The South Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association would like to invite you to our 26th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium. This year's symposium promises to be one of our best yet!

We are excited to have our first paperless symposium. All registrations, payments, and CE certificates for Symposium 2018 will be handled online through our partnership with CE Zoom. Signing up for an account and making a profile is easy and, once you have your account, CE Zoom can help you organize and track your continuing education credits. 

This year's SCDHA Dental Hygiene Symposium will be featuring

  • Lillian Caparila, RDH, BSDH, M Ed
  • Carol Jahn, RDH, MS
  • Lori Paschall, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA
  • Multi-Speaker Discussion Panel
  • Richard Harvey, CPR instructor

Our three main event speakers will be presenting a total of 5 courses for a total of 12 CEUs. The Friday and Saturday Lunch and Learns will add an additional 1 CEU each for a grand total of 14 CEUs! Each course has been carefully selected to bring new information and knowledge to today's clinical hygienist, whether a seasoned clinician or a new hygienist just embarking on their dental hygiene career. #lifelonglearning

*Exhibitor Hall *

Ultralight Optics * Patterson Dental * Dental Tease * Hu-Friedy * GSK * Orascoptic *  Johnson&Johnson * Cetylite * Atlanta Dental * Jack's Dental Depot * Henry Schein * Young Dental * Premier * Heartland Dental * Waterpik * Brassler * and more to come!

Our sponsors and exhibitors have generously donated door prizes, auction items, and samples.

We'd like to thank the 2018 SCDHA Dental Hygiene Symposium sponsors

  • Premier
  • Waterpik
  • Hu-Friedy
  • Patterson
  • GSK


  • $189.00 for NON-ADHA member, $159.00 for ADHA member


  • $229.00 for NON-ADHA member, $199.00 for ADHA MEMBER



CPR -- $50.00


If you need an printout of the schedule and fees for employer approval, please go to scdha.org

*THIS IS A LICENSE RENEWAL YEAR* And as such, the symposium committee has taken care to schedule courses that meet licensure requirements. We have included an infection control course on Saturday, October 6th and a limited attendance CPR course will be available on Friday October 5th ( for an additional fee, under special events). 

*STUDENTS*  Your registration includes the featured courses on Friday and Saturday and the Student ADHA meeting on Friday afternoon. The South Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association will be providing light snacks during the Student Meeting. You are welcome to purchase the lunches that are available during the Symposium's lunch meeting on Friday and the Lunch course on Saturday for an additional $25.00 each. We would love to see you at our Friday night President's Reception and Auction! A wonderful chance for networking and fun plus the chance to bid on some great dental hygiene products that make practicing easier!

*SPECIAL LUNCH AND LEARN (1 CEU) EVENT*   On Friday, enjoy a NEW PRODUCTS lunch and learn with SCDHA and learn about new products from Q-Optics, Brasseler USA and GSK. You will also get a chance to observe our SCDHA meeting as we finish our end of year business.  This is also a "must attend" if you want to stay informed with the state of dental hygiene in South Carolina.

Tricia Osuna (Q-Optics), Brenda McCarson (Brasseler USA) and Darius Hill (GSK) will all be presenting and speaking about new products from their respective companies. We are looking forward hearing about exciting new innovations and products.

Are you curious what the South Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association does for the dental hygienists in this state?  Examples of discussion will be changes to the practice act, policies and legislation pertaining to the scope of practice for dental hygienists in South Carolina. 

We have arranged for a wonderful hot lunch buffet, which is sure to please everyone's taste, to be available for purchase and will be meeting in the Symposium main event room.  There will be time to enjoy your meal while listening to the 1 hour continuing education course and the brief SCDHA business meeting following it. No rushing around looking for a lunch place, hoping you’ll be done in time. No searching for another parking space.

If you want to be an informed about the hottest new products from these companies and be an involved South Carolina dental hygienist and not rely on what you "read in a Facebook group", this is the event for you!  This course and luncheon will be an extra $25.00 charge. 

