Through a generous sponsorship, Philips is partnering with ADHA to bring you the 2024 Philips|ADHA CE Seminars! These popular in-person programs are taking place in multiple locations around the U.S.  Look forward to engaging speakers, restorative fun and reconnecting with peers. And get the skills and perspective you need to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety, and share these tools with your patients too!

Sonicare Electric toothbrush and water flosser

All attendees receive the Philips SonicareTM 9900 Prestige electric toothbrush and the Philips SonicareTM Cordless Power Flosser. A $430 value!


Dental hygienists have a passion for caring for patients.  But to be able to serve others, it is imperative to pay attention to our own health and wellness, too. Join us for an amazing day of in-person fun and learning to recharge, reconnect and refocus on our commitment to our patients and ourselves, our health and perspectives, and more. Programs at various locations emphasize different aspects – please review the agendas.

Programs include:
•  Renowned world-class speakers
•  Content & presentations that lighten your perspective
•  5.0 CE credits upon program completion
•  Complimentary breakfast and lunch
•  Connecting & networking with other hygienists from across the state


“The value for the presentation was incredible. I already highly recommend Sonicare products to all of my patients anyway. I would have done this for the CEs alone. $119 for 5CEs, plus a free toothbrush, plus a free water flosser, plus a great breakfast, plus a great lunch. I will recommend this event to everyone I know!” – Bertha O’Brien, RDH


Scheduled Events

Thriving Through Turbulence


ADHA Members $99 | Nonmembers $119
Breakfast & Lunch Included

Friday, September 20, 2024
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM  |  5.0 CE credits

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101


Join us for an empowering continuing education event that uses a lens of health and well-being to address the challenges we face living this busy modern life. In an era marked by rising stress and anxiety, it’s crucial to arm ourselves with the necessary tools to thrive amidst these pressures while embracing foods that foster vitality. Don’t miss this chance to invest in your health, vitality, and professional success. Engage in a dynamic learning experience that empowers you to excel in today’s fast-paced world.

Learning Outcomes:
•   Recognize the impact anxiety, depression and chronic stressors have on wellness
•   Appraise the benefits of adhering to Healthful Living and Lifestyle Medicine

Gain insights on implementing healthful living practices to enhance your quality of life and explore the profound impact of lifestyle medicine on overall well-being. Understand the effects of vitamins, common medications for weight loss, anxiety and chronic illness. You’ll take away actionable strategies for yourself and your patients to combat stress and mitigate risks that jeopardize longevity. Then delve into the integration of wellness within dentistry and emotional intelligence for effective patient communications strategies.

PROGRAM   (📄 pdf)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  |  Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM  |  Introduction
Cindy Sensabaugh, RDH, MS
Sr. Manager, Professional Relations & Education, Philips Oral Healthcare

9:15 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Healthful Living in a Stressed-Out, Anxious World
Karen Davis, BSDH, RDH
Rising rates of depression and anxiety, especially among young adults, demand action. Learn practical ways to embrace healthful living in a stressed world, enhancing both quality of life and lifespan. Explore the impact of Lifestyle Medicine and adopt immediate stress-reducing strategies.

— LUNCH BREAK, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM —

12:45 PM – 3:30 PM  |  Across the Ages: Pharmacotherapies for Common Co-Morbidities
Ann Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH
Dr. Spolarich offers crucial insights into managing patients across all ages who are increasingly medicated for a variety of chronic health disorders. Explore pharmacotherapies for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and mental health disorders, understanding indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and oral implications. Learn strategies for assessing risks linked to alcohol, prescription, and illicit drug misuse as negative coping mechanisms, and shape your approach for delivering holistic, informed patient care.

3:30 PM  |  Program Concludes


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Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH

Karen Davis is founder of her own continuing education company, Cutting Edge Concepts®. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a “Leader in Continuing Education” since 2006, and she is the 2023 recipient of the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. Karen’s expertise as a practicing clinician, speaker, key opinion leader, consultant and author enables her to provide compelling health and wellness messages to colleagues internationally. Karen is an independent consultant to Philips Oral Healthcare, EMS, and Periosciences. She currently practices dental hygiene in Dallas, Texas, and has enjoyed doing so with the same dental family for over 35 years.


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Ann Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH

Dr. Ann Spolarich, is a Professor, Course Director of Pharmacology, and Assistant Dean for Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU), where she teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. She received fellowship status in special care dental hygiene in 2016 and received the Education Award in 2021 from the Special Care Dentistry Association. Her research interests include care protocols for medically complex patients, cancer biomarkers, and dental product and device testing. Dr. Spolarich has received numerous awards for her professional contributions and achievements.



Driving In?

The ADHA has negotiated a discounted daily self-park rate of $28 with The Westin Seattle (normally $55). The facility also has electric car charging stations.


Looking to Book a Hotel Room?

As the ADHA-Philips courses are held around the U.S. to serve local areas, the ADHA is not maintaining a room block at  Westin Seattle. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel.

The Westin Seattle
Call Direct: (206) 728-1000

Cancellation Policy

We understand that things happen, and sometimes you need to cancel. Please note that there will be a $15 administrative fee charged at the time of cancellation. Cancellation requests must be received via email to [email protected]Requests cannot be accepted over the phone. Cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund (by September 18 for the Seattle course).