Education & Research

Take the Lead at the All-Virtual Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit, January 15-16, 2021

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Why Attend

Get ready for an all-virtual event created by ADHA to support dental hygienists facing significant challenges and changes in their professional roles during uncertain times.

These two packed leadership education days are designed to empower and promote your personal and professional development. You’ll find something valuable for your journey, no matter where you are in your career.

Look forward to:

  • Dynamic, expert-led panel discussions
  • An inspiring keynote speaker who is going to energize you with ideas to take your life to the next level
  • Focused content on topics such as leadership in your current practice setting, potential career pathways, diversity and inclusion in dental hygiene, advancing in education and association leadership, and more
  • The opportunity to earn up to 6 CE credits

What it Costs

ADHA members pay just $95 for this super-charged leadership event.

*(Renew your membership before November 15, 2020 and get an extra $20 off your Summit ticket!)

Non-members pay $145 - a great value for two days of quality content and CE. Interested in becoming a member of the only national association dedicated to dental hygiene? Click here.

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Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit Schedule at a Glance

Friday, January 15th, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Opening Session
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

BEYOND CLINICAL AND EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE RANGE OF DENTAL HYGIENE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Jill Rethman, RDH, BA
  • Deborah Lyle, RDH, BS, MS
  • Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH
  • Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS
  • Pam Quinones, RDH, BS
11:50 AM – 12:35 PM

Leadership Role Breakout

  • Deborah Lyle, RDH, BS, MS
  • Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH
  • Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS
  • Pam Quinones, RDH, BS
12:35 PM – 12:55 PM Break
12:55 PM – 1:55 PM

LUNCH & LEARN SESSION: THE EXPANDED SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES OF DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN THE COVID-19 ERA

  • Karen K. Daw, MBA, CECM
1:55 PM – 2:55 PM

LUNCH & LEARN SESSION: WHERE THERE IS SMOKE THERE IS FIRE! ORAL HEALTH CONCERNS AND EVALI (E-CIGARETTE AND VAPE ASSOCIATED LUNG DISORDER

  • Dr. Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE
2:55 PM – 3:05 PM Break
3:05 PM – 4:05 PM

Diversity & Inclusion Panel

  • Dr. Joy Void-Holmes

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Session
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

CLINICIANS ARE DENTAL TEAM LEADERS

  • Lynn Ramer, RDH
  • Tia Meyer, RDH
  • Janessa Bock, RDH
  • Tiffany Grant, RDH
  • Vhari Rust Clark, RDH, BSDH
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION – THE CHANGING CLIMATE OF DENTAL HYGIENE EDUCATION DURING THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

  • JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM
  • Rebecca Wilder, BSDH, MS
  • Marion Manski, RDH, MS
  • Jessica Suedbeck, RDH, MSDH
  • Brian Partido, MSDH, BSDH
  • Jessica August, RDH, MS
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

THE ROLE LEADERSHIP WITHIN ADHA CAN PLAY IN YOUR JOURNEY

  • Sharlee Burch, RDH, MPH, EdD
  • Beth Tronolone, BS, MOL
  • Cathy Draper, RDH, MS
  • Jennifer Frame, RDH, BSDH
  • Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Break
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

LUNCH & LEARN SESSION: WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE MATTERS

  • Dr. Kelly Tanner, RDH
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch & Learn Session
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

JOURNEYS IN LEADERSHIP PANEL

  • Pam Quinones, RDH, BS
  • Jill Rethman, RDH, BA
  • Chadleo Webb, MDH, RDH
  • Deb Astroth, RDH, BSDH
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Session & Conference Video

*The Summit schedule is in Central Standard Time and is subject to change