03 - Portland Dental Hygienists' Association (PDHA) 


Welcome to the Portland Component webpage.

Events & Educations

Dates: Typically the 3rd Thursday of the month in 2015 - unless otherwise specified.

6:00 check-in, 6:30 - 8:30 event

Tabor Space; 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215; 503-238-3904; http://taborspace.org/; PDHA meetings are typically held downstairs in the Dining Room unless otherwise noted. There is a parking lot as well as ample street parking in the neighborhood.

Classes are worth 2 CE credits each and are offered FREE for all ADHA/ADAA members & dental hygiene and assisting students. All classes cost $10.00 each for non-members. We offer a discounted nonmember package for $40 for all 5 classes, if non-members pay for all classes on or before January 15th.

Current event schedule

January 15th, 2015: CE - Perio Diagnosis and Surgical Procedures - Dr. Michael Setter

February 19th, 2015: Winter Business Meeting

March 19th, 2015: CE - Infection Control - Jamie Phifer, Henry Schein

April 23rd, 2015:
Professional Networking Event - TBA

May 21st, 2015: CE - From Risk to Results: Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner - Monica Monsantofils, RDH, PG Dip

June 2015: Student Focus Meeting - TBA

July 16th, 2015: CE - TBA

August 20th, 2015: Summer Networking BBQ/Potluck - TBA

September 24th, 2015: CE - Oh No, Mr. Bill!: Billing & Coding Update - N'cole Merritt, RDH"

October 29th, 2015: Fall Business Meeting

November 13-15, 2015: Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference (ODHC), 64th Annual Session, Sheraton, Portland Airport

December 10th, 2015: Holiday Giving Back Event - TBA



News And Announcements

Calls for participation:

PDHA Component Elections/Appointments are held during our Fall Business Meeting. Available positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member Services Liaison to the ODHA Member Services Council (MSC), Meeting Planning Committee and Community Outreach Committee.

PDHA is also looking for members to fill our Delegate and Alternate Delegate positions for the ODHA HOD which will be held in conjunction with the Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference (ODHC) in November, in Portland at the Airport Sheraton. This year PDHA will have approximately 7-8 Delegates and 7-8 Alternates. Delegates and Alternates are encouraged to attend the PDHA Fall Business meeting in which we will be discussing delegation duties and the business of the HOD. Basic duties include reading Proposed Bylaws changes (PBYs) and Proposed Resolutions (PRs) and communicating with the PDHA delegation on such topics and their relevance to our component.

No prior experience or knowledge is necessary for any of these positions. Recently licensed RDH's are encouraged to attend and assist in filling these positions. It's a great way to get involved!

If you are interested in any of these positions or getting more involved on the local level, please email us at PortlandDH@gmail.com.


Component Leadership

Heidi Jo Grubbs
Phone: 503-997-3489

Vice President:
Stacie Thering
Phone: 503-475-8551

Renee DeMallie
Phone: 503-928-9651

Cindy Kondrasky
Phone: 503-369-5370

PDHA Trustee:
Lesley Harbison
Phone: 503-347-1849