ADHA's 94th Annual Conference
 

CE Seminars & Workshops


Two Options for CE


Hands-on Workshops & Seminar Pricing


1. The NEW All-Inclusive CE Seminar Pass: Allows you to choose as many CE Seminars as you want for a bundled price of $149. This option DOES NOT include Hands-on Workshops.

2. À la Carte: You can pick and choose as many individual CE seminars and Hands-On Workshops, at your price point. CE Seminars and Hands-on Workshops vary on length, amount of CE Hours earned and price. If you do not wish to attend any CE Seminars or Hands-on Workshops, choose this option in case you change your mind later.


Not sure which one to choose? Look at the Schedule of Events* to help make your selection. 
Additionally, here are the price points:
  • Hands-On Workshop (2hrs): $45
  • Hands-On Workshop (1hr): $30
  • Seminar (1hr): $18
  • Seminar (1.5hrs): $27
  • Seminar (2hrs): $35
*sessions subject to change


Hands-on Workshop

Seminar  Social



Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Strategies for Keeping Up with Research [More Info]
Speaker: Julie Frantsve-Hawley RDH, Ph.D.
Speaker: Dagmar Else Slot DHdipl, BoH, BoE, MSc, Ph.D.

With So Many Studies Continually Published, How Do You Keep Track? Practice Makes Perfect: Strategies for Keeping Up with Research

Although the concept of basing clinical decisions on current research is not new, the challenge of keeping up to date on all dental research can be daunting. This workshop will provide hands-on workshop and introduction to evidence-based practice and strategies that will help you to become skillful at identifying and clinically relevant research studies. Up to date scientific knowledge will improve every day evidence-based dental hygiene practice, which is a key role in shared decision-making.


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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.Unraveling the Truth Behind #Flossgate [More Info]
Speaker: Carol Jahn RDH, MS

Unraveling the Truth Behind #Flossgate


Brush and floss; it tends to be a universal recommendation that we learned in school and routinely pass on to patients.  It has gone largely unchallenged until a report by the Associated Press in Aug 2016 told Americans that "there is little proof that flossing works."  This course will discuss critical elements that were missing from the AP article, review the science on interdental aids, and provide a hands-on component to evaluate tools for interdental cleaning.

*All attendees will receive a free Water Pik.


**Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.Hygienists' on the Digital Highway [More Info]
Speaker: Maureen Bell RDH, CDD, CIS
Speaker: Gary Severance DDS

Hygienists' on the Digital Highway


The next decade will introduce new and advanced technologies that will revolutionize the role of the hygienist in documentation, diagnosis and production.  Never will your role be more valuable, productive and efficient of you, your office and especially the patient.  While the world of digital impressions has focused on restorative care, the next revolution will be on early and continuing diagnosis and comparative analysis. Why not have computing power evaluate change from one recall to the next?, why create a pocket in order to measure it?  Why not offer predictive solutions to your patients.  This course - a combination of lecture and hands-on with digital scanning will prepare you for what's to come - an evolutionary glimpse into the future of dental hygiene and the possibilities.  It's not a matter of if, but when.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding and vision of the technologies that will change the dental profession
  • Learn how dental hygiene can use digital technologies to document, diagnose and treatment plan
  • Hands-on evaluation of scanning technologies

 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.Fears, Facts & Fiction: Managing Patient Anxiety [More Info]
Speaker: Annette Wolfe RDH, BS
Speaker: Debbie Fleming RDH, MS

Fears, Facts and Fiction: A collaborative approach to closing the gap between what we know and what we practice with our sensitive patients


Dentin Hypersensitivity comes in different forms and with different severity, and often those with the condition view it as one with no cure and no effective available therapies to provide relief! As a group we will discuss some of the roadblocks encountered, and brainstorm solutions that work.

The understanding and proper diagnosis of dentin hypersensitivity is hampered by many common oversights in traditional treatments. When a practitioner fully understands the methodology of available therapies, treatment becomes effective and powerful. Long-term relief can be obtained when the patient understands how to become actively involved in managing their oral care. In this lively workshop, Annette Wolfe and Debbie Fleming will host a hands on course designed to address some of the special obstacles and opportunities that are unique to treating patients with dentin hypersensitivity. Participants will discover the effectiveness of combining in-office and at-home therapies for the genuine management of dentin hypersensitivity while implementing effective messaging to work toward improving compliance and ensuring the best outcome.

The techniques and tips learned can be applied immediately and participants will learn new tips for educating new and existing patients.


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.“Un-break My Heart”: An Overview of Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient Care [More Info]
Speaker: Thomas Viola RPh, CCP, PhRS

“Un-break My Heart”: An Overview of Cardiovascular Disease, 
Dental Considerations and Patient Care 

Cardiovascular disease is one of the major diseases affecting adults in the U.S. While mortality from heart disease has declined steadily recently, hospital admissions related to cardiovascular disease are on the rise, due, in part, to our aging population. In essence, more patients are living longer lives, only to develop heart failure in their advancing years. Hypertension remains one of the major risk factors for heart failure in both men and women. It is often asymptomatic and many times may only be at a routine check-up with their medical or dental professional. This program will provide participants with an overview of cardiovascular systemic diseases and the medications used in their treatment. Specific emphasis will be placed on recommended dental treatment modifications for these special patients.


