Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene (GPDH) Study Club


The Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club was established to help advance the professional careers of Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants.

Download a copy of the 2018 GPDH Study Club brochure.

All meetings of the GPDH Study Club are held at The Buck Hotel, a historic landmark in beautiful Bucks County.  A buffet dinner and wine will be provided at each lecture, unless otherwise noted in the brochure. Non-member guest fee for each course is $100.00, unless stated otherwise.

The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road
Feasterville, PA  19053


2018 Study Club Speakers and Topics


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

“Bacterial Testing as a Risk Assessment Tool for Periodontal Disease”
Richard Nagelberg, DDS General Dentistry
Salivary Diagnostics Research, Plymouth Meeting, PA
3 CEUs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

“Providing Care for Women with Cancer – An Update on Breast and Ovarian Cancers for the Dental Hygienist”
JoAnn R Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
Past President, International Federation of Dental Hygienists
Gurenlian & Associates, Haddonfield, NJ
3 CEUs

Wednesday September 26, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM

“Assess, Maintain, & Home-care: Keys to Dental Implant Success”
Susan Wingrove, RDH, MS
International Speaker, Researcher, Author
Missoula, Montana
3 CEUs

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

“Win the Battle Against Biofilm: Leverage the Power of Ultrasonics”
Gail Malone, RDH, BS, Clinical Educator with Dentsply
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
3 CEU’s

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

“Dental Pharmacology: An Overview and Update”
Thomas A. Viola, B.S., R.Ph, Pharmacologist / Professor of Pharmacology, Philadelphia, PA

This course will also present updates in administering local anesthesia and will therefore count as 3 CEU’s for the local anesthesia license or 3 CEU’s for the RDH or EFDA license.