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Mariam Pera, ADHA

Registration Open for ADHA’s “100 Years of Dental Hygiene: Proud Past, Unlimited Future” Celebration in Boston During the Center for Lifelong Learning at the 90th Annual Session

CHICAGO, January 15, 2013–The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is excited to announce the opening of registration to the celebration of the century, “100 Years of Dental Hygiene: Proud Past, Unlimited Future” at its national dental hygiene meeting—the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 90th Annual Session—June 19-25, 2013 in Boston, Mass.

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More than 3,000 attendees are expected to fill the Hynes Convention Center/Sheraton Boston to participate in this week-long national conference and international celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the dental hygiene profession. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for dental hygienists to celebrate their profession and contribute to the advancement of dental hygiene.

Unlike any other dental hygiene meeting, the yearlong 100th celebration will serve as a time to come together and promote the accomplishments of the profession over the last century, while continuing to support dental hygienists’ needs for innovation and development. The meeting includes countless networking opportunities, over 30 cutting-edge continuing education courses with nationally renowned speakers, and an exhibition featuring over 100 companies displaying the latest products and information in oral health care.

ADHA’s CLL at the 90th Annual Session features six separate continuing education career tracks for dental professionals at all stages of their career. Courses are essential to professional development and to helping dental hygienists balance their careers with everyday life. Tracks include: Clinical Practice, Public Health, Education, Research, Professional Development, New Practitioner and a separate Student track.

There will also be two plenary sessions featuring public health advocate Erin Brockovich on Thursday morning and Oscar-Winning Actor Geena Davis on Saturday morning. Additionally, the ADHA Institute for Oral Health Benefit/Presidential Gala, a black tie optional event, will feature the legendary Debbie Reynolds as the host/MC for the night.

Registration begins at $175 for ADHA Members, $99 for students, and $245 for non-members. Prices will increase after February 15.

For more information on ADHA’s CLL at the 90th Annual Session, please visit or email

About the American Dental Hygienists’ Association
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 150,000 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 ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit ADHA at