9:45 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.The Importance of Trauma Informed Care [More Info]
Speaker: Elizabeth Carr RDH, DHA
Speaker: Cynthia Senior RDH, M.Ed

The Importance of Trauma Informed Care

When a person suffers from trauma, significant changes can result.  As dental hygienists providing patient care to diverse populations, we should be aware of new treatment modalities used to acknowledge and address trauma. This session offers information for dental hygienists about trauma informed care, a treatment framework that relies on understanding, recognizing, and responding to the physical and psychological effects trauma has on patients.  Trauma informed care involves expressing dignity, deference, empowerment, and hope for patients who have suffered from trauma.

10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.Garner the Respect You Deserve [More Info]
Speaker: Kristine A. Berry (Hodsdon) RDH, MSEC

Garner the Respect You Deserve


In many of our hearts, we delight in connecting with someone’s needs and genuinely enjoy feeling the unique fulfillment that comes when we are of service. So why don’t we get the respect we deserve?? Because we feel, and fear — being judged. Which is why understanding the art and science of respect are the litmus test for a successful career. This program will share not only the structure, yet more important the mindset that invites respect from yourself and those around you.

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11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.The New Gingival Code - Name It, Claim It, Treat It [More Info]
Speaker: Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

Name It, Claim It, Treat It -- A Gingivitis Code Finally!


There have been no Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes available to report therapeutic treatment of patients with generalized moderate to severe gingival inflammation, with or without pseudo-pockets but exhibiting no bone loss. In 2017 this is the gap filled by D4346. Yet it isn’t just a new code; implementation will take specific evaluation, measurement and documentation of inflammation, as well as systemic conditions, medications, recessions, attachment loss, restorative and occlusal factors, behavior modification needs, and family health history. With our dental hygiene process of care, we have ways to successfully Name It, Claim It, Treat It™.

*This course is a required pre-requisite for anyone attending a Friday, June 16, 2017 ACTEON hands-on session.


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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Calibrating Beyond Calculus: Developing Feedback Skills that Promote Reflection and Self-Assessment [More Info]
Speaker: Catherine Draper RDH, MS
Speaker: Cynthia C. Amyot MSDH, EdD

Calibrating Beyond Calculus: Developing Feedback Skills that 
Promote Reflection and Self-Assessment

Health care professionals must be able to demonstrate personal growth and development throughout their careers. The Commission on Dental Accreditation Standards for dental hygiene education programs state that graduates must be able to apply self-assessment skills to prepare them to become life-long learners. In order to develop these skills sets, students must first learn how to monitor, assess and reflect on their performance over time. Providing high quality feedback throughout the learning experience plays a critical role in this process, especially for novice learners. While faculty members recognize the need for feedback in clinical learning settings, they often lack calibration in effective feedback. Training in the “Ask-Tell–Ask” feedback method, currently being used by medical school educators, has been shown to help students to be more responsible for their learning and guide clinical faculty in formulating meaningful feedback. Students who learn how to start the feedback conversation with their own self-assessment are also more receptive to constructive suggestions for skill improvement. Current and future dental hygiene educators are in an ideal position to become leaders in using this new approach to providing meaningful feedback.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Individual Career Planning Sessions: Negotiation & Salary Talk [More Info]
Speaker: Kristine A. Berry (Hodsdon) RDH, MSEC

Individual Career Power Sessions: Negotiation & Salary Talk

Fear. Dread. Panic. Angst. Worry. Anxiety. The feelings most registered dental hygienists have associated with speaking about or negotiating. The good news is that by learning a few simple tips, you can dramatically improve your ability to negotiate with employers, patients, and others.


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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Unraveling the Truth Behind #Flossgate (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Carol Jahn RDH, MS

Unraveling the Truth Behind #Flossgate (Repeat)


Brush and floss; it tends to be a universal recommendation that we learned in school and routinely pass on to patients.  It has gone largely unchallenged until a report by the Associated Press in Aug 2016 told Americans that "there is little proof that flossing works."  This course will discuss critical elements that were missing from the AP article, review the science on interdental aids, and provide a hands-on component to evaluate tools for interdental cleaning.

*All attendees will receive a free Water Pik.


**Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


Sponsored by:


12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Hygienists' on the Digital Highway (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Maureen Bell RDH, CDD, CIS
Speaker: Gary Severance DDS

Hygienists' on the Digital Highway (Repeat)


The next decade will introduce new and advanced technologies that will revolutionize the role of the hygienist in documentation, diagnosis and production.  Never will your role be more valuable, productive and efficient of you, your office and especially the patient.  While the world of digital impressions has focused on restorative care, the next revolution will be on early and continuing diagnosis and comparative analysis. Why not have computing power evaluate change from one recall to the next?, why create a pocket in order to measure it?  Why not offer predictive solutions to your patients.  This course - a combination of lecture and hands-on with digital scanning will prepare you for what's to come - an evolutionary glimpse into the future of dental hygiene and the possibilities.  It's not a matter of if, but when.


Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding and vision of the technologies that will change the dental profession
  • Learn how dental hygiene can use digital technologies to document, diagnose and treatment plan
  • Hands-on evaluation of scanning technologies

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


Sponsored by:


12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Fears, Facts & Fiction (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Annette Wolfe RDH, BS
Speaker: Debbie Fleming RDH, MS

Fears, Facts and Fiction: A collaborative approach to closing the gap between what we know and what we practice with our sensitive patients (Repeat)


Dentin Hypersensitivity comes in different forms and with different severity, and often those with the condition view it as one with no cure and no effective available therapies to provide relief! As a group we will discuss some of the roadblocks encountered, and brainstorm solutions that work.

