Spring Fling Hygiene Expo 2017

We celebrated our 10th year with record attendance. Thank you to everyone that attended our largest meeting to date with nearly 500 people in the building. Attendees enjoyed exhibitors, massages, door prizes, and of course our fabulous speakers. Our goal is to Educate, Empower and Network. We look forward to seeing you for many more to come.

4 CE for A.M. Session
3 CE for P.M. Session
(Category B)
EVENT Contact: Dawn Wilson 405.947.0486
Spring Fling 2018 tentatively scheduled for March 30

FALL FLING Periopalooza 2016

‘Grease’ was the word to a sold out crowd of 250 Oklahoma Dental Hygienists many of whom dressed in the “Grease” movie theme for this event. Even our speaker Kim Miller came dressed in a poodle skirt. It was a morning full of information and networking.

4CE (Category B)


We were honored to have Eva Grayzel join our list of outstanding speakers this year. Her brave story of surviving oral cancer and her six steps inspired and motivated many of our audience members. The afternoon session was full of perio information. Thanks to all who attended this year.

7CE (Category B)

FALL FLING Periopalooza 2015

A big thank you to all the attendees of this year’s Fall Fling and to those of you who dressed for the occasion. It is always fun to catch up with colleagues and learn. Our speaker Lisa Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD had a wealth of information about nutrition with her presentation Bugs, Drugs and Food Fads: considerations for the Dental Professional. As always, our periodontists were on hand to answer your questions and update you on the World of Perio. Thanks for joining us. We look forward to doing more for our dental professional colleagues in 2016.

4 CE (Category B)


Thanks to all 400 attendees who joined us for our annual Spring Fling Hygiene Expo. While the parking situation was a bit of a nightmare that time of year, once everyone settled in they enjoyed having national dental hygiene speaker Judy Bendit RDH, BS discussed the Myths, Legends and Realities of OTC products. A lot of good information was shared, networking with old friends and making some new ones. Orthodontist Dr. Brian Amy from Orthodontic Associates addressed the attendees in the afternoon with his presentation on the Perio-Ortho connection as well as some helpful tips to take back to clinical practice. Dr. Robin Henderson ended the session with the must have course on Dental Ethics. At the end of the day, we gave away our grand prize, an Apple Watch that wasn’t available on the market yet. All in all it was a stormy spring day in downtown OKC. We love putting on these events for you. Look for future event dates. Hope to see you again soon!

7 CE (Category B), includes 1 CE for dental ethics

FALL FLING Periopalooza 2014

Thank you for joining us for our annual Fall Fling Periopalooza on October 24, 2014. We had a record breaking attendance again this year and a lot of fun with those dressed in costume. We hope you enjoyed Dr. Terri Tilliss and her course on Challenge of Behavior Change. Behavior change can be a challenging aspect in our profession and Dr. Tilliss gave us several communication techniques and strategies to help us in our practice. Dr. Hamburg and Dr. Poore, your perio experts, were happy to discuss some of the most commonly asked questions from dental hygienists. All in all it was a fun and educational day.

We hope you had the opportunity to network with your colleagues and visit with our Periodontists. We look forward to hosting another fantastic meeting in 2015.

4 CE (Category B)


We celebrated our 7th annual Spring Fling Hygiene Expo on April 4th, 2014 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, OK with our largest group of dental hygienists to date…440! We had a great day of continuing education, networking and empowering dental hygienists. We had a great turnout for our vendors and the massage station. Congrats on the door prize winners.

Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH was our morning speaker presenting Forensic Dentistry: The Role of the Dental Hygienist. Forensic Dentistry is that part of science that deals with Dentistry and the Law. An emphasis was placed on the valuable role dental professionals uniquely and jointly play in gathering, collaborating and interpreting evidence for identifications. Our afternoon session was presented by Robin Henderson DDS, MS, Chris Poore DDS, MS and Mary Hamburg DDS, MS – Perio Movie Reel: An Honest Look at Perio Today. They covered relevant perio topics that affect both patients and the dental hygienist in clinical practice today. Perio case presentations, referral protocols, treatment options, and advances in dental technology are just a few topics covered. The session will end with the “Ask the Periodontist” Q & A session with our doctors.

When: April 4th, 2014

Where: Reed Conference Center, Midwest City, OK

6 CE (Category B)

Fall Fling SPOOKTACULAR 2013

We had a fantastic turnout for our Fall Fling on Friday, October 25th. In this SOLD OUT event, Oklahoma dental hygienists gathered to hear speakers Dr. Mary Hamburg discuss The Scary Side of Perio and Joyce Ann Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed., FAADH present her course Are You Up to Date in Dental Hygiene and Prepared for the Future?

In true Fall Fling tradition, the attendees joined in the fun dressing in various Halloween costumes. As always, we enjoyed hosting the event that brings dental hygienists together for good times and lots of learning! A big congrats to Linda who won a new CROWN SEATING Operator stool. All proceeds from the raffle went to OkMOM.

4 CE (Category B)

Spring Fling Hygiene Expo 2013


Over 250 dental hygienists gathered for a fun day of continuing education, exhibitors, pampering and networking at our annual Spring Fling Hygiene Expo on May 3rd. We were excited to bring our featured speaker Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS to Oklahoma. Her presentation Riding the Silver Tsunami Wave gave attendees some interesting information around treating Senior patients in the dental practice today. Dr. Chris Poore presented several periodontal cases and discussed the important of the dental hygienist’s role when referring patients to a specialist. Dr. Robin Henderson lead a discussion based on questions submitted by attendees in his course titled Making Sense of Perio Today.
Congratulations to Melanie for winning the raffle ticket drawing and receiving a dental operator stool donated by CROWN SEATING. All money collected was donated to Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM).