2022 Impact Conference Courses

Warning: Graphic Photographs Ahead

Katrina M Sanders
Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

course description:

While the rest of the world may quiver with churned stomachs, one of the best traits of a dental professional is their excitement and joy around graphic oral diseased cases. Despite the oftentimes ‘colorful’ nature of the oral disease, these cases offer an incredible learning opportunity, particularly in the importance of early and definitive intervention. Join Katrina M Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF for a dental rendition of ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ as she presents graphic photographs of surgical cases requiring periodontal therapy. This will be your final warning: there WILL be graphic photos ahead!

While the rest of the world may quiver with churned stomachs, one of the best traits of a dental professional is their excitement and joy around graphic oral diseased cases. Despite the oftentimes ‘colorful’ nature of the oral disease, these cases offer an incredible learning opportunity, particularly in the importance of early and definitive intervention. Join Katrina M Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF for a dental rendition of ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ as she presents graphic photographs of surgical cases requiring periodontal therapy. This will be your final warning: there WILL be graphic photos ahead!

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Review appropriate surgical cases for periodontal referral
  • Identify options for treatment planning of detailed periodontal therapy in an efficient, detailed and strategic method
  • Describe short and long term goals for periodontal patients that are measurable and attainable

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Review appropriate surgical cases for periodontal referral
  • Identify options for treatment planning of detailed periodontal therapy in an efficient, detailed and strategic method
  • Describe short and long term goals for periodontal patients that are measurable and attainable

about Katrina M Sanders:

Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF is a clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker, Katrina is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to delivering continuing dental education. Katrina is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence and Innovation for AZ Perio, the country’s largest periodontal practice. She works alongside Diplomats to the American Board of Periodontology to instruct on collaborative professionalism and standard of care protocols while delivering education through hygiene boot camps and study clubs. Known as “The Dental Resultant”, Katrina is a dental hygiene consultant focused on high-level standards, excellence and production. Katrina is the founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Preparatory and is a published author with RDH Magazine, Inside Dental Hygiene, Oral Health Group, Dentaltown, and Today’s RDH, a columnist and advisory board member for Modern Hygienist, editorial advisory member for the Dental Academy of Continuing Education and brand ambassador for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Her philanthropic efforts include dental humanitarian work in developing countries, supporting abused and homeless animals and spreading awareness about the benefits of organ and tissue donation.

about Katrina M Sanders:

Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF is a clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker, Katrina is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to delivering continuing dental education. Katrina is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence and Innovation for AZ Perio, the country’s largest periodontal practice. She works alongside Diplomats to the American Board of Periodontology to instruct on collaborative professionalism and standard of care protocols while delivering education through hygiene boot camps and study clubs. Known as “The Dental Resultant”, Katrina is a dental hygiene consultant focused on high-level standards, excellence and production. Katrina is the founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Preparatory and is a published author with RDH Magazine, Inside Dental Hygiene, Oral Health Group, Dentaltown, and Today’s RDH, a columnist and advisory board member for Modern Hygienist, editorial advisory member for the Dental Academy of Continuing Education and brand ambassador for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Her philanthropic efforts include dental humanitarian work in developing countries, supporting abused and homeless animals and spreading awareness about the benefits of organ and tissue donation.

Prognosis for the Periodontally Compromised Tooth

Thomas Kepic
Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD

course description:

A Historical Perspective Along With Short and Long-Term Followup of Cases. Establishing an accurate periodontal prognosis is paramount to case success. Prognosis is often thought of as being “static,” established once, and never to change. However, proper periodontal therapy can alter a tooth’s prognosis, if done in time. This course will show both short and long-term cases where prognosis has changed during therapy

A Historical Perspective Along With Short and Long-Term Followup of Cases. Establishing an accurate periodontal prognosis is paramount to case success. Prognosis is often thought of as being “static,” established once, and never to change. However, proper periodontal therapy can alter a tooth’s prognosis, if done in time. This course will show both short and long-term cases where prognosis has changed during therapy

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Identifying the clinical factors used in assigning prognosis.
  • Understanding the historical research that leads to the modern day concept of prognosis.
  • Defining the new concept of periodontal diseases and host susceptibility as factors used in determining prognosis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Identifying the clinical factors used in assigning prognosis.
  • Understanding the historical research that leads to the modern day concept of prognosis.
  • Defining the new concept of periodontal diseases and host susceptibility as factors used in determining prognosis.