The understanding and proper diagnosis of dentin hypersensitivity is hampered by many common oversights in traditional treatments. When a practitioner fully understands the methodology of available therapies, treatment becomes effective and powerful. Long-term relief can be obtained when the patient understands how to become actively involved in managing their oral care. In this lively workshop, Annette Wolfe and Debbie Fleming will host a hands on course designed to address some of the special obstacles and opportunities that are unique to treating patients with dentin hypersensitivity. Participants will discover the effectiveness of combining in-office and at-home therapies for the genuine management of dentin hypersensitivity while implementing effective messaging to work toward improving compliance and ensuring the best outcome.

The techniques and tips learned can be applied immediately and participants will learn new tips for educating new and existing patients.


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Tricks and Tips for Critically Appraising Science [More Info]
Speaker: Julie Frantsve-Hawley RDH, Ph.D.
Speaker: Dagmar Else Slot DHdipl, BoH, BoE, MSc, Ph.D.

Tricks and Tips for Critically Appraising Science: Distinguishing the Good from the Bad and the Ugly

As George Orwell stated “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In that line, not all science is equal, and it is important to be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of research designs. This hands-on workshop will guide you to strategically use tools to help read and critically appraise the dental hygiene literature. Up to date scientific knowledge will help you provide optimal evidence-based care, and together with your patients make better informed decisions.


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1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.New Oral Cancer Clinical Guidelines [More Info]
Speaker: JoAnn Gurenlian RDH, Ph.D.

Overview of the New Oral Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines

Oral cancer is an important health care concern with late-stage presentation common. Screening devices are available but their effectiveness in early detection, morbidity and mortality remain in question. Throughout this past year, the American Dental Association convened an expert panel designed to conduct a systematic review and update findings related to the early detection and screening of oral cancer. This course will present those findings as well as the new oral cancer clinical practice guidelines based on current research to aid dental hygiene practitioners in providing best practice for their patients.

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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Positioning Dental Hygienists for Health System Transformation [More Info]
Speaker: Hannah Maxey Ph.D., MPH, RDH
Speaker: Jacqueline Fried RDH, BA, MS

Positioning Dental Hygienists for Health System Transformation

This course will examine emerging innovative oral healthcare delivery models in diverse settings across the health system, and explore dental hygienists' contributions in these environments. In order to provide context, we will begin by considering how factors such as population health, health care costs, and technological innovations are driving health system transformation. We will consider recent initiatives at the federal, state and local level that promote integration of oral healthcare within the larger health care delivery system and discuss their implication for dental hygiene education and practice.

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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Individual Career Planning Sessions: Sales- Think You Can Sell? [More Info]
Speaker: Kristine A. Berry (Hodsdon) RDH, MSEC

Individual Career Power Sessions: Sales - Think You Can Sell?

In today’s U.S. dental industry there are over four thousand sales professionals interacting with over one hundred thousand dental practices on a weekly basis. If you want to learn your path to entry, take this session. 


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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Understanding Variation in Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice [More Info]
Speaker: Jean Moore DrPh, MSN
Speaker: Margaret Langelier

Understanding Variation in Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice


The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany, New York, School of Public Health, has recently updated the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) for dental hygienists that reflects the evolution of the profession. SUNY researchers Margaret Langelier, Project Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health and Jean Moore, BSN, MSN, Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies have been invited to discuss the DHPPI and a showcase a new and exciting graphic visualization to better understand the wide variation in state-level dental hygiene scope of practice.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.“Sugar, You're (Not So) Sweet” - An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning [More Info]
Speaker: Thomas Viola RPh, CCP, PhRS

“Sugar, You're (Not So) Sweet” -
An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus, D
ental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

It is estimated that 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million are diagnosed, and 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its management and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Specific emphasis will be placed on recommended dental treatment modifications and patient management techniques necessary for dental patients living with diabetes.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Unraveling the Truth Behind #Flossgate (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Carol Jahn RDH, MS

Unraveling the Truth Behind #Flossgate (Repeat)


Brush and floss; it tends to be a universal recommendation that we learned in school and routinely pass on to patients.  It has gone largely unchallenged until a report by the Associated Press in Aug 2016 told Americans that "there is little proof that flossing works."  This course will discuss critical elements that were missing from the AP article, review the science on interdental aids, and provide a hands-on component to evaluate tools for interdental cleaning.

*All attendees will receive a free Water Pik.


**Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


Sponsored by:


3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Hygienists' on the Digital Highway (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Maureen Bell RDH, CDD, CIS
Speaker: Gary Severance DDS

Hygienists' on the Digital Highway (Repeat)


The next decade will introduce new and advanced technologies that will revolutionize the role of the hygienist in documentation, diagnosis and production.  Never will your role be more valuable, productive and efficient of you, your office and especially the patient.  While the world of digital impressions has focused on restorative care, the next revolution will be on early and continuing diagnosis and comparative analysis. Why not have computing power evaluate change from one recall to the next?, why create a pocket in order to measure it?  Why not offer predictive solutions to your patients.  This course - a combination of lecture and hands-on with digital scanning will prepare you for what's to come - an evolutionary glimpse into the future of dental hygiene and the possibilities.  It's not a matter of if, but when.


Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding and vision of the technologies that will change the dental profession
  • Learn how dental hygiene can use digital technologies to document, diagnose and treatment plan
  • Hands-on evaluation of scanning technologies

 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


Sponsored by:


3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Fears, Facts & Fiction (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Annette Wolfe RDH, BS
Speaker: Debbie Fleming RDH, MS

Fears, Facts and Fiction: A collaborative approach to closing the gap between what we know and what we practice with our sensitive patients (Repeat)

Dentin Hypersensitivity comes in different forms and with different severity, and often those with the condition view it as one with no cure and no effective available therapies to provide relief! As a group we will discuss some of the roadblocks encountered, and brainstorm solutions that work.

The understanding and proper diagnosis of dentin hypersensitivity is hampered by many common oversights in traditional treatments. When a practitioner fully understands the methodology of available therapies, treatment becomes effective and powerful. Long-term relief can be obtained when the patient understands how to become actively involved in managing their oral care. In this lively workshop, Annette Wolfe and Debbie Fleming will host a hands on course designed to address some of the special obstacles and opportunities that are unique to treating patients with dentin hypersensitivity. Participants will discover the effectiveness of combining in-office and at-home therapies for the genuine management of dentin hypersensitivity while implementing effective messaging to work toward improving compliance and ensuring the best outcome.

The techniques and tips learned can be applied immediately and participants will learn new tips for educating new and existing patients.


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Thursday, June 15, 2017


Sponsored by:


3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Teaching Professionalism in Today’s Social World: Challenges and Strategies [More Info]
Speaker: Catherine Draper RDH, MS

Teaching Professionalism in Today’s Social World: Challenges and Strategies

Professionalism, a core competency in healthcare, is difficult to clearly define and even harder to teach. Add in social media, information technology and today's changing societal norms and it becomes not only challenging to evaluate student progress in professionalism but also difficult to agree on how to calibrate across multigenerational faculty members. This program will explore the meaning of professionalism, the role that the school or institution's culture plays in promoting professionalism, and strategies for incorporating and evaluating professionalism into the curriculum. Examples from medical and dental education will be incorporated into break-out discussions to develop strategies for promoting learning environments that support professionalism.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Childhood Obesity Update [More Info]
Speaker: Julie Frantsve-Hawley RDH, Ph.D.
Speaker: Diane Dooley MD, MHS, FAAP

Overview of the Childhood Obesity Symposium

In November of 2016, a broad cross section of stakeholders from the oral health community met in Washington DC to discuss evidenced-based recommendations and strategies oral health care providers can use to address childhood obesity. This one hour session will provide attendees with highlights from this conference, along with strategies they can use immediately with their patients.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Individual Career Planning Sessions: Portfolio Development [More Info]
Speaker: Kristine A. Berry (Hodsdon) RDH, MSEC

Individual Career Power Sessions: Portfolio Development

The portfolio process should not be stressful, don't let it! This session will provide an overview of portfolio development so you can easily represent your professional self and your potential. 


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Friday, June 16, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Behavior Modification with Motivational Interviewing [More Info]
Speaker: Phyllis Martina RDH, MBA
Speaker: Rebecca Lang EdD., RDH, MCHES

Do Your Patients Follow All Your Oral Care Recommendations? Behavior Modification with Motivational Interviewing Will Connect the Right Message to Your Patients


Why don’t patients follow all our OHI recommendations? We are smart, nice and have tremendous information to improve our patient’s health. Why aren’t our patients doing what we want? This course will explore the reasons patients don’t hear, remember and follow our valuable recommendations. We will engage in Motivational Interviewing (MI): an evidence-based, proven approach that addresses ambivalence to change through discussion and role play.  MI is a person-centered, guiding method of communication to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.  The strategies of MI are collaborative and supportive with the overall goal to increase the person’s intrinsic motivation for behavior change; a change arises from within the patient rather than being imposed from without. We will also have hands on exploration of on line sources to facilitate our oral health conversations to elicit behavior change towards better oral and physical health. 


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Friday, June 16, 2017


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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Name It, Claim It, Treat It™: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code [More Info]
Speaker: Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code


Clinical application is key with the utilization of CDT codes. The new D4346 has three components: To Name It, To Claim It and to Treat It. This hand-on workshop will highlight necessary data collection, sequencing of the data collection and products to detect and diagnose inflammation with images and to treat gingivitis. As a bonus, Patti DiGangi will share answers to the top questions RDHs have from around the US about this new code.

Objectives:

1. List the necessary data required for the D4346.

2. Discuss what changes may be needed to the data collection sequence for the diagnosis to be made prior to the implementation of D4346

3. Demonstrate the use of the SOPROCARE, NEWTRON and AirNGo

4. Take the “I Promise” to Detect, Diagnose and Treat Gingivitis pledge

*Attendees of this session must attend previous webinar or ACTEON's lecture (A Gingivitis Code - Finally!on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

**Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Friday, June 16, 2017


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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation Workshop: New Therapies, Technologies, and Instruments [More Info]
Speaker: Anna Pattison RDH, MS

Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation Workshop: New Therapies, Technologies, and Instruments

This advanced periodontal instrumentation workshop will bring you up to date with new technology, new instruments, fulcrums, and techniques for optimal access to problem areas. Maximize your potential as a non-surgical periodontal therapist by learning effective techniques to access, detect and remove residual burnished calculus. 

