WDHA House of Delegates 2017 / Annual Meeting

October 13 - 15, 2017


Pre-HOD activities:

  • DHEC Meeting - Friday @ 9:00 am
  • CE Course - Friday @ 1:00 pm
  • BOT Meeting - Friday @ 6:00 pm


 Hose of Delegates /Annual Meeting

  • Saturday 8:00 am
  • Saturday Evening Fun!
  • Sunday 8:00 am

Seattle King County Clinic

October 26 - 29, 2017


The community is coming together to produce the Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 26 – 29, 2017 in KeyArena at Seattle Center. This giant health clinic offers a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region. The effort, involving months of preparation and thousands of volunteers, transforms KeyArena into the largest clinic of its kind in Washington State. Over 4,000 patients are served by over 3,000 healthcare professionals and general support volunteers, providing more than $3.5 million in healthcare services.


Volunteer Dental Hygienists are needed at the SKC Clinic. Join as many as 100 partner organizations, including the Washington Dental Hygienists’ Association, to offer free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations. With your help, we can treat over 4000 patients and provide more than $3.5 million in healthcare services. Each day the Clinic needs over 750 healthcare professionals and general support volunteers to operate. The Clinic provides most equipment and supplies, as well as free meals and parking. Don’t forget, you can earn up to 5 CE credits per year by volunteering! Learn more:



Symposium 2018

April 12 - 14, 2018

Save the Date!


Planning is already underway for WDHA's annual Symposium for Oral Healthcare Professionals, April 12 - 14, 2018 at Bellevue Embassy Suites in Bellevue, Washington. With a science-based curriculum delivered by local, national and international speakers, plus the ever-popular exhibitor trade show featuring the latest industry products and services, it’s one oral healthcare event not to be missed!


The all-inclusive* format makes it easy to get the most out of this top-notch educational event while receiving an excellent value on the continuing education units you need. Attendees can earn up to 15+ CE units over the two-day event, all for one low price!


In addition to the traditional four educational tracks, we are excited to announce a new educational track – ‘The Complete Dental Team’. This special track is designed to build team cohesiveness, enhance productivity and improve overall office operations with courses specific to each team member – dentists, hygienists, assistants, office managers, schedulers and financial coordinators. It is available exclusively as a ‘team registration’ where a dentist may register four or more of his dental team members and receive his or her DDS registration for free. More information and course specifics will be available soon!


*Symposium 2017 includes all Continuing Education Units with the exception of ‘Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and other optional activities, which require additional registration fees.


Mission Statement

"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."


Vision Statement

Create a community of autonomous professionals who serve as leaders in oral health through collaborative healthcare integration.


Core Ideology

Promote and advance the dental hygiene profession to improve the public’s oral and overall health.