about Thomas J. Kepic:

Dr. Thomas J. Kepic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a former Director for the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kepic was president for the California Society of Periodontists in 2011 and is past president of the WSP. He is a guest lecturer at several universities in the U.S. and abroad and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kepic practices in Upland, California

about Thomas J. Kepic:

Dr. Thomas J. Kepic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a former Director for the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kepic was president for the California Society of Periodontists in 2011 and is past president of the WSP. He is a guest lecturer at several universities in the U.S. and abroad and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kepic practices in Upland, California

Cracking the Dental Code - 2022 Edition

William Paveletz
Dr. William Paveletz, DMD

course description:

With the yearly changes made to the CDT dental codes it can be challenging for a dental professional on how or advise patients what procedures their insurance carriers will be covered or to help their patient file their own dental claims. This program will discuss a variety of procedures like desensitizing, dental creams/varnishes and how they can be profitable for a dental practice

With the yearly changes made to the CDT dental codes it can be challenging for a dental professional on how or advise patients what procedures their insurance carriers will be covered or to help their patient file their own dental claims. This program will discuss a variety of procedures like desensitizing, dental creams/varnishes and how they can be profitable for a dental practice

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Gain an understanding of groundbreaking results that contribute to the evidence for application of varnish with chemotherapeutic fluoride treatment.
  • Attendees will be educated about the method of applying Ormocer containing desensitizing treatments and Nano-hydroxy filled tooth creams.
  • Review and understand the different desensitizing & indirect restoration codes used in today’s dental practices.
  • Review correct narratives to use in submitting a successful insurance base dental claim.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Gain an understanding of groundbreaking results that contribute to the evidence for application of varnish with chemotherapeutic fluoride treatment.
  • Attendees will be educated about the method of applying Ormocer containing desensitizing treatments and Nano-hydroxy filled tooth creams.
  • Review and understand the different desensitizing & indirect restoration codes used in today’s dental practices.
  • Review correct narratives to use in submitting a successful insurance base dental claim.

about Dr. William Paveletz:

Dr. William Paveletz, DMD, is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. Upon receiving his DMD degree he completed a one-year general practice residency at University of Pittsburgh and continued studying prosthetic at the Graduate Department of Pittsburgh Dental School. Currently he is of VOCO’s North America Clinical Directors of Continuing Education. He lecturers nationally / internationally to dental retailers, dental societies and teaching institutions. Dr. Paveletz has been published in various dental trade publications regarding temporization techniques with dental implants, treating geriatric patients and fluoridation usage in adolescences. He has a true passion for preventative and restorative dentistry with an emphasis on bio compatibility and holistic dentistry. His hands-on workshops focus on topics ranging from dental coding and billing, hygiene, esthetic dentistry, fixed and removable prosthetics, and nano and ormocer technology

about Dr. William Paveletz:

Dr. William Paveletz, DMD, is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. Upon receiving his DMD degree he completed a one-year general practice residency at University of Pittsburgh and continued studying prosthetic at the Graduate Department of Pittsburgh Dental School. Currently he is of VOCO’s North America Clinical Directors of Continuing Education. He lecturers nationally / internationally to dental retailers, dental societies and teaching institutions. Dr. Paveletz has been published in various dental trade publications regarding temporization techniques with dental implants, treating geriatric patients and fluoridation usage in adolescences. He has a true passion for preventative and restorative dentistry with an emphasis on bio compatibility and holistic dentistry. His hands-on workshops focus on topics ranging from dental coding and billing, hygiene, esthetic dentistry, fixed and removable prosthetics, and nano and ormocer technology

An Infection Control Update for the Dental Professional Including COVID Updates

Heather Rogers, RDH,BSDH
Heather Rogers, RDH, BSDH

course description:

This two-hour course will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Dentistry and subsequent COVID updates regarding proper infection control standards and recommendations.