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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.New Product Presentation [More Info]
New Product Presentation

Come hear presentations from various corporate companies on the latest dental products on the market. Attendees will receive a product bag at the end of the session. NEW THIS YEAR: 2 CE Hours will be given in attendance of this seminar.


Participating companies include: Coming Soon!
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Aligning Assessment and Accreditation to Student Learning [More Info]
Speaker: Kelly Tanner Williams RDH, MS, PhD(c)
Speaker: Brenda Armstrong RDH, MDH

Aligning Assessment and Accreditation to Student Learning

Dental Hygiene academic program assessment can be a powerful way to measure student learning and success. The challenge can be connecting institutional assessment with program assessment while meeting the requirements of CODA. The key to achievement is utilizing strategies that can benefit the student, instructor, and program/institutional accreditation requirements. This workshop will cover four strategies to help you meet accreditation requirements while impacting teaching and learning.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Dental Therapy: Working as a Mid-Level Oral Health Provider [More Info]
Speaker: Jennifer Berge ADT, RDH
Speaker: Ann Lynch
Dental Therapy - Working as a Mid-Level Oral Health Provider

What is it like to have an increased scope of practice and able to perform some restorative procedures? What do patients ask? How do you navigate your professional relationship with your supervising dentist? What are the benefits of utilizing an Advanced Dental Therapist (ADT) in a rural community health center? How does medical and dental integration work to improve patient outcomes? Jenny Berge is a practicing ADT in Minnesota and is excited to share her experiences and answers to these questions and more in this session. Jenny will be introduced by Ann Lynch, ADHA Director of Advocacy who will provide attendees with an update on dental therapy and direct access career opportunities for dental hygienists.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Bridging the Gap [More Info]
Speaker: Debra Zabloudil FACHE, CAE
Bridging the Gap


This will be a session on teamwork focusing on “bridging the gap” between new professionals and seasoned hygienists.

Much has been discussed about the differences in the generations.  At the core, we all have many of the same needs, but have been born into the world at different points in time, which shape and influence us.  Join this interactive course to understand more about the generations, including late-breaking trends that will help shape how you interact with colleagues and patients in the future.

You will learn to:

  • Understand the three stages of millennials and why their differences matter
  • Become more aware and emotionally intelligent to those around you
  • Understand communication styles that work best with different audiences 

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Teledentistry and Addressing the State of Decay in Older Adults [More Info]
Speaker: Michelle Vacha RDH, BS

Teledentistry and Addressing the State of Decay in Older Adults

Utilizing telehealth technology to link allied dental personnel in the community with dentists in dental offices and clinics; patients can receive preventative and simple therapeutic services in their community as opposed to travelling hours for treatment. This is particularly important when considering seniors; the fastest growing population in our nation is part of a silent epidemic of dilapidated oral care. Join this session to learn about Michelle’s journey from owning a mobile dental care unit to opening a clinic focused on treating seniors. 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Lead with Compassion: Providing Culturally Appropriate Care to the LGBT Community [More Info]
Speaker: Jasmin Haley RDH, BSDH, CDA

Lead with Compassion: Providing Culturally Appropriate Care to the LGBT Community

The LGBT community is diverse, what binds them together is the stigma and discrimination they face and the adverse effects of the lack of cultural competency of healthcare professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the LGBT community face greater health threats than their heterosexual peers. In order for the LGBT community to receive the highest level of care, healthcare professionals must educate themselves on the LGBT concepts and terminology, the health disparities affecting this community, the effective communication skills necessary in providing adequate care, and strategies providers can take to improve their care.

In order to help improve cultural sensitivity to this vulnerable population, the healthcare professional must begin with their own examination of their beliefs, values, and views on gender and sexual orientation. What is your mission? How can you improve health equity and access to care for the LGBT community? This interactive discussion will equip healthcare professionals in providing competent and compassionate clinical care.

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Behavior Modification with Motivational Interviewing (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Phyllis Martina RDH, MBA
Speaker: Rebecca Lang EdD., RDH, MCHES

Do Your Patients Follow All Your Oral Care Recommendations? Behavior Modification with Motivational Interviewing Will Connect the Right Message to Your Patients (Repeat)

Why don’t patients follow all our OHI recommendations? We are smart, nice and have tremendous information to improve our patient’s health. Why aren’t our patients doing what we want? This course will explore the reasons patients don’t hear, remember and follow our valuable recommendations. We will engage in Motivational Interviewing (MI): an evidence-based, proven approach that addresses ambivalence to change through discussion and role play.  MI is a person-centered, guiding method of communication to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.  The strategies of MI are collaborative and supportive with the overall goal to increase the person’s intrinsic motivation for behavior change; a change arises from within the patient rather than being imposed from without. We will also have hands on exploration of on line sources to facilitate our oral health conversations to elicit behavior change towards better oral and physical health. 

