NCDHA Annual Session – 2021

2021 – It’s a wrap!

Check Back soon for information on our 2022 Annual Session! Our Annual Session planning committee is working hard to develop content for next year!

11.5 hours of CE 

Come find out more about the “new periodontal disease”, learn about opioids in the dental practice, renew your CPR, and test your knowledge on dental office emergencies. Join our panel discussion to discover how new legislation may impact your career. Finally join the hygiene happy hour and connect with your dental peers. NCDHA is a PACE/AGD approved provider. 

Schedule of Events

Friday –  September 17

7:30 am – Registration Opens

8:30 – 11:30 – “The New Periodontal Disease and How to Manage in Today’s Practice.” – Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd

9:00 – 12:00 – CPR  Recertify – Crystal Adams, MS, CDA, RDH

11:30 – 7:00pm – Exhibit Hall Open

12:30 – 1:30 – President’s Award Luncheon

2:45 – 4:45pm – “Legislation is Coming!” Get answers from our panel of Key Opinion Leaders. Panelists: Stan Hardesty, DDS (NCDS); Zach Brian, DDS (NCOHC); Bobby White, Eaq (NCSBDE); Lori Hendrick, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH, PhDc (NCDHA); Crystal Adams, MA, CDA, RDH – Moderator

5:00 – 7:00p – Hygiene Happy Hour

Saturday September 18

7:30 – Registration Opens

8:30 – 10:30 – “Opioid Prescription Writing for the Dentist & Dental Team in Clinical Practice.” – Bill Claytor, Jr., DDS, MAGD

9:00 – 9:45a – Coffee with Scott & Wanda

10:00 – 4:00 – Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 – 10:45 – Beverage Break

10:45 – 11:45 – “How to Create a Healthy Work Environment in the Dental Office.” – Arden Jolley

12:00 – 1:15p – NCDHA 1st General Assembly

12:00p – 1:15p – Lunch

1:30 – 3:30p – “Medical Emergencies” – Eileen Clark, MS, RDH

3:30 -3:45p Beverage Break

3:45p – 5:15p – ” Effective Utilization of NC Dental Hygiene Workforce-Current Progress and Future Opportunities.” – Zach Brian, DDS

NCDHA is honored to be a

PACE/AGD Provider. 


“The ‘New’ Periodontal Disease and How to Manage in Today’s Practice.”Sam Low, DDS, MS, MEd

Move to a new level of understanding of chronic inflammation and develop successful patient outcomes. Change the Perio Face of the RDH Operatory with Technology and Experience Growth! Periodontitis has entered into a new frontier as not only a major chronic infection but moreover a disease of chronic inflammation. Recent studies demonstrate that the
incidence of periodontitis has been underestimated by 50%. General Dentists and their TEAMS have an opportunity to demonstrate success in patient care as well as mental/physical well-being, with positive financial growth. However, being effective in today’s environment can be a challenge and somewhat overwhelming. Determining who is at risk and the corresponding therapy and management is a significant component of effective treatment.

“Effective Utilization of NC Dental Workforce-Current Progress & Future Opportunities.” 

Zachary Brian, DMD, MHA

“Opioid Prescription Writing for the Dentist & Dental Team in Clinical Practice”

Bill Claytor, DDS, MAGD

This course meets the NCSBDE requirement for opioid Rx writing.

“Medical Emergencies”

Eileen Clark, RDH, MS

“How to Create a Healthy Work Environment in the Dental Office” 

Arden Jolley

Legislation Is Coming!

Get Answers from Key Opinion Leaders

Lori Hendrick, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH, PhDc

President – NCDHA

Stan Hardesty – DDS

President – North Carolina Dental Society

Zachary Brian, DMD, MHA

North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative – Director

Bobby White, Esq

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners – Attorney

Crystal Adams, MA, CDA, RDH

Panel Moderator & CPR Recertification