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Event Location:

Rhatigan Student Center
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St
Wichita, KS 67260
 Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Join us the last weekend of September for this year's annual event as we bring Anne Rice, RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP to Wichita State University for an exciting weekend of fun, food and learning. We will also be hosting a statewide SADHA meeting! Don't miss out on the fun and register TODAY!

$149 to attend this one-day event and luncheon, ADHA members will receive $50 off! Students $15

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Friday, September 29th


KDHA Executive Council Meeting

Saturday, September 30th


Check-In opens


"Healthy Mouth, Healthy Mind"
Speaker: Anne O. Rice RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP (3CEU)
Course Description: 

Alzheimer's disease is a public health emergency. Since the year 2000, the cases have increased by 89%, and over 300 people die every day from the disease. Although there are no medications to treat the disease, we do know that modifiable risk factors and lifestyle interventions can make a difference. Taking care of our brains must begin early, and it takes perseverance and discipline, but the payoffs are for life. How we live our lives today impacts our tomorrow. You will be challenged and revered for your role as a healthcare provider and will clearly understand how your skills not only change patients’ lives but may very well save them from one of the most tragic diseases we have ever known.




  • Understand Alzheimer's disease and its association with different ideologies and pathophysiological processes, including bacteria, yeast, and the herpes virus.

  • Utilize current preventive strategies to reduce your own personal risk and how to encourage your patients.

  • Specify how dental assessment protocols and treatments can protect and improve brain health.

  • Discover key areas related to prevention, including cardiovascular health, hearing, diet, and exercise.

12:30pm-2:30 pm

 KDHA Business Meeting and Luncheon

     - Voting and Installation of New Officers


"Rockabye Baby: Sleep the Bedrock for All Body Systems

Speaker: Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP (2CEU)

Course Description: 

Although it might not be “sexy” news getting a good night's sleep is one of the best things we can do to improve our physical and emotional well-being. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and it’s proven to be of the utmost importance. The two most feared diseases throughout developed nations are cancer and Alzheimer's disease, both of which are related to inadequate sleep.


Sleep Revs up the immune system, fine-tunes the balance of insulin and circulating glucose, regulates appetite, and helps to maintain the microbiome of your gut. It is directly linked to cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure. Beautiful sleep staves off anxiety and depression, and there isn't one major organ or process that isn't enhanced by optimal sleep.


With over 17,000 well-scrutinized scientific reports proving the benefits of the miracle called a full night's sleep, it is one of the biggest health challenges in the 21st century. We'll discuss the history and mystery of sleep, how sleep will reset our brains and body, and how we in the dental community can help not only in the sleep apnea arena but in overall sleep hygiene.




  • Explore how sleep is the foundation for all body systems

  • Discover what could be the worst science experiment we are doing to our children 

  • Understand critical sleep activities related to memory storage and clearance of brain toxins

  • Gain a deeper understanding of sleep-disordered breathing and the role of nitric oxide

  • Assemble a plan today about how to prioritize sleep and demonstrate key ways to increase the quality



Students-Only Statewide SADHA Meeting 

Conclusion and Raffle Drawings

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