The National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) is “the premier meeting” for those interested in continuing education and networking opportunities within the discipline of Dental Public Health. 2021 will mark the 22nd joint meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD). This conference offers quality educational sessions with a diverse array of topics presented by the “experts." It attracts attendees from around the world as it offers face-to-face networking and sharing of timely information and experience.
Why is the conference jointly hosted by the two organizations?
ASTDD has convened an annual conference since 1947. In 1986, ASTDD named the conference, “The National Oral Health Conference” and ASTDD trademarked the name in 2005. In 2000, ASTDD and AAPHD merged their annual meetings under the name, National Oral Health Conference®. To learn more about each organization, visit the ASTDD and AAPHD websites.
When will online registration begin?
Registration for the 2021 NOHC virtual meeting is now open. The 22nd joint meeting of ASTDD and AAPHD will take place virtually with live streaming sessions Fridays and Saturdays, April 16-30, 2021. Click here to see the full list of sessions.
The registration fees are below.
Member (ASTDD and/or AAPHD)*
Registration fees include all educational sessions, professional networking events, exhibit hours, and social events. Registration for individual sessions is not available.
*To qualify for the Member rate, your membership status with ASTDD and/or AAPHD must be current at the time the online registration is complete. Membership status will be verified and if not current, you will be notified via email to renew/rejoin.
**To qualify for the student rate, you must be enrolled in a degree program (undergraduate, dental, dental hygiene, public health) at least 50% time or currently enrolled in an advanced education program. Proof of status is required. Please contact the AAPHD staff at email@example.com for more information.
How do I register?
NOHC has partnered with Conference On Demand/Animatic Media* for online registration for the virtual meeting. All registrations must be completed online. Click here to begin your online registration.
*Please note, online registration for the virtual meeting will be processed through Conference On Demand/Animatic Media. Confirmation emails and receipts may also reflect Animatic Media.
If you have general questions regarding the virtual conference, you may contact the NOHC Office via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call 1-217-529-6503, ext 105 or ext 102 (8:30 am-4:00 pm CST Mon-Fri). If you need assistance regarding your account with Conference on Demand, please contact Conference on Demand directly at email@example.com or by calling 888-726-8500.
Can I register for just one or two sessions?
Registration for individual sessions is not available. The registration fees include all educational sessions, professional networking events, exhibit hours, and social events. On-demand content will be available through October 31, 2021.
What if I registered but cannot attend?
If you registered for the conference and cannot attend, refunds will not be issued. Instead, you may transfer your registration to another person. All transfer requests must be submitted in writing, either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 217-529-9120, and acknowledged by an NOHC staff member.
Is there a group discount?
No, group discounts are not available.
Can I register and pay via check?
Yes, you can elect to pay via check but you will not have access to the content (live streaming or on-demand) until payment is received. Checks should be made payable to NOHC and mailed to the address below. NOHC New W-9 for 2021 - for check payments only.
Please be sure to include your name and contact information with your check so we can provide you with the content access information.
PO Box 7317
Springfield, IL 62791-7317
Can I register after the first live sessions have occurred?
Yes, you may register for the virtual conference at any time up until October 31, 2021. You will have access to either the remaining live steam sessions and/or the on-demand content which is available through October 31, 2021. The registration fee will not be prorated as all of the content offered live will be the same content available on-demand through October 31, 2021.