Continuing Education

MOST local component CE events are 2 Hours CEUs
unless otherwise noted 

Early Registration:
Members $7
Potential Members/Auxiliary $49
Dentists $60

Walk-in/Late Registration:
Members $15
Potential Members/Auxiliary $75
Dentists $90

Dental Hygiene Students are free!

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General Agenda:
Registration/Check in: 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
Component meeting: 6:00 PM
Sponsor information: 6:20 PM
CE Presentation: 6:30-8:30 PM



Screen Shot 2019-07-31 at 3.55.40 PM“What are the Roles of Dental Hygienists in the Treatment of our Patients with Head and Neck Cancer?”

September 17, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
2 CEUs

Location: Highland Business Center Room 201.0
*Overflow parking is permitted at the Holiday Inn next door. 

Speaker Carl F. Driscoll, DMD
Program Director, Professor, Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics

Dr. Carl F. Driscoll currently serves as a Professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and as Director of the Prosthodontic Residency for 21 years. He also served in the same capacity at Walter Reed Army medical Center for three years prior to being at MarylandDr Driscoll retired from the U.S. Army after twenty years of service. He is especially proud of being one of very few dental officers selected for Below the Zone (early) promotion to the rank of Colonel. Dr. Driscoll is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Driscoll has served as President of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and as President of the ACP. He has been awarded both the Garver-Staffanou and Moulton Awards from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and was recently named the ACP’s Educator of the Year. Dr. Driscoll has given over 450 presentations nationally and internationally to study clubs, dental schools, residenceies and at major prosthodontic meetings. His lectures are praised by attendees for the quality of the information and for the humor that he injects. He has authored over 75 publications and under his guidance, his residents have won many research awards. In addition, he is in private practice in Bethesda, MD.


Sponsored by Patterson Dental



“Dental Public Health is Bigger in Texas: Is it for You?”

October 23, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
2 CEUs

Location: Highland Business Center
Room 201.0

Speakers Dr Rhonda Stokley, DDS and Sandy Tesch, RDH, MSHP

Sponsored by Q-Optics

Educational Objectives:
1) Describe dental public health practices and activities.
2) Identify state-level data sets and how statistics are used to describe oral health status.
3) Differentiate between the various public assistance dental services programs in Texas.
4) Identify roles dental hygienists and collaborative partners play in conducting public health interventions.

Description: Come hear about what your state dental public health prevention program does for Texans and how you as a professional partner can contribute.  Learn how state-level statistics are captured and how Texas measures up to other  state and national comparative data. The session will discuss the multiple roles dental hygienists play in public health settings and how collaboration is
essential for increasing oral health awareness.

Rhonda Stokley, DDS serves as the state Public Health Dental Director for the DSHS Oral Health Improvement Program. She is responsible for planning and directing statewide dental public health programs and activities including statewide surveillance activities and preventive dental services. She has served the Capital Area Dental Society as an alternate or delegate to the Texas Dental Association since 2010 and represented TDA as an alternate delegate to the American Dental Association.  Dr. Stokley previously served as Dental Director for the Department of Aging and Disability Services’ Austin State Supported Living Center from 2007-2014.  She also owned a private dental practice from 2013-2016.  She has been a dentist for over 14 years, over ten of which has been in the public sector.

Sandy Tesch, RDH, MSHP serves as special projects coordinator for the state Oral Health Improvement Program. Her responsibilities include review and oversight of dental training, evaluation activities, grant reporting, and collaboration with external partners. She served as the project manager for the HRSA Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement grant and is the lead coordinator and trainer for the Healthy Texas Smiles for Moms and Babies perinatal oral health project. Ms. Tesch previously worked for the state serving as a regional dental hygienist providing educational workshops for providers and clinical services for clients. She served on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Board of Trustees for 5 years as Vice-President and as the District IX Trustee. She has been a practicing public health hygienist for over 30 years.

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Registration opens Sept 18th.

“TDHA Fredericksburg Wine Tour and CE”

November 1st 
2 CEUs

Speaker Katrina Sanders “The Winegenist” is a clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker. Katrina is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with an unique approach to delivering continuing dental education. Check back for registration details and Like/Follow our TDHA Facebook page for immediate updates as to when the event will begin registration.

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December TBD – Philips Sponsored Event

5 CEUs (with lunch provided)
Gift Bags for all participants!


Check back for more details for this unique CE Event.

“Periodontics: New Classification System”

January 23rd David Reeves
6:30-8:30 PM
2 CEUs 

Speaker David Reeves, DMD

David Reeves obtained his DMD from Southern Illinois University/School of Dental Medicine in 1985. Dr. Reeves entered the active duty Army as a resident in the AEGD/1 program at Ft. Riley, KS. He practiced as a general dentist in the Army for 9 years before entering Army periodontal residency in 1994. Dr. Reeves received his Certificate in Periodontics from the U.S. Army Periodontic Residency at Ft. Gordon, GA and his M.S. in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1997. CoOL Reeves completed his board certification with the American Board of Periodontology in 1998. While stationed at Ft. Knox, HY, Dr. Reeves taught as an adjunctive faculty member at the University of Louiville’s Graduate Periodontics Residency. COL Reeves received the Surgeon General’s “A” prefix designator in 2002 and was selected by The Army Surgeon General to act as Consultant to The Surgeon General for Periodontology from 2003-2006. COL Reeves served as the periodontal mentor for the AEGD/2 program and as Chief of Periodontics at Ft. Hood, TX from 2001-2006. After retirement from the Army he maintained a private practice in Cedar Park for 8 years. He currently teaches in the AEGD/1 program at the Central Texas Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Temple, TX and teaches as an adjunctive Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Austin Community College.

RSVP coming soon

Texas Annual Conference

February 6th-9th

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, San Marcos, TX

More details to come!

Follow TDHA Facebook for up-to-date information about this event.

Omega Seminars- Austin


February  2020 

Exact date TBD
Check back for more details and keep an eye on Omega Seminars website too!

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“Topic Title TBD”

March 11th
6:30 PM
Location: ACC: Highland Business Center

Speaker Josefine Ortiz Wolfe, PHD, RDH, CHEZ

Dr Josefine Ortiz Wolfe is the Director of Oral Health at Texas Health Institute. Her Background in community health education and health promotion brings a valuable interdisciplinary perspective to issues surrounding oral health. She has over a decade of oral health leadership experience, and her research interests include health behaviors and health communication. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist, holds an undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a Master of Science in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Public Health, Community Health Education Health Promotion from Walden University.

Dr Wolfe has fostered strong professional relationships with many local, state, and national dental organizations. This involvement has kept her knowledge current regarding dental health workforce strategies and issues concerning oral health’s connection to overall health. She holds an Adjunct Faculty position at A.T. Still University in the graduate School of Health Studies and serves as Chairperson-Elect for the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section. Dr. Wolfe is also a member of the Speakers Bureau for the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and is active in the Hispanic Dental Association and the American Dental Hygiene Association.

She is the proud parent of two children and one dog. Her daughter is a college student and her son is a U.S. Marine. She lives in Austin with her rescue dog, Ranger.

RSVP Coming Soon

April TBD

51342904_1210975112383343_1094548664216453120_oStudent Community Presentations

May 7thor April 30 (Date TBD)
5:30 PM
Location: ACC Eastview Campus Building 8000

Speakers ACC Dental Hygiene c/o 2020

Join us as we hear the Student Community Project Presentations from the second year ACC Dental Hygiene students. These community projects span 2 semesters and we always learn so much from these students and the work they’re doing. They are set to graduate the following week, so the energy is always electric and a good time is had all around. This is the third year we have had these seniors present our May CE and are grateful for our continued relationship.

RSVP coming soon