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Speakers Wanted: Call for Proposals



The ADHA23 Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, July 7 ‒ 9, 2023. Celebrating the ADHA’s 100th anniversary year, this is an extraordinary opportunity for dental hygienists to engage in exceptional formal and informal learning experiences that help to advance their professional development, improve patient care, and offer insights into the latest developments and trends in dental hygiene.

ADHA is seeking education proposals for consideration, founded in sound adult learning principles that reflect evidenced-based, cutting-edge thinking and are informed by current theory, research, and practice.

Intended to deliver the utmost learning experience, preference may be given to proposals that are positioned to deliver a balanced mix of the following:


  • Innovative, cutting-edge, evidenced-based
  • Practical application with evidence supported by research/data
  • Exploring issues important to dental hygienists at varying stages of expertise
  • Consideration given to any dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion relevant to the selected topic

Instructional Design

  • Stimulate and provoke discussion, audience engagement, and outcome-focused
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and development of new competencies
  • Collaborative delivery drawing on attendees’ past experiences and knowledge


  • Practicing dental hygienists in areas across clinical, education, research and public health
  • Dental hygienists at different stages on their learning path, ranging from student to 25+ years of work experience
  • Strong desire for interactive sessions and hands-on practice of skills they can implement upon returning to their offices, classrooms or clinics

Education Tracks

As you develop your proposal, consider which of the following tracks would be the best fit for your content.

Behavioral Health: Breaking the Cycle to Eradicate Disease Global Oral Healthcare
Charting My Future Infection Control
Clinical Practice Mental Health and Well-Being
Dental Hygiene: The Next 100 Years Oral Medicine
Dental Therapy Public Health
Diversity and Equity Research
DSOs Taking Action to Address Abuse and Neglect

Interested in Presenting?

Learn more about submission and selection criteria, and get your application started. Click Here to Submit Your Proposal! 
Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21, 2022.


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