Best Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Seminars 2021-2022

If you’re a dental hygienist trying to decide which dental conferences would benefit you most, look no further than this list. We’ve compiled all the dental-hygiene specific live seminars as well as top dental conferences that have a lot to offer the RDH. We’ve also included resources for finding great local live dental hygiene CE.

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

https://www.wsda.org/continuing-education/pacific-northwest-dental-conference

November 11-13, 2021- Seattle, WA

(From their website):

“As a profession, we have worked incredibly hard and endured a significant amount over the past 15 months. Even so, through all of the hardships and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, dentists and their teams have remained committed to delivering exceptional patient care while protecting the health of their communities.

It is time once again to reunite in person with the Washington dental community. Join us this fall in Seattle as we spend a few days together reflecting on our shared experiences, learning and growing as we look to the future, and — most importantly — celebrating the resiliency of our profession with colleagues and friends from across our state and beyond!

Registration is now open for PNDC 2021. We look forward to bringing Washington's largest dental conference back in person this fall and hope to see you November 11-13 in Seattle!”

NNOHA Annual Conference

http://www.nnoha.org/events/conference/

November 14-17, 2021 - San Antonio

(FROM THEIR WEBSITE):

"THIS YEAR, NNOHA IS PLEASED TO OFFER TWO WAYS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH DENTAL PROFESSIONALS TO EXPERIENCE WORLD-CLASS CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

OUR IN-PERSON CONFERENCE (HOORAY FOR VACCINES THAT ENABLE US TO BE TOGETHER AGAIN!) WILL BE NOVEMBER 14-17 IN BEAUTIFUL SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. ATTENDEES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE FROM MORE THAN 40 SESSIONS OFFERED IN ADDITION TO MANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES WITH VENDORS AND ATTENDEES. A SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT WILL BE OUR CELEBRATION OF NNOHA'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A SPECIAL PLENARY FOLLOWED BY A FESTIVE RECEPTION ON SUNDAY EVENING!

IN ADDITION TO OUR IN-PERSON EVENT - WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING A SET OF MORE THAN 30 ONLINE SESSIONS - ON-DEMAND RECORDED SESSIONS ALONG WITH SOME LIVE VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR Q & A. THE CONTENT OF THESE SESSIONS IS DISTINCT FROM OUR IN-PERSON SESSIONS. THEY WILL GO LIVE IN NOVEMBER AND BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2022."

Greater New York Dental Meeting

https://www.gnydm.com/

November 26 - December 1, 2021 - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

(From their website):

“Welcome to the 98th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world. At our 2019 Meeting, we hosted over 52,000 health care professionals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring over 1,600 Technical Exhibits which demonstrated the newest technology for the dental profession. We are the only major Dental Meeting with NO PRE-REGISTRATION FEE!

The Greater New York Dental Meeting has again planned an unparalleled educational program for 2021, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of Dentistry. There is a choice of full-day seminars, half-day seminars, essays, hands-on workshops, glass-enclosed workshops on the exhibit floor, and a Live Patient Demonstration Area that is sure to fascinate even the most discriminating dentist and staff.

We urge you not only to partake in the many educational programs, but also to visit our Exhibitors on our expansive exhibit floor. It is an integral part of the Dental Meeting experience for attendees to interact with the over 600 Exhibitors who enhance our Meeting in countless ways. They are there to demonstrate and teach you about new products and technology from around the world. You can touch, use and compare the newest materials and technology in Dentistry today.

For 2021, The Greater New York Dental Meeting is proud to offer a greatly expanded World Implant Expo,  Annual Global Orthodontic Conference, 3D Printing Conference, Oral Health Symposium, Pediatric Summit, Women's Program and again Dental Laboratory Education. It is important that your staff members take advantage of the many educational opportunities available. This will enable your dental team to excel in delivering the finest dental care in the world. Invite your staff to participate; you will reap the rewards immediately.

We would like to thank the many volunteers from our two sponsoring societies: the Second District Dental Society and the New York County Dental Society. Every year, these men and women help make this Meeting a success by taking time from their private practices to be available to assist attendees and answer their questions throughout the Meeting.

