MDHA Student Summit

Join us for the 2024 MDHA Student Summit!

Our 5th Annual Student Summit is coming for all Dental Hygiene students in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine!

Summit Details

  • When: April 13, 2024
  • Time: 8:00am – 3:30pm
  • Where: MCPHS Worcester
  • Registration: Please see your SADHA Advisors regarding registration information

We are welcoming all District I Dental Hygiene Schools to our Student Summit: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We want to welcome back those students who have attended in the past and introduce ourselves to the 1st year students.

You can expect:

  • Great Speakers
  • Networking
  • Vendors
  • Mini Board Review
  • Giveaways
  • Job Opportunities
  • & much more!

We also will be continuing the tradition in bringing donated homecare supplies, to help the non-profit, Hope&Comfort. Whatever school brings the most donations will receive a prize!


8:00-8:30am: Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:40am: Welcome: Open Remarks by MC Nancy Mann
8:40-9:00am: A Message from the MDHA President: Amanda Berthiaume, RDH, CDA, MSDH
9:00-9:45am: “Interview Essentials for the New RDH” | Kim Augustus, RDH | BloomRDH
9:45-10:00am: Break & Giveaways
10:00-10:45am: Twice as Nice Fashion Show Sponsored by Oral-B | Debora Carrier, RDH | Twice as Nice Uniforms
10:45-11:30am: Crest Oral-B Science Review
11:30am-12:15pm: Lunch with words from our Platinum Sponsors | OnDiem, 42 North, Passion Dental, Delta Dental of MA
12:15-12:30pm: Visit our Vendors | Passport Stamping
12:30-1:30pm: “The Future RDH: What’s After Hygiene School?” | Angela Martin, RDH
1:30-2:00pm: SADHA Advisors Recognition & Student Awards

Summit Speaker Spotlight

Angela Martin, RDH
“The Future RDH: What’s After Hygiene School?”

A course for the dental hygiene student to prepare for the world of dentistry, personal wellness and patient care post-graduation.
– Identify various factors regarding new dental hygiene employment options, personal financial planning and daily life as a new clinician.
– Define “Owning Your Hygiene Schedule” to maximize cohesiveness with new employer.
– Understand various hygiene pay structures, incentives and temping.

Student Awards

Each Year, the MDHA Provides a
Monetary Award to a Graduating Student

Deadline for Application: March 17, 2024

The MDHA Sends 1 Graduating Student to the ADHA CLL Annual Session in New Orleans, LA

Deadline for Application: March 17, 2024

Check out ALL the 2024 Awards & Scholarships HERE!





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In this profession, you will be a lifelong learner and will collaborate with many dental professionals. As students, you are in the beginning stages of your amazing career. Since 1944, the MDHA has been striving to work side by side with you through all stages of your dental hygiene career.

With this support, the MDHA wants to celebrate the future of our profession, YOU! We have created the Student Summit just for students to celebrate.