New Castle County Dental Hygienists’ Association

A component of the Delaware Dental Hygienists’ Association which is a constituent of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

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President’s Message-September 2017

Since my last President’s address to you, I have had the pleasure of conversing with many of you; listening to your concerns, making note of your requests, accepting your warm wishes, and hearing your frustrations. Not all of which pertain to dental hygiene. You see, it is so important that we are not only here on this Earth to support our patients, co-workers/staff, friends, family, but our R.D.H. colleagues also. This diverse world we live in is ever changing, and most days, filled with media headlines of negative activity. It can be overwhelming. From back to back weather related events such as Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Katia, the many earthquakes that have shaken Mexico already this month, to the most interesting shift in political climate, our world is filled with stress, fear, anxiety, sadness, and for some a sense of feeling lost. I urge you to “check-in” with your R.D.H. colleagues. Each of us come from a different background, and know not what we are truly facing everyday. For some, life may be calm at this time, while others may be trying to contact loved ones who are caught in a natural disaster. We need to support each other; regardless of what side of the aisle you are on, what your religion is, what your race is, what your sexual orientation/identity is, regardless of the past. Now is the time for change. This world needs UNITY, not divisiveness, as we’ve seen so much of in the past.
As a new season enters our world, I invite you to consider allowing yourself some parallel shifts in your personal and professional lives also; be more understanding of others and situations, embrace and spread love, accept and share peace with one another, find more quiet time for yourself, take care of your mental health, help those in need, and smile more.
Please know that my love extends far beyond this message to you. You are a truly unique, strong individual with a gift to share with this world. Be proud of all that you have accomplished, but not too proud to help one another.
Peace be with you.
Jennifer Quillen-Strauss, R.D.H., B.S.D.H.
2017-2018 N.C.C.D.H.A. President


NCCDHA 2017-2018 CE Brochure-1


Date Location Speaker Topic
September 16, 2017 Sheraton Wilmington South, New Castle, DE Domonick Squittiere “Assisting the Patient with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Considerations for Dental Visits”
October 21, 2017 Sheraton Wilmington South, New Castle, DE Dr Brad Klassman,DMD “Pinhole Technique and Other Emerging Perio Topics”
February 24, 2018 Sheraton Wilmington South, New Castle, DE Lynn Pencek, RDH, MS “Helping Dental Practitioners Practice More Comfortably”

2017-2018 Executive Board


Jennifer Quillen-Srauss


1st Vice President

Teresa Matoni


Ashley Melvin

Anna McDaniel

Immediate Past President
Stephanie Andrews

Committee Chairpersons

Alexia Lento


Nancy Brohawn

Continuing Education 

Theresa Matoni      

Lisa Goss

Membership and Community DH Services
Nancy Brohawn