CE Smart Tracker Access
CE Smart Tracker Access
The CE Smart Tracker allows you to store all your CE credits, transcripts, certificates and more in one convenient place so that when it comes time for your license renewal, you can easily download them from your tracker.

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The Dental Team’s Role in Addressing Tobacco Use and Vaping
The Dental Team’s Role in Addressing Tobacco Use and Vaping

Speakers: Vicki Pizanis, RDH, MS, EdD, ADHA Education and Practice Specialist – Moderator; Shelley Hammond, MMC, Health Communication Specialist, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health; Larry N. Williams, DDS, MPH; Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: Knowing the dental team’s role in addressing tobacco use and vaping is something every dental hygienist should know about! ADHA is partnering with the CDC to bring you Q & A with Tobacco Cessation Experts: The Dental Team’s Role in Addressing Tobacco Use and Vaping with Larry N. Williams, DDS, MPH, Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, Shelley Hammond, MMC from the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, and Vicki Pizanis, RDH, MS, EdD, ADHA’s Education and Practice Specialist! This session will present as an interview of sorts, similar to a podcast format. The speakers will discuss the hazards and mechanisms of tobacco use and vaping and explore educational resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the dental team’s role in addressing tobacco use and vaping
  • Discuss the hazards and mechanisms of tobacco use and vaping
  • Explore educational resources
  • Discuss effective tobacco cessation strategies

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 29 October 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 10.00
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Cultivating Cultural Awareness in Dental Hygiene Students
Cultivating Cultural Awareness in Dental Hygiene Students

Speaker: Elizabeth Monnin, RDH, MSEd

Program Track: Educator

Course Description: This course will guide participants in exploring methods to integrate aspects of cultural diversity and inclusion into the dental hygiene curriculum. Various topics involving diversity and inclusion will be presented that will allow dental hygiene faculty to easily incorporate simple and more advanced activities into both the didactic and clinical components. Participants will leave the course with a better understanding of ways to enhance or implement their current diversity curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate the need for a high quality diversity and inclusion curriculum.
  • Understand how to incorporate activities into the didactic portion of learning that are implemented into the clinic
  • Recognize the need to increase cultural awareness in students and faculty.
  • Discover how increasing cultural diversity curriculum can improve student awareness and improve patient care.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 23 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Evidence Update: Antimicrobials and Probiotics for the Treat
Evidence Update: Antimicrobials and Probiotics for the Treat

Speaker: Jennifer Pieren, RDH, MS

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: Periodontal and peri-implant diseases are plaque-induced inflammatory conditions modified by the host response. The standard treatment protocol is founded on periodontal debridement to remove the bacterial irritational factors, plaque and calculus; however, periodontal instrumentation becomes more difficult in areas of root anatomy, deeper pockets, furcation involvement, dental implants, and surface irregularities. The rationale for using antimicrobial agents and antibiotics is to reduce the numbers of pathogens associated with the periodontal infection. Probiotics offer potential advantages for combating infectious diseases, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics. The goal is to augment mechanical debridement with antimicrobial agents or probiotics coinciding removal of bacterial deposits. Adjunctive antimicrobial therapy is delivered locally; antibiotics can be delivered either systemically or locally. This course will present current evidence for dental hygienists to use in practice regarding which agents are effective, as well as information about possible advantages and limitations of both forms of administration. Special emphasis is given to the implications for mild and moderate forms of periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis, and peri-implantitis, periodontal maintenance therapy, and recurrent cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the indications for using specific types of antimicrobials, antibiotics, and probiotics in dental hygiene care for periodontal patients.
  • Understand current evidence about use and effectiveness of probiotics and self-applied antimicrobials in dentifrices and mouthrinses.
  • Explain advantages and limitations of using locally-administered, sustained release antimicrobials or antibiotics in nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of various delivery mechanisms for antimicrobial therapy.
  • Select effective agents for various patient cases with periodontitis or peri-implant diseases.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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What's Our Impact? Developing a Clinical Quality Assessment
What's Our Impact?  Developing a Clinical Quality Assessment