This two-hour course will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Dentistry and subsequent COVID updates regarding proper infection control standards and recommendations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Review the Centers for Disease Control infection control guidelines with the latest COVID updates
  • Demonstrate how to avoid cross contamination in your practice
  • Concentrate on safe implementation of practices that protect you, personnel, and your patients

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Review the Centers for Disease Control infection control guidelines with the latest COVID updates
  • Demonstrate how to avoid cross contamination in your practice
  • Concentrate on safe implementation of practices that protect you, personnel, and your patients

about Heather Rogers:

Heather M. Rogers began her career in dental hygiene in 1999 when she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada. She has worked in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry. Heather discovered her love for presenting educational courses while achieving her bachelor’s degree and being involved with her professional association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently providing continuing education for professionals in communications, diabetes, implant maintenance, probiotics, infection control, COPD, marijuana and vaping

about Heather Rogers:

Heather M. Rogers began her career in dental hygiene in 1999 when she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada. She has worked in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry. Heather discovered her love for presenting educational courses while achieving her bachelor’s degree and being involved with her professional association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently providing continuing education for professionals in communications, diabetes, implant maintenance, probiotics, infection control, COPD, marijuana and vaping

Great Expectations: Our Future as Essential Members of the Primary Healthcare Team

Casey Hein
Casey Hein BSDH. ROH. MBA

course description:

In his 1926 speech at the 7th International Dental Congress, Dr. Alfred Fones (who trained the first dental hygienist, Irene Newman), described a new auxiliary branch in dentistry that was dedicated to oral prophylaxis. …”Practiced by laywomen, trained for this purpose [prophylaxis] and limited to this specialty”. In essence, the role of this auxiliary provider was to perform ‘mouth sanitation’. This model of care was predicated on the prevailing thought of this time – that the oral cavity was isolated from the rest of the body. Almost 100 years after Fones introduced this auxiliary branch, it could be said that dental hygiene education and scope of practice still largely center on ‘mouth sanitation’, although scientific thought has changed considerably. Decades of sound evidence of how periodontal disease contributes to the overall burden of inflammation at the systemic level and vice versa compels us to confront the realization that it’s time for a new model of care – one that should no longer limit hygienists to caring for the oral cavity alone. In this mega session, Casey will share emerging scientific concepts that challenge us to start from scratch to re imagine a new dental hygienist and provide a glimpse of how we can provide many primary care services, traditionally delivered by nurses and physicians, into everyday patient care – starting tomorrow. Do you want to practice at a higher level? Do you want something better for your patients? If you answered yes, please join us to help build “great expectations” for the profession of dental hygien 

In his 1926 speech at the 7th International Dental Congress, Dr. Alfred Fones (who trained the first dental hygienist, Irene Newman), described a new auxiliary branch in dentistry that was dedicated to oral prophylaxis. …”Practiced by laywomen, trained for this purpose [prophylaxis] and limited to this specialty”. In essence, the role of this auxiliary provider was to perform ‘mouth sanitation’. This model of care was predicated on the prevailing thought of this time – that the oral cavity was isolated from the rest of the body. Almost 100 years after Fones introduced this auxiliary branch, it could be said that dental hygiene education and scope of practice still largely center on ‘mouth sanitation’, although scientific thought has changed considerably. Decades of sound evidence of how periodontal disease contributes to the overall burden of inflammation at the systemic level and vice versa compels us to confront the realization that it’s time for a new model of care – one that should no longer limit hygienists to caring for the oral cavity alone. In this mega session, Casey will share emerging scientific concepts that challenge us to start from scratch to re imagine a new dental hygienist and provide a glimpse of how we can provide many primary care services, traditionally delivered by nurses and physicians, into everyday patient care – starting tomorrow. Do you want to practice at a higher level? Do you want something better for your patients? If you answered yes, please join us to help build “great expectations” for the profession of dental hygien 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Introduce to the dental team the rationale and benefits of screening patients at risk for various life-altering diseases and conditions.
  • Describe the various types of screening tools that could equip us to identify patients at risk for non-communicable and infectious diseases.
  • Begin transformation to the non-physician primary model of care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Introduce to the dental team the rationale and benefits of screening patients at risk for various life-altering diseases and conditions.
  • Describe the various types of screening tools that could equip us to identify patients at risk for non-communicable and infectious diseases.
  • Begin transformation to the non-physician primary model of care.

about Casey Hein:

