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Spring Scientific Session

The 2023 Spring Scientific Session will be held on Friday, May 19 at the Westin Anaheim Resort in Anaheim, CA. This year's Spring Scientific Session will be in-person only and we will not be providing a virtual option

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.

This year's sessions include reviewing the new Staging and Grading Periodontal Classification System and presentations from the top student posters. 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 Posters
  • Have fun and catch up with your fellow hygienists!

Event registration includes breakfast and lunch. 

Click here to view the course descriptions.

Event Agenda

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM - Registration, Breakfast, Marketplace & Student Poster Viewing
8:15 AM - 11:35 AM - Unlocking the Code - Success in Periodontal Therapy (3 CEs)
11:35 AM - 1:15 PM - Lunch and Marketplace
11:35 AM - 1:15 PM - Student Poster Viewing: Enhancing Clinical Practices (1 CE)
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Student Poster Presentations: Enhancing Clinical Practices - (3 CEs for those attending in person)


  Early-Bird Registration:
ENDS Monday, April 17
Regular Registration:
ENDS Thursday, May 18
CDHA Member $140 $160
CDHA Student Member $40 $40
Non-Member $260 $280
Student Non-Member $65 $65

*There is an option to register and view the afternooon 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 need to 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 Sponsors




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