Pamela Larrabee


AzDHA President

Hello my fellow colleagues,

What a whirlwind it has been these past several months. Although it was a crazy, busy time, the results of your Board and their committees hard work paid off. Our 2019 AzDHA Impact Conference was a huge success.

We had one of the largest turnouts than in past years. Based on the feedback we received, attendees were very pleased with the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass. The staff at the resort were extremely friendly, and there were several options for restaurants with reasonable prices. The view from the resort was amazing, and the grounds were lovely to stroll during the evening hours, not to mention relaxing in the lazy river.

Attendees were very pleased with the speakers. The content was relevant, and the speakers were full of energy, making learning fun! The laughter and enthusiasm were palpable during the CE courses. Personally, I don’t think I smiled that much in a long time.

Not only were the venue and speakers a huge hit, but the networking and Mardi Gras Market Place was a gigantic success. The wine pull was a favorite among the attendees and so was the vendors and all the goodies that were handed out. The sponsors were generous, and we are all grateful for their support.

We must also acknowledge the hard work of the planning committee: Mary Busch, Sue Smedley, Lynn Radlar, Sara Olsen, and Southwest Association Management; Speaker selection task force: Melinda Kennedy, Deb Dencek, Sue Smedley, Melissa van der Werf, and Debbie Barajas. Thanks to the fundraising taskforce and the many other individuals who made this event possible; Moreover, we must thank our sponsors: our elite sponsor Phillips, our silver sponsors Crest, Oral-B, Dentsply Sirona, and Snap On Optics. Lastly, but not least, we want to thank you for attending this event.

I think we are going to top this year’s event in 2020, so mark your calendars for August 14-15, 2020. It will be held at We Ko Pa Conference Center in Scottsdale. You don’t want to miss it.

All my best,

Pamela Larrabee, RDH, BAS, MA
AzDHA President