Speaker: Pierre Cartier, DMD, MPH

Program Track: Public Health

Course Description: Community-focused dental clinics, such as non-profit health centers, school-based oral health programs, and educational institutions, rely on data to support grant applications, quality assurance activities, and long-term planning. However, the collection of such data can be challenging, particularly given that most dental practice management systems are established to facilitate procedure billing. Careful planning can aid clinic managers and providers in identifying key program evaluation goals and data that might support their ascertainment. Dental hygienists can play an active role in leading clinical quality assessment programs in their respective workplaces. This course will discuss the key principles of clinical program assessment, including the theory underlying process and epidemiologic-based metrics. Identification of existing data resources will be emphasized as a strategy for rapidly initiating evaluation programs, particularly for clinics that may not have access to data collection software. The development of "dummy codes" for use in common clinical software programs will be presented as a strategy for collecting data related to oral healthcare urgency, caries risk, recall compliance, and other indicators. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the quality assessment program implementation process, including planning, initial data collection, data management and analysis, and reporting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss differences between process and epidemiologic-based metrics, as well as their application.
  • Identify steps necessary for planing and initiating a clinical quality assessment program.
  • Describe key process and population health metrics that a clinical quality assessment program might apply.
  • Identify mechanisms through which data may be analyzed and disseminated for use.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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The Jaw Bone is Connected to the Ankle Bone
The Jaw Bone is Connected to the Ankle Bone

Speakers: Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS and Ward VanGuilder, MA, PT, CIMT

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: Dental professionals continue to be at the highest risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) due to maintaining awkward prolonged positions and placing undue stress on their bodies. Frequently, the common areas discussed in ergonomic courses are those related to the upper body. But in fact, the abnormal postures and seating positions can affect the hips, legs, and the feet/ankles, causing issues at work and play. This physical therapist- dental hygienist duo will provide important knowledge on common lower body injuries that the dental professional may encounter and more importantly, provide prevention strategies to keep you working pain-free. Participants can practice exercises/stretches and also try out various dental equipment that may help promote optimal musculoskeletal health. All attendees will receive a complimentary resistance exercise band and take home exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide full body anatomical overview, with emphasis on the lower body.
  • Explain contributing factors for MSD.
  • Review common MSD and how they can affect other joints in the chain.
  • Provide prevention and early intervention strategies for the dental professional.
  • Demonstrate dental instruments, equipment and adjuncts that may improve efficiency, enhance patient outcomes and assist with musculoskeletal health.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 21 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 20.00
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Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and the Patient Record
Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and the Patient Record

Speaker: Erin Kierce, RDH, MS, MPH

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: The proper documentation of patient care, information, and treatment is vital for quality care delivery as well as a fundamental component within the field of dentistry. The dental record is a legal document that records any and all patient encounters, including disease diagnoses, clinical notes and observations, treatment and services performed, and all patient-related communications, including informed consent, oral hygiene recommendations, and review of medical history. The dental professional must be consistent and accurate with the recording of patient information as well as ensure the confidentiality of the information.This course will provide a comprehensive review of proper chart documentation as it relates to dentistry. The speaker will also describe the process and importance of establishing QA and QI systems within your practice, including clinical protocols and internal auditing, and how chart documentation can be improved, monitored, and maintained within an office. This course will also describe how accurate record keeping can be used in defense of allegations of malpractice and BORID investigations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and distinguish all essential components of the dental record.
  • Characterize and identify the scope of practice for dentists and all auxiliary staff as it relates to chart documentation maintenance.
  • Appreciate the benefits and significance of establishing medical necessity, including documentation of disease diagnosis and plan of treatment.
  • Understand the legal aspects of standard of care, informed consent, vicarious liability, and professional negligence as it directly relates to QA and risk management measures.
  • Recognize the role of proper documentation in quality patient care delivery, as well as identify methods to monitor and improve the documentation processes within an office.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 21 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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National Board Review
National Board Review

ADHA’s National Board Review is available to you for a $49 active student member fee and $99 for non-members. Once you register for this course, you will have access to the content for 1 year. These mini-modules break down all the important aspects that you need-to-know to ace your boards. Re-watch the modules as many times as you’d like, then quiz yourself. Our faculty team is here to guide you along the stressful studying process, we want to make it easy, flexible, and affordable!

