On behalf of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association, welcome! We are excited to invite you to attend The Conference 2019, “THE FUTURE IS NOW”, the premier Massachusetts dental hygiene event, being held September 20th – September 21st at our NEW VENUE, The AC Hotel Marriot, 125 Front St., Worcester, MA. We are very excited as this contemporary, new venue built in 2018, will allow us exclusive use of the meeting space, room to add more classes and a larger exhibitor area. The hotel is centrally located, just 2 blocks from the train and bus stations. It is convenient to the Mass Pike, Routes 495, 9 and 290. There is a parking garage with access to the hotel and validated parking is available to MDHA Conference attendees!
Our New Venue offers numerous dining and libations experiences. Enjoy a tapas-style dish and a craft cocktail at the AC Lounge or if you wish to venture out of the hotel there are several neighborhood establishments to explore. Plan to attend both days of The Conference and perhaps check out the local scene, catch an event at the DCU or visit the award-winning Worcester Art Museum. Worcester is a destination for all to experience. LEARN MORE ON Trip Advisor or YELP.
The Conference 2019 will be held over three days with classes Friday and Saturday, Sunday is dedicated to the business portion of our meeting and the MDHA House of Delegates. Visit the exhibitors on both Friday and Saturday as they showcase their services and products, awarding you 2 CEUs for Conference attendance. Stop at the sponsor tables and discover the latest products and have them stamp your Sponsor Card. Turn in your fully stamped card for several chances to win great prizes being drawn throughout the day both Friday and Saturday. Join us for the popular Sponsor Product Lunch and Learn programs held on both Friday and Saturday and earn 1 CEU while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch and hearing from select sponsors about new innovations and job opportunities.
Our Conference is growing thanks to you! Increased attendance, increased sponsorship and additional classes have increased the need for an easier way to get all your Conference information and updates as well as a streamlined registration process. With this goal in mind, MDHA has created a new website devoted solely to The Conference! This will provide you with all the information you will need about classes, speakers, exhibitors, events and of course, registration. Check back frequently for special offers and contests, Conference news and updates.
MDHA prides itself on working to provide our attendees with exciting speakers and cutting-edge topics and this year is no exception. FRIDAY MORNING will be a challenge for many as they try to decide which of the 3 classes they would like to attend; 2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases Aligning the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis with Marianne Dryer RDH, MEd., Factors Influencing Cranial Facial Growth and Breathing Patterns in Children with Anna Kalmanovich DMD and SDF for the Dental Practice with John S Echternach DDS. FRIDAY AFTERNOON offers more great classes, including: Understanding the Importance of Nasal Breathing (Sleep Disordered Breathing) with John Walker DMD, Dental Hygienists: Essential Primary Care Providers with Lancette VanGuilder RDH, BS. and Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene Practice Continuing Education with Barbara Sheerin RDH, MEd.
* Don’t forget to join us from 12:00 – 1:00 for our delicious buffet luncheon and listen to several of our sponsors reveal the latest and greatest of products and job opportunities, all while earning 1 CEU.
SATURDAY MORNING the learning opportunities continue. Highlighted in today’s schedule is Au Naturale: Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends with Lancette Van Guilder RDH, BS. Educators! Don’t miss out. MDHA will once again host the New England Educators’ Meeting. SATURDAY AFTERNOON gives us the latest information and a greater understanding of the impact of vaping with What is the impact vaping has on oral health? Assessing evidence, understanding, and perception with Kelley Martell RDH, BSDH. Also, join Dr. Pam Maragliano – Muniz for “Have your dentist saying “I have the Best Hygienist Ever!” and you saying “I work in the Best Office Ever!” STUDENTS – don’t miss a chance to participate in the fun and exciting Jeopardy Board Review at The Conference Student Event. Play for laughs and prizes while testing your knowledge.
Please join the fun Saturday at 4:30 pm for music, laughter, drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the President’s Reception. All over 21 Conference attendees will receive a complimentary drink ticket. All are welcome!
MDHA has gone green and will be e-mailing course materials directly to registrants in advance, so please provide an e-mail address. MDHA is expanding our green effort by registering for classes, collecting course surveys and digitally distributing course CEUs using CE Zoom. Check out all CE Zoom has to offer.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the knowledge, network, camaraderie and fun as we celebrate YOU because THE FUTURE, OUR FUTURE, YOUR FUTURE IS NOW!