It seems as though we just returned home from Conference in Cleveland, and here we are making arrangements to attend Convention 2016 in Denver. Thank you to all who attended Conference 2016; a wonderful gathering of old and new friends from across the country. Conference attendees were treated to enlightening and educational continuing education, fabulous food and entertainment, a tour of Cleveland, and the fellowship that always takes place at our Alliance meetings. Thank you to members of the Alliance of the Ohio Dental Association and their spouses for a wonderful weekend; Cleveland Rocks!!
In preparing for Convention 2016, there are a number of things of which to be aware. First, and foremost, you will want to complete your ADA registration (you must register for the ADA meeting if you plan to attend the Distinguished Speaker Series or enter the exhibit hall), secure your hotel accommodations, and make your travel reservations; all of which can be completed using the ADA Convention 2016 online registration process. Alliance members register as Guests, and within the Guest category there is a designation for Alliance member. The AADA Convention schedule and registration form are available on the Convention page of the website for your review and completion.
With regards to hotel accommodations, AADA has a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites hotel across the street from the Convention Center. There is a reservation code for this block of rooms. The code will be released to Alliance members who will be serving as delegates to the AADA House of Delegates as their names are provided. So please volunteer early to serve as a delegate as the block of rooms is only reserved until all rooms are reserved, but no later than June 24, 2016.
In addition to needing the names of delegates from each State, it is also time to submit proposed resolutions for business items to be discussed during the Open Forum and voted on during the House of Delegates, as well as to submit applications for Member Project Awards to be recognized during the ADPAC Member Project Award Breakfast. Forms for proposed resolutions and submission of Member Project Awards are available on the Convention and Awards pages, respectively, of the website.
Beulah K. Spencer Distinguished Service Award
2016 Award Winners
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2016 NCDHM Campaign
The American Dental Association, along with the ADA Foundation, is pleased to provide you with the February 2016 National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) campaign poster. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.
This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan “Sugar Wars” is displayed on both sides of the poster. The Smileys, McGrinns and K9 are in a spaceship, the USS SweetSwatter. It is equipped with toothbrush swatters, fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. On the reverse side, preteen/teenagers demonstrate effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks. These versatile posters will help speakers, teachers, and others to address a range of age groups.
2016 NCDHM Poster
The NCDHM Posters feature the 2016 slogan "Sugar Wars" and are available in English and Spanish.
The Alliance of the American Dental Association is a volunteer organization that supports its members and values its partnership with the American Dental Association in advancing the oral health of the public.
Alliance of the American Dental Association: The Support Community for its Members and the ADA