Casey Hein has over 40 years experience as a dental hygienist in private practice, public health, education, and government, Casey is an internationally recognized speaker and an extensively published author. She first began speaking about periodontal systemic links in 2003 and founded the first publication on oral systemic science, called Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine.She is a pioneer in the implementation of periodontal systemic science, medical-dental collaboration, and providing primary care services (traditionally delivered by physicians and nurses), in dental offices. Casey was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Periodontics and Director of Education of the International Center for Oral-Systemic Health at the University of Manitoba, leading the development of the first comprehensive curriculum about oral health for non-dental healthcare providers. This won for the University the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008, and she has been continuously voted among Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants. Casey maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at Manitoba, and provides accredited continuing education courses through the robust blackboard technology on her website, www.caseyhein.com. She enjoys speaking at major conferences, writing, and consulting, and participates on a number of advisory boards. She lives in the woods of West Virginia just outside Washington DC, where she road bikes and cherishes spending time with grandchildren in nature.

about Casey Hein:

Casey Hein has over 40 years experience as a dental hygienist in private practice, public health, education, and government, Casey is an internationally recognized speaker and an extensively published author. She first began speaking about periodontal systemic links in 2003 and founded the first publication on oral systemic science, called Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine.She is a pioneer in the implementation of periodontal systemic science, medical-dental collaboration, and providing primary care services (traditionally delivered by physicians and nurses), in dental offices. Casey was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Periodontics and Director of Education of the International Center for Oral-Systemic Health at the University of Manitoba, leading the development of the first comprehensive curriculum about oral health for non-dental healthcare providers. This won for the University the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008, and she has been continuously voted among Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants. Casey maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at Manitoba, and provides accredited continuing education courses through the robust blackboard technology on her website, www.caseyhein.com. She enjoys speaking at major conferences, writing, and consulting, and participates on a number of advisory boards. She lives in the woods of West Virginia just outside Washington DC, where she road bikes and cherishes spending time with grandchildren in nature.

Teledentistry: It’s Not Just for the COVID-19 Era Anymore…It’s Here to Stay! Is Your Office Ready?

Linda Brookman
Linda Brookman, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP

course description:

Before the pandemic, very few dental offices utilized Teledentistry. In the early days of the COVID pandemic, this technology was the only way patients could be seen, so dental professionals had to embrace these remote “office visits” to triage their patients. With the threat of COVID eventually waning, how will teledenistry reshape dental practices and management of their patients? Can adding teledentistry to a practice improve oral and overall health outcomes? We’ll explore the answer to these questions on teledentistry and learn more about how dental professionals in interdisciplinary collaborative practices are utilizing this technology.

Before the pandemic, very few dental offices utilized Teledentistry. In the early days of the COVID pandemic, this technology was the only way patients could be seen, so dental professionals had to embrace these remote “office visits” to triage their patients. With the threat of COVID eventually waning, how will teledenistry reshape dental practices and management of their patients? Can adding teledentistry to a practice improve oral and overall health outcomes? We’ll explore the answer to these questions on teledentistry and learn more about how dental professionals in interdisciplinary collaborative practices are utilizing this technology.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Describe what teledentistry is.
  • Discuss the need for remote dental visits.
  • Elaborate on the role of the dental hygienist in utilizing teledentistry.
  • Discuss the importance of creating a plan to implement teledentistry as a way to meet with other health care professionals to form an interdisciplinary team.
  • Develop with your staff, a protocol and flow of teledental visits between your office, your patients, and an interdisciplinary team.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Describe what teledentistry is.
  • Discuss the need for remote dental visits.
  • Elaborate on the role of the dental hygienist in utilizing teledentistry.
  • Discuss the importance of creating a plan to implement teledentistry as a way to meet with other health care professionals to form an interdisciplinary team.
  • Develop with your staff, a protocol and flow of teledental visits between your office, your patients, and an interdisciplinary team.

about Linda Brookman:

Linda Brookman, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP, and a fellow in Special Care Dentistry, is an Associate Professor of clinical dentistry in the Division of Dental Public Health & Paediatric Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. She is the Co-director of the Neighbourhood Mobile Dental Van Prevention Program where she supervises dental and dental hygiene students who provide preventive oral health services to low-income children in inner-city elementary schools in Los Angeles. Prof. Brookman was also the supervising dental hygiene faculty for the Geriatric Mobile Dental Unit at Hollenbeck Skilled Nursing facility. She is integrating Tele dentistry into both programs. Prof. Brookman is also an educator in the Community Oral Health Online Master’s Program, directing four graduate level courses. Linda has presented C.E. courses on Tele dentistry, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, and has written journal articles for Dimensions in Dental Hygiene

about Linda Brookman:

