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Mariam Pera, ADHA

ADHA Invites You to Celebrate “100 Years of Dental Hygiene: Proud Past,
Unlimited Future” at 90th Annual Session in Boston

CHICAGO, December 5, 2012–The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) invites you 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 at the 90th Annual Session (CLL/AS)—June 19-25, 2013 in Boston, Mass. Click here for your personal invitation.

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.

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

CLL at the 90th Annual Session features six separate continuing education career tracks for dental professionals in all stages of their careers. Courses are geared toward professional and personal development, and to help them balance your career 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.

ADHA will also feature a presentation on the Accreditation Feasibility Study, as well as a question and answer segment for ADHA’s executive committee and ADHA executive staff. The workshop is free to attend and open to all.

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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 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