Upcoming Events

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Oct 19, 2018 – Oct 20, 2018: Scientific Session 2018

When: October 19-20, 2018 

Where: UNM Continuing Education Conference Center 
             1634 University Blvd. NE 

Time: TBA 

Contact: Mary Kaye Vigil

Past Events

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May 19, 2018: Special Olympics 2018

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 

Where: UNM Track & Field 
             SONM Olympic Village 
             Special Smiles Tent 

Time: 8:30am- 2:00pm 

Contact: Kitty Rivera, RDH (505) 803-7947 
               Lisa Mercer, RDH  (505)235-8503 

Click here for more information! 

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May 17, 2018: Achieving Professional and Personal Success

When: May 17, 2018 

Where: Jerry Cline Tennis Center 
             7001 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 

Time: 6pm- 8pm 

Contact: Cathy Sovereign

Learn tax strategy planning and the importance of investing for the future.
Are you negotiating for a raise? Do you know what job benefits will best reduce your tax liability?
How do you save for retirement and still manage to meet your financial obligations?
No matter where you are in your career, this course can help you!*

Attendance is free-- all hygienists are invited.
Come to learn, eat, and have fun!
Business meeting and elections afterwards. 

*Note: this course may not qualify for CE credit.

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May 04, 2018: UNM RDH & Dental Resident Alumni Social

When: Friday, May 4, 2018 

Where: UNM Hodgin Hall (Free Parking) 

Time:  5:30pm- 7:30pm 

Contact: RSVP here

Join RDH: Reuniting Distinguished Hygienists and AEGD Dental Residents for appetizers & cash bar as we celebrate our profession and programs! 

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Apr 20, 2018: 2018 PIMA Dental Hygiene Graduation

When: April 20, 2018 

Where: Kiva Auditorium
             401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 

Time: 4:30pm- 5:30pm 

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Apr 19, 2018: UNM Dental Hygiene Student Table Clinics

When: April 19, 2018 

Where: Division of Dental Hygiene 
             900 Yale Blvd. NE 

Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM 

ContactC. Guillen  (505) 272-5584 

2 CEUs will be provided as well as food! 

Click here to view the flyer. 

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Apr 13, 2018: DACC Research Showcase

When: April 13, 2018 

Where: Alex Sanchez Building Rm 80 
            3400 S. Espina St., Las Cruces, NM 

Time: 5:30 PM 

Contact:  Kimberlynn Guzman (575) 528-7071

All are invited to attend! 2 FREE CEs will be provided! 

Click here for the flyer! 

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Apr 13, 2018: NM Board of Dental Health Care and Dental Hygienists Committee Meeting

When: April 13, 2018 

Where: Regulation & Licensing Department
              5500 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM

Time: 8:30 am 

Contact: B. Posler

The New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care meeting will immediately followed. 

The agenda will be posted and available at least 72 hours before the meeting on the board’s website

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Apr 07, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018: Mini-New Mexico Mission of Mercy 2018

When: Clovis, NM April 7-8, 2018 
            Roswell, NM April 14-15, 2018 

Where: Curry County Events Center 
             1900 E. Brady Ave. 
             Clovis, NM 88101 

             Rosewll High School 
             500 W. Hobbs St. 
             Roswell, NM 88203 

Time: Click here for more information  

Contact: Click here for more information 

CE credits are available for both Clovis and Roswell events 

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Mar 09, 2018 – Mar 10, 2018: Super CE Saturday

When: March 9, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Where: March 9, 2018 
             Erna Ferguson Library
             3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 

             March 10, 2018 
             UNM Domenici Center
             1001 Standford NE, Albuquerque, NM 

Time: March 9, 2018 1pm- 4:30pm 
          March 10, 2018 7:30-4 pm 

Contact:  Cathy Sovereign (505) 440-4967

Required CEs for license renewal being offered for Bloodborne Pathogens/Infection Control and CPR will be held at Erna Ferguson Library.

Online registration has closed BUT day of registration is available! Please RSVP with B. Posler for lunch at or 505-507-1279.


