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Dental AI: Are Hygienists Ready?

April 24, 2024 
| 6:00 – 7:00 pm CT
Registration closes 4/24 at 5:15 pm CT
Speakers: Kathy Copas, RDH and JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AAFAAOM, FADHA 

Dental AI: Are Hygienists Ready? 
Results of the 2024 Dental Hygienist Survey Findings

       Artificial Intelligence has the potential to bring transformative change to dental and dental hygiene practices across the United States. But how do hygienists feel about it? Are they excited? Nervous? Don’t know enough to form an opinion yet?
       Join Dr. JoAnn Gurenlian, ADHA Director of Education, Research & Advocacy, and Kathy Copas, Heartland Dental Director of Clinical Operations on this 1-hour webinar, as they dive into findings from a recent survey of almost 600 practicing hygienists on their thoughts, experience and opinions on AI integration in dental practice. Participate in this thought-provoking conversation, hosted specifically for dental hygiene program faculty and administrators, to understand how ready hygienists feel for technology that has the potential to shape and revolutionize the future of the dental profession.
       Your hosts will explore how dental AI works, with real-world evidence from the largest dental AI pilot conducted in the U.S.  

In this webinar you will:
  • Identify dental hygienists'; knowledge of and attitudes towards dental artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Explore what exposure, if any, hygienists have had to dental AI and what experience they may have had applying the technology in a clinical setting.
  • Recognize how dental AI has changed dental office operations with real-world evidence from the largest dental AI pilot in America.
  • Discuss ways dental hygiene programs faculty and administrators can bring resources on dental AI to current students. 

Kathy Copas, RDH brings a wealth of experience to her 18-year tenure at Heartland Dental, where she has contributed  as a valued member of the mentor team for 15  years. With a focus on project support, she excels at transforming ideas into impactful programs that benefit patients and clinical teams alike. Alongside her professional accomplishments, Kathy treasures her marriage to her high school sweetheart and the privilege of raising their son.

JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AAFAAOM, FADHA is the Director of Education, Research & Advocacy for the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). She is Professor Emerita for the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University and an Affiliate Fellow in the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Dr. Gurenlian is Past President of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and the ADHA. She is the co-author of the textbook "Preventing Medical Emergencies" and author of over 300 publications in dental hygiene, dental and medical journals. She has conducted over 600 presentations at regional, national and international events. Dr. Gurenlian is the recipient of numerous awards including the IADR Oral Health Research Group 25th Oral Health Research Award, ADHA Presidential Citations, and Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

1.0 LIVE/Interactive CE offered for those in attendance. Certificates will be available under the "Completed" tab in your CE Smart Learning Center immediately following the event. 

Can't attend live? The recording will be automatically available in your CE Smart Learning Center within 24 hours post-event. 1.0 CE can be earned after successful completion of a post-test.

4/24/2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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