Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society
PO Box 82703, Kenmore WA 98028

The Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society represents dental hygienists in the Greater Seattle area. The mission of the Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society is to increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care, to promote the highest standards of research and education, licensure and practice for dental hygienists, and to represent and promote the interests of the dental hygiene profession, as a means to improve the public's health.

WDHA Symposium April 13 - 14

WDHA's annual Symposium for Oral Healthcare Professionals, will be April 13 - 14, 2018 at Bellevue Embassy Suites in Bellevue, Washington. With a science-based curriculum delivered by local, national and international speakers, plus the ever-popular exhibitor trade show featuring the latest industry products and services, it's one oral healthcare event not to be missed!

The all-inclusive format makes it easy to get the most out of this top-notch educational event while receiving an excellent value on the continuing education units you need. Attendees can earn up to 15+ CE units over the two-day event, all for one low price! To register visit:

May General Meeting, Tuesday May 8, 2018

The Power of Stories: From Stress Management to Finding Meaning In Our Daily Lives presented by Dan Kuesal,MS, LMFT

photo of Dan KeusalThe struggles and stresses of our daily lives can leave us feeling dispirited, adrift, worn-out. Stories can help. What are your favorite stories? How have those stories comforted you, challenged you, inspired you? We'll look at the role stories can play in shaping a life, and how can they help us not only with managing stress, but in finding meaning and purpose in what we do, and in how we move through the world.

Dan Keusal, M.S., LMFT has been a Jungian Psychotherapist in Seattle for more than 25 years. He has been invited to speak to a wide range of organizations, including Microsoft, Bastyr University, The Oregon Dental Conference, The C.G. Jung Society of Vancouver BC, and dozens of other groups. For more about Dan and his work, visit

Study Abroad Opportunity

Shoreline Community College is offering a study abroad opportunity to current RDH students and licensed RDHs.

More information about the Bolivia and Peru study abroad program.

Update on Continuing Education Credits

Washington State dental hygienists are required to have proof of 15 hours of CE per year for re-license. The courses must relate to dental hygiene. No specifications are made that limit on-line courses.

The clinical dental team must also have BLS for health care providers certification by the American Heart Association.

If you are audited, you need at minimum two years of proof of continuing education.

CE benefit for members

The greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society provides, as a member benefit, several free continuing education credits every year. CE courses are offered in conjunction with general meetings, volunteer events, and as a week-end CE course.

Check the general meeting information on this page or the GSDHS calendar for exact dates.

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Delores Banfield, Clydene Evens-Wenzel, Andrea Higgins.

Next General Meeting
Date Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Speaker Dan Kuesel, MS, MLFT
Topic "The Power of Stories: From Stress Management to Finding Meaning In our Daily Lives"
Credit 1 CE hour
Place Pacific Tower
1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle 98144
Directions and parking information
Next Executive Board Meeting
Date Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Place Stanford's, at Northgate

Volunteer Opportunities
Catholic Community Services
Medical Teams International
Union Gospel Mission
Puget Sound Christian Clinic

GSDHS is on Facebook!

The Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society has joined Facebook. We hope you will find this a useful way of getting news about our activities and communicating with us, too. Join the GSDHS on Facebook!

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