Bring your family and staff to the Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City during the Holiday Season. New York City and our Meeting is a combination that offers a unique opportunity to learn, enjoy the wonders of the "Big Apple", and socialize with your colleagues at the best and largest Dental Meeting in the greatest city in the world. Make plans to join us and remember there is NO REGISTRATION FEE at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.”

Yankee Dental Congress

https://www.yankeedental.com/

January 27-29, 2022 - Boston convention and exhibition center

(From their website):

“Yankee Dental Congress 2022 is reimagining how to connect the dental community. Your Yankee 2022 experience will offer more value than ever before! Registration Opens October 13, 2021.”

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

https://www.cds.org/midwinter-meeting

February 24 – 26, 2022 -  McCormick Place West Building, Chicago

(From their website):

“The Chicago Dental Society asks that you join the 157th Midwinter Meeting to experience industry-leading education and scientific information. As the Respected Leader in Scientific Dental Meetings, the Chicago Dental Society will once again deliver the familiar quality and energy attendees and exhibitor shave experienced for 156 years.

Planning is underway to return to an in-person meeting to be held at Chicago's McCormick Place West Building. They’ll announce more details in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!”

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

https://hinman.org/

March 17 - 19, 2022 - Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

(From their website):

“The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today. Our meeting is known for its hospitality, extraordinary educational programs, impressive roster of speakers, unsurpassed social events and all-inclusive technical exhibition. The Meeting is sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, and all excess revenue is invested and then gifted in the form of scholarships to individuals and institutions that foster dental education. The society has provided nearly $10,000,000 in total giving to date. Support the future of dentistry and join us in Atlanta March 17-19, 2022.”

New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual session

http://www.nodc.org/

April 7-9, 2022 in New Orleans, LA

(From their website):

“The NEW ORLEANS DENTAL CONFERENCE & LDA ANNUAL SESSION is planned by a host of volunteer dentists from the New Orleans and Louisiana Dental Associations.  This annual dental convention dates back to 1948.

At this three-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to earn many of their required C.E. credits for an incredible price.  Plus, attendees get these credit hours while enjoying the sights, sounds, food and music of New Orleans. There will be a fantastic scientific program, entertaining speakers, and lots of activities in the Exhibit Hall. Once you have put the time in the classroom, get out and enjoy New Orleans and all of its sights and sounds, as well as the terrific food. It is our goal for you to have a memorable experience. When you find yourself in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of the Big Easy, we encourage you to check out the Exhibit Hall. There will be tons of information available throughout the Exhibit Hall regarding new products and services to help you improve your practice.”

National Oral Health Conference

http://www.nationaloralhealthconference.com/

April 11-13, 2022 (with weekend workshops on April 9 and 10) - Fort Worth, TX

(From their website):

“The National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) is “the premier meeting” for those interested in continuing education and networking opportunities within the discipline of Dental Public Health. 2022 will mark the 23rd joint meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD).

NOHC offers educational sessions on a diverse array of topics by leaders in the field and is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, health researchers, dental/health educators, legislators, public health officials, Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff or consultants, state/territorial dental directors, county/city/local dental directors, community health center personnel, students, school-based and school-linked health center personnel, federally-employed dental personnel, as well as dental manufacturers/distributors and dental insurance companies – in short, anyone interested in engaging in collaboration to improve the oral health of the public.

Registration will open in January 2022.”

ADHA Annual Conference

https://adha2022.org/index.asp

June 24-26, 2022 - Louisville, KY

(From their website):

“For three+ days, from across the nation, we will gather to celebrate excellence with industry leading keynotes and speakers, education sessions, product experiences and presentations exploring the most topical subjects shaping the future of dental hygiene.

As always, the Annual Conference reflects the core issues of dental hygiene – seamlessly blending inspiration and practical application with an expert conference program boasting more leading oral healthcare minds focused on dental hygiene than anywhere else, along with hands-on workshops, awards and networking opportunities.

Whether you’re attending the Annual Conference for the first time or you’ve joined us for many years, we’re eager to welcome you to Louisville for an experience like no other!

ADHA22 will feature special events and education design to help  dental hygiene students advance their knowledge, network and have a great time including:

  • Student Only Reception  
  • Undergraduate and Dentsply Sirona Poster Competitions (additional information forth coming). 
  • Network with fellow students and connect with the nation’s leading Dental Hygienist professionals.  
  • Student specific courses such as, Are you Smarter than Esther and Student Mega Issue!”

Smiles at Sea + The Dental Festival Land Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/593553408497480/?ref=newsfeed

July 6-10, 2022 - Nashville, TN

"20 Dental Conferences all at one location. Buy one ticket and get and access to all the events!

Every evening we have insane fun events and every night mind blowing fun parties! Don’t forget Sunday Funday at The World famous Tootsies unlimited premium drinks and tennessee BBQ!"

RDH Under One Roof 

https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/2020-pre-registration

July 21-23, 2022 - Orlando, FL

(From their website):

“RDH Under One Roof is a three-day action packed event offering quality dental hygiene education. Dental hygienists learn from leading speakers in the industry during the educational courses. All attendees are also invited to visit the exhibit floor to view the newest dental hygiene products and dental equipment from the exhibitors.”

International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

http://www.ifdh.org/isdh.html

August 10-13, 2022  - Dublin, ireland

(From their website):

"The International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) is held every two (2) years (starting after 2022) under the auspices of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) to provide a forum for the understanding and discussion of issues pertaining to dental hygiene. Symposium attendees include Dental/Oral Hygienists, Medical/Dental Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Practitioners. The official language of the symposium is English with simultaneous translation into other languages, depending on the location."

AAOSH Scientific Session

https://www.aaosh.org/collaboration-cures-2022

September 15-18, 2022 - Phoenix, AZ

(From their website):

“Founded in 2010, The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of healthcare leaders and health professionals dedicated to expanding awareness of the relationship between oral health and whole body health. AAOSH membership includes and is open to health professionals from many allied health disciplines, corporate supporters and sponsors, health educators, and healthcare leaders.

Membership and Academy activities, meetings, research and communications are all supportive of helping members of the healthcare community to work closer together and helping to improve the oral and general health of our patients and our communities.

AAOSH promotes medical and dental partnerships, building closer ties between allied health professionals and improving interdisciplinary communication and professional referral relationships.

AAOSH invites all health professionals and members of the healthcare community at large to increase their understanding of the many relationships between the mouth and the body, and to become actively involved with us in changing the public and professional attitudes and awareness related to the many oral-systemic connections.

Collaboration Cures is a collaborative meeting, with AAOSH, AAPMD (American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry), and other allied organizations to be announced... all in one meeting! Experience hands on workshops, joint sessions, multiple tracks, and networking with medical, dental, and allied health fields... an experience you can't get anywhere else!”

AAOSH Hot Topics 

https://www.aaosh.org/2021-hot-topics

Virtual - This ship has sailed but, If you missed Hot Topics 2021, no worries! if you become a member, you'll have access to all 8 hours forever!

(From their website):

“HOW DO I GET HEALTHY IN A SICK WORLD? Boost your immunity and supercharge your practice!

The oral-systemic message needs confident, strong, healthy, warriors who are enjoying life to be the best ambassadors of the cause - to go out and make this world a better place. This is how we love the world! So if you are ready to start 2021 strong, please join us for our Hot Topics in Oral Systemic Health Virtual Event where we have collected the best minds and heroes who will supercharge your vision and purpose and not only make you even more excited about being alive, you'll be reborn with passion and excitement for what you can bring to the world around you!!

Whether you're new to oral-systemic or a long-time AAOSH member, you'll enjoy the Hot Topics in Oral Systemics seminar. This free event features high-interest buzz-worthy information on the latest research, advancements, and takeaways—given in short, easy-to-digest segments.”

Additional Resources

State dental hygiene associations are great resources for live CE. You can find links to each state dental hygiene association here.Concord Dental & Medical Seminars courses cover the entire spectrum of subjects that benefit dentists, hygienists and other members of the dental team. They conduct events on a variety of topics all around the US. You can view a list of upcoming Concord Dental Seminars here.Sleep Group Solutions provides dental sleep medicine training & certification all over the US. You can view a list of upcoming Sleep Group Solutions dental sleep medicine courses here.

Dana Myers is a dental hygienist who serves on the Smiles At Sea crew as Exhibitor Concierge, Ship’s Log contributor, and purple-haired fun-enhancer. Don’t miss our upcoming events! Check out our Cruise Specials!