 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

 

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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner [More Info]
Speaker: Marianne Dryer

From Risk to Results: Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner

This course is based on current scientific literature examining strategies which include the use of periodontal risk assessment protocol and progressive treatment planning for individualized patient procedures. Advantages of ultrasonic instrumentation will be examined as demonstrated in the current research for obtaining successful clinical outcomes through effective debridement strategies. Participants will develop an understanding for the need to utilize various ultrasonic inserts appropriate to the patient presentation. 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017 and once on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 

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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Is Your Office Providing the Right Oral Cancer Screening? [More Info]
Speaker: Corinne Jameson-Kuehl RDH, BS, OMT

Is Your Office Providing the Right Oral Cancer Screening?

This practical course will give the participants the skills and the resources needed to be excellent oral cancer champions for their patients! Communication tools will be provided, along with a step by step approach of the screening all patients should receive in your office. Don't miss out on this one! Early-stage oral cancer is often painless and goes undetected---you owe it to your patients!

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Keep Your Edge, Sharpening Scalers and Curettes [More Info]
Speaker: Tami Wanless RDH, MEd

Keep Your Edge, Sharpening Scalers and Curettes

What practitioner does not love sharp instruments? Attend this course so you can use sharp scalers and curettes on every patient tomorrow. Discover the top three sharpening mistakes and learn how to correct them once and for all. An effective approach to manual sharpening will be reviewed. Learn how to get your instruments sharp the first time during this energetic workshop. 

All necessary materials and supplies for use during the workshop, including dulled curettes and sickle scalers, a variety of sharpening stones, a powered sharpener, and an acrylic test stick will be provided for each participant. Attend this course and discover exactly how to improve your sharpening technique for improved clinical outcomes and patient comfort. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize obstacles in instrument sharpening and learn how to overcome them 
  • Refresh your knowledge of instrument design and sharpening stone options to achieve positive results 
  • Review common sharpening errors and discover techniques to avoid them 
  • Identify useful sharpening strategies to perfect your technique

 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

 

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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Name It, Claim It, Treat It™: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code (Repeat)

Clinical application is key with the utilization of CDT codes. The new D4346 has three components: To Name It, To Claim It and to Treat It. This hand-on workshop will highlight necessary data collection, sequencing of the data collection and products to detect and diagnose inflammation with images and to treat gingivitis. As a bonus, Patti DiGangi will share answers to the top questions RDHs have from around the US about this new code.

Objectives:

1. List the necessary data required for the D4346.

2. Discuss what changes may be needed to the data collection sequence for the diagnosis to be made prior to the implementation of D4346

3. Demonstrate the use of the SOPROCARE, NEWTRON and AirNGo

4. Take the “I Promise” to Detect, Diagnose and Treat Gingivitis pledge

*Attendees of this session must attend previous webinar or ACTEON's lecture (A Gingivitis Code - Finally!on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

**Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

 

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1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.FDHA on the Front Line of Advancing Oral Health (for FL Practitioners) [More Info]
Speaker: Becky Smith CRSH, Ed.D.
Speaker: Catherine Cabanzon CRDH, BASDH
Speaker: Tami Miller BS, CRDH

Fixing the Glitch, Changing the Rules, Surveys and Surveillance: FDHA on the Front Line of Advancing Oral Health

The Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association (FDHA) advocates on behalf of Florida RDHs every day. Come to this session to learn more about FDHA’s legislative success and the Medicaid enrollment process for RDHs, to better understand the Florida Board of Dentistry’s rule changes for RDHs, and to learn about the participation in the Florida Department of Health’s statewide surveillance projects.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.COR-NDHRA Research 101 [More Info]
Speaker: Marilynn Rothen RDH, MS
Speaker: Deborah Lyle RDH, BS, MS

COR-NDHRA Research 101

Research is a fundamental part of dental hygiene process of care. The National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda (NDHRA) is designed to focus dental hygiene research efforts and drive best practices by providing direction and evidence for clinicians. This program is for clinicians, students, educators and new researchers interested in promoting and supporting the growth of the profession, providing the best possible care to our patients, and robust education for our students. The course will highlight how the NDHRA can be used by all dental hygienists regardless of background and interest. Areas of discussion are:

  • Best practices for incorporating into dental hygiene education
  • Utilization by student dental hygienists at all levels
  • Mentoring junior and new researchers
  • Importance to clinicians and dental hygiene advocates

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Dental Implants; How Should They Be Cleaned by the DCP and Their Owner? [More Info]
Speaker: Dagmar Else Slot DHdipl, BoH, BoE, MSc, Ph.D.

Dental Implants; How Should They Be Cleaned by the DCP and Their Owner?

The aims of this lecture are to assess different approaches to clean titanium dental implant surfaces during maintenance or as part of prevention peri-implantitis treatment and to provide clinical guidelines regarding the best available procedure. In addition to discuss the different approaches for self-care cleaning of dental implants.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Treating Chronic Gingival Inflammation: What’s New, What’s Old and Where’s the Evidence? [More Info]
Speaker: Rebecca Wilder RDH, MS
Treating Chronic Gingival Inflammation: 
What’s New, What’s Old and Where’s the Evidence?

Gingivitis is no big deal…or at least that is what we used to think! Now we know that most patients have oral inflammation which can lead to more serious conditions if not treated and reversed. Chronic gingival inflammation can be detrimental to a patient’s oral health and it may contribute to periodontitis and influence systemic health. Inflammation can also impact the success of dental restorations and implants. Dental hygienists need to be familiar with marketed therapies for chronic gingival inflammation that may reverse the condition and help the patient control disease. This course will present the evidence regarding therapies for chronic gingival inflammation including new topical anti-inflammatory products, antioxidants, antimicrobials, rinses and pastes.


