ADHA to hold in-person event in Phoenix, virtual component 10 days later

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ADHA to hold in-person event in Phoenix, virtual component 10 days later

Set your sights on Phoenix this June. Attend ADHA 2021 in-person from June 18 to 20 and then add the virtual component from June 28 to 30. (Photo: Kelli Alf,

Mon. 24 May 2021


The American Dental Hygienists’ Association annual meeting, ADHA 2021, will look a little different this year. The main part of the meeting will take place June 18 to 20 in Phoenix, while a virtual conference will take place afterward, from June 28 to 30.

Attendees are encouraged to join in to either option or to combine them both.

ADHA 2021, whether in-person or online, is an opportunity for dental hygienists to engage in exceptional formal and informal learning experiences to advance professional development, improve patient care and learn about the latest trends in dental hygiene.

For in-person attendees, registration includes up to 21 C.E. credits, general sessions, lectures and workshops, product presentations, access to the exhibit hall, a poster presentation and social events.

A variety of courses will be offered, including such topics as myofunctional therapy, holistic dentistry new practices post-COVID-19, OSHA and CDC compliance, HIPAA standards, perio-implant conditions and diseases, implant maintenance, ergonomics, retirement, risk management, HPV, sleep apnea, update on AAP classifications, local anesthesia, CPR, smoking cessation, Alzheimer’s, patients with special needs, remote access care, training on teledentistry and expanding opportunities for dental hygienists.

At the virtual conference, carefully selected courses from the in-person event will be available along with exclusive new sessions. In addition to engaging in rigorous education, attendees can learn about the latest products and services inside the virtual exhibit hall, and walk away with some show specials only available to virtual attendees, connect with friends in the attendee lounge, get to know the experts in the speaker lounge while continuing the conversation after sessions or by watching speaker interviews, enjoy highlight videos from the in-person conference, participate in virtual cocktail demonstrations and earn the chance to win some prizes with trivia game competitions.

Those who attend ADHA’s virtual conference can earn up to 14 C.E. credits, with on-demand access available for 60 days after the event. Those who attend both the in-person and virtual conference can earn up to a combined 31 C.E. credits.

Find event details and a full content schedule for the in-person and virtual conference at Register closes June 20.

Join the ADHA-IOH Walking Challenge at ADHA 2021

Want to participate in some friendly competition among your peers as you walk your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Step Goals to win exciting giveaways and opportunities to boost your steps on the exhibit floor?

Come join the IOH Walking Challenge at ADHA 2021, sponsored by the ADHA and the ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH). The event begins at 12:01 a.m. (MT) Friday, June 18, and ends at noon (MT) Sunday, June 20.

Participants of the challenge will also be able to raise funds for IOH and help the foundation reach its 2021 goal of $60,000. Funds directly support IOH scholarship and grant programs.

To begin, come pick up a Bluetooth activity tracker provided at the conference or download the ADHA Challenge Mobile App using your own FitBit, Apple Watch, Garmin or the activity trackers integrated on iPhone/Android smartphones via Apple Health or Google Fit.

The first 200 attendees to stop by the ADHA Walking Challenge booth next to registration on the 300 level from noon to 6 p.m. (MT) on June 17 will have a chance to receive a complimentary activity tracker.

The top 25 steppers on Friday, June 18, are eligible to be entered into a drawing to win a complimentary registration to ADHA 2022.

The top 15 steppers on Saturday, June 19, are eligible to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win complimentary registration to ADHA 2022 plus a four-night hotel stay and complimentary round trip economy airfare.

The top 5 steppers on the final cumulative leaderboard are eligible to be entered into the grand prize drawing of a $1,000 cash prize and complimentary registration to ADHA 2022.

In addition to your normal steps, you can earn daily bonus steps by engaging in various activities and using the in-app Scan-In feature to scan the QR codes available at different booths and events.

To learn more and to pre-register for the challenge, visit​

(Source: American Dental Hygienists’ Association)

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