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.

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.