Meeting/Event Information

2017 Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference

Start: November 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM
End: November 12, 2017 at 12:30 PM 

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Sheraton Portland Airport
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220


Online registration has ended.  If you still wish to attend, please scroll down, click the link to print the registration form and bring it with you to the registration desk at the Sheraton.

HANDOUTS:  The following handouts were made available prior to the conference.  Please print out the handouts for the sessions you will be attending and bring them with you to the conference.


The deadline for room reservations at the Sheraton was Monday, October 30th by 5:00 pm.  If you still need a room, call 800.325.3535 or click on the link below to make you reservation online. Rooms are available on a space and rate available basis.

Dig out those boots, cowboy hats and whatever other western attire you own!  The Casino Night is a western theme this year for those who would like to dress up.

We are still accepting silent auction items if you would like to donate.  Handmade items are especially popular and appreciated!

See you at the Conference!

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Serve and Support at the 2017 Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference

ODHA’s Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference is the largest annual event that provides professional development opportunities designed specifically for dental hygienists as well as dental hygiene students and faculty members in Oregon. This is YOUR conference!

The state conference offers an exciting agenda filled with new education courses, speakers, leadership building, networking, industry development, professional and entertaining excursions, and lots of fun!

Keynote Speaker

Click here for a full conference schedule & registration form

Click here for full session details



Friday, November 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm   Registration Open
9:00am – 12:00pm   HIPAA and OSHA Training
9:00am – 12:00pm   Non-surgical and Surgical Management of Implants
                               in Health and Disease
12:00pm – 6:00pm   Exhibitor Trade Show
12:00pm – 6:00pm   Silent Auction
12:00pm – 2:00pm   ODHA Annual Luncheon
                               Annual Meeting General Session, Elections
                               and Veteran’s Day
2:30pm – 5:30pm    Cannabis Culture and Dentistry: THC, CBD- BFF or OMG?
                              Clinical Considerations for the Dental Professional in this
                              Growing Weed World
2:30pm – 5:30pm    Current Infection Prevention Protocols and Recommendations:
                              Are you in Compliance?
5:30pm – 8:30pm    Dinner Celebration – Casino Night

Saturday, November 11
8:00am - 9:00 am     Program Directors Meeting
8:00am – 4:30pm     Registration and Exhibitor Trade Show
8:00am – 2:00pm     Silent Auction
8:00am – 9:00am     Component Annual Meetings
9:30am – 12:30 pm  Orofacial Myology Part I
9:30am – 12:30 pm  Medical Emergencies
9:30am – 12:30 pm  Intercultural Communication for Professional and
                               Personal Development
12:30 pm – 2:00pm  Networking Lunch
                               Poster Presentations and Table Clinics
1:30pm – 2:00pm    Silent Auction Check Out
2:00pm – 3:30pm    General Session Keynote Speaker
                              Raffles, Scholarships and Awards Installation of Officers
3:30pm – 5:30pm    Orofacial Myology Part II
3:30pm – 5:30pm    Functional Medicine & Dental Health

Student CE Sessions
9:00am-12:00 pm    Getting to Know Your Association
9:00am-12:00 pm    Biofilm Management With Glycine Powder
12:30-2:00pm          Poster presentations, table clinics
2:00-3:30pm            Keynote speaker, raffles, installation of officers
3:30-5:30pm            RDH Career Pathways Panel

Sunday, November 12
8:30am – 12:30pm  ODHA Board of Directors' Meeting


Thank you to our current partners:
Air Techniques, Inc. | Capitol Dental Care, Inc. | Colgate | Comb's Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics | Dennis Muir Scholarship | Dental & Medical Staffing, Inc. | Dental Dolly | Dentsply Sirona Preventative | DNTLworks Equipment Corporation | Elevate Oral Care | Exceptional Needs Dental Services (E.N.D.S.) | Friends of Creston Children’s Dental Clinic | GlaxoSmithKline | Hu-Friedy Mfg. LLC | LumaDent, Inc. | Mouthwatch,| OnDiem | Pacific Dental Services | Pascal International | PDT Inc. / Paradise Dental Technologies | Q-optics | SeneGence International | Simply Hygiene (Atlanta Dental) | Sunstar Americas | TePe Oral Health Care, Inc. | Pamela Wade | Willamette Dental Group | Young Dental                     

Partners and Sponsors
We value our partners! Click here for a list of partnerships and registration form.

