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Spring Scientific Session

The 2024 Spring Scientific Session will be held in-person on Friday, May 17 at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. 

The Spring Scientific Session is an energizing event for hygienists, vendors, students, faculty members, and industry professionals. Join us as we come together for professional development and networking. Among the many highlights of the Spring Scientific Session event will be the Student Poster Competition.

This year's 2024 Spring Scientific Session includes presentations about Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends and AI in Healthcare by Lancette VanGuilder, BS,RDH,PHEDH,CEAS and the Student Poster Presentations: Enhancing Clinical Practices.

A total of seven (7) continuing education credits will be provided.

We encourage all hygienists to attend the Spring Scientific Session. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with hygienists and others in the industry
  • Explore the marketplace for up-to-date products and resources
  • View the future of dental hygiene in the Student Research Posters
  • Have fun and catch up with your fellow hygienists!

Event registration does not include breakfast. CDHA will provide lunch only.

Click here to view the course descriptions.

Event Agenda

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM - Registration, Marketplace & Student Poster Viewing (Breakfast will not be provided.)
8:30 AM - 10:35 AM - Au Naturale: Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends (2 CEs)
11:05 AM - 12:10 PM - AI: Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare (1 CE)
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM - Lunch and Marketplace
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM - Student Poster Viewing: Enhancing Clinical Practices (1 CE)
1:40 PM - 4:45 PM - Student Poster Presentations: Enhancing Clinical Practices - (3 CEs for those attending in person)
4:45 PM - Poster Awards, Prize Drawing, Wrap-Up


  Early-Bird Registration:
ENDS Wednesday, April 17
Regular Registration:
ENDS Thursday, May 6
CDHA Member $160 $180
CDHA Student Member $70 $70
Non-Member $280 $300
Student Non-Member $95 $95

There is an option to register and view the afternoon Student Poster Presentations virtually at no cost. However, no CEs will be provided if you attend virtually. If you would like to receive CEs, you must register and attend in-person.


Vendor Opportunities

Learn more and sign up to be a vendor at Spring Scientific Session's Marketplace.


If you would like information about sponsoring CDHA's Spring Scientific Session, please contact Melissa Massetti at

Student Poster Competition

The CDHA Student Poster Competition provides hygiene students a fun and creative way to exhibit their innovative ideas and unique talents. Through an engaging, spirited contest, students each year use this opportunity to present research and information that reflects an area of dental hygiene significant to them, to their patients and peers. This year, CDHA has incorporated the top five in the Informational and Original Research category into the Spring Scientific Session.

CDHA collaborates with the California Dental Association (CDA) in judging poster sessions and awarding cash prizes at the close of the Spring Scientific Session. The top 3 winning posters in each category will be highlighted by these organizations. In addition to our collaboration with CDA, the California Dental Hygienists' Association Foundation (CDHAF) is sponsoring the Student Poster Competition.


Thank You To Our Speaker Sponsor

Thank You To Our Sponsors



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