Greater Seattle and Snohomish County Joint Component Meeting

February 27, 2020


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Student Union Building (9000 building) – Small Dining Room

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave North


Greater Seattle Component and the Snohomish County Component of the Washington Dental Hygiene Association cordially invite you to attend our joint component meeting honoring the 2020 graduating dental hygiene classes from PIMA Medical Institute, Shoreline Community College and Seattle Central College. Please join us for dinner as we celebrate our members, fellow dental hygienists, and students at this event.  The dinner will be catered by a local restaurant TBA.  We will have many local dental related vendors to visit with at this event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about new products and local dental services available to you.  Please stay for our one hour CE presentation immediately following dinner.   (Members will earn 1 hour of CE credit at no charge.)


Our speaker, Sharon Afforde, from Work Force, will be presenting on Resumes and Interviewing Tips.  If you are seeking new employment, thinking about changing jobs, or wondering what the employment situation is, then you should come to our meeting!  Sharon will be answering our questions on what can be asked in an interview and what our employers cannot.  She will go over current do’s and don’ts for resumes.  Should you have a picture on your resume?  She will let us know.  How should we prepare for interviews and how should we ask about our benefits?  How do we ask for raises or changes in our benefits with our current employers?  These are topics Sharon will be covering.


5:30pm Registration opens

6:00pm Dinner starts

6:30pm WDHA leadership Presentation on Membership and Legislation

7:00pm CE presentation starts (Sharon Afforde)

(Meeting ends no later than 8:30pm)


Gold Level Dinner Sponsors:



Silver Level Dinner Sponsors:      


Vendor Event Sponsors:

Young Innovations          

Willamette Dental



Crest Oral B


and more to come!


Please register by clicking here so we can plan on accommodating you for this event!  (We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone)


Symposium for Oral Healthcare Professionals

April 17 - 18, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for our 2020 Symposium for Oral Healthcare Professionals

This year's Symposium will be April 17-18, 2020, in Lynnwood, Washington.

Our program is designed to provide you with the latest information, tools and technologies in oral healthcare, delivered by some of the best speakers in the field. This year our Keynote Speaker is Lancette VanGuilder. Learn how to participate in meaningful work and fulfill your sense of purpose.

Registration Link

"Beam Me Up" - Laser Certification Training

June 6, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Washington School of Dentistry and Washington Dental Hygienists' Association present:

”Beam Me Up”- Laser Certification Training

8 CEUs


Saturday, June 6th, 2020 8:00AM-5:00PM


This course is primarily designed for dental hygienists; however, dentists will also find the information useful.

Laser is changing the way traditional Dental Hygiene is viewed and practiced. This program will explore the value and benefit of Hygiene Laser assisted therapy that maximizes clinical end-point and the healing effect of the Laser. You will learn how laser debridement meets the demands in treating both Biofilm infection and inflammatory side of the periodontal infections through the absorption of light energy. Expand the adjunctive use of your diode laser as an essential key element not limited to periodontal therapy but for optimum risk management recall. In this hands-on clinical simulation program you will learn the specifics of laser fiber optic delivery and discover the delicate nature of using a laser device. Working with simulation exercises, this workshop is designed to build confidence and clinical skill sets ideal for successful implementation of the Diode Laser. Join in as we take this journey of scientific discovery that will shift your skills to another level of dependable and predictable healing through technologically advanced levels of patient care.      

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
•    Discuss the correlation between emerging science and laser technology when combating the periodontal infections.                              
•    Understand thermal disinfection and learn how the laser promotes physiologic healing
•    Interpret the clinical methods associated with laser sulcular debridement, disinfection, and the technique used to obtain optimum clinical results.
•    Identify the variables of laser energy protocols as they apply to the treatment of gingivitis, chronic, and aggressive periodontitis.
•    Discover new laser applications that optimize clinical results and patient treatment acceptance

Janet Press, RDH, Fellow Academy Laser Dentistry, in practice of Dental Hygiene since 1975. Her certifications include Diode and Nd:Yag Laser Standard Proficiency Certification (1995), Laser Safety Officer Certification, and RDH licensure in Nevada and California. Internationally recognized as an expert in the field of Dental Hygiene Laser Education she has provided Laser education/training 24 years in the academic environment as well as the private sector throughout the United States and Canada. Ms. Press maintains her professional affiliations with the American Dental Hygiene Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry which awarded her the honor of being named “Fellow” of the Academy.  She was also named “Distinguished Dental Professional” by the Professional Circle of Clinicians of Dentsply International.  


RDH - ADHA Member $399

RDH - Non-ADHA Member $459

Dentist - $499

*Lunch included with registration*




*There will be an administrative cancellation fee of $25 for any cancellations up to May 22, 2020. After May 22, 2020 there will be no cancellations or refunds for any reason.*