Linda Brookman, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP, and a fellow in Special Care Dentistry, is an Associate Professor of clinical dentistry in the Division of Dental Public Health & Paediatric Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. She is the Co-director of the Neighbourhood Mobile Dental Van Prevention Program where she supervises dental and dental hygiene students who provide preventive oral health services to low-income children in inner-city elementary schools in Los Angeles. Prof. Brookman was also the supervising dental hygiene faculty for the Geriatric Mobile Dental Unit at Hollenbeck Skilled Nursing facility. She is integrating Tele dentistry into both programs. Prof. Brookman is also an educator in the Community Oral Health Online Master’s Program, directing four graduate level courses. Linda has presented C.E. courses on Tele dentistry, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, and has written journal articles for Dimensions in Dental Hygiene

LECTURE: Complementary and Alternative Local Anesthesia Part-1

Kathy Bassett
Kathy Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MEd, QOM

course description:

To deliver optimal dentistry in a gentle, pain-free manner the value of alternative treatment strategies must be considered from all perspectives. Expand your pain management perspective be[1]yond basic manual techniques. Computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) devices & techniques can enhance both clinician and patient comfort. This course and workshop merges clinical experience with current technology to achieve positive pain control outcomes. Focus will be on CCLAD alternatives to common manual injection syringes and techniques, while leveraging anatomical advantages of “short needle IA”, “high IA block”, and “retromandibular” deliver techniques

To deliver optimal dentistry in a gentle, pain-free manner the value of alternative treatment strategies must be considered from all perspectives. Expand your pain management perspective be[1]yond basic manual techniques. Computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) devices & techniques can enhance both clinician and patient comfort. This course and workshop merges clinical experience with current technology to achieve positive pain control outcomes. Focus will be on CCLAD alternatives to common manual injection syringes and techniques, while leveraging anatomical advantages of “short needle IA”, “high IA block”, and “retromandibular” deliver techniques

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Understand current CCLAD devices available in North America
  • Consider potential ergonomic risks associated with manual syringes and how CCLAD techniques can minimize these.
  • Translate common manual techniques to CCLAD injections.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Understand current CCLAD devices available in North America
  • Consider potential ergonomic risks associated with manual syringes and how CCLAD techniques can minimize these.
  • Translate common manual techniques to CCLAD injections.

about Kathy Bassett:

Kathy Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MEd, QOM shares unique insights for successful local anaesthesia, to benefit both patients and clinicians, gleaned over 40+ years of experience as an expanded functions dental hygienist in general and specialty dental environments, and 30+ years as professor of dental hygiene at Pierce College, and affiliate professor at University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She is a co-author of the textbook Local Anaesthesia for Dental Professionals, has extensive experience with computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) devices & techniques, and has presented hundreds of CE courses locally, nationally, and internationally.

about Kathy Bassett:

Kathy Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MEd, QOM shares unique insights for successful local anaesthesia, to benefit both patients and clinicians, gleaned over 40+ years of experience as an expanded functions dental hygienist in general and specialty dental environments, and 30+ years as professor of dental hygiene at Pierce College, and affiliate professor at University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She is a co-author of the textbook Local Anaesthesia for Dental Professionals, has extensive experience with computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) devices & techniques, and has presented hundreds of CE courses locally, nationally, and internationally.

Focus 2022: CCLAD Devices & Techniques Lecture* (1.5 hrs) *Participants must attend Part-1 (pre-lecture) to participate in the Hands-on-Workshop (Part-2).

LECTURE: LET’S GET LASER FOCUSED! Diode Lasers in the Hygiene Practice

Lynn Atkinson
Lynn Atkinson RDH

course description:

The Diode Laser has become the most utilized laser in dentistry today especially in the hygiene department. Diode lasers are soft-tissue lasers that have many advantages over traditional surgical and therapeutic techniques including less pain, faster healing, preciseness, and bacterial reduction. Some of the most used diode laser procedures in the hygiene department are Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR), Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT), Haemostasis, and the treatment of oral lesions (aphthous ulcers, herpetic lesions, denture sores, etc). This course will introduce common diode laser procedures, techniques used in the hygiene department, and how to incorporate lasers into your practice.

