Legislative Day

January 30, 2017

When the Legislature convenes the 2017 legislative session on January 9th, dental issues will be at the forefront of the health care agenda.  And so will WDHA!


The day will begin with a legislative briefing from 9-10 am at the United Churches of Olympia (110 Eleventh Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501).  Appointments with legislators will occur between 10 am & 4pm.  Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided in the morning, along with lunch.


There is no cost to attend.  People should plan to stay the entire day as there’s no guarantee when their legislative appointments will be.


Attendees should email WDHA Lobbyist Melissa Johnson to let her know they plan to attend so that appointments can be made on their behalf (please include legislative district).


SCHOOLS: We need to know which schools will be attending. Please email WDHA Lobbyist Melissa Johnson with a list of your students (with their legislative district).


This will be the best opportunity to let your voice be heard on issues important to the dental hygiene profession. We hope you'll join us!



Symposium 2017

April 20 - 22, 2017


Symposium 2017 - Bellevue WA


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!


While the educational offerings officially commence at 8:00 am on Friday, April 21st, you won't want to miss the WDHA Board-Hosted Reception 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.


One new event you won’t want to miss is our ‘ 80's Carnival & 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!


Registration, Speaker Information and Exhibitor Trade Show details coming soon!



Mission Statement

"The mission of WSDHA 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