ADHA's 94th Annual Conference

General Sessions

Thursday General Session
This keynote presentation takes place on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m. and is open to all attendees and exhibitors. Earn 1 CE hour for attending! Be sure to add this to your event registration!

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Keynote Speaker: Alex Sheen

Event Details:
Thursday, June 15
8:00 a.m. (7:30 a.m. doors open)

Alex Sheen is the founder of Because I said I Would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send "promise cards" to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. Since his father’s passing on September 4, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 4.47 million promise cards to over 15o countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. His charitable projects and awareness campaigns have been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CBS Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and many other programs. He has also been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine, honored as a Steve Harvey "Harvey’s Hero" and was the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and TEDxYouth@Austin. Alex’s efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s "Most Important Viral Videos of 2013 and have made the #1 spot on the front page of over 10 times.

Saturday General Session
This keynote presentation takes place on Saturday, June 17 following the ADHA awards presentations, which begins at 8:00 a.m., and is open to all attendees and exhibitors. Earn 1 CE hour for attending! Be sure to add this to your event registration!

Sponsored by:

Keynote Speaker: Laurie Hernandez

Event Details:
Saturday, June 17
8:00 a.m.
(7:30 a.m. doors open)

Awards Ceremony starts off the morning, followed by Keynote Presentation by Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez

Recently named a Crest® and Orgullosa ambassador by Procter & Gamble, Laurie credits her hard work, leadership skills, and her never-give-up attitude to her Mom, who was in the U.S. Army Reserve while Laurie was growing up. Laurie won the coveted mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” season 23, and her first book titled I Got This: To Gold and Beyond chronicling her journey recently hit the bookshelves.

Saturday Morning Award Presentations Include:

Crest Oral-B/ADHA Clinical Dental
Hygienist Award

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Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award

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Educator of the Year Award

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ADHA/Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award

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Student Community Service Award

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Colgate/ADHA Community Outreach Award

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Irene Newman Professional
Achievement Award

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Alfred C. Fones Award   

Sigma Phi Alpha Excellence in

Journalism Award

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ADHA's Foundation: Institute for Oral Health

Fundraising Awards