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2019 Impact Conference Highlights


Maximizing your Value as a Dental Hygienist @ Time Square Restaurant
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come to the Central Arizona Dental Hygienists’ Association’s  September Social/Study Club!!

Social is from 6-7 p.m. and Study Club is from 7-8 p.m.
Our speakers are Rosa Querry, RDH, BSDH and Brandi Mazzarella, RDH, BSDH

Discover how Phoenix College can help you increase your marketability by adding to your dental hygiene skill set. Learning objectives include discussion of the following courses offered by Phoenix College’s Center for Continuing Dental Education and the manner to apply and incorporate the principles and methods taught in these courses into dental hygiene practice: (1) The Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Course; (2) The Dental Laser Course; and (3) The Interim Therapeutic Restorations Course

Rosa Querry, RDH, BSDH has worked in dentistry for 18 years as a front office administrator, dental assistant, and dental hygienist. Rosa graduated from Phoenix College’s Dental Assisting Program in 2005, Phoenix College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2008, and went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 from NAU. She is currently seeking her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at NAU. She has been adjunct dental hygiene and dental assisting faculty at Phoenix College for the past 7 years and is also a coordinator at PC’s Center for Continuing Dental Education.

Brandi Mazzarella, RDH,BSDH has been working as a dental hygienist for more than 19 years. She has developed a reputation for clinical excellence and compassionate care and continues to hone her skills by participating in continuing dental hygiene education programs. She also works as first year adjunct dental hygiene clinical faculty at Phoenix College and is also a coordinator at PC’s Center for Continuing Dental Education.

Please come hungry and have dinner from an excellent variety of food from their menu. As soon as you know that you will coming to our meeting AND EATING at 6 p.m. or just arriving for the speaker at 7 p.m, please RSVP and let us know your plans. Come check out our location and network with a great group of dental hygienists!!!

Keep in mind that the room we are using at the restaurant has a limit of 46 people, so please be sure to send your RSVP!! One c.e.u. will be awarded, FREE OF CHARGE to ADHA members with a nominal fee of $15.00 for NON-members for the c.e. Please pay at the door when you arrive. RSVP to

A Gingivitis Code Finally: A Game Changer @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am

September Morning Meeting

Presented by Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

Sponsored by: CURAPROX

Course Description:

The D4346 code finally assists in clearly identifying and treating gingivitis after decades of merely dumping gingival inflammation into the same category as health. The fundamentals are easy to use tools that educate oral health professionals. The importance of allowing clinicians and patients the proper techniques to experience “hands on” is essential to the success of the continuum of care.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 8 major focus points to grasp to correctly implement the D4346 code
  • Review the AAP 2018 Health and Disease Classification System
  • Help the patient to understand and take responsibility for their oral health problems and ASK for your help through Motivational Interviewing.
  • Introduce new technology to help chart overall oral health and accurate interdental bleeding scores.


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High Tech + High Touch = Hygiene Success @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm


Presented by Stacy Atnip, RDH, BS

Sponsored by CURAPROX

Course Description

Offering a systematic approach and sets new technologies for instruction and motivation of our patient. The fundamentals and “easy to use” tools that educates oral health professionals. The importance of allowing the clinicians and the patients the proper techniques to experience “hands on” is essential to the success of the continuum of care. It is very important to us to let all people participate in our experience and knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Show and share not show and tell
  • Create and experience not just an appointment
  • Vital Oral Prophylactic Techniques
  • Finding and Retaining A Renewed Dental Passion
  • Help patient own problem and ASK for your help

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CADHA 2nd Annual Wine Retreat and CEs
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Come and enjoy the wine country of Arizona with other hygienists for the 2nd Annual CADHA Wine Retreat and CE! During this overnight event, you will be inspired by the amazing education provided by our returning Keynote Speaker, Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF and new this year will be Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd and Danette Ocegueda RDH, MS from Philips Sonicare. Limited rooms are available, so a shared space will make this even more fun with your closest hygiene buddies!

Attendees can receive up to 9 CEU’s, be provided coach transportation roundtrip from Phoenix to Cottonwood, lunch, dessert and pizza dinner as well as touring 3 tasting rooms (Merkin, Burning Tree and AZ Stronghold), your shared overnight accommodations at the Iron Horse or The Tavern (based on availability), yoga and kombucha. We are looking to make this event bigger and better than last year!

No cancellations 30 days prior to event.

If staying at the Tavern Hotel:

Each room of 2 people will receive a $50 Gift Card to be used at Crema, Bocce or Nic’s, 2 cocktails at The Tavern Grill, and 2 Continental Breakfasts at Crema.

If staying at the Iron Horse Inn:

Each attendee will have the hospitality room available on Sunday morning.

Note: ticket options listed above include boarding and attendance for a single individual; they are NOT a full room. If attending the “Round Pizzas for the Round Table Discussions,” please come prepared to share with the group your favorite “dental hygiene diamond” (a product for patients or hygienists that you highly recommend.) For our Yoga/Ergonomics unit, please remember to pack your yoga mat for the park.

Discount for ADHA MEMBERS ONLY! Congratulations on supporting your career! Use code ADHA for $25.00 off!

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Featured Speakers:

Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Marianne Dryer RDH, M.Ed

Danette R. Ocegueda RDH, MS

Click here to view the speaker bios.


When to Pull the Trigger: A Risky Behavior in AAP Grading

2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases

What Remains: Forensic Odontology and the Role of the Dental Professional

Designing Healthy Smiles: Evaluate, Communicate, Formulate

Round Pizzas for the Round Table Discussions

Ergonomics/Yoga for the Dental Hygienist

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Comprehensive DX and TX @ Center for Dental Rehabilitation
Oct 1 all-day

Speaker:  Dr. Maureen Toal

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General Assembly @ Steele Indian School Park
Oct 19 all-day

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