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Ventura Country Dental Hygienists' Association

Continuing Education Courses


Jan LeBeau, RDH, BS

8 CEU-Basic Laser Proficiency Certification

Separate Certification Course!

Not Part of the CE Package Deal

The Speaker: Jan LeBeau has been in the practice and education of dental hygiene for over 30 years, joining Pacific Dental Services in 2009 and now serves as the Chair of Hygiene for the PDS Institute. Jan has lectured and published articles on lasers and periodontal disease, the hygienist's role in implant maintenance, and effective communication for the dental hygienist. Jan is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has served on the board.

The course: Jan LeBeau RDH, BS will lead attendees through the exciting world of lasers in dentistry and periodontal therapy. This course follows the guidelines of the Academy of Laser Dentistry for a Basic Proficiency Laser Certification and the American National Safety Institute for Laser Safety. This hand-on course will cover laser safety, laser physics, tissue interaction, and communication skills as well as hands on techniques for success with laser periodontal therapy. Upon completion of this course participates will understand the value laser therapy brings when used as an adjunct to scaling and root planing and can apply laser concepts and techniques immediately. This course comes through Advanced Integration and Mentoring and is recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. 

The Objectives: Participants will:

• Identify the indications and contraindications for laser use and communicate them effectively.

• Value the safety precautions involved in the use of the laser.

• Understand laser physics, tissue interaction, and the significance of laser in the dental setting.

• Utilize concepts and techniques necessary for effective laser usage.

The cost: $295 for CDHA Members, $495 for Non-Members, save enough to almost buy membership! $495 is half the cost of an Academy of Laser Dentistry course! Great opportunity!

Please note limited seating, max amount in class 15: First come, first serve.

Sep. 7, 2019 8am-5pm (Registration at 7:30am) 18519 Devonshire St., Northridge, Ca., 91324


Amber Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS

Patients, Pills & Pathologies©, Medical History Clues are Critical to General Treatment-- 3 CEU

The number of Americans over the age of 65 exceeds 15% of the population and that number will increase by more than an additional 20% over the next few decades. As patient longevity increases, so will the number of conditions, diseases and potential disabilities that these patients will present with in our dental chairs.  Medically compromised patients with age-related diseases such as cancers, or lifestyle-associated factors such as obesity, drug use and abuse, as well as the myriad of common; and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis demand a sharpened focus during our treatment planning, delivery of care and periodontal maintenance in general dentistry. These patients require clinicians that have a competent insight into medicine and pharmacotherapies, and are capable of deducing findings from patient medical histories and willing to collaborate with patients’ medical providers to provide optimal dental care.

Learning Objectives:

• Participants will receive an up-to-date, concise review of the more common medical disorders that are encountered within general dentistry: basic epidemiology and pathophysiology, signs/symptoms and accepted medical therapy for the condition and specific dental management recommendations.

• Neurologic, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse will be examined.

• Drug interactions that are significant to dentistry will be reviewed.

Sep. 21, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm

At-the-door registration starts at 8:30am


  • $48 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs purchased by 9/14/19     
  • $63 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs At-the-Door
  • $66 Non-member RDH or DDS purchased by 9/14/19
  • $78 Non-member RDH or DDS At-the-Door

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Join Us For This Fun Event!


Enjoy the company of fellow hygienists as small groups rotate to different dental vendors to learn more about their products and services.  

  • CDHA informational table
  • Ivoclar/Viavdent
  • Dentsply
  • Air Techniques
  • Knotty Floss
  • Colgate
  • American Eagle
  • And more to come!

Nov. 2, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Lunch Included

At-the-door registration starts at 8:30am

Residence Inn by Marriott Oxnard River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, CA 93036. Near the golf course!

  • $64 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs purchased by 10/26/19     
  • $84 RDH member of CDHA/VCDHA or RDAs At-the-Door
  • $88 Non-member RDH or DDS purchased by 10/26/19
  • $104 Non-member RDH or DDS At-the-Door

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