Professionals Meet 'Future of Dental Hygiene' at Campus Conference

Published 09.25.2015

Nursing & Health Sciences
Dental Hygiene

James Farrer, executive director of the Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center, welcomes a large crowd of dental health professionals to Penn’s Inn.The day’s featured presenter, Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS, has fun with the crowd.Applauded as “the future of dental hygiene,” a group of Penn College students stands at the speaker’s request.Penn’s Inn was the host site for the region's 14th Annual Oral Health Conference, co-sponsored by the Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center and Penn College’s Dental Hygiene Program. Dental professionals gathered from across the region for a day of professional development featuring registered dental hygienist and oral biologist Betsy Reynolds, who presented the topic “New Horizons in Periodontal Therapy.” Among attendees were students in Penn College’s dental hygiene majors and a significant number of the program’s alumni. The Northcentral Pennsylvania AHEC works to improve health care access and build a quality health care workforce in its 10-county region. It is one of seven AHEC regions in Pennsylvania. Three Penn College staff members serve on the regional AHEC’s board of directors.