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3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Behavior Modification with Motivational Interviewing (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Phyllis Martina RDH, MBA
Speaker: Rebecca Lang EdD., RDH, MCHES

Do Your Patients Follow All Your Oral Care Recommendations? Behavior Modification with Motivational Interviewing Will Connect the Right Message to Your Patients (Repeat)

Why don’t patients follow all our OHI recommendations? We are smart, nice and have tremendous information to improve our patient’s health. Why aren’t our patients doing what we want? This course will explore the reasons patients don’t hear, remember and follow our valuable recommendations. We will engage in Motivational Interviewing (MI): an evidence-based, proven approach that addresses ambivalence to change through discussion and role play.  MI is a person-centered, guiding method of communication to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.  The strategies of MI are collaborative and supportive with the overall goal to increase the person’s intrinsic motivation for behavior change; a change arises from within the patient rather than being imposed from without. We will also have hands on exploration of on line sources to facilitate our oral health conversations to elicit behavior change towards better oral and physical health. 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

 

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3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Marianne Dryer

From Risk to Results: Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner (Repeat)

This course is based on current scientific literature examining strategies which include the use of periodontal risk assessment protocol and progressive treatment planning for individualized patient procedures. Advantages of ultrasonic instrumentation will be examined as demonstrated in the current research for obtaining successful clinical outcomes through effective debridement strategies. Participants will develop an understanding for the need to utilize various ultrasonic inserts appropriate to the patient presentation. 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017 and once on Saturday, June 17, 2017


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3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Is Your Office Providing the Right Oral Cancer Screening? (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Corinne Jameson-Kuehl RDH, BS, OMT

Is your Office Providing the Right Oral Cancer Screening? (Repeat)

This practical course will give the participants the skills and the resources needed to be excellent oral cancer champions for their patients! Communication tools will be provided, along with a step by step approach of the screening all patients should receive in your office. Don't miss out on this one! Early-stage oral cancer is often painless and goes undetected---you owe it to your patients!

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Keep Your Edge, Sharpening Scalers and Curettes (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Tami Wanless RDH, MEd

Keep Your Edge, Sharpening Scalers and Curettes (Repeat)

What practitioner does not love sharp instruments? Attend this course so you can use sharp scalers and curettes on every patient tomorrow. Discover the top three sharpening mistakes and learn how to correct them once and for all. An effective approach to manual sharpening will be reviewed. Learn how to get your instruments sharp the first time during this energetic workshop. 

All necessary materials and supplies for use during the workshop, including dulled curettes and sickle scalers, a variety of sharpening stones, a powered sharpener, and an acrylic test stick will be provided for each participant. Attend this course and discover exactly how to improve your sharpening technique for improved clinical outcomes and patient comfort. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize obstacles in instrument sharpening and learn how to overcome them 
  • Refresh your knowledge of instrument design and sharpening stone options to achieve positive results 
  • Review common sharpening errors and discover techniques to avoid them 
  • Identify useful sharpening strategies to perfect your technique

 

*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017

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3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Name It, Claim It, Treat It™: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Patti DiGangi RDH, BS

Name It, Claim It, Treat It: Tools and Technologies for the New Gingivitis Code (Repeat)

Clinical application is key with the utilization of CDT codes. The new D4346 has three components: To Name It, To Claim It and to Treat It. This hand-on workshop will highlight necessary data collection, sequencing of the data collection and products to detect and diagnose inflammation with images and to treat gingivitis. As a bonus, Patti DiGangi will share answers to the top questions RDHs have from around the US about this new code.

Objectives:

1. List the necessary data required for the D4346.

2. Discuss what changes may be needed to the data collection sequence for the diagnosis to be made prior to the implementation of D4346

3. Demonstrate the use of the SOPROCARE, NEWTRON and AirNGo

4. Take the “I Promise” to Detect, Diagnose and Treat Gingivitis pledge

 

*Attendees of this session must attend previous webinar or ACTEON’s lecture (A Gingivitis Code - Finally) on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

**Please note: this hands-on session is offered at three different times on Friday, June 16, 2017


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3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Educators Workshop: Putting Teeth in Student Engagement [More Info]
Speaker: Mary Otto
Speaker: Ann Lynch
Educators Workshop: Putting Teeth in Student Engagement

Join Mary Otto, a veteran Washington Post journalist and oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists, as she discusses her book, TEETH: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.

Teeth takes readers on a journey into America’s silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.

In 2015, Marry Otto attended ADHA’s Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. She met with and interviewed ADHA members from North Dakota, South Carolina, Washington, Colorado, California and Vermont to discuss their roles as preventive oral health care experts and shared their perspective on the oral health care landscape. Dental hygiene educators will learn techniques on how to utilize this book in the classroom. Attendees in Jacksonville, Florida will be able meet Mary Otto at her book signing and will be able to purchase Teeth at the conclusion of this session.

Ann Lynch, Director of Education & Professional Advocacy will provide updates regarding the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Program Accreditation Standards. Recall that ADHA was instrumental in the development and ultimate implementation of the national standards for dental therapy. ADHA convened an ad-hoc group of dental hygiene educators to provide comments on CODA’s Dental Hygiene Standards. Lynch will share ADHA’s final letter of comment to CODA with attendees.

