Symposium 2017 will be better than ever as we build on the successes of 2016, including expanded social events and all-inclusive educational offerings. It will be a fun-filled weekend with friends and colleagues where you can earn 15+ hours of CE, network with other hygienists and businesses who support your profession, enjoy the great food and amenities of our host hotel and participate in the many exciting extracurricular activities – all for one low price!
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While the educational offerings officially commence at 8:00 am on Friday, April 21st, you won't want to miss the WDHA Board-Hosted Wine & Cheese Reception, sponsored by FIDALAB, on Thursday, April 20th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the beautiful Atrium of Bellevue Embassy Suites. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and a limited host bar are included in this fun kick-off soiree along with the opportunity to socialize and network with WDHA Board Members, your peers and Symposium sponsors and exhibitors.
We are pleased to once again include with your Symposium registration, two wonderful luncheons that you're sure to enjoy. Friday's luncheon will feature our 'Closets in Bloom', Spring Fashion Show featuring the latest styles from Chico's and Soma, coordinated and sponsored by Lisa Fischer Styling. On Saturday, we are pleased to present the WSDHA Awards Luncheon and a 'State of the (Hygiene) Nation' keynote address by ADHA President Betty Kabel, RDH, BS, plus a 'New Product Showcase', all sponsored by Crest / Oral B.
Recommended: Friday's optional dinner featuring a 'Build Your Own' Fajita Bar. Only $15 and includes a Margarita, wine or beer and some great door prizes!!! (tax & tip included!) It's a casual gathering in the Atrium, reserved exclusively for Symposium attendees. This is a great deal and a great way to catch up with friends and colleagues before heading into the 'WDHA Carnival & 80's DJ Dance Party'.
One new event you won’t want to miss is our ‘WDHA Carnival & 80's DJ Dance Party’ on Friday night. Our wonderful trade show exhibitors will each set up a carnival-style game to test your skill for a chance to win fun prizes. Work your way around the ballroom winning what you can while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres, adult beverages and more than a few laughs! After the games, get down and party to the best dance songs from the 1980's! Wear your your best 80's attire for fun and a chance to win prizes!
It's the dental hygiene continuing education event of the year and we look forward to seeing you there!
Cancellations/Refunds - Symposium 2017: Refund requests received in writing on or before April 1, 2017 are subject to a $25 administrative fee. After April 1, 2017, no refunds will be issued.
Attendee substitutions are accepted only on or before April 1, 2017 and are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
"The mission of WDHA is to increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care, to promote the highest standards of research and education, licensure and practice for dental hygienists, and to represent and promote the interests of the dental hygiene profession, as a means to improve the public's health."
- Maintain a member-driven financially viable organization
- To serve as the authoritative resource for the profession of dental hygiene
- Promote consumer advocacy in oral health care as part of total health
- Achieve autonomy of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice