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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021-Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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.

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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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 $125 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: 125.00
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Obesity and Periodontal Disease
Obesity and Periodontal Disease

Speaker: Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Course Description: Research first appeared in the 1950’s proving that oral bacteria enters the bloodstream. Today, research continues to emerge on the mouth-body connection and the critical role oral health plays in overall health and wellness. This course provides an in depth look at the many contributing factors to inflammation and specifically the correlation between obesity and periodontal disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two pathogen pathways implicated in the oral-systemic link
  • Discover the association between weight and oral health: periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer
  • Review US BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, and nutrition guidelines.
  • Discover communication tools for weight discussions in the dental setting

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 30 September 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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Contemporary Ultrasonics; Evidence-based, Time-saving
Contemporary Ultrasonics; Evidence-based, Time-saving

Speakers: Amanda Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD and Donna Lavoie, RDH

Program Track: Research

Course Description: Developed to engage and enthral, this 60-minute session shatters preconceptions of didactic, one-way learning. The first half of this lecture is aimed at directly involving participants via participation with a smart-phone app to improve the clinician’s confidence in chairside assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of periodontal health and disease based on the new Global Classification System for Periodontal Health and Disease. Created primarily for its use as a chairside tool in the staging and grading of periodontal disease, this app was developed by dental hygienists for dental hygienists. The second half of this lecture builds on the foundational knowledge of periodontal disease classification with the presentation of primary results of a randomized control trial (RCT) undertaken to compare contemporary ultrasonics as a stand-alone method compared to the traditionally taught “blended approach” with hand instruments. Learn directly from the primary dental hygienist involved in this study with over 25 years of experience of the clinical outcomes of a split-mouth design RCT conducted in 37 participants having undergone non-surgical sanative therapy. Attendees of this session will learn of the significant time saving approach of an average of one minute per tooth time less associated with a masterful approach to contemporary instrumentation compared to the blended approach of ultrasonics and manual instrumentation (over two, 90 minute SRP appointments or one, 3-hour SRP appointment). Prepare yourself for an upgrade in your approach to practice as we provide an evidence-based consensus for the methodology used to improve periodontal outcomes in patients with periodontal disease. Armed with the information and technology provided in this seminar, you will be in a position to change the future of dental hygiene! Sponsored by: Dentsply Sirona

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess, evaluate and effectively treatment plan based on the new global classification system for periodontal health and diseases
  • Identify a significant time saving approach through results of a methodological study comparing ultrasonic instrumentation alone compared to a blended approach with hand instruments
  • Implement unique training methods aimed at providing dental hygienists with a masterful approach to contemporary ultrasonic instrumentation selection and sequencing for the treatment of periodontal cases

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 26 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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Varnish Solutions - Making Sense of All the Options
Varnish Solutions - Making Sense of All the Options

Speaker: Paul R. Klaiber, BS

Program Track: Research

Course Description: Dental varnishes have grown in popularity and are routinely used as in-office treatments for hyper-sensitivity and fluoridation. As a result, there are now many varnish products on the market. This lecture will highlight the similarities and differences of popular brands and provide clarity on which varnish makes the most sense for you and your patients. Sponsored by: 3M

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the fluoride varnish category of products
  • Identify key ingredients in popular fluoride varnish products
  • Evaluate the mechanisms of action of commonly used fluoride varnish products
  • Explain the differences between a fast releasing varnish and an extended releasing varnish
  • Demonstrate how calcium additives may help varnishes be more efficacious

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 26 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
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Systematic Inquisitiveness: Fostering Creation of Knowledge
Systematic Inquisitiveness: Fostering Creation of Knowledge

Speakers: Brian Partido, MSDH, BSDH and Chadleo Webb, BSDH, MDH

Program Track: Research

Course Description: Although a knowledge base in dental hygiene is essential for the development of the profession, limitations exist that impede involvement in original research among undergraduate dental hygiene students. The purpose of this course is to recognize the challenges for students to participate in original research activities, identify the limitations for faculty to mentor original research, and acknowledge the existing opportunities that promote original research among undergraduate dental hygiene students.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the immediate challenges for students in conducting original research in undergraduate dental hygiene programs.
  • Identify the immediate limitations for faculty mentoring original research in undergraduate dental hygiene programs.
  • Share student perspectives regarding the existing opportunities that promote original research among undergraduate dental hygiene students.

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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
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Pedagogical Practices for the Dental Hygiene Educator
Pedagogical Practices for the Dental Hygiene Educator

Speakers: Kemaly Parr RDH, PhD

Program Track: Educator

Course Description: This course is intended to provide today's dental hygiene educator with practical tools and methodology for dental hygiene education.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define pedagogy and its application to dental hygiene education.
  • Describe effective classroom management techniques.
  • Discuss the instructor's role in establishing the classroom environment.
  • Discuss and develop useful course syllabi.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
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The Safety Responsibilities of Dental Hygienists in COVID-19
The Safety Responsibilities of Dental Hygienists in COVID-19

Speakers: Karen K. Daw, MBA, CECM

Course Description: Dental Hygienists wear many hats: oral healthcare provider, educator, role model and cheerleader. Many also serve as the Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) for the dental practice. If you have this title, or just take infection control as seriously as you should, get ready for some big changes as we enter the new normal of COVID-19. Are you fully prepared to improve your office’s infection prevention program to meet the challenges of this pandemic and the next? Need some encouragement for when things aren’t 100% in compliance? Hang on, help is on the way! This training is designed to guide you through the obstacles you’ll face and show you a clear path to safe dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Infection Control Coordinator
  • Describe OSHA requirements for the dental practice.
  • List the resources and training available to guide you through constantly evolving safety requirements.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 15 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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Clinicians are Dental Team Leaders Panel Discussion
Clinicians are Dental Team Leaders Panel Discussion

Speakers: Moderator: Tia Meyer, RDH; Panelists: Vhari Rush Clark, RDH, BSDH; Janessa Bock, RDH; Tiffany Grant, RDH

Course Description: As a clinician do you consider yourself a leader? During this informative session you will hear from dental hygienists who are clinicians and who are also leaders. Hear the leadership role they have taken on within their dental team. Learn from them how this role has changed during the current challenges and changes in oral health during the pandemic. Discover the importance of becoming an advocate for your patients and other staff in your practice, especially now with COVID 19. It is time for dental hygienists to recognize themselves as the leaders they are! 

Learning Objectives:

  • Begin the process of becoming empowered to be a leader within your dental team.
  • Change your current mindset and realize you are an oral healthcare leader.
  • Discover how leaders pivot during a crisis or a time of change. 
  • Learn how to become an even better advocate for your patients. 

Original Date of Session: 16 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
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Workforce Models: Impact on Dental Hygiene Education
Workforce Models: Impact on Dental Hygiene Education

Speakers: Colleen Brickle, RDH, BS, RF, EdD; Deborah Astroth, RDH, BS; Lisa Rowley, RDH, MS; Rachelle Williams, RDH-EA, MS; Kathryn Battani, RDH, MS; Ann Battrell, MSDH; Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD

Course Description: Almost all oral disease is preventable, yet our nation continues to be challenged by an oral health access crisis. New types of dental providers and workforce models are needed to meet the oral health needs of the public. In this course, we will take a closer look at how dental hygienists and dental therapists are helping to improve access to care. Plus, we’ll explore curricular models to support primary care concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine examples of current workforce models used to increase access to care
  • Learn how to describe curricular changes that can be implemented to prepare students and practitioners for current and future workforce models
  • Recognize the impact dental hygienists and dental therapists can have on the health of the public working beyond the traditional private practice setting

CE Credit Hours: 3.5

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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.

75.00
TED- Style Talks: Spark Your Passion! 2019
TED- Style Talks: Spark Your Passion! 2019

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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 0.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 0.00
25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 0.00
25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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 is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Speaker: Barbara K. Tritz, RDH, BS, MSB

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: The dental hygienist plays a vital role in oral health and systemic wellness. An important but missing piece to the puzzle is the patient's airway, cranial growth and development, and sleep health. Learn about orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD's) and then how to best address them through orofacial myofunctional therapy and the importance of a team approach to treatment. Myofunctional therapy is within our scope of practice. We must become the keep of the airway. We are the prime healthcare professional to watch over our patients and help them to breathe, sleep and swallow properly. Caries, periodontal disease and crooked teeth all have roots in a myofunctional disorder. Mouth breathing, tongue ties, breathing disordered sleep and crowded teeth: we can not get our patients truly healthy unless we address these problems. This course will help you screen for myofunctional disorders and introduce you to myofunctional therapy. Growing healthy children starts with being aware of OMD's. Take your dental hygiene care to the next level. It all starts with oxygen, and our patients are starving for it!

