Kimonos, and a summer busy with traveling

My last few weeks have been a whirlwind tour of the globe. From Las Vegas, to Japan, to Korea, and finally Germany, it has been a very busy time for me.

Jul 14th, 2014
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My last few weeks have been a whirlwind tour of the globe. From Las Vegas, to Japan, to Korea, and finally Germany, it has been a very busy time for me.

It began with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) 2014 Center for Life Long Learning (CLL) and Annual Session at Caesars Palace. According to the ADHA, overall there were 2,139 registered attendees, which includes members, non-members, students, guests, and exhibitors. Save the Date for the 2015 CLL at the 92nd Annual Session next June in Nashville at the new Music City Center convention center. Preliminary details can be found here.

Congratulations to ADHA President Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA, President-Elect Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, Vice President Betty Kabel, RDH, BS, Treasurer Louann M. Goodnough, RDH, BSDH, and Speaker of the House Carolyn Roberton, RDH, BSDH.

After the ADHA, meeting I headed to Japan to visit good friends. We had a photo taken in traditional Japanese kimonos. While it was quite an experience, it took me about three hours to get ready!

After that we headed to Seoul, Korea, for the Korean Dental Hygienists Association (KDHA) Meeting. The attendance was about 5,000 over two days. The photo below shows me with KDHA President Mrs. Wonsook Kim.

After about five hours at home, I boarded a flight to Germany for the International Dental Hygiene Educator’s Forum, an educational Dental Hygiene meeting of about 200 participants, and a Summer Institute with over 1,000 participants. Dental hygiene is very different around the world, and Germany is no exception.

Look for a future article about the above mentioned meetings. Meanwhile, I hope to see you at RDH UOR 2014 in Chicago in August!

Sincerely,


Maria Perno Goldie RDH, BA, MS

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