Lastly, ADHA will provide helpful interviewing tips for educators to further engage dental hygiene students to better prepare them for employment opportunities. ADHA looks forward to your attendance at the 94th Annual Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida!

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Stories of Hygienists' Career Journeys [More Info]
Speaker: Debra Zabloudil FACHE, CAE
Stories of Hygienists' Career Journeys

As someone new to the profession of dental hygiene, you may be wondering what options are available to you as you begin your career journey.  The good news is, there are no right or wrong answers on your career path; as long as you feel engaged and challenged, there are many different forms your career may take.  You have the power to be the architect of your own career, and this sessions will allow you to hear from others that have navigated career opportunities, twists and turns.

You will learn to:

  • Integrate best practices in career pathing into your 3 to 5 year career plan 
  • Understand what options exist for your dental hygiene career path
  • Begin to make a plan for your own career, and set yourself on a positive journey of growth 


Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Marianne Dryer

From Risk to Results: Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practitioner (Repeat)

This course is based on current scientific literature examining strategies which include the use of periodontal risk assessment protocol and progressive treatment planning for individualized patient procedures. Advantages of ultrasonic instrumentation will be examined as demonstrated in the current research for obtaining successful clinical outcomes through effective debridement strategies. Participants will develop an understanding for the need to utilize various ultrasonic inserts appropriate to the patient presentation.  


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Friday, June 16, 2017 and once on Saturday, June 17, 2017


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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.The Magic of Air: A Subgingival Air Polishing Workshop [More Info]
Speaker: Karen Davis RDH, BSDH

The Magic of Air – A Subgingival Air Polishing Workshop

Have you heard of the almost magical effect low-abrasive powders and air polishing devices have on biofilm elimination?  Are you ready to shift your paradigms to include “guided biofilm therapy” as your approach for preventive and periodontal maintenance treatments?  If so, then, this workshop is the next step in equipping you to alter your protocols to include full-mouth biofilm removal prior to hard deposit removal. Completion of a 1-hour recorded webinar is a pre-requisite to this workshop. The link to the on-demand webinar will be provide upon course registration.  


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Demystifying Peri-Implant Maintenance: An Evidence-Based Approach [More Info]
Speaker: Edie Gibson RDH, MS

Demystifying Peri-Implant Maintenance: An Evidence-Based Approach


Peri-implant complications, just like periodontal complications, may appear similar during visual examination. How do you decide which technology (Plastic? Titanium? Ultrasonic?) is the best choice for treating your implant clients? It is critical to know how to differentiate between and determine the underlying cause of the complication in order to properly treat the disease. Knowing the “why” of the problem is paramount for treatment success and patient engagement! A comprehensive understanding of signs, symptoms, and etiology of peri-implant instrumentation and periodontal regenerative options, will be discussed. 



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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Clinical, Classroom, Corporate, Oh My: Finally Clarify Your Career Sweet Spot [More Info]
Speaker: Kristine A. Berry (Hodsdon) RDH, MSEC

Clinical, Classroom, Corporate Oh My: Finally Clarify Your Career Sweet Spot


The sweet spot of career success is a process of identifying and moving toward the overlap of your values, your strengths, and the career opportunities in our industry. Many hygienists waste time, money and energy chasing after what they “think” they would like because they feel trapped, disrespected or they are not earning the financial income they deserve. Let’s face it that is a rat race we need new tools and skills to get out! This program is customized so each participant will gain the self-awareness, by taking a pre-session psychometric assessment, which will inform your personal roadmap for enhancing their performance at work or identify a new career path. The second hour of this session is a breakout panel where participants will have an opportunity to hear from and speak with professionals in the fields of education, public health, research, corporate dental hygiene, and sales/entrepreneurship.

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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.The Magic of Air: A Subgingival Air Polishing Workshop (Repeat) [More Info]
Speaker: Karen Davis RDH, BSDH

The Magic of Air: A Subgingival Air Polishing Workshop (Repeat)

Have you heard of the almost magical effect low-abrasive powders and air polishing devices have on biofilm elimination?  Are you ready to shift your paradigms to include “guided biofilm therapy” as your approach for preventive and periodontal maintenance treatments?  If so, then, this workshop is the next step in equipping you to alter your protocols to include full-mouth biofilm removal prior to hard deposit removal. Completion of a 1-hour recorded webinar is a pre-requisite to this workshop. The link to the on-demand webinar will be provide upon course registration.  


*Please note: this hands-on session is offered at two different times on Saturday, June 17, 2017


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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Stop the Peri-Go-Round: Problem Solving Strategies to Help Patients Own Their Infection and Say Yes to Treatment [More Info]
Speaker: Edie Gibson RDH, MS

Stop the Peri-go-Round: Problem Solving Strategies to Help Patients Own Their Infection and Say Yes to Treatment

Are you armed with tools and strategies to move your clients out of the “waiting place” and into health? Or are you stuck in the stuckness of disengaged patients? Turning a “no” into a yes involves passion, integrity and unwavering confidence in your dentistry! This trio of traits will lead to improved patient engagement and help stop the dreaded “peri-go-round.” Of you are ready to help your patients move out of the no zone and into your schedule, this course is for you. 


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