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize orofacial myofunctional disorders in their patients.
  • Discuss the importance of nasal breathing for oral and systemic health
  • Describe the importance of proper oral rest posture.
  • Discuss the role of OMD's in breathing disordered sleep.
  • Screen for OMD's in all their patients.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 26 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
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COVID-19 Hand Scaling Essentials
COVID-19 Hand Scaling Essentials

Speaker: Anna Pattison, RDH, MS

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly affected dental and dental hygiene practice. To address state and national guidance for aerosol abatement, many practitioners are renewing their focus and reliance on hand instrumentation for effective patient care. This course emphasizes best practices with essential hand instruments to help practitioners return to work in these times. Learn how proper techniques can help you avoid fatigue and improve effectiveness. Recommendations for ideal cassette and instrument selection, along with reinvigorating your hand instrumentation techniques and timely tips for safe clinical practice will be discussed. Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize best cassette designs for infection prevention and instrument longevity
  • Identify and select the optimal hand instruments for a. Recare scaling b. Periodontal maintenance scaling c. Initial therapy quadrant scaling with anesthesia
  • Describe best evaluation before hand scaling a. Probe and explorer design b. Probing and exploring pressure and technique
  • Describe best hand instrumentation techniques for easing strain and providing effective scaling a. Grasp and pressure for Examination Vs. Scaling b. Ideal fulcrums for various situations i. Close, intraoral ii. Opposite Arch iii. Extraoral iv. Finger on finger v. Cross Arch c. Insertion to base of sulcus/pocket d. Best angulation – visual cues e. Stroke pressure, direction and activation i. For maintenance – biofilm, light calculus removal ii. For initial therapy – moderate to heavy calculus removal
  • Describe best evaluation after hand scaling a. Exploring pressure b. Exploring technique
  • Safe use of water and suction

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 27 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
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TED-Style Talks 2020
TED-Style Talks 2020

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

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: This year again, ADHA held a TED-Style Talks Session. These popular talks 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 that 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 are all different, but you can be assured that they will bring clarity, humor and emotion.

CE Credit Hours: 0.0

Original Date of Session: 27 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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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Why Emotional Intelligence in Dental Hygiene Matters
Why Emotional Intelligence in Dental Hygiene Matters

Speakers: Dr. Kelly Tanner, RDH

Course Description: In an environment where social factors affect our lives, we may be conflicted about what we believe and feel unable to find our ground inside and outside of the workplace. As healthcare providers, all aspects of social and emotional awareness are integral to our ability to connect for career and self-fulfillment. This course will help you understand the importance of emotional intelligence as a dental hygienist, understand how to identify blind spots, and help understand how to rewrite feelings and reverse triggers, which will increase your impact personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of emotional intelligence to dental hygienists.
  • Recognize triggers, reactions, emotions, and trace them to their source.
  • Utilize emotional intelligence to redefine goals and create career fulfillment.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 15 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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Leadership in Dental Hygiene Education Panel Discussion
Leadership in Dental Hygiene Education Panel Discussion

Speakers: Moderator: JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM; Panelists: Rebecca Wilder, BSDH, MS; Marion Manski, RDH, MS; Jessica Suedbeck, RDH, MSDH; Brian Partido, MSDH, BSDH; Jessica August, RDH, MS

Course Description: Leaders in dental hygiene education, who represent a variety of roles, were selected for this panel to share their unique perspectives. Educators and those interested in education will be able to hear how these leaders continue to deal with the impact of COVID 19 at their institutions. Also detailed will be how educators can ensure that students are being taught to be resilient when change is occurring and how educators can empower dental hygiene students to become leaders as they begin their professional careers. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the lessons learned from COVID 19 including what could have been done differently to change the course of the response of dental hygiene students and practitioners to this pandemic.
  • Discuss curriculum changes that are needed so students are empowered to embrace the role of independent licensed health care providers and critical thinkers.
  • List additional resources (outside of textbooks) faculty can share with students to help prepare them to be future leaders in their professional lives. 
  • Discuss strategies dental hygiene educators can utilize to develop their own leadership skills for professional growth and resiliency. 