  • Mini-modules designed with you in mind by prominent dental hygiene faculty covering biochemistry, oral pathology, periodontology, radiology, and more!
  • On-demand access to course content to allow you to study safely anytime / anywhere!
  • A comprehensive 300+ page study guide designed by faculty content experts
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Online content includes video modules, post-tests on the material to test yourself, along with additional resources from the faculty of PowerPoints, hand-outs, and even more questions to help you feel entirely prepared
  • Exclusive bonus material for you - Recorded “live” sessions where you can quiz yourself on questions presented by faculty and explanations provided to simulate your board exam
  • Ace your exam after prepping with ADHA!
Standard price: 99.00
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TED- Style Talks: Spark Your Passion!
TED- Style Talks: Spark Your Passion!

Speaker: Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE and TED Talk Speakers

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: These popular talks will feature some of the best and brightest from the ADHA community! Unlike typical conference sessions, you will hear from your colleagues in short, polished eight to ten minute presentations will focus on the human side of this profession - - - what inspires your colleagues, what makes them who they are, and what you can learn from their experiences. The topics will be unveiled the day of the presentations, but you can be assured that they will bring clarity, humor and emotion.

CE Credit Hours: 0

Original Date of Session: 23 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Healthier Mom = Healthier Baby: Curriculum for DH Instructor
Healthier Mom = Healthier Baby: Curriculum for DH Instructor

Speakers: Deborah Schumacher, ME-RDH and Patricia Hooper, RDH, BSDH

Program Track: Educator

Course Description:Does your curriculum incorporate the current standard of oral health care for pregnant women and infants? This session highlights learning modules that dental hygiene instructors can integrate into any portion of an existing dental hygiene curriculum. The modules ensure that instructors are preparing students to carry the most up to date information on perinatal and infant oral health into the workforce. Research indicates that quality oral health care and education during pregnancy is critical to the mother’s health and plays a key role in reducing the risk of early childhood caries in her infant. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) project is a national initiative where sixteen states are working to increase oral health utilization for pregnant women and infants. In Wisconsin, education of future dental providers was identified as a top strategy to increase awareness of the current guidelines and grow workforce capacity to provide care to the target population. All eight dental hygiene schools in Wisconsin are integrating the four interactive learning modules into their curriculum to reinforce the evidence based guidelines, clinical components and anticipatory guidance for perinatal and infant populations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the need and purpose for the development of perinatal and infant oral health dental hygiene curriculum modules.
  • Describe the four student facing learning modules developed as a teaching tool for educators to ensure the current standards of care for perinatal/infant population exist in the curriculum.
  • Discuss evaluation and sustainability of the learning modules.
  • Provide dental hygiene educators with complete, ready to use modules to enhance curriculum on perinatal and infant oral health.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Is My Research Ready to "Go Public"? Tips and Techniques
Is My Research Ready to "Go Public"? Tips and Techniques

Speakers: Jodi Olmsted, RDH, PhD and Catherine Draper, RDH, MS

Program Track: Research

Course Description:How do I transition my research project into a poster presentation? How does my work contribute to the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda? What do editors look for in a research manuscript? How can I increase my chances in getting my work published? Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, if you have been challenged by some of these questions, this session is for you. The managing editor of the Journal of Dental Hygiene and a member of the JDH editorial review board will walk you through the process of applying the NDHRA to your work, evaluating your research methodology, writing a research abstract and submitting your proposal or manuscript. Course facilitators will provide participants with useful insights from the standpoint of research design and methodology as well as the peer review process for manuscript submission and revision. Participants are invited to bring examples of their own work for use in this interactive session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the requirements of scholarly work for peer review and publication.
  • Apply new knowledge and information to research case studies or your own work.
  • Develop a research abstract for a poster or manuscript.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 23 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Osteoporosis: Neck Bone Connected to the Head Bone
Osteoporosis: Neck Bone Connected to the Head Bone

