Symposium 2017

Symposium News

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of SCDHA-sponsored Dental Hygiene Symposiums! As a “Silver Anniversary Special,” registration fees to attend BOTH days of Symposium 2017 have been reduced! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends while we learn and celebrate 25 years.

SCDHA wishes to extend a big welcome to students who are attending Symposium 2017! Students and schools will be recognized at the Opening Session on Friday. Drawings for door prizes will be made then as well. Students are invited to attend Friday’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn at no charge as a special event for them. Every year, many RDHs offer to buy lunch(es) for a student to help defray costs. We were students once and remember the challenge to have money for extras. If you would like to support a student, please check the box on your registration form marked “Buy a Lunch for a Student” and include an extra $25 with your fees. To buy more than one student lunch, write the number of lunches you are purchasing in the blank and include $25 for each.

If you have not already done so, make your reservation with the Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach as soon as possible. As part of your reservation with Embassy Suites Resort, you receive the full, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and the Manager’s Happy Hour Special every evening. All the information that you will need to make that reservation is included in this brochure, including a convention code to receive our special rate. Use code SCD when making reservations.

The first 50 attendees to make a two (2) night hotel reservation with Embassy Suites Resort Myrtle Beach and to complete that reservation will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 VISA gift card! Drawing will be held Saturday morning before the end of the first course. Must be present to win!

Symposium 2017 will continue to “be green” as we have done for the past few years. Handouts will be available for download from the SCDHA website a week before Symposium. Attendees will receive a code at the end of each course to be used in downloading a CE certificate after Symposium weekend is over. Anyone who cannot download and print CE forms may pay $5 at the registration desk to have certificates mailed to you once you provide codes for the courses.

If you wish to receive a confirmation of registration, provide your email address on the registration page.  Inquiries regarding general course information should be directed to JoAnn Rice, RDH at or 864-354-6858. Inquiries regarding registration should be directed to Shera Davis, RDH at or 864-918-1628.