The Diode Laser has become the most utilized laser in dentistry today especially in the hygiene department. Diode lasers are soft-tissue lasers that have many advantages over traditional surgical and therapeutic techniques including less pain, faster healing, preciseness, and bacterial reduction. Some of the most used diode laser procedures in the hygiene department are Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR), Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT), Haemostasis, and the treatment of oral lesions (aphthous ulcers, herpetic lesions, denture sores, etc). This course will introduce common diode laser procedures, techniques used in the hygiene department, and how to incorporate lasers into your practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Identify the laser procedures and benefits most used in the hygiene department
  • Understand the laser device, settings, and capabilities
  • Describe tips and techniques to achieve the best results with your patients
  • Discuss strategies for communicating and educating patients about lasers

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Identify the laser procedures and benefits most used in the hygiene department
  • Understand the laser device, settings, and capabilities
  • Describe tips and techniques to achieve the best results with your patients
  • Discuss strategies for communicating and educating patients about lasers

about Lynn Atkinson:

Lynn Atkinson has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 32 years. She graduated from Cypress College, California with a degree in Dental Hygiene and was fortunate enough to be a part of several dental teams that incorporated state of the art technology. Since obtaining the Associate Fellowship Certification through the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) in 1996, Lynn has been actively applying the use of dental lasers in hygiene daily. Lynn went on to achieve the Standard Proficiency Certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in 2013 and the Advanced Proficiency Certification Parts I and II in 2019. Lynn is currently practicing four days a week and is training doctors, hygienists, and team members on the use of lasers along with strategies to incorporate dental lasers into their protocol. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Hygiene Association, the California Dental Hygiene Association, the Orange County Dental Hygiene Association, The Western Society of Periodontology, and is a Hygiene Faculty member, and Speaker for Boilies.. Lynn serves on the Board of Directors at the Academy of Laser Dentistry as Auxiliary Chair, a member of the ALD Speakers Bureau, and is involved in the testing committee.

about Lynn Atkinson:

Lynn Atkinson has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 32 years. She graduated from Cypress College, California with a degree in Dental Hygiene and was fortunate enough to be a part of several dental teams that incorporated state of the art technology. Since obtaining the Associate Fellowship Certification through the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) in 1996, Lynn has been actively applying the use of dental lasers in hygiene daily. Lynn went on to achieve the Standard Proficiency Certification through the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in 2013 and the Advanced Proficiency Certification Parts I and II in 2019. Lynn is currently practicing four days a week and is training doctors, hygienists, and team members on the use of lasers along with strategies to incorporate dental lasers into their protocol. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Hygiene Association, the California Dental Hygiene Association, the Orange County Dental Hygiene Association, The Western Society of Periodontology, and is a Hygiene Faculty member, and Speaker for Boilies.. Lynn serves on the Board of Directors at the Academy of Laser Dentistry as Auxiliary Chair, a member of the ALD Speakers Bureau, and is involved in the testing committee.

Identifying Victimization: The Dental Professionals Role in Abuse & Neglect

Amber Lovatos
Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH

course description:

Dental professionals are key players in combating abuse and human trafficking as they are equipped with the knowledge to identify abnormalities and signs of abuse in the head and neck. This course aims to break down misconceptions associated with victimization. After completion of this course the learner will be able to identify indicators of abuse and human trafficking. The dental professional will be equipped with the appropriate steps to implement in suspected abuse cases. They will also be provided with appropriate language to use with potential victims. The participant will be provided with descriptions and examples of extra- and intra- oral signs of abuse, as well as outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities in the recognition, reporting, and management of such cases.

Dental professionals are key players in combating abuse and human trafficking as they are equipped with the knowledge to identify abnormalities and signs of abuse in the head and neck. This course aims to break down misconceptions associated with victimization. After completion of this course the learner will be able to identify indicators of abuse and human trafficking. The dental professional will be equipped with the appropriate steps to implement in suspected abuse cases. They will also be provided with appropriate language to use with potential victims. The participant will be provided with descriptions and examples of extra- and intra- oral signs of abuse, as well as outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities in the recognition, reporting, and management of such cases.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • The learner will be able to identify signs of abuse and human trafficking.
  • The learner will be able to appropriately document and report signs of victimization.
  • The learner will be able to discuss the role of the dental professional in reporting suspected maltreatment of children, elders, and intimate partners.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • The learner will be able to identify signs of abuse and human trafficking.
  • The learner will be able to appropriately document and report signs of victimization.
  • The learner will be able to discuss the role of the dental professional in reporting suspected maltreatment of children, elders, and intimate partners.

about Amber Lovatos:

Amber Lovato’s, RDH, BSDH, has been compassionately blazing trails personally and professionally for more than 10 years. As a clinician, educator, author, and champion for public health issues, she inspires industry colleagues with unique stories that include triumph over abuse and discovering her identity as “The Latina RDH.” Celebrated as her family’s first college graduate, Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry – where she was an assistant professor. Along with teaching, she now hosts A Cuento De Dos Hygienists podcast. Amber is recipient of numerous national and state awards and academic scholarships. Amber is also the co-author of Smiles Por Vida a Spanish & Spanglish not for profit children’s dental book. A powerful speaker and advocate, Amber is one of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s powerhouse allies for underserved populations. Her leadership has included the in[1]fluence of oral health public policy in her home state and beyond as she motivates and empowers clinicians through presentations of perseverance and resilience. Amber is also the founder of Latin RDH, a non-profit dedicated to empowering the Latin dental hygiene community

about Amber Lovatos:

Amber Lovato’s, RDH, BSDH, has been compassionately blazing trails personally and professionally for more than 10 years. As a clinician, educator, author, and champion for public health issues, she inspires industry colleagues with unique stories that include triumph over abuse and discovering her identity as “The Latina RDH.” Celebrated as her family’s first college graduate, Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry – where she was an assistant professor. Along with teaching, she now hosts A Cuento De Dos Hygienists podcast. Amber is recipient of numerous national and state awards and academic scholarships. Amber is also the co-author of Smiles Por Vida a Spanish & Spanglish not for profit children’s dental book. A powerful speaker and advocate, Amber is one of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s powerhouse allies for underserved populations. Her leadership has included the in[1]fluence of oral health public policy in her home state and beyond as she motivates and empowers clinicians through presentations of perseverance and resilience. Amber is also the founder of Latin RDH, a non-profit dedicated to empowering the Latin dental hygiene community

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HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Complementary and Alternative Local Anesthesia Part-2

Kathy Bassett
Kathy Bassett, BSDH, RDH, MEd, QOM

course description:

Presented as Part-2 to the lecture session “Complementary and Alternative Local Anaesthesia Part-1”, in this multi-station, hands-on practicum will provide participants opportunities to explore ergonomic and technique differences between manual syringes and CCLAD delivery devices. Experiential learning will be facilitated with the use of simulators, participants will be able to animate technique and ergonomic principles hands-on. Mentors will address: 3 CCLADs currently available in North America.

Presented as Part-2 to the lecture session “Complementary and Alternative Local Anaesthesia Part-1”, in this multi-station, hands-on practicum will provide participants opportunities to explore ergonomic and technique differences between manual syringes and CCLAD delivery devices. Experiential learning will be facilitated with the use of simulators, participants will be able to animate technique and ergonomic principles hands-on. Mentors will address: 3 CCLADs currently available in North America.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Contrast manual vs CCLAD devices
  • Experience ergonomic differences between manual syringes and CCLAD devices
  • Contrast manual vs CCLAD techniques to improve clinician ergonomics and patient comfort
  • Experience technique differences between manual syringes and CCLAD devices
  • Update basic injection techniques using simulation tools

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Contrast manual vs CCLAD devices
  • Experience ergonomic differences between manual syringes and CCLAD devices
  • Contrast manual vs CCLAD techniques to improve clinician ergonomics and patient comfort
  • Experience technique differences between manual syringes and CCLAD devices
  • Update basic injection techniques using simulation tool

FOCUS 2022: CCLAD Devices & Techniques Hands-on-Workshop* 1 hr. Limit 2- per session (2 ses- sions- repeat) *This course has a pre-requisite - participants must attend Part-1 (pre-lecture) to participate in the Hands-on-Workshop (Part-2)

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Diode Lasers Used in the Hygiene Practice Diode Lasers in the Hygiene Practice

Lynn Atkinson
Lynn Atkinson RDH

course description:

The Diode laser has become the most utilized laser in dentistry today especially in the hygiene department. This course will give you hands on techniques used in the hygiene practice. Mechanisms, safety, tips, and protocols will be reviewed, and attendees will have an opportunity to demonstrate the use of the lasers for Laser Bacterial Reduction, Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Haemostasis, and Aphthous Ulcers/Herpetic lesions on porcine jaw

The Diode laser has become the most utilized laser in dentistry today especially in the hygiene department. This course will give you hands on techniques used in the hygiene practice. Mechanisms, safety, tips, and protocols will be reviewed, and attendees will have an opportunity to demonstrate the use of the lasers for Laser Bacterial Reduction, Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Haemostasis, and Aphthous Ulcers/Herpetic lesions on porcine jaw

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Operate the laser device understanding basic biologic interactions
  • Demonstrate competency in using the laser with hygiene procedures
  • Understand the difference in the procedures of Laser Bacterial Reduction and Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Utilize and understand the laser safety protocols
  • Understand the laser device, tips, and settings

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Operate the laser device understanding basic biologic interactions
  • Demonstrate competency in using the laser with hygiene procedures
  • Understand the difference in the procedures of Laser Bacterial Reduction and Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Utilize and understand the laser safety protocols
  • Understand the laser device, tips, and settings

NOTE: This is not a laser certification course

PRE-MEETING ACTIVITIES & SPEAKERS

JAZZERCISE

Deb Goldman
Deb Goldman, RDH - Executive Director

about Deb Goldman:

Deb was born and raised in Florida. She was a member of the charter Dental Hygiene class of Santa Fe College graduating in 1979. She worked in private practice in the Tampa area. She represented Viadent and Colgate at dental meetings throughout the country. She has worked in Dentistry with her husband Todd since 1992, growing the meeting management, membership, and revenues of several organizations. In 2015, she and her husband Todd took over the management of the Western Society of Periodontology expanding their focus to the West coast. In addition to the WSP, they also manage the ISPPS and AMED, NvDHA dental associations. Deb is the Executive Director of both the Nevada and Arizona Dental Hygienists Associations. She has owned a Jazzercise Premier Centre for 37 years. She has four grown children and loves to travel.

Deb was born and raised in Florida. She was a member of the charter Dental Hygiene class of Santa Fe College graduating in 1979. She worked in private practice in the Tampa area. She represented Viadent and Colgate at dental meetings throughout the country. She has worked in Dentistry with her husband Todd since 1992, growing the meeting management, membership, and revenues of several organizations. In 2015, she and her husband Todd took over the management of the Western Society of Periodontology expanding their focus to the West coast. In addition to the WSP, they also manage the ISPPS and AMED, NvDHA dental associations. Deb is the Executive Director of both the Nevada and Arizona Dental Hygienists Associations. She has owned a Jazzercise Premier Centre for 37 years. She has four grown children and loves to travel.

YOGA

Selena Harris
Selena Harris, RDH - Founder of Sentient Yog

about Selena Harris:

It all began with an idea. Yoga was the only thing helping me through my new career as a dental hygienist. Realizing through yoga teacher training the immense gift I had to offer, I founded my company. Sentient yoga was born in 2018 to help others in my community feel better. My intimate knowledge of what dental professionals go through in their daily lives coupled with extensive training in yoga therapy allow me to directly affect lives and make a positive impact on those seeking improved health and well-being. I now teach at numerous studios and online. I have a signature program for those looking for restoration. My mission is to help as many people as I can find their way to a healthier life through the power of yoga.

It all began with an idea. Yoga was the only thing helping me through my new career as a dental hygienist. Realizing through yoga teacher training the immense gift I had to offer, I founded my company. Sentient yoga was born in 2018 to help others in my community feel better. My intimate knowledge of what dental professionals go through in their daily lives coupled with extensive training in yoga therapy allow me to directly affect lives and make a positive impact on those seeking improved health and well-being. I now teach at numerous studios and online. I have a signature program for those looking for restoration. My mission is to help as many people as I can find their way to a healthier life through the power of yoga.