The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is highlighting the start of the dental hygiene profession’s second century as the organization hosts the 2014 ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) and 91stAnnual Session (AS) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Nearly 2,000 attendees are expected to attend over the course of the week-long event, which takes place June 18-24, 2014.
Education, Involvement and Exhibits Take Center Stage at CLL
“There are six fantastic continuing education (CE) tracks designed to meet the needs of all oral health professionals,” said ADHA President Denise Bowers, RDH, PhD. “There is an amazing exhibit hall featuring the industry’s top dental companies. There are also various receptions and networking opportunities where you can celebrate accomplishments of your colleagues, reconnect with past friends and develop new relationships.”
Within those six CE tracks, more than 30 CE programs will be offered during the CLL portion of the event, including five sessions featuring either hands-on or interactive elements. Programs will include trends in periodontology, comprehensive health prevention for older adults, new curricular domains and models for dental-hygiene education, and management of dental pain. The courses can be taken in specific tracks, or attendees can mix things up, depending on their focus and educational needs. A specific track for dental-hygiene students also is available.
“We truly hope that everyone enjoys their time at the ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning and Annual Session,” noted ADHA Executive Director Ann Battrell, MSDH. “Some of the best things about our meeting are the people who attend, as well as the conversations that emerge from our numerous networking sessions and social events.”
Some of the other exciting happenings during the 2014 ADHA CLL include:
- The DENTSPLY/ADHA Graduate Student Clinicians Research Program Awards Banquet, which takes place June 19, 2014, to acknowledge the effort and achievement put forth to advance the profession and improve oral health.
- On June 20, 2014, 13 poster presentations will be on display for the sixth year of this master-level student research poster competition, affording attendees the chance to walk through the DENTSPLY/ADHA Graduate Student Clinicians Research Poster session.
- The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH)/President’s Reception held June 20, 2014, helps generate awareness and support for the IOH’s mission to advance the profession of dental hygiene, and the benefit raises significant dollars to help support the dental hygiene scholarship, research-grant and community-service-grant programs.
CLL at the 91st Annual Session
June 18-24, 2014 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
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About the American Dental Hygienists’ Association
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about the ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit the ADHA at www.adha.org.