Speaker: Terri Patrick, RDH, MS, CHES, CDHC

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: The prevalence of low bone mineral density is increasing as our nation’s population both increases and ages. This lecture will look at evidence in the literature of the correlation between bone density in the cranium and axial skeleton. We’ll review determinants of reduced bone mass and the current classifications of periodontal disease. Signs of destructive periodontal disease in the absence of inflammation will be considered. We’ll discuss ways to support the client who has high risk factors or indications of low bone mineral density.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review prevalence & risk factors of low bone mineral density.
  • Interpret evidence & common sense of skeletal & cranial bone loss.
  • Consider traditional & alternative treatments for osteopenia & osteoporosis.
  • Identify noninfectious, non-inflammatory periodontal disease markers
  • Discuss clinical application of new knowledge for at-risk patients.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 10.00
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Soft Tissue Diode Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy Basics
Soft Tissue Diode Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy Basics

Speaker: Frank Licht, RDH, MSDH, MAADH

Course Description: This hands-on course will explore the fundamentals of Laser Science as we discuss the value and benefit of laser therapy as an essential element in periodontal treatment. Working with simulation exercises, this workshop is designed to build confidence and gain clinical understanding in the delivery of periodontal treatment protocols in Dental Hygiene. Join us as we take the voyage of discovery through diode laser techniques in this dynamic workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the benefits of using a diode laser in conjunction with conventional SRP in the reduction of bacteria in periodontal pockets.
  • Elevate knowledge of science and evidence behind laser use in dental hygiene therapy.
  • Understand the proper settings and safety of laser use.
  • Understand the integration of the laser into the dental hygiene appointment.
  • Understand how laser therapy can add additional income to your practice.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Cannabis and Inflammation
Cannabis and Inflammation

Speaker: Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH

Course Description: There has been rapid change in both public opinion and reported science concerning cannabis use and its effects. In fact, each year more states legislate to legalize cannabis. What are the pros and cons of this herb? One claim getting attention is the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis. The meteoritic rise of CBD patches, gummies, tincture and oils makes cannabis easy and assessible to consumers. What are they using it for? Many claim cannabis relieves pain and swelling - inflammation itself. We know inflammation is the foundation of all disease, including periodontitis. Recognizing and reducing inflammation is a large part of what dental professionals are tasked to do. How do we best recognize inflammation in the oral cavity? What do we tell our patients about treatment modalities to reduce inflammation? Is cannabis a viable option? This presentation will focus on answering these questions and more. What is the difference between hemp, marijuana, THC and CBD? How does cannabis work in the body? What are terpenes and why do they matter? The health professional will increasingly treat individuals who freely use cannabis in all its forms. We are in a position to educate our patients on inflammation and cannabis while providing prevention strategies to decrease the risk of inflammatory diseases and oral infections. This fast-paced presentation will address these issues while providing knowledge to educate and empower our patients and ourselves.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 23 January 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Calculus Detection: Beyond the 11/12 Explorer
Calculus Detection: Beyond the 11/12 Explorer

Speakers: Michele Carr, RDH, MA and Brian Partido, BSDH, MSDH

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: The primary goal of periodontal therapy is to remove biofilm and calculus deposits to promote a healthy periodontium. In order to accomplish this task, a variety of instruments are utilized subgingival to thoroughly detect and remove calcareous deposits. The ODU 11/12 explorer is the most commonly used instrument in calculus detection during clinical practice and in clinical licensure examinations. The instrument’s thin tip allows vibrations to transfer from the tip to the handle which enhances tactile sensitivity for the practitioner. In addition to the ODU 11/12 explorer, other technologies are available to help practitioners detect calculus subgingivally but can be costly. These methods include endoscopy, auto-fluorescence, spectro-optical technology, lasers, and ultrasonic-based devices. Since the visualization and detection of calculus in the subgingival environment is impossible without assisted technology, tactile sensitivity through different instruments can be effective in the evaluation of calculus. This presentation will review the evidence in calculus detection technologies and discuss how efficiency in dental hygiene care may improve by using ultrasonic instruments in both the detection and removal of calculus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify methods of detecting subgingival calculus
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of existing calculus detection technologies.
  • Choose appropriate techniques for calculus detection based on evidence.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 23 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 20.00
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COVID-19 and the Dental Hygienist
COVID-19 and the Dental Hygienist

Speakers: Ann Battrell, MSDH, Chief Executive Officer and Ann Lynch, Director of Advocacy and Education

Program Track: Informational webinar

Course Description: Updates, resources, and questions answered by ADHA's Director of Advocacy and Education!

