Illinois Dental HYGIENISTS' Association


Upcoming IDHA Events and more!

88th IDHA Annual Session!
November 3 - 5, 2017 - Lake Forest, Illinois

The 2017 IDHA Annual Session is a wonderful opportunity to network with local dental hygienists, earn CEs, potentially win some prizes and have fun! This is the first General Assembly session...every member gets a vote and a voice, make sure you use yours to impact the dental hygiene profession! 

At the Annual Session, you can expect great networking opportunities, food, fun, dancing, raffles, karaoke, and a photo booth! The vendors will have prizes and giveaways, and a fashion show provided by Twice As Nice Uniforms will occur Saturday. Saturday is also the day for "Faces of IDHA," where students will meet members of IDHA and be introduced to all IDHA has to offer! Saturday concludes with the 80's themed Presidents' Reception. Come wearing attire for a Pajama Party and be prepared to have a good time!  Schedule of events coming soon! 

Annual Session costs $150 for members and is being held November 3, 4, and 5 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045.

Register before September 22, 2017 to take advantage of early bird pricing

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CE at the annual session

Earn up to 10 CEs at the Annual Session! 

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

    • 8:30a - 11:30a: "Myths, Legends & Realities of OTC Products"
      by Judy Bendit, RDH, BS
    • 3:15p - 4:45p: "Opiod Emergencies in the Community"
      by Larry Williams Jr., DDS, MPH
    • 4:45-6:15:  "Addressing Caries in At-Risk Populations"
      by Larry Williams Jr., DDS, MPH
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
    • 8:30a - 11:30a: "Power Off Biofilm"
      by Nancy Miller, RDH, BH
    • 11:30a - 12:30p: Vendor Fair 2017


Hotel Information
Hilton Garden Inn
26225 N. Riverwoods Blvd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(Mention IDHA Annual Session for discounted group rate.)

Student/Component Meet & Greet Events 

Please join us for a couple of casual gatherings this fall!

  • Thursday, September 14th, 2017 @ 5:00p
    Student/Component Meet & Greet
    Fox College, Bedford, IL

  • Thursday, September 28th, 2017 @ 5:30p
    Student/Component Meet & Greet
    Malcom X City of Colleges, Chicago, IL

These meet and greet sessions are fun, free, and open to all students and ADHA members and friends!  Pizza and refreshments will be served!

Please RSVP by e-mailing by 9/8/17!

Looking forward to getting together this fall with dental hygiene friends, colleagues and students!​​

Fox Valley/West Suburban Component Service Project

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

What are you doing September 26th? Come volunteer with the Fox Valley/West Suburban Component's community outreach project by packing meals for the charity organization Feed My Starving Children!

When: 6P - 7:30P
Where: 555 Exchange Ct, Aurora, IL
Contact Lead: Christine B.

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Illinois Dental Educators Meeting

Humanistic Teaching in Clinical Dental Hygiene

Teaching professionals are in a unique position to transfer the craft of dental hygiene to their students in the clinical setting. The past decade has been marked by a trend in healthcare education to move from a behavioral form of teaching and learning toward an educational process grounded in humanism, where both the art and science of dentistry are taught. A qualitative study exploring humanistic teaching through the perceptions of dental hygiene instructors will serve as the framework for a discussion on transferring professional knowledge in a human way. Join us as we cultivate a way of thinking about humanistic teaching and what this might look like within your unique program.

Conference Registration Fee: $30

Social Networking Event Fee: $15

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