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Student Poster Competition

2023 CDHA 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.

The 2023 Spring Scientific Session and Student Poster Competition is scheduled for May 19, 2023 at the Westin Resort in Anaheim, CA.

The 2023 Student Poster Session will continue to be a hybrid competition. The presenters must submit a video presentation of either an Informational or Original Research poster for the first phase of judging. The top five scoring posters/presenters will move on to the Live Question and Answer Judging Session on May 19th (In person or via ZOOM).

In addition, the top 5 poster videos in each category will be featured as the afternoon continuing education session starting at 1:30 pm. Presenters (In-person or via ZOOM) will field questions immediately following their video (this will not impact judging scores). Those moving forward must be available in person or virtually on May 19th. CLICK HERE for the full Spring Scientific Session details and Poster Session CE description.

Senior student members of CDHA are eligible and must register no later than April 1st. 

Only one registration is required per team. The team member registering will be the main correspondent for the team. Those who register will receive confirmation via email with specific submission details.


The deadline to enter your team is April 1, 2023.

Once registration is confirmed you must submit required poster elements no later than April 7, 2023.

Poster Session Awards!*

1st place in both categories: $1,250
2nd place in both categories prize: $750
3rd place in both categories prize: $450

*Awards will be issued after May 19th. Recipients will receive a total of two (2) checks, one from CDHA and one from CDA.

Thank you to the 2023 Poster Session Sponsors!


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