*SPECIAL LUNCH AND LEARN (1 CEU) EVENT*  Have you ever wondered about working as a dental hygienist outside the traditional private practice operatory? On Saturday, we have 4 amazing dental hygienists speaking on practicing as a dental hygienist in alternative settings. This round table discussion panel features

  • ·         Andy Codding, RDH (Dental Tease/ Dental Hygiene Academy with  Student Board Review)

  • ·         Clare Van Sant, RDH (experience in mobile dental hygiene in nursing homes)
  • ·         Cathy Milejczak, CDA, RDH, MSPH, Ph.D. ( former director of Midlands Tech Dental Hygiene Program and experienced in mission work)
  • ·         Jenny Price, RDH ( Special Needs RDH in a Facility Setting).

Their experiences and journeys will be discussed during this lunch and learn worth 1 CEU. We encourage every hygienist who has ever thought about working "outside the op" to come! This course will be an additional $25.00 fee to the symposium 1 or 2 day registration fee and includes the catered sit-down luncheon. 


*CPR*  Richard Harvey will be offering a limited attendance CPR course on Friday afternoon, a box lunch option will be offered for purchase during this course. This course will be an additional fee to the symposium 1 or 2 day fee. The boxed lunch will be available for purchase during registration. Both will be found under the "Special Events" portion of registration. 

Please be sure to stay for our Annual President's Reception and Auction on Friday. The auction, as always, will have great baskets and individual items. In the past, offerings have ranged from wine, to jewelry, to beauty baskets, to amazing dental hygiene products!  Both a live and silent auction, get ready for some friendly competitive bidding.  Grab a drink at the bar, enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres and be ready to mix, mingle and bid!

26th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium Schedule


7-8:00am  REGISTRATION CHECK-IN  Towers Hall

7:30am  EXHIBITS AND MARKET PLACE OPEN (exhibits open till 1:30pm) Cambridge Hall

8-8:30am  OPENING GREETINGS FROM PRESIDENT NANCY JOHNSTON *student recognition and door prizes*   Kensington DEF

8:30am-12:00pm  Changing the Face of Dental Hygiene: Expert Clinician  and Prevention Speaker" 3CEU Lillian Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed.  Sponsor: Premier  Kensington DEF

10:30-11:00am  BREAK AND VISIT EXHIBITS   Cambridge Hall

12:00-2:00pm CPR with RIchard Harvey (box lunch available for separate fee)

12:15-1:45pm  NEW PRODUCTS LUNCH AND LEARN/SCDHA BUSINESS MEETING  SCDHA Business Meeting and Buffet Luncheon (hot buffet lunch available for purchase)  Kensington DEF



2:00-5:00pm  “The Mystique in Changing Patient’s Behavior” Use of Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Healthcare Settings 3CEU  presented by Lillian Caparila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed. Sponsor: Premier  Kensington DEF

5:30-7:00pm  PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION AND AUCTION  Vista 1 and 2


7-8:00am  REGISTRATION CHECK-IN  Towers Hall

7:30am  EXHIBITS AND MARKET PLACE OPEN (exhibits open till 1:30pm)  Cambridge Hall

8:00-10:00am  Current Trends in E-Cigarettes, Hookahs, & Tobacco Use  2CEU presented  by Carol Jahn, RDH, MS  Sponsor: Water Pik  Kensington DEF

10:00-10:30am  BREAK AND VISIT EXHIBITS  Cambridge Hall

10:30-12:30pm  There’s No Generation Gap Here: How to Treat Patients from 8 to 98      2CEU presented by Carol Jahn, RDH, MS  Sponsor: Water Pik  Kensington DEF

12:30-2:00pm Exploring Clinical Options: The Dental Hygienist in Alternative Settings      *LUNCH AND LEARN* 1CEU  Kensington G

2:00-4:00pm  Infection Control in Practice: Guidelines and Recommendations for  Instrument Processing  2CEU  presented by Lori Paschall, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA Sponsor: Hu-Friedy



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Sponsor(s) : Premier, Waterpik, Hu-Friedy, Patterson and GSK

Date / Time

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 - Sat, Oct 6, 2018


9800 Queensway Blvd.
Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation Oceanfront Resort
Myrtle Beach, SC