Professional & Student Registration
Register online or click here to download a registration form that can be returned via email or fax.  PCI compliance does not allow the association to accept credit card payment via email.  If you choose to pay by credit card, please register online or fax your form to 503.253.9172.  Early registration is encouraged. In the event that room space becomes filled to capacity, some registrants will not be able to be accommodated and will be notified. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Dental Hygiene Student Program
The ODHC features a combined student program for junior and senior students.

Hotel Accommodations
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Deadline for room reservations: 5:00 pm, October 30, 2017. We strongly encourage you to reserve your room as early as possible.  Rooms are limited. Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 pm. Guest room rates are $132 single/double occupancy plus taxes and fees. A personalized website for ODHA Annual Conference room reservations has been setup at: Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association - ODHA (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser) Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify or cancel a reservation. You can also call the hotel directly to make your reservations via phone at 503-281-2500 or 800-325-3535. Be sure to identify yourself as attending the ODHA Annual Conference to receive the discounted room rate.  If you are flying into Portland for the conference, the hotel offers complimentary airport transportation to/from the hotel.

ODHC Flyer
Share the exciting news about our conference with your colleagues and coworkers!  Click here to print a flyer.

The ODHC features dedicated time for viewing table clinics and poster presentations. CE credit will be given for visiting these presentations.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  

Click here to download a poster presentation application  
Click here to download a table clinic application  

Click here for marketplace guidelines and application  

Silent Auction
Professional artwork, handmade goods, weekend getaways, gift baskets and more!  Don't forget to donate to the ODHA silent auction and support the future development of our amazing association!  Click here to download an auction donation form.  Individuals, companies and organizations can also choose to donate funds for a custom gift basket to be created on your behalf.  

ODHA Annual Meeting
The ODHA annual meeting will be held during lunch on Friday, November 10 from 12:00-2:00 pm. We hope you will plan on attending to hear a report on the state of the association, elections and participate in a special Veteran’s Day Recognition.

Casino Night
You won’t want to miss the fun and action on Friday night. Join your colleagues for a casino night including craps, blackjack, roulette and a whole lot of action with the “funny” money provided. This is a great opportunity to learn how to play in a fun setting. All are sure to have a great time and some will “win” big!

2017 Exhibits & Sponsors
The exhibit area will be open on Friday, November 10 from 12:00-6:00 pm and Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Please take the opportunity to visit with the exhibitors and build partnerships with your colleagues and dental professional representatives. Also, take the time to thank them for their participation . . . The meeting would not be the same without them!

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on or before October 26, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $50 registration fee. Cancellations received after October 26, 2017, no shows and same day cancellations will not receive a refund.

Call 503.595.0220 or Email




$245.00 FULL Conference Registration - ODHA MEMBER
$265.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$190.00 FRIDAY ONLY Conference Registration - ODHA Member
$210.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$150.00 SATURDAY ONLY Conference Registration - ODHA Member
$170.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$475.00 FULL Conference Registration - NEW ODHA MEMBER - Best Value!
$495.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$345.00 FULL Conference Registration - NON-MEMBER
$365.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$290.00 FRIDAY ONLY Conference Registration - NON-Member
$310.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$250.00 SATURDAY ONLY Conference Registration - NON-Member
$270.00 after 07:00 pm October 27

$75.00 CASINO NIGHT & Dinner Ticket - Ticket is included with registrations received prior to October 26. After that date, tickets must be purchased. An additional ticket may be purchased if you are bringing a guest to dinner.

$75.00 CASINO NIGHT & Dinner Ticket - Ticket is included with registrations received prior to October 26. After that date, tickets must be purchased. An additional ticket may be purchased if you are bringing a guest to dinner.

$150.00 FULL Conference Registration - STUDENT

$55.00 SATURDAY ONLY Conference Registration - STUDENT

$40.00 Extra Lunch Tickets - FRIDAY

$40.00 Extra Lunch Tickets - SATURDAY