Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 23, 2018
    • Sunday, March 25, 2018
    • Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump, Richmond, Virginia

    Registration now Open

    Register Here

    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus: 6699 Springfield Center Drive Springfield, VA 22150 Lecture Hall Room 154 Parking is free; Park on 1st or 5th level
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    The objectives of this course are designed to meet the requirements set forth for the board of dentistry for the state of Virginia:

    • Laser Physics
    • Differentiation of wavelengths
    • Uses for hygiene
      • Laser bacteria
      • Tooth desensitization
      • Aphthous ulcers
      • Laser teeth whitening
      • Laser pain therapy
    • Billing of Laser bacteria removal
    • Other periodontal procedures with lasers

    Speaker: Jim Overbay

    Surgical Laser Specialist

    Virginia/West Virginia Areas


    About the Speaker:

    Laser Specialist

    Jim graduated from Radford University in 2001.  He worked for Abbott Laboratories promoting lipid altering agents for 3 years and then transitioned to CAD/CAM in dentistry and promoted and trained on CEREC technology for 4.5 years.  In January of 2015 he came aboard to Biolase specializing in dental lasers providing guidance on hard and soft tissue procedures.  Currently he resides in Christiansburg, Va with wife, Hope, 7 year old twin boys, Garrett and Walker and 19 month old baby girl, Kelsey. 

    Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus

    6699 Springfield Center Drive Springfield, VA 22150

    Lecture Hall Room 154

    Parking is free; Park on 1st or 5th level

    Date:   Saturday April 14, 2018

    Registration: 8:30 AM

    Course:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM



    ADHA Members – $95.00

    Potential Members - $125.00

    Must Register by April 13, 2018

    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • Vintners Winery 1213 George Washington Hyw. Yorktown VA. 23693
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     Learn how to be a better healthcare advocate. 

            Learn how you can save a life:      

       What you need to know about 

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    1 Hr. CEU

    Presented by Dr. William Harper DDS

    Tuesday April 24, 2018

    Vintner's Cellar Winery of Yorktown

    1213 George Washington Hwy.

    Yorktown VA. 23693 

    Sign in 5:45 p.m.

    Students and Members FREE

    Potential Members $15

    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • O'Connor's Brewing
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    Join us and celebrate the new graduates from ODU's School of Dental Hygiene, and welcome them to the professional family!!  The celebration will be at O'Connor's Brewing, located at 211 W. 24 Street, Norfolk, VA 23517.  A small fee, which will be announced at a later date, will be charged to help cover food expenses. Please RSVP by April 16, 2018 to save your spot, as space is limited.  We can't wait to see you there!

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LFCC Science and Health Building- Room 145

    Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association

    Northwest Component


    Spring 2018 Continuing Education Program

    Saturday April 28, 2018-3 CE

     Lord Fairfax Community College

    Science and Health Building - Room 145

    9:00 am-12:00 noon

    Course: The Role of Dental Auxiliaries in

    Recognizing Signs of Sleep Apnea

    Bonnie Foster, DDS

    Licensed in VA? Are you ready to begin the next renewal period? You can accomplish that at this at this meeting, the renewal period begins April, 1 2018. You may carry over 15 CE hours each renewal period. 18VAC60-20-50. Requirements for continuing education.

    Course Topics:

    • How can the Dental Hygienist help their patients understand what  OSA is and options for treatment
    • Understanding airway anatomy
    • Differentiate between normal night time breathing and OSA and screening tools that can be used in the dental office
    • How is OSA classified in adults versus children
    • Conditions associated with OSA
    • Understanding the morning headache
    • OSA is life threatening and is still undiagnosed in many patients
    • Why are we seeing the dentist assuming the role in identifying patients with OSA

    About Our Speaker………………………………..

    Raised in a military family, Dr. Bonnie Foster grew up across the United States and in Cuba. She began her dental career as a Dental Assistant, followed by a successful career as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 18 years.

    Dr. Foster returned to school and earned her Dental Degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She is very keen on staying informed on the latest developments in dentistry, which is why she continues to pursue continuing education. She attended post-graduate programs at the University of Minnesota and New York University, as well as training courses in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

    Drawing upon her unique dental career, Dr. Foster has lectured at conferences both domestically and internationally. She also provides pro-bono services through the Virginia Dental Association and has traveled overseas with the International Dental Implant Association Missionary Trip. To continue to provide her patients with the best available care, Dr. Foster continues to expand her reach and knowledge through advanced courses in Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Pain.

    As Dr. Foster continues to remain ahead of the latest advancements in dentistry, she attends lectures and seminars in dental sleep medicine, craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). To date she has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in these fields and is a candidate for Diplomate status with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

    In 2017, Dr. Foster was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

    With her advanced training, Dr. Bonnie Foster hopes to not only help improve her patients’ oral health, but their overall health as well.


    Registration Form – Spring 2018 CE Program

    **NEW, register and pay online with PayPal.  
    GO TO:  https://vdha.wildapricot.org/10-Northwest

    You may also still register by mail/check if you prefer.
    Complete this section and return with your payment.
    Please retain a copy of this registration for your records.

         _____ $30 ADHA/ADA Members      
         _____ $50 Potential Members     
         _____ DH Students-$10.00

    Course Fee (includes continental breakfast)  

    Total Enclosed                         $___________

    Make checks payable to VDHA and mail to:
    Linda Gill, 7919 Church St. Middletown, Virginia.  

    Question about the course?  Please contact Linda at 540-868-8026 or lpgrdh@comcast.net   

    Please do NOT contact  Lord Fairfax Community College as they are not the course sponsor.   

    Name: ____________________________________________

    Address: _________________________________

    Phone: _________________________

    Email: __________________________
    **If you are registering several individuals from one office, Please make copies of
      registration for each person.

    ****Please view  https://vdha.wildapricot.org/10-Northwest for upcoming  courses****

    VDHA Northwestern Component is an approved course provider by the Virginia Board of Dentistry. No refunds for no-shows or cancellation one week prior to course date.  Courses will begin promptly at posted times. Registration begins ½ an hour before the course.

    Linda Gill, MEd., RDH
    7919 Church St,

    Middletown, Virginia  22645

Past events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Component 01 ***2 CE Wednesday February 21 - "Implants are not permanent ! - Recognizing and Treating Implant Infections" with Dr. Charles Fields, DMD, MaCSD**
Friday, February 09, 2018 Annual Monticello CE Course
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 **2CE The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree: A look at Sleep Apnea in Children with Bonnie Foster, RDH, DDS**
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Remote Supervision and Womb to Grow 4 hr CEU
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2 CE- Protecting Their Investment **free electronic toothbrush with registration**
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2017 OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogens Update
Thursday, September 21, 2017 VDHA House of Delegates/Professional Development Workshop
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Will This Be Covered? Tools for Dental Professionals to Help Patients’ Say Yes to Treatment
Saturday, July 29, 2017 July Executive Board Meeting
Friday, July 28, 2017 VDHA Foundation
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning & Annual Session
Saturday, April 22, 2017 VDHA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, March 31, 2017 SWDHA Spring Continuing Education Course
Friday, March 24, 2017 Spring Scientific Session
Friday, January 27, 2017 Rally Day
Friday, January 06, 2017 VDHA Foundation
Saturday, November 19, 2016 VOHC Summit
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Add Title of the Event Here
Friday, October 07, 2016 Southwest Fall Continuing Education Course
Thursday, September 15, 2016 NW Business Meeting
Thursday, September 15, 2016 HOD and Professional Development Workshop
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 VDA Virginia Meeting

The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 6200 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228.

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