Upcoming Events

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Sep 22, 2017 – Sep 23, 2017: Mission of Mercy 2017

When:  Friday & Saturday, September 22-23, 2017

Where:  Albuquerque Convention Center

Time:  TBA

Registration Begins: March 20, 2017


The NM Dental Foundation is a 501 (c) 3
Contributions are tax deductible as allowed.

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Oct 04, 2017 – Apr 01, 2018: UNM Dental Hygiene Continuing Dental Education Fall 2017 & Winter 2018

When: October 4-7, 2017, Fifth National Dental Public Health Teaching Workshop: Network with Educators Workshop  9AM-4PM, $450 (17 CEUs) 
            October 16-17, 2017, First National Teaching Pain Control, Network with the Educators, 9AM-4PM, $400 (14 CEUs)
            January 24-27,2018, Local Anesthesia for the Practicing Dental Hygienist, 9AM-4PM, $1,300 (40 CEUs)
            TBD, Nitrous Oxide, Oxygen Analgesia Course, $20 (2 CEUs)

Where: UNM Division of Dental Hygiene 
             Novitski Hall- 900 Yale Blvd, ABQ NM

Time: Please refer above. 

Contact: Cynthia Guillen  or B. Rodriguez 

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Oct 20, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017: Scientific Session 2017

When: Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21, 2017 

Where: UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd NW, ABQ 

Time: TBA 

Contact: Mary Kaye Vigil 

Past Events

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Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 17, 2017: New Mexico Health Resources 25th Annual Health Provider & Golf Tournament

When:  June 16-17, 2017 

Where: Sagebrush Inn & Suites
             Taos, NM 

Time: Call (505) 260-0993 for time information 

Contact: Please call (505) 260-0993 for registration information and questions 

This is a NM-specific continuing education conference. The conference will address a wide ariety of interests to medical, dental and health administrative professionals working in NM

New Mexico Health Resources 2017 Gold Tournament 

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 

Call (505) 260-0993 for more information 

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Jun 14, 2017 – Jun 19, 2017: ADHA 94th Annual Conference 2017

When:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Monday, June 19, 2017

Where:  Jacksonville, Florida. For more information click here . 

Contact:  ADHA

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Jun 02, 2017 – Jun 23, 2017: UNM Continuing Dental Education Summer Courses

When: Friday, June 2, 2017, Laser Certificiation, $120 (6 CEUs) 
            Friday, June 16, 2017, Coronal Polishing, Fluoride and Dental Sealants, $120 (6 CEUs) 
            Thursday, June 22, 2017, CDE Day:
                             Clinical Correlates 9AM-11AM, $20 (2 CEUs) 
                             Fluoride Therapies: The New Recommendations, 11AM-12PM, $10 (1 CEUs) 
                             Perspectives in Practice: Success in the Workplace: Lunch & Learn, 12-1PM, $15 (1 CEU) 
                             Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Analgesia, 1-3PM, $20 (2 CEUs) 
                             Dental Hygiene Interviewing Skills, 3-4PM, $10 (1CEU) 
             Friday, June 23, 2017, CDE Day: 
                             Marketability Skills: Working within a Dental Team, 9-11AM, $20 (2 CEUs) 
                             Mental Health First Aid: Lunch & Learn, 11AM-1PM, $25 (2 CEUs) 
                             Topical Anesthetics, 1-2PM, $10 (1 CEU) 
                             Use of the Intra-Oral Camera, 2-4PM, $40 (2 CEUs) 

Where: UNM Division of Dental Hygiene 
             Novitski Hall- 900 Yale Blvd, ABQ, NM 

Time: TBA 

Contact: Cynthia Guillen  or B. Rodriguez 

For more information, please click here

Click here to register online. 

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May 20, 2017: Special Olympics Special Smiles 2017

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 

Where: UNM Track & Field 

Time: 8:30am-2pm 
           Volunteer Check-In: 8:30am and 12pm 
           *There are am, pm, and all day shifts available* 

Contact: Kitty RDH 
               Lisa Mercer

Volunteers needed for dental screenings, mouth guards, education, escorts, and more! 

