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Meet the Dental Board of California's requirements for re-licensure and update your knowledge of the most important issues in clinical safety. This class outlines the essentials of infection prevention and control, combining Standard and Transmission-based precautions with an emphasis on airborne risk mitigation. Confirm the most effective strategies and identify the weakest link in dental safety based on science and current CDC guidelines and State regulations.
Learning Outcomes- Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:
California Dental Practice Act (DPA) and Ethics: Where's the Line and Why? (2 hours)
This seminar reviews and updated the required DPA tropics and regulations, including scope of practice, drug prescribing, licensure and qualifications, supervision of auxiliaries, professional conduct, mandating reporting and consent. Codes and Principles of Ethics are reviewed. Examples of law violations, unprofessional conduct, and difficult legal challenges will be discussed.
Learning Outcomes- Upon completion, the participant shall be able to:
Ms. Dewhirst graduated from, and was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at, University of Southern California. She is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha and is Adjunct Faculty at West Coast University where she has been course director for Preventive Dentistry, General and Oral Pathology and Infection Control. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, focusing on infectious diseases and biofilms, clinical safety, oral pathology, instrument sharpening, ergonomics and Disaster Preparedness.
Ms. Dewhirst presents interactive hands-on workshops, an has lively seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide. She is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars yearly, is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California. Hosts include major State Dental Conferences, Dental Universities, and Professional Organizations across the U.S. and in Canada.
Ms. Dewhirst is an ANSI/ADA Standards Program member, an experienced author of journal articles and has contributed to Textbook chapters, ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters, product literature and is Editor-in-Chief of OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice.
Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University, and is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 100 interactive workshops and seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a licensed California CE Provider. She is an ANSI/ADA Standards Program member, Editor-in-Chief of OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice, has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to dental textbooks and ADA, OSAP, and State and University guidance documents.
Are you curious on how lasers can be utilized in dental hygiene and how lasers compare to other modalities to treat periodontal disease? Whether you are brand new to lasers or you are currently using lasers in your practice, this course is perfect for you.
This course will analyze lasers from the basics on where they came from, how they work, new features with newer lasers and how lasers differ that other modes of treatment and technology used in dental hygiene. We will explore how dental hygienists are incorporating lasers into their daily routine breaking each procedure down into easy to learn steps. You will be able to identify the ideal patients for laser treatment, what the laser is doing inside the body to help the patient, when to incorporate lasers within the hygiene visit, what kind of results to expect and how you can increase profits utilizing lasers.
Leave this course with a detailed plan on how to easily bring lasers into your practice, where to start, and how to easily add lasers to any hygiene schedule.
Gain an understanding of new trends with lasers, how lasers have transitioned over the years and explore current research into lasers in hygiene.
Examine how lasers work and what lasers are doing inside the body to help patients achieve their best oral health.
Identify ideal patients for laser treatment, what kind of results to expect and how to increase profits utilizing lasers.
Master tips to effectively implement lasers into every hygiene schedule and how to elevate your current laser therapy plan by introducing advanced laser modalities.
Joy Raskie, RDH
Joy Raskie has been practicing Registered Dental Hygienist for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of patients achieve their optimum oral health with lasers. Joy holds numerous lasers degrees including an advanced proficiency in laser dentistry where she followed 5 patient's periodontal health journey over the years, wrote case studies and presented these cases to a panel of dentists. Joy is the Director of Education and CEO at Advanced Dental Hygiene, a company that specializes in hands-on dental laser education and training. Joy is a world-renowned lecturer, conducts live and online laser training courses and does in-office laser consulting. Joy is deeply passionate about teaching. Her goal is to boost excitement and confidence in using dental lasers along with a focus on verbalization training, so each attendee leaves her course ready to implement laser into their daily schedule.
Contact Joy at:
AdvancedDentalHygiene.com or email JoyRaskieRDH@gmail.com
Hygienists’ Role: Implant Maintenance, Home-Care and Peri-Implantitis Prevention
Hygienists are key to prevent peri-implant complications with professional in-office assessment, maintenance, and home-care recommendations. For long-term implant success clinicians need to detect early signs of implant complications and diagnose any complications to provide early doctor intervention. Hygienists will be able to implement professional in-office maintenance treatment and recommend preventative home-care regimens for patients. This course will follow Susan’s new textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Second Edition.
November 16, 2024 Live Zoom
Understanding which anesthetic is best for your patient can be challenging
especially when there are so many options available. This course guides the learner through the science of anesthetics used in dentistry including non-injectable and injectable, which is best for the procedure, and an overview of the most common injections used in dentistry
After this course the learner will be able to:
1. Identify different non-injectable anesthetic solutions and their uses in clinical dental hygiene care.
2. Select appropriate anesthetic solutions for the patient and clinical procedure.
3. Identify anatomical structures related to the PSA, IO, AMSA, IA and GG injections.
4. Implement delivery technique for the PSA, IO, AMSA, IA and GG injection.
5. Identify reasons for anesthesia failure.
6. Calculate maximum recommended dose for anesthetics.
Tina Clarke RDH, MEd is the leading voice in anesthesia dental education. From head & neck anatomy, medical emergency management, and practical tips and tricks to
getting anesthesia right every time, Tina employs adult learning principles, equipping her course attendees for
A nationally published author, and founder of Teacher Tina RDH, she keeps her skills and knowledge current while continuing to serve the profession as a clinician,
educator, trainer, speaker. In addition, Tina is an approved provider by the Oregon and Georgia Board of Dentistry to provide education for the initial permit for
local anesthesia. As well as an American Heart Association Certified BLS instructor.
As an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and an approved CE provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Tina’s passionately serves her profession.
She continues to provide clinical care and educate dental hygiene students in the state of Oregon. With over 2O years as a practicing clinician, Tina has become a leading voice on topics related to local anesthesia, medical emergencies and head
and neck anatomy. She regularly mentors new and seasoned hygienists from across the nation on clinical and workplace issues. Tina is recognized by the Oregon and Georgia Board of Dentistry as a provider for local anesthesia permit certification, is a certified CPR/BLS instructor, and an approved continuing education provider by the
American Academy of Dental Hygiene. Her upbeat and fun personality is palpable, creating an environment you just can’t help but enjoy.
I truly believe the role of an educator, especially one focused on the professional development of an adult, is to be a coach and mentor. My goal is to aid student and seasoned professionals towards excellence in their field; to be a well rounded wholistic clinician who understands there are several aspects to quality patient care. I am an educator at heart who has a deep passion for the oral healthcare industry. My mission is to help others achieve their goals in a supportive and friendly manner. To nurture their growth as students and professional.
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