CE Credit Hours: 0.0

Original Date of Session: 7 April 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Flipping the Script on Patient Care
Flipping the Script on Patient Care

Speaker: Michelle Strange, RDH, MSDH

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: The profession of dental hygiene was created on the concept of prevention. If we take a moment to reassess what we do for our patients, are we preventing dental disease? Have we gotten into a routine that doesn’t support prevention as much as it supports treatment? Biofilm management is the name of the game; both in-office and at-home. Putting a more significant focus on biofilm management during patient care could be what tips the scale for patients. What if we flipped the script during our patient care process and followed the Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice: Assessing, Diagnosing, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Documentation to deliver “Minimally Invasive Support Therapy”? If disease prevention is based on at-home biofilm management, flipping the appointment and first coaching the patient vs. leaving it to last could be advantageous. Moving then into a therapeutic procedure, like air powder polishing, based on their assessment and diagnosis, instead of placing a scaler to the tooth could be what promotes prevention or treatment. Join us for this 1-hour webinar where we will highlight changing your patient care process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice
  • Evaluate current patient care practices for disease prevention
  • Identify a patient who would benefit from air powder techniques and in-office biofilm management for Minimally Invasive Support Therapy
  • “Flip” the appoint sequence to gain increased patient health

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 17 October 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 10.00
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CRISPR: A Secret Weapon in Oral Health
CRISPR: A Secret Weapon in Oral Health

Speaker: Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, BA, MS

Program Track: Research

Course Description:Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats refers to clusters of DNA sequences that are found at regular intervals in the genome of living organisms. CRISPR’s role in dentistry is to identify the causative genes in many oral pathologies and disorders, such as early childhood dental caries. It will also aid in the identification of genes that suppress the tumor-promoting properties of the genes that cause oral cancer. This course will introduce the CRISPR technology, which has unlocked many boundless possibilities for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. And Dr. Hansen stated: “Oral pathology may have a new beginning...starting this year, an outlook that supersedes our “status quo” and delivers to our profession a new window on treatment procedures that were once deemed to be impossible.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what CRISPR is and how it works
  • Explain the role of Cas9
  • Appraise the need to develop new therapies based on genetic understanding, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy;Summarize the use of Crispr-Cas9 to find vulnerable oral cancer genes for a potential cure.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 10.00
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HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer: An Emerging Epidemic
HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer: An Emerging Epidemic

Speaker: Catherine Draper, RDH, MS

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: The prevalence of HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer is increasing at an alarming rate. HPV+ oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV+) (OSSC) now comprises about 70% of cases of the disease diagnosed 2018 and is predicted to surpass the number of cases of cervical cancer by 2020. The new HPV+ OSSC patient is often younger, and male, with little or no alcohol or tobacco use history. Patients often present with more advanced neck disease and relatively small primary tumors. This program will provide participants with an overview of the global incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, the epidemiological role of the HPV 16 virus, key points for patient education, head and neck examination techniques, strategies for supporting patients during cancer therapy and opportunities for collaboration with other health care professionals. Current research and patient resources will be discussed as a means to support dental hygienists in their role as patient educators and oral health advocates.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the presentation and demographic profile of HPV+ oropharyngeal squamous cell cancers.
  • Describe the components of an external and internal head and neck assessments/examination.
  • Discuss the key features of patient education regarding HPV+ and HPV- oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Describe collaborative strategies for supporting patients undergoing treatment for oropharyngeal cancer.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 10.00
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iTeach: Achieving the Three "I's" of Teaching and Learning
iTeach: Achieving the Three "I's" of Teaching and Learning

Speakers: Cindy Amyot, MSDH, EdD and Megan Trimble, MAEd

Program Track: Educator

Course Description: Educational research confirms the importance of “blended “forms of interaction in the teaching and learning environment. Meaningful learning achieved through varied forms of interaction with faculty, course content, and peers ensures a rich and meaningful educational experience ultimately resulting in student retention. iTeach is a highly interactive session that will focus on research-based teaching and learning strategies for achieving quality interaction in today’s internet connected iWorld. Regardless of your teaching environment (traditional face-to-face, the flipped/blended classroom, or distance/online) come “iNTERACT” with your peers as we dive deep into the teaching and learning environment made possible through technology!