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May 12, 2017: San Juan Community College (SJCC) Graduation Pinning Ceremony

When: Friday, May 12, 2017 

Where: San Juan Community College 

Time: 6pm 

Contact: Sherry Paxson 

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May 11, 2017: UNM Dental Hygiene Awards Ceremony/Graduation

When:  Thursday, May 11, 2017

Where: UNM Dominici Center Auditorium

Time:  3:30pm - 5:30pm

Contact:  Cynthia Guillen

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Apr 28, 2017: HDDHS presents: Trends in Instrumentation Technology: A Sharpen-Free Approach to Patient Care - A Hands-On Experience

When:  Friday, April 28, 2017

Where: Jerry Cline Community Center, 7205 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque

Time:  9:00am - 12:00 noon - Business meeting  & elections to follow.

Contact:  April Polichette RDH

Presenter:  Karen Siebert RDH, BSDH, MA

Fee for 3 CEUs:  $25 for members, $55 for potential members

Limited Space Available! Please RSVP via email at
Light refreshments provided.

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Apr 24, 2017 – Apr 26, 2017: National Oral Health Conference - The Premier Meeting for Dental Public Health & American Association for Community Dental Program Annual Symposium

When: NOHC: Monday, April 24, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
            AACDP: Saturday, April 22-23 and 25, 2017 

Where: Albuquerque Convention Center 

Time: Click here for the AACDP itinerary. 

Contact: Nancy J. Rublee, RDH, CHDC 

For more information go to

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Apr 20, 2017: UNM Dental Hygiene Student Table Clinics - AEGD Dental Residency Program Presentations - 2 Free CEUs

When:  Thursday, April 20, 2017

Where: UNM Division of Dental Hygiene, Novitski Hall, 900 Yale Blvd. NE

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

RSVP: 505-272-4513 or

Food Provided

Click here for all the details. 

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Apr 07, 2017: Board of Dental Health Care and Dental Hygienists Committee Meeting

When: Friday, April 7, 2017 

Where: Regulation and Licensing Dept. 
             5500 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 
             Suite A Main Conference Room 

Time: Dental Hygienists Committee Meeting: 8am 
           The Board of Dental Health Care meeting will follow immediately

Contact: Barbara Posler

The agenda will be posted on the board website 72 hours prior to the meeting. The public is welcome to attend! 

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Apr 01, 2017: Midyear CEs and General Membership Meeting

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 

Where: UNM Domenici Center Northeast, Room 2410
             1001 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM

Time: 8:30am- 3:30pm 

Contact: Barb Posler 

Required CEs for license renewal being offered for OSHA update and CPR. 
Online registration through PayPal.  You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use PayPal.

Click here for Midyear flyer. 

NMDHA is not associated with any CE tracker.  Use of a CE tracker is optional.

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Jan 20, 2017: NM Primary Care Association (NMPCA) , NM Department of Health Dental Support Center (NMDSC) , & New Mexico Oral Health Coalition (NMOHC) Meeting

When: Friday, January 20, 2017 

Where: NMPCA Office
             4206 Louisiana NE, ABQ, NM 

Time: 9:30am-1pm- NMPCA & NMDSC meeting
          1:30pm-3:30pm- NMOHC meeting 

Contact: TBA 

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Dec 03, 2016: Posole Olé Walk, A Fundraiser to help Special Olympics

When:  Saturday, December 3, 2016

Where:  Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, ABQ

Time:  Registration begins at 7:30am.  Walk begins at 9:00am.  Awards, prizes, music and food at 10:00am

Contact:  Special Olympics NM: 505-856-0342

Participants must submit their registration form via mail, fax or email by Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  The registration form may be found on under News.  

Mail forms to:
Special Olympics New Mexico
6600 Palomas NE,Suite 207
Albuquerque, NM  87109
FAX: 505-856-0346