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Spring Scientific Session

This year's Spring Scientific Session was held on Friday, May 13 at the Anaheim Marriott and was held as a hybrid event allowing for in-person attendance of the full event, as well as virtual attendance for the education sessions.

The Spring Scientific Session is an energizing event designed for hygienists, vendors, students, faculty members and industry professionals who come together for professional development, to build their network, and to earn continuing education units. Among the many highlights of the Spring Scientific Session event is the Student Poster Competition.

Learn more about the speakers here.

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

Event Agenda

7:00 AM – Registration opens
7:30 AM – Marketplace & Student Poster Viewing opens
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Breakfast, Marketplace, and Student Poster Viewing
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:45 AM to 12:00 PM – The Cost of Pneumonia World-Wide in Lives and Money: Is Oral Hygiene the Answer  – 2 CE units
Learn more about presenter Cindy Kleiman, RDH BS, Oral Care Consultant and Speaker
11:30 AM – Lunch Served
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch, Marketplace, and Student Poster Viewing
1:00 PM – 4:15 PM – Somedays You’re the Pigeon, Somedays You’re the Statue – 3 CE units –Sponsored by Crest + Oral B
Learn more about presenter Dave Weber, President & CEO Weber Associated 
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Awards, Raffle, and Closing Remarks

In-Person Attendance

We encourage all hygienists to attend the Spring Scientific Session in person if they are able to do so. In addition to the fantastic speakers, you will also have all the benefits an in-person event can provide such as:

  • Networking with hygienists and others in the industry
  • Exploring the marketplace for up-to-date products and resources
  • Viewing the future of dental hygiene in the Student Posters
  • Having fun reconnecting with your fellow hygienists

In-person event registration includes breakfast and lunch.

BONUS: Attending in-person allows you to earn an extra CE unit by visiting the marketplace and student posters.

Hotel rooms can be booked on this page as part of the CDA room blocks.

Virtual Attendance

If you choose to attend the Spring Scientific Session virtually, you will still have live-streaming access to the great presentations.  

Registration is available for the two speakers individually or for both. Combined, you would get a total of 5 CE units.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Attendees who register as a student will not be granted CE units.

Health & Safety Protocols

Safety is a top priority, and we are committed to observing the necessary modifications and restrictions to help ensure the health, comfort, and confidence of all conference attendees. We will continue to monitor new protocols as mandated by the State of California, and you have our assurance that our event will be in complete compliance.

Masks are required for unvaccinated attendees. 

Refund Policy

Upon registering, you agree to the terms and conditions of the following refund cancellation policy: All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Cancellations received by Friday, April 15 will receive a full refund; no refunds will be issued after this date.

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