Student Meetings & Activities

Student Regional Meetings CANCELLED.

Please note, ALL Student Regional Meetings have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We will update the events as we receive directives on group gatherings.

Student Poster Competition

Friday, May 15, 2020

Anaheim Marriott

700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA  92802

CDHA looks forward to the participation of all programs and encourages students to utilize this opportunity to present research and information to professionals and peers.

Each dental hygiene program is allotted up to THREE poster presentations for the competition. The program may include up to TWO alternate posters PENDING SPACE AVAILABILITY.  Space for the alternate applications will be granted on a first come, first-served basis.

There are two judging categories (Informational and Research).  At the CDHA Poster Session Competition, both original research and the informational category will be presented as a POSTER.  Please refer to the Informational and Research Poster Guidelines for specific criteria and rules and regulations. Strict adherence to these rules will be enforced.

The California Dental Association (CDA) will be collaborating with CDHA in judging table clinics/poster sessions and awarding CASH prizes to the top three winners in each category. Prizes in each category (both Information and Research) will be awarded at the close of the CDHA Scientific Session and all presenters are expected to attend.  In addition, abstracts of the 1st place posters of each category will be published in both the CDHA and CDA Journals.

Student Poster Competition entrance fee is $150/team (up to four student per team).  The deadline to register is March 31, 2020.


6:30 a.m.: Setup begins

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Public Viewing

8:30 a.m.: Student Orientation

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Judging

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Public Viewing

12:30 p.m.: Breakdown

2:00 p.m.: Student Presenters are invited to attend the afternoon Labor Law education seminar complimentary

5:00 p.m.: Awards Presentation

Click here to register

Click here to download the Informational Poster Guidelines.

Click here to download the Research Poster Guidelines.

Past CDHA Student Research Winners!

First Place Informational - West LA College

“Dysphagia: Under-recognized and Life-threatening”
Presented By: Tang Blanton and Jose Mendez

Third Place Original Research - West Coast University

“Antimicrobial Properties of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Chamomile Essential Oils”
Presented By: Rhozin Zargaran, Taraneh Jamali and Nancy Martirossian

Second Place Informational - Cypress College

“Kill Periodontal Pathogens with Nature’s Gas”
Presented By: Amy Fink, Carissa Flores and Britnie Sepulveda

Second Place Original Research - Cerritos College

“Don’t Stress It’s Just a Test”
Presented By: Amy Mai and Alexis Venegas

Third Place Informational - Cerritos College

“Preventive Therapy for the Preventive Therapist”
Presented By: Brianne Donovan and Denise Najera

First Place Original Research - Loma Linda University

“Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge, Attitude, Access and Confidence of Students”
Presented by: Victoria Santiago and Mellissa Cardenas