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess what educational research teaches us about the power of interaction for creating meaningful learning environments.
  • Apply what we know from educational research to develop strategies for increasing the three “I’s” of interaction in our teaching and learning environments.
  • Explore a wide range of technology available for accomplishing the three “I’s”: faculty-student, student-content, and student-student interaction.
  • In collaboration with course participants, design an interactive teaching and learning environments using readily available technology.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 21 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Prevention and Management of Medical Emergencies for RDH
Prevention and Management of Medical Emergencies for RDH

Speakers: Elizabeth Kornegay, RDH, CDA, MSDH and Jennifer Harmon, RDH, MSDH

Program Track: Clinical Practice

Course Description: The basic principles for prevention and treatment of medical emergencies apply to treating patients in all dental care practice settings. Dental professionals need to be prepared to identify high-risk patients, assess pertinent clinical signs and symptoms, and render effective stabilizing treatment until qualified medical assistance arrives. Whether you practice in a traditional setting or in a specialty practice, this course is designed to review basic principles of risk reduction, patient assessment and treatment options for selected emergency situations. Case studies will be reviewed to help participants understand how to deal with patients who present with common dental office emergencies. Related risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, drug interactions and hypoglycemia will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the etiology, symptoms, and preferred treatment for common dental office emergencies (i.e. syncope, postural hypotension, aspiration or swallowing a foreign object).
  • Discuss ways to prevent and prepare for dental office medical emergencies.
  • Discuss stages of appropriate response to a medical emergency.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 23 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Teledentistry - Application, Implementation, and Legality
Teledentistry - Application, Implementation, and Legality

Speaker: Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH

Program Track: Clinical Practice/Public Health

Course Description: Teledentistry is the use of telecommunication to transmit patient information collected by an allied healthcare provider, to a dentist, in order to provide diagnostic and clinical care to patients. There are a variety of forms of teledentistry that can be used to provide patient care; this includes providing specialty care consultation and referrals, identification of oral lesions, dental caries diagnosis, and overall oral health assessments. This C.E. presentation will review the application an implementation of teledentistry, including accuracy, legality, billing, cost, insurance reimbursement, funding, legislation, codes, HIPAA, technology, licensure, benefits, barriers, and other consideration. This C.E. will aid dental hygienists interested in incorporating telecommunication in their dental practice and/or dental hygienists interested in providing care in remote areas to underserved populations. We will also explore specific state dental practice acts to identify possible barriers to telecommunication in dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore specialty care (pathology, orthodontics, periodontics, etc...) applications of telecommunication in dentistry.
  • Dissect their specific state dental practice act for possible limiting verbiage to telecommunication in dentistry.
  • View the applications of teledentistry by other dental hygienists.
  • Identify barriers to teledentistry and how-to address them.
  • Apply their knowledge in their dental practice.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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Xerostomia, Hydration, and the Body's Cry for H2O!
Xerostomia, Hydration, and the Body's Cry for H2O!

Speaker: Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH

Course Description:This fast-paced webinar will address xerostomia (also known as dry mouth) and its effects on caries, periodontal disease and oral infections.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 22 May 2019

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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ADHA's Code of Ethics
ADHA's Code of Ethics

Course Description: Dental hygienists are a community of professionals dedicated to the prevention of disease and the promotion and improvement of the public's health. This is supported through the American Dental Hygienists' Association's Commitment to the Dental Hygiene Profession and through the Bylaws & Code of Ethics. This course walks through ADHA's Code of Ethics giving each learner the full text of the document and an understanding of its importance to the profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the fundamental principals of the ADHA Code of Ethics
  • Describe the core values of the ADHA Code of Ethics
  • Apply the Standards of the Profession's Responsibility to your everyday practice

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2020–Dec. 31, 2020). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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