Courses

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IMPROVE YOUR OUTCOMES
An update on protocols, products and treatment options
2.5 to 6 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use along with protocols needs to be discussed with our team as well as the interdisciplinary referrals we have. The process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treatment options and how they are to be utilized.
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NO PAIN, THEIR GAIN
Ergonomics and Effective patient care

2.5 to 5 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
This course will review ergonomics, increase awareness of repetitive motion problems and how they may be impacted by operatory design, instrument utilization / design / selection, sharpening skills / options and a variety of other issues. A clinician’s ability to identify ergonomic issues is directly related to improved patient care.

Detailed information will be offered on a variety of products as well as design options to best allow you to fulfill your requirements in relating to the total health of your patients.

Join us for an opportunity to share, learn and critique all the above, to gather information from your peers, which you can then incorporate into your daily practice routine!
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STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE AND SHOW ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT!
What our bodies tell us about Oral Cancer- the how, what and why
2 to 4 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
One procedure, which has not changed over time, is the responsibility, as healthcare providers, to perform regular Oral Cancer Screenings. With the increase of interdisciplinary education, we have recognized the need to reach out to those health care professionals to support our efforts to save lives since we all treat and provide care for the same people! Many professionals now benefit from updated information to reinforce which adjunctive devices and tests are new on the market to perform screenings. These new tests and devices have the ability enhance our skills to communicate with patients and staff of the importance of the oral cancer screening process.

As professionals providing health services, we should be at the pulse of clinical devices and appropriate patient care, while being able to recommend product protocols for use in the office.
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IT’S ALL ABOUT SAVING LIVES!
Organ transplantation, donation and recipient care

2 to 3 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
As dental professionals, as well as part of society, we are all able do something to help the thousands of individuals in need of our care. As healthcare providers treating this unique group of transplant recipients we need to understand and discuss their options and oral hygiene needs.

Organ transplantation and donation has increased tremendously over the last 10 years yet there is still an immense need for
understanding the processes of donation, transplantation and recipient care.

Participate in a sharing of organ transplantation and donation information; learn about transplant recipients and their need for specialized dental care. This presentation will offer insight about the ‘how to’s’ of not only dental care for organ recipients but also communication with their families. We will also share insight on how to be a donor; understand that process and how to aid in sharing the message with your patients and colleagues on how to ~ Save Lives!

Sharing life’s experiences is a fabulous way to learn!
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CLEARING THE FOG ABOUT VAPING
What are the facts and What do we do with them?

2 to 3 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
In today’s world there are certain habits that are accepted as being cool, Vaping is now one of those. We often hear of youth participating in vaping “just to try” and not realizing the addictive side nor the physical complications involved.

This course reviews the habit of vaping itself, laws that regulate it’s use, consequences of vaping and much, much more. An enlightening, eye opening discussion of what is going on with our patients and the oral as well as physical health issues involved.
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INFECTION PREVENTION – CLOSE TO PERFECTION
What’s required for regulation compliance
2 to 3 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
This course, which can be specifically tailored to a state or province, will provide current information and guidelines for safe treatment of patients and protection of dental professionals.

Infection Control recommendations and guidelines from OSAP, IPAC, CDC and various state as well as provincial resources will be presented and discussed. Infection control review with the office team aids in follow through in the office on a day-to-day basis as well as development of office systems.

Each participant will leave with a wealth of references to utilize in the establishment of office protocols. Let's talk about what the recommendations / guidelines advise should be done then evaluate what we are currently doing!
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NEW PRODUCTS PRESENTATION PANEL ~
New Product launches!

2 to 3 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
This course provides the participants to hear the cutting-edge information directly from the Manufacturer on their New Product launches since last year’s convention.
A more recent concept in education utilizing a panel of company representatives. Marketing of products and research is offered in an educational presentation however guidelines are set to not allow for comparison to other products nor pricing in the presentations. The objective is to drive attendees to exhibitor booths for additional information on what they have learned in the panel presentations.

The pace is fast, the information extremely valuable while respecting the time involved by attendees.
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PUT THE BRAKE ON ACHES
Ergonomic considerations for a healthier career ~ A Hands On Workshop
2 to 3 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
During our careers many of us have questioned the changes of products and the inclusion of new technologies into our clinical days. Every year there are new, innovative products to assist us with our delivery of dental hygiene therapy while we are required to stay on schedule and perform at the highest level for patient care.

This hands-on course will allow you to try new ergonomic products, understand the what/when/how for their use and provide you with the tools to integrate them into your daily practice.
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CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT AND YOU!
Mandatory Practice information for yourself and your team!

2 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
This course will provide an overview of the California Dental Practice Act and will discuss current changes in the law, risk management, and infection control issues. It will keep you and your staff up-to-date with regulations affecting your practice.

This course meets the mandatory course requirement by the DHCC and DBC.
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WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT’S TO REVIEW ~
Dental Hygienists and Local Anesthesia

3 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
Over time, as dental hygienists are now allowed to provide local anesthesia, a much wider selection of product options have become available. These are allowing us to provide a comfortable therapeutic appointment for our patients / clients. This course is tailored for Dental Hygienists who have been providing local anesthesia in their normal scope of practice to review delivery systems, local anesthetics, topical anesthetics, etc.

This course will discