Products and Technology: Old, New, Tried and True & Cotton Mouth

Speaker: Lory Laughter, RDH, MS

SDCDHS supported Trish Thomas who coordinated the Oral Cancer Walk/Run, and fellow board member Kryststelyn Paras Mendoza showed support with amazing face painting for the kids who participated.

General Dinner Meeting – Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The second picture shows the newly elected SDCDHS Executive Board

Past President: Darcie Bell; President: Brad Cushman; President-Elect: Ashley Quezada; VP of Professional Development: Shiva Abadi; Treasurer: Tsuyoshi Nakata; Trustee: Heidi Coggan; Alternate Trustee: Trish Thomas

SDCDHS Trusee, Heidi Coggan, RDHAP and Alternate Trustee, Trish Thomas, RDH did a meet and greet introductory visit to the team members of Assembly member Toni Atkins, 78th District and Assembly member Shirley Weber, 79th District.  They both had an opportunity to speak on our profession as a RDH and RDHAP, the direct link between our oral and systemic health and the importance to improve access to care.

General Dinner Meeting & Student Night

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


SDCDHS 1st Boot Camp

December 5th meeting:

Allison de Jong-New RDH graduate and proud winner of the Crown Seating Saddle Chair

and President Brad Cushman with our speaker Cathy Seckman, RDH

SDCDHS recognized, at the Dec. 5 CE, the following Past SDCDHS Presidents and thanked them for their leadership by presenting them with a pointsettia.

Peggy Yamagata-1976

Eleanor Nadler-2011

Gail Gilman-1993

Darcie Bell-2014

Susan Clark-2012 & 2013

Joan Vrielink-Capito-1989 & 1990

Marilyn Jacobson-1994

Jeri Badour-2000,2009,& 2010

  Heidi Coggan at the BOT meeting in Sacramento

2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


SDCDHS working with Share the Care and senior students Elise and Shara from San Joaquin Valley College San Diego providing resources to the community of Fallbrook at their Family Health Day.  This event is sponsored by the Tzu Chi foundation and is for the reaches out to the uninsured population.

30th annual Foster Family Picnic. 

What a beautiful day and huge turnout for the 30th annual Foster Family Picnic.  SDCDHS was proud to volunteer its help in collaboration with Share the Care and students from SWC to give dental screenings and fluoride varnish to many wonderful foster children.  We look forward to our next chance to help increase wellness and health to the people of San Diego.

Torrey Pines Hike

2015 HOD Meeting-Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Moving and organizing our new SDCDHS storage unit, while making tote bags filled with goodies for women and children

Student photos from the Tuesday, February 24, 2015 General Meeting

(from left to right: Southwestern College DH Students, Concorde College DH Students, and San Joaquin Valley College DH Students)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 General Meeting

Featuring Kristie Menage-Bernie, RDH, BS, RYT: 30 Ways To Use Your Floss

(from left to right: Speaker, Kristie Menage-Bernie, and Darcie Bell, SDCDHS President; Table Decorations made by Krystelyn Paras; Opportunity Drawing with Darcie Bell, Michelle Rich, and Brad Cushman; participating in the meeting; Corporate Sponsor GC America Inc., Debbie Iacono, RDH, District Manager

2015 HOD Delegates and Trustees

Saturday, February 14, 2015

In celebration of February National Children’s Dental Health Month, SDCDHS members; Jeri Badour, Krystelyn Paras, Heidi Coggan, Jackie Buchanan, Catherine Meadows, and Marilyn Jacobson met early morning, on Valentines’ Day, at the SDCDHS storage unit to assemble 88 Smile Boxes.  The Smile Boxes will be given to several community organizations and will distribute to Foster kids in San Diego County. Jeri Badour brought 28 Smile Boxes to the Encinitas Community Resource Center on Feb. 20 and they will be given to the kids at Carol’s House; which is a safe-house for abused women and children.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 General Meeting

Featuring Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH: Infection Control and Dental Practice Act

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 – Jeri Badour meet and greet with Concorde Career College of San Diego’s Sr. Dental Hygiene students

Jeri spoke to the students about the importance of membership after graduation

Sunday, January 25, 2015 – Family Health Day for the Uninsured event

Krystelyn Paras Mendoza receiving the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award for Southwestern College


Saturday, November 1, 2014 General Meeting

Featuring Lory Laughter, RDH, BS: Inflammatory Diseases, It’s Not Just Perio Anymore

2014 Chicks With Picks – Susan G Komen

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 General Meeting

Featuring Lewis Meyer from American Eagle Instruments: Enhancing Patient Care & Personal Comfort Through XP Technology

2014-2015 Executive Board Members

February 2014 General Meeting

1/18/2014 Donation to Noel Kelsch for her free dental clinic

Toiletry tote bags for the Women’s Shelters in San Diego

2013 Escondido Neighborhood Sealant/Fl. Varnish Event

2013 Grossmont Kids Care Fest

CDHA House of Delegates 2013

May 2013 General Meeting

~President Susan Clark Voted 2013 Outstanding Component Member Award

~2013 SDCDHS Executive Board

April 23, 2013 General Meeting and Past President’s Celebration

Women’s Resource Fair – March 2013

-March 9, 2013

CDHA Student Regional!

March 2nd, 2013
Making a difference one dental hygienist at a time! Together WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


February 26th, 2013

Women’s Resource Fair

February 16th, 2013

Long-term Care Facility Project – White Sands in La Jolla

December 14th, 2012

Women’s Shelter Toiletry Gift Bags

December 1st, 2012

SDCDHS board members help to assemble gift bags for the women’s shelter.


Atria Assisted Living Group

November 7th, 2012

Hand-made crochet blankets donated to Atria residents.


Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic

– Escondido – September 8th, 2012


Kids Care Fest

– La Mesa – September 22nd, 2012


Rady Childrens Hospital

– San Diego – October 18th, 2012

Chicks With Picks – Susan G. Komen

– San Diego – November 4th, 2012