Original Date of Session: 15 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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
Discounted price: 10.00
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Your Journey and Leadership within ADHA Panel Discussion
Your Journey and Leadership within ADHA Panel Discussion

Speakers: Moderator: Sharlee Burch, RDH, MPH, EdD; Panelists: Beth Tronolone, BS, MOL; Cathy Draper, RDH, BSDH; Jennifer Frame, RDH, BSDH; Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH

Course Description: This panel consists of dental hygienists who are also leaders within ADHA. Whether their leadership path has been at the local, state or even national level you will hear how to get involved in ADHA and what the panelists have learned through their involvement with ADHA. Have you been thinking about a leadership position at the local, state or national level? You will leave this session with the information you need to begin or continue your ADHA leadership journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what skill sets are needed to be an ADHA leader. 
  • The mind set needed to begin or continue your leadership journey with ADHA.
  • How can you translate leadership skills developed through ADHA into your professional and personal life.

Original Date of Session: 16 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
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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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
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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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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 Teledentistry Was, What it is, What it Will Be
What Teledentistry Was, What it is, What it Will Be

Speakers: Eden Ivie, BSDH, RDH, PHDHP, Staci Stout, RDH, MiQuel McRae, RDH, Leah Smothers, RDH, and Scott Howell

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: Teledentistry is already making a significant impact in a range of dental care settings. The introduction in 2018 of CDT codes for teledentistry services and the increasing number of state practice acts enabling direct access are rapidly changing the landscape for dental hygiene. The time is right for a conversation that educates dental hygienists to learn more about this important new tool and inspires them to explore new opportunities. The concept for this panel is to bring together several dental hygienists and possibly a collaborating dentist to discuss from experience how teledentistry enables hygienists to reach new patient groups, reinvigorate their career and foster innovation in both public health and private practice settings. We have identified panel members with in-depth experience with state practice acts, alternative practice models and the implementation and application of teledentistry. They will each explain how legislation and practice acts in their state encouraged them to explore innovative ways to provide dental hygiene services. A lively discussion of teledentistry’s role in expanded access care delivery models and an engaging question and answer segment will allow attendees to review their current practice and explore ideas with dental professionals already using innovative teledentistry-enabled approaches. Additionally, we would encourage the panelists to describe not only the details of their current practice model, but some background on how their careers have grown and evolved with the changes in practice acts and introduction of technology. Several of the panelists have been involved directly with legislative changes, several have experience in starting and running their own business, all have experience with leading edge technology and program implementation. With an engaging moderator and a lively Q&A session, this panel session will educate and inspire hygienists, regardless of their state and experience. Sponsored by: MouthWatch

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how teledentistry has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explore new ways that teledentistry will be utilized to keep patients and providers safe

CE Credit Hours: 1.5

Original Date of Session: 28 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
You could save: 60.0%
Getting to the Root of Implant Maintenance
Getting to the Root of Implant Maintenance

Speakers: Edie Gibson, RDH, MS and Tami Wanless, RDH

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description:Implant maintenance is the fastest growing category in dentistry with more and more patients appearing with dental implants each year. There is a need, now, more than ever, for offices to implement implant maintenance protocols and solutions to effectively and safely treat this growing implant patient population. This hands-on course will help take the mystery out of implant maintenance by describing procedures, instrumentation and techniques to for optimal care for your implant patients. Additionally, you will learn assessment and treatment protocols for peri-implant disease and how to create a customized home care protocol to improve patient engagement. Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of assessing dental implants and recognize risk factors for long term implant success
  • Utilize evidence-based research to implement an integral implant assessment and current maintenance protocol
  • Implement clinical treatment plan including techniques, technology and instruments to remove biofilm and hard deposits
  • Learn how to empower patients to care for their implants at home and understand that maintenance effects the success rate of their implants

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 27 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
You could save: 60.0%
Get Real: An Insight to Your Why
Get Real: An Insight to Your Why

Speaker: Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS, OMT

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: There is so much out there these days to encourage us to “leave the op” or “discover our why”. Does it energize you to explore options, or are you bothered at your lack of desire to “take a step” outside of your comfort zone when others around you seem to have no problem doing so? While it is true that we do need to evaluate the life choices we make, and weigh our decisions of satisfaction in career, it is important to assess our natural talents and identify our weaknesses by building a lifelong career on the natural abilities and values we hold. We are going to get down to the core of why you behave and communicate the way you do, what drains or drives your energy. Learn what is the right environment and the right culture that will compliment your personality style to improve your current working relationships. Do not sign up for this course unless you want to get real with yourself and create a plan of success in the work place….oh—it just might make your personal life better too!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn their style of communication and how to share that effectively with others.
  • Gain insight to why people respond the why they do, and how to meet their perceived need.
  • Receive comfortable communication confidence techniques.

