Our Annual South Bay Periodontics Hygiene Symposium

has been discontinued.  

A letter from Dr. Coppin:
South Bay Periodontics has organized, sponsored and run the Annual Hygiene Symposium for the past 14 years.  Don Echols held the first one in the back room of a local restaurant but it quickly grew into the event of the year that we’ve known and enjoyed for so long.  I absolutely loved the annual gathering of friends and colleagues at the Great Wolf Lodge.  I’ve been so grateful for our many co-sponsors over the years.  So grateful for all of my staff, especially Emily and my wife, Leslie, for all the countless hours poured into making the magic happen year after year.  So many fun and informative speakers, so many memories.  I will always remember emceeing my first symposium in 2010 right after graduating from UW.  I had no clue what I was doing and was practically shaking in my boots (most likely nervously adjusting my tie every few seconds).  But Don handed me the mic that morning and it’s been my job ever since.  We’ve tried our best to honor the legacy that he started.  One of a love for our dental community and a commitment to quality and fun continuing education.
The COVID pandemic forced us to cancel the symposium in 2020 and with all the ongoing uncertainties we were unable to plan the symposium for 2021. Having had this time to reflect, I have come to the very difficult decision to stop holding events of this scale.  I’ve gone back and forth on this so many times.  Quite frankly we had grown bigger than our ability as a single office to keep up with without sacrificing other worthy endeavors that we are equally passionate about.  I’m truly sad to see it go.  But I am also excited to be able to continue to offer continuing education via smaller and more intimate events in the future.   Please email us if you would like to be added to our waitlist for future events!
Wishing you and your families all the very best!

Past Programs Featured Speakers


 Bruce Christopher, MA, MA, LP, CSP
Jason Goodchild, DMD 
Deborah McGlynn, RDH 


 Uche Odiatu, DMD
Kathy Forbes, RDH, BS


 Dr. Vincent Kokich, Jr.
Janice Hurley, The Image Expert


 Meet Dr. Barton W. Coppin, DMD, MSD, MSEd of Washington Healthy Smiles
 Judy Kay Mausolf
 Bart Coppin, DMD, MDS, MSEd
 Diane Daulbert, RDH, MS, PHDc


Featured Speaker:  David Schwab

Featured Speaker:  Rebecca Wilder


Featured Speaker:  John S. Sottosanti, DDS

Featured Speaker:  Brad Montgomery


Featured Speaker:  Jodi Deming

Featured Speaker:  Lisa F. Harper-Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD

Featured Speaker:  Brad Montgomery


Dental Hygiene Symposium

Featured Speaker: Dr. Steven Offenbacher

Featured Speaker: Dr. Allen Honigman


“101 Ways to Improve Your Practice”

Featured Speaker: Dr. David Schwab

Dental Hygiene Symposium

Featured Speaker: Dr. Dolphine Oda

Featured Speaker: Dr. Stanley Malamed


Dental Hygiene Symposium

Featured Speaker: Dr. Dolphine Oda

Featured Speaker: Dr. Stanley Malamed


Dental Hygiene Symposium

Featured Speaker: Trisha E. O’Hehir RDH, BS

Front Office Seminar

Featured Speaker: Belle DuCharme


Dental Hygiene Symposium

Featured Speaker: Anna Pattison RDH, BS


Dental Hygiene Symposium

Featured Speaker: Dr. Joyce Otomo-Corgel