonded
material—when applied to the chewing surface of permanent molars.
The sealant acts as a physical barrier to prevent oral bacteria
from collecting and creating the acid environment that allows decay
/ cavities to develop. Sealants are a good investment for a child’s
oral health and help prevent tooth decay during cavity-prone years.
Applying sealants is a simple, painless procedure that is very
inexpensive compared to the conventional treatment of drilling
& filling a cavity. WHO:
Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association Members
& volunteer Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs), local
Dentists & Senior Dental Hygiene Students. WHAT:
Free dental exams
and dental sealants for children age 6 – 16 years. Dental
hygienists will give oral hygiene instructions & free home
care kits to all WHEN/ WHERE:

  • Saturday,
    February 1, 2014  from 9:00 – 1:00  at
    the Welsh Mountain Dental Center
    • For More
      information please contact: Diane Creme (717) 354-7196
  • Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from 8:00
    - 12:00 at Water Street Health Services
    • For
      More information please contact: Tina Nissley (717) 358-2011, or
      Carol Martin (717) 627-0811
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 from
    9:00 – 1:00 at the York County School of Technology
    • For More information please contact: Karen Sherwood (717)
      433-8863 , or  Julie Polito (717) 471-9116

Your time will make a difference!!



Kicking off the New Year!!

Join us for our First Business Meeting of the Year

Featuring Marilyn Walker

Presenting Work Life Balance

There is no better time to get organized and set a plan for the year that is going to be fulfilling to your mind, your body, and your soul. We are very excited to have Marilyn Walker presenting at this first business meeting of the year to help all of us maximize our potential while keeping our lives in balance. Balancing a career, a family, and a social life are just the beginning of our challenges as working professions. Please join us in Kicking off the New Year!

Check out Marilyn Walker

January 19th, 2014 starting at 4:30pm

@ Smilebuilderz Training Facility
204 Butler Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601

Mom-n-PA for 2014

Dates for the Mom-n-PA for 2014.

It is to be held at the Allentown Fairgrounds Friday/Saturday Sept. 12,13, 2014.

Please mark your calendars so you can be a part of this great volunteer opportunity.



Don’t Forget the Business Meeting

We will be meeting following Dr. Viola’s Pharmacology Course on Sunday, November 17th. All members are welcome to join us!


Pharmacology Update CE Course


“I Wanna New Drug”

Newly Approved Prescription Medications and Their Clinical Dental Implications Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.

Course Description

This program will provide participants with an update and overview of selected new FDA- approved prescription drugs for the past several years. Throughout the program, special emphasis will be given to those new drugs whose actions, side effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact dental therapy.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify selected newly approved prescription medications of the past several years
  • Review the basic mechanism of action, principle therapeutic indications, and potential adverse reactions and drug interactions of these new agents
  • Discuss the clinical dental considerations of these new medications and their potential impact on dental therapy


    In addition to his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy, Thomas A. Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. also serves the professions of dentistry, dental hygiene and dental assisting as an educator, professional speaker and published writer, in the areas of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia. As an educator, Tom is a member of the faculty of seven dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, as well as several national dental hygiene board exam review courses. As a speaker, Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to practicing dental professionals, both nationally and internationally, and serves as a pharmacology expert and consultant to the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. As a writer, Tom is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with columns appearing regularly in AGD Impact and RDH Magazine.

    To contact Tom, call (609) 504-9252 or email him at Visit Tom on his website at Find Tom on Facebook at and, and on LinkedIn at Follow Tom on Twitter @thomas_viola.

Registration Form- I Wanna New Drug