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53rd Annual Session

October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Free – $375.00




IDHA welcomes you to the 2018 Annual Session

 Schedule of Events


Friday, October 12th:

8:00am – 5:00pm: Exhibit Hall and Silent Auction open

8:00-8:30am:   Check In/Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors

8:30am: Welcome to Session – Michelle Watkins, IDHA President

8:35am-9:00am – Keynote Presentation – Kelli Swanson-Jaecks, RDH, MA

Kelli Jaecks bio



9:00am-11:30am: “Tobacco Cessation” – Nancy Caspersen, RN

Nancy Casperson bio

The creator and instructor of the Quit With Nancy™ Tobacco Cessation Program© is Nancy Caspersen, RN and Tobacco Cessation Specialist. Nancy trained at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center and her program draws on the research and guidelines from Mayo Clinic, CDC’s Best Practices, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nancy has accomplished something that has challenged the healthcare system for decades…Nancy has made tobacco cessation……interesting.

The program offers tobacco users knowledge and information that isn’t offered with any other tobacco cessation program. Participants get a complete understanding of tobacco which includes:

  • A fascinating look at the history of the plant of tobacco
  • How tobacco is chemically manipulated by tobacco companies to increase addiction
  • How tobacco has been ingrained in the American culture
  • A scientific look at how tobacco makes you sick
  • The brain chemistry of tobacco addiction and how to overcome barriers
  • The most successful treatment options available


11:30am-1:00pm – General Session/Advocacy Forum

1:00pm – 2:00pm: President’s Luncheon

2:00pm–5:00pm: “Body on Fire: Understanding Inflammation’s Role in Oral/Systemic Connections” Kelli Swanson-Jaecks

Chronic inflammation is reported as the strongest correlation between periodontal disease and systemic disease. While the inflammatory response is considered of prime importance to the body’s immune system in fighting disease, it can also have deleterious effects. When inflammation is unchecked, multiple systems within the body can be negatively affected.  Systemic conditions of heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are commonly linked to periodontal disease, however current research is uncovering other connections, such as prostate diseases, and colon cancer. What clinical interventions can be employed to fight and prevent inflammation? Can nutrition as a lifestyle intervention reduce systemic inflammation? This informative and fact filled course will provide tangible take-home lessons for immediate implementation in your practice.

After attending this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the mechanism and role of inflammation in the body
  • Understand periodontal disease as a chronic inflammatory disease, affecting multiple systemic conditions
  • Discover new connections between periodontitis, the prostate and colon cancer
  • Address clinical and nutritional prevention strategies regarding inflammation


5:30pm–8pm: social hour, appetizers/drinks, book signing with Kelli Swanson-Jaecks

 Join us at the Rooftop Deck of Residence Inn



Saturday, October 13th

6:30am-7:30am: HyPAC event

8:30am:  Check in, visit exhibitors

8:45am – Ballots due

8:30am-1:00pm: Exhibit Hall open

9:00am-11:00am: “Promoting a Culture of Safety in in Your Oral Health Care Setting”

Kandi Garland, RDH, MS

This program will teach participants how to improve the safety culture in their dental office. Goals for the session include discussing the importance of cultivating an environment of safety for all dental team members and the patients they treat. Key take home strategies for improving and implementing a culture of safety will be provided to participants. The content will include a review of the safety culture literature including reports of published studies and their findings, a discussion of barriers and obstacles related to safety faced by dental team members, and strategies that can be used to improve and maintain a culture of safety in the delivery of dental care. Some suggested strategies include holding frequent infection prevention training including open discussion about office policies and procedures, and providing positive reinforcement or incentives when dental team members perform tasks safely.


Course Objectives:

  • Define safety culture as it relates to dental practice
  • Discuss barriers in developing a culture of safety
  • Implement strategies to improve and maintain a culture of safety in the dental office


11:00am – Silent Auction closes

11:00am-12:30pm: Student Table Clinics

12:30pm-1:30pm:  Installation Luncheon


11.5 total CE’s total available


Not a member? Learn more about becoming an ADHA member here to get involved and save!!: 

 ADHA Member information


Cancellation policy:  Cancellations received by September 17th will receive a full refund, minus processing fees.  Cancellations received September 17th – 30th will receive a 50% refund.  Cancellations after October 1st are not subject to a refund.

Questions?  Email Susanne Jamison @ 10flosser@gmail.com or text/call 208.880.4719



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Susanne Jamison, IDHA Executive Director


Boise Centre West
Boise, ID 83702 United States + Google Map
(208) 336-8900
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