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Calling All Hygienists!

The 30th HDHA Annual Scientific Session will be VIRTUAL on: Sunday, November 7, 2021

Per a decision by the Hawaii Board of Dentistry on 5/18/21, ALL virtual CE will be accepted for the 2020-2021 licensure period due to the COVID pandemic and live CE restrictions.



8:00am - 10:00am  |   “Dental Therapy: The What, Who and How” 2CEUs

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS
As data emerges about the oral health crisis in our nation and need for improved access to dental care, it has become evident that the current dental delivery system may not be meeting the needs of the public. This course will look at the emergence of dental therapy in the United States and provide an in-depth discussion on what dental therapy is and the education, scope of practice and licensure. This model of care is also considered as an advancement in the career ladder for the dental hygienist.

10:00am - 10:15am  |  Break

10:15am - 10:45am  |  “Colgate Professional Direct”

Lisa Forbes, RDH, BS 

​Explanation of Colgate’s newest method of product recommendations.

10:45am - 11:45am  |  “Armed and Ready for the Future: Vaccinations and the Role of the Dental Hygienist” 1CEU

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS 
As the healthcare landscape evolves, more emphasis has been placed on improved access to care, inter-professional collaboration and public health. Dental hygienists may be poised to play a new and innovative role in the healthcare delivery system. Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the need for workforce readiness, disease prevention and COVID vaccines in a state of emergency. But, could we be at a tipping point for new groundbreaking options for the dental hygienist in the administration of all vaccines?

11:45am - 12:45pm  |  
UH Manoa Virtual Student Table Clinic Presentations 1CEU
Enjoy current research topics presented in video format by UH Manoa dental hygiene students.

12:45pm - 2:15pm  |  HDHA Annual Business Meeting, Elections of new HDHA Board of Trustees with Member & Student Award Presentations

Enjoy lunch while watching the above meeting, elections and member & student awards.

2:15pm - 4:15pm  |  “Ethics for the Dental Hygienist” 2CEUs

Gayle Chang, RDH 
Dental Hygienists are faced with ethical decisions every day that involve “doing what is right.” We make decisions that involve clinical findings, accurate assessments, treatment planning, and product recommendation, not to mention patient and staff interactions. This course will explore real life ethical dilemmas hygienists may face and recommend activities that enhance the public’s trust of our profession.

4:15pm  |  
Close of Session/Announcements

4:15pm - 5:30pm  |  
Post Annual Session Board of Trustees Meeting
THE meeting after the meeting. All members are welcome, come and network with your newly elected board of trustees.


News & Events

Diane Brucato Outstanding Clinician Award: $300


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Friday October 29, 2021


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