Click here for the Super CE Saturday flyer. 

NMHYPAC Raffle is a great way to support the legislative efforts of your dental hygiene association and have fun at the same time!

The tickets can be printed to bring to the meeting Super CE Saturday, March 10, or mail to Pam Morris at 3113 Matador Dr NE,  Albuquerque, NM, 87111.

People do not need to be present to win.

Click here for the ticket printout! 

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Mar 08, 2018: FREE Implant Maintenance CE

When: March 8, 2018 

Where: Comfort Suites 
             236 N.Telshor Blvd 
             Las Cruces, NM 88011

Time: 6 pm- 8 pm 

Contact: Dr. Jared Bauerle or (575) 522-2477 

Please RSVP as soon as possible. Snacks will be provided. 

Click here to view the flyer. 

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Feb 10, 2018: Board of Dental Health Care/ Dental Hygienists Committee Meeting

When: February 10, 2018 

Where: Licensing and Regulation Department
             2550 Cerrillos Rd. 2nd floor Conference Room
             Santa Fe, NM

Time: 8:30 am 

Contact: Barbara Posler

Click here to view the proposed amendments to the rules

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Feb 09, 2018: PMI Table Clinics

When: February 9, 2018 

Where: North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
             7521 Carmel Ave NE 

Time: 6:15 pm- 8:15pm 

Contact: Krista Luna

2 CEs will be provided! 

Click here to veiw the flyer

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Feb 02, 2018: Dental Hygienists' Day at the Capitol!

When: February 2, 2018 

Where: Santa Fe- Meet in the Capitol Rotunda 

Time: 8:30 am 

Contact: Barbara Posler

All are invited to come! 

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Nov 30, 2017: Silver Nitrate in Dentistry CEU

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 

Where: PIMA Medical Institute 
             4400 Cutler Ave NE 

Time: 6:00- 8:30 pm 

"Silver Nitrate in Dentistry" presented by Diana Graham, MSDH, RDH, 1 CEU. 
HDDHA Business Meeting will follow the presentation, an additional 1 CEU for meeting attendees
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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: Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30am- 4:30pm 
          Saturday, October 21, 2017 8am- 4:30pm 

Contact: Mary Kaye Vigil 

Registration for the Scientific Session has closed.

NMDHA is not associated with any CE tracker.  Use of a CE tracker is optional.  Hard copy certificates will be available at Scientific Session.

Please download this PDF for Friday's lecture with Dr. James Lichon, RPh, DDS, National Certification in Cholesterol Management 

Please download this PDF for Saturday's lecture with Dr. Shirley L Fritz, DDS 

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Oct 14, 2017: Tooth Fairy 5k & Fun Run!

When:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 

Where: Sagebrush Community Church East Parking Lot 
             6400 Coors Blvd Nw 
             Albuquerque, NM 87120 

Time: 9am Check-In 
          10am Race Time 

Contact: Diana Graham 

Register at (Search 'PMI DH Tooth Fairy 5k & Fun Run 2017')

Preregistration: $40 
Onsite: $45 

Click here to view the flyer. 

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Oct 13, 2017: Board of Dental Health Care and Dental Hygienists Committee Meeting

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 

Where: Regulation and Licensing Dept. 
             2550 Cerrillos Rd 
             Santa Fe, NM 87505

Time: 8:30 am 

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

When: October 3-5, 2018, Fifth National Dental Public Health Teaching Workshop: Network with Educators Workshop, $450 (17 CEUs)
            June 15, 2018, Dental Hygiene Laser Certification Course $120 (6 CEUs) 

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

Time: October 3, 2018: 9am- 4pm (MST) 
           October 4, 2018: 9am- 4pm (MST) 
           October 5, 2018: 9am- 12pm (MST)

           June 15, 2018: 9am- 4pm  

Contact: Cynthia Guillen  or B. Rodriguez 

Please RSVP with Cynthia Guillen by Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5 pm for the Lunch and Learn on October 5, 2017. 

Click here to view the brochure. 

Click here to register for the Laser Certification Course. 

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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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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 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