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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
You could save: 60.0%
From Passive to Active: Re-visiting the Traditional Lecture
From Passive to Active: Re-visiting the Traditional Lecture

Speakers: Brenda Armstrong, DHR MDH, and Kimberly Jensen, RDH, MS

Program Track: Educator

Course Description: Dental hygiene education by nature involves experiential learning, but how do we successfully bring active learning into the traditional classroom setting in a way that will engage the students and enhance their learning? Often, a lecture-based course is instructor centered in which students passively listen to the information. In contrast, an instructor using active learning has the goal of engaging students in the learning process by immersing themselves in the construction of knowledge rather than inertly regurgitating information presented. The challenges to incorporating these techniques are an already demanding curriculum, time constraints, and the risk of student rejection. Active learning techniques have been discussed in the research for over a decade, but resistance to implement still exists. This workshop will cover strategies to help you avoid common instructor mistakes, increase student engagement, and improve acceptance of active learning in the traditional classroom. In addition, student responses to various active learning methods will be shared from data collected over two academic years at one dental hygiene program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common mistakes teachers make when implementing active learning.
  • Discover ways teachers can improve student engagement and acceptance of active learning.
  • Assemble active learning techniques that can be easily incorporated into a lecture-based course.
  • Investigate how students respond to classroom active learning techniques.

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, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
You could save: 60.0%
Exploring the Range of Dental Hygiene Opportunities Panel
Exploring the Range of Dental Hygiene Opportunities Panel

Speakers: Moderator: Jill Rethman, RDH, BA; Deborah Lyle, RDH, BS, MS: Corporate/Research; Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH: Public Health; Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS: Administrator/ DSO; Pam Quinones, RDH, BS: Entrepreneur

Course Description: Have you ever considered the many career and leadership opportunities that are available to you as a dental hygienist? This panel of leaders is comprised of dental hygienists who are currently working in settings that you may never have considered for yourself including corporate/research, public health, administration, and entrepreneur. This session could be the first step in mapping out a new career path for yourself.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gather information on dental hygiene career opportunities outside of clinical practice and education.
  • Learn what needs to be considered before you explore a new career opportunity. 
  • Discover the importance of developing leadership skills throughout your career.

Original Date of Session: 15 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
You could save: 60.0%
Oral Health Concerns: Oral Health and EVALI
Oral Health Concerns: Oral Health and EVALI

Speakers: Dr. Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE

Course Description: Electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or vapes are a relatively new product category, which first emerged in 2004. E-cigarettes have been growing in use and are a source of great debate among public health advocates and in the media. Emerging evidence demonstrates that e-cigarettes may not be less harmful than conventional cigarettes and with the legalization of e-cigarettes containing nicotine, cannabidiol (CBD) and other oil-based liquids, there is increased access to e-cigarettes for new and current smokers. This has become a significant issue among young people in particular. In 2015 the E-cigarette giant, Juul, expanded into the United States, adding a new verb to our lexicon, “juuling.” Today, with the deregulation of cannabis in a majority of the United States, many smokers are also reaching for marijuana or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) to be a part of their smoking regime. Is it true that where there is smoke there is fire? There have been more than 2,807 reported cases of people suffering lung injuries after using electronic cigarettes or vaping products in the U.S., along with 61 official deaths. In October of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave vaping-related illness an official name: e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury, aka EVALI. Given the potential oral health concerns around smoking nicotine, marijuana and now E-cigarettes and vaping, all oral healthcare practitioners need to know the pathophysiology, latest research, symptom recognition and what EVALI treatment currently looks like – especially since the average age of these patients is just 27 years old. This interactive program looks at some of these most challenging patients, their most common negative sequelae due to drug use and the management of these patients with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed.? Most importantly, you will learn directly applicable strategies to successfully identify these medically-complex patients beginning on Monday morning. After all, our goal is to make sure all dental appointments are not just successful and safe for your patient, but also for you and your staff.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the challenges and trends linking nicotine smoking, electronic cigarettes and the deregulation of cannabinoids on oral health.
  • Describe the history of vaping related health concerns and EVALI.
  • Explain the role of vitamin E acetate in the EVALI outbreak Summarize CDC treatment recommendations for EVALI.
  • Learn to identify and be a better resource on vaping-related trends for your patients.

CE Credit Hours: 2.0

Original Date of Session: 16 January 2021

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). 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: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
25.00
You could save: 60.0%