About

Welcome! Our team is enthusiastic to have you visit our site and hopefully join us in the near future. The Washington-Frederick Dental Hygienists' Association is a motivating network of professionals concerned with advancing the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists. 

Executive Board Members
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Rachel Dawson, RDH 

President, 2017-2020

 

I began myy career as a dental hygienist at Hagerstown Community College graduating in 2016 and an active member of SADHA and extended my volunteerism to Washington Frederick upon graduation. I began as the Community Service Chairperson, then to Vice President and elected President in 2017. I enjoy my time with my two daughters and giving back with the 'Hope for Tomorrow' missions. Choose a job you love and you never have to work a day in your life” -Confucius 

In essence, this is the ultimate truth. Choosing hygiene I have never looked back and never been happier. I served as a WFCDHA delegate 2019 

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Tiffany Harrison, RDH, BS, ICP

Vice President 2019-2020

I have grown into a leadership position with WFCDHA since 2017. It all started when I was president of my SADHA class when attending Mount Ida College as a graduate of 2012. I reside in Loudoun County, VA however I still claim WFCDHA as my home base. In October of 2019 I  received the Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the year from our component. In 2018-2019 I served on the Professional Development Committee and Ways & Means Committee on the state level with MDHA as well as Alternate Delegate attending ADHA in Louisville, KY. I have have bachelors degree in public health graduate of The University of Maryland in 2016 and most recently completed the Implant Care Practitioner Program Level I graduate. 

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Naomi Franks, RDH 

Treasurer, 2018-2020

I am  our board elected treasurer, I have been with WFCDHA since 2014 as a DH student and now as a registered dental hygienist. I am married to my high school sweet heart and have three children. I have resided in Frederick County for over 20 years. 

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Yulanda Johnson, RDH 

Co- Program Chair 2018- 2020

   Graduating in 2018 from Hagerstown Community College, Yulanda transitioned from serving as SADHA class Treasurer to currently serving our WFCDHA component Program Co-Chairperson. Yulanda feels blessed to be a part of this amazing network of talented individuals, lending to our collective professional voice in our community and beyond. Outside of making her patients smile, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

Yulanda served as WFCDHA delegate 2019. 

Stephanie Redwine, RDH

Secretary 2019-2020

I graduated from the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000 with my AAS in Dental Hygiene. I have met the most amazing and caring people through my dental hygiene association. Throughout my time as a hygienist I have held several positions at the Component and Constituent level in Nevada. I look forward to creating new and lasting friendships in Maryland through my involvement with the MDHA.

 

I moved back to Maryland from Nevada in 2018 and have really enjoyed all that the area has to offer. I love the seasons. I lived here and finished college at UMD in the late 80’s before moving to Nevada through the Air Force.

 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and visiting local sites with guests from out of town. My biggest passions are my dog and my horse.

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Community Service Chair

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Your name & picture could be here. Please e-mail the component if you are interested in a leadership position at WFCDHA2017@gmail.com

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Raychene Michaels, RDH, BS 

Raychene Michaels serves as WFCDHA Legislative Chair

 

I attend MDHA Legislative meetings and keep our local component updated on statewide legislative issues. 

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Social Media Chair

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Your name & picture could be here. Please e-mail the component if you are interested in a leadership position at WFCDHA2017@gmail.com

Dr. Kathleen D'Ambrisi

Trustee ​2019-2020 

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Ashley Pinson, RDH  

Scholarship Chairperson & Membership Chairperson 2019-2020 

I am a graduate of El Paso Community College. I became a hygienist in 2017. My passion for dental care started in the Air Force Reserves as a dental assistant. I have been a military spouse for over 13 years. I have enjoyed living around the country during this time. I hold a license in Maryland and Texas. The ADHA is so important to me as it has always given me a sense off community in my profession.