Hygiene Series

Our Hygiene Series is BACK!  We’ve listened to your suggestions and we are ready to offer some exceptional courses!

 All courses will be from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Locations vary. 

October 28, 2022
Part I - The Periodontal Co-therapist: Contemporary Periodontology for the RDH & Implant Therapy and the RDH, presented by Dr. Timothy Hempton
Location: Ritz Charles, Carmel, IN

March 10, 2023
Part II - Infection Control: Perseverance through a Pandemic, presented by Ms. Jennifer Bereckis
Location: Embassy Suites, Plainfield, IN

 April 14, 2023
Part III -  Moving Dentistry Towards Evidence-Based Caries Management, presented by Dr. Margherita Fontana & Implicit Biases in Dentistry, presented by Dr. Marita Inglehart
Sheraton at Keystone @ the Crossing, Indianapolis, IN

We hope to offer all of these presentations in person.  However, if you chose to register for the series but can’t make Part I, we will have it virtually available for CE credit.

To REGISTER: https://go.iu.edu/4x7Y

This year’s programs are offered on an individual basis of $170 per day, per hygienist. Special savings: if enrollment is received in the CE office before October 21, 2022 the cost for the series will be $340 for the first hygienist and $310 for each additional hygienist from the same office. No transfers.

Read on for details.

October 28, 2022
Part I - The Periodontal Co-Therapist: Contemporary Periodontology for the RDH & Implant Therapy and the RDH, presented by Dr. Timothy Hempton
Location: Ritz Charles, Carmel, IN

The Periodontal Co-Therapist: Contemporary Periodontology for the RDH

In addition to providing patient care, dental hygienists educate and advise their patients regarding etiology/risk factors, proposed therapeutic options and the treatment experience. This program will present documentation of various clinical cases treated with surgical therapy and non- surgical therapy. These cases will illustrate how contemporary periodontal therapy can be utilized to provide health, restore the periodontium and improve esthetics for our patients. Scientific evidence supporting the periodontal therapy used in each clinical case is examined.

 Course Learning Objectives

  • Review systemic and local risk factors for the development of periodontal disease 
  • Review the impact of non-surgical therapy on the subgingival biofilm 
  • Review the value of systemic and locally delivered antibiotics in attachment gain 
  • Describe the limitations of non-surgical debridement and indications for surgical intervention

     

Implant Therapy and the RDH

Implant therapy is, under the appropriate circumstances, a viable and predictable treatment modality. In addition to providing maintenance for previously placed dental implants, the dental hygienist frequently confers with patients who are considering implant therapy as an option to replace missing teeth. This course will review maintenance for implants with healthy Peri-implant tissues and implants presenting with Peri-implant disease. In addition, to facilitate a better understanding of the overall process of implant dentistry, the basics of surgical placement, bone grafting, prosthetic options, anatomical concerns and systemic factors will also be reviewed

Learning objectives

 Reviewand assess Techniques and instrumentation for implant maintenance

  • Reviewanatomical concerns and systemic factors associated with implant therapy
  • Describethe etiology, clinical appearance and management of problematic implants

Timothy Hempton, DDS, is an adjunct associate clinical professor in the Department of Periodontology at Tuft University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He also maintains a private periodontal practice in Dedham, Massachusetts. 

March 10, 2023
Part II - Infection Control: Perseverance through a Pandemic, presented by Ms. Jennifer Bereckis
Location: Embassy Suites, Plainfield, IN

Infection Control: Perseverance through a Pandemic

This seminar will review the changes within CDC and OSHA guidelines as they relate to Infection Control practices during the ongoing SARS-CoV2 pandemic. It will allow attendees to evaluate if their current office is in compliance with the most current recommendations.  Attendees will learn necessary documentation and compliance as it relates to the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and general OSHA standards, along with helpful resources to help guide you. OSHA and Infection Control do not have to be a stress point in your office. Take compliance to the next level after attending this course.

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the different regulatory agencies in Dentistry and what it means to be compliant.
  • Understand the changes in Infection Control recommendations due to the SARS-CoV2 pandemic
  • Identify relevant infectious disease and their mode of transmission.
  • Differentiate between the different modalities of maintaining Infection Control.
  • Understand proper sterilization mechanisms and techniques.
  • Understand how to maintain aseptic technique through all aspects of patient care.

Jennifer Bereckis, RDH, MS is Executive Director of Clinical Operations and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

April 14, 2023
Part III - Moving Dentistry Towards Evidence-Based Caries Management, presented by Dr. Margherita Fontana & Implicit Biases in Dentistry, presented by Dr. Marita Inglehart
Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis, IN

Moving Dentistry Towards Evidence-Based Caries Management, presented by Dr. Margherita Fontana

Prevention and management of dental caries should be guided by the best evidence available.  The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the most recent ADA clinical practice guidelines, derived from a systematic review of the literature, for the non-restorative management of non-cavitated and cavitated caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth.  This will include a discussion on strategies such as SDF, sealants, fluoride varnish, resin infiltration and chlorhexidine varnish, among others.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss evidence-based approaches for use of non-restorative strategies for arrest of caries lesions in coronal surfaces of primary teeth
  • Discuss evidence-based approaches for use of non-restorative strategies for arrest of caries lesions in the root and coronal surfaces of permanent teeth

Implicit Biases in Dentistry, presented by Dr. Marita Inglehart

This program will define the term "implicit bias" and demonstrate its existence.  You will learn to identify how implicit biases matter in personal and dentistry-related settings and be able to describe the role of personal and educational experiences in shaping implicit biases - and learn strategies you can utilize to change them.

 

Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M). She is Director of the Global Initiatives Program in Oral and Craniofacial Health at the School of Dentistry. She is currently co-director of Cariology courses, and cariology discipline co-coordinator at U-M.

Marita R. Inglehart, Dr. phil. habil., is a professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and an adjunct professor of psychology in the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Her teaching focuses on Behavioral Science materials and how it related to oral health and oral health care interactions. Her research focuses on the way psychosocial factors affect oral health and oral health care, with a special interest in how to use behavioral science based considerations to reduce oral health disparities and to increase access to care for underserved patients.

To REGISTER for one or all three programs, please go to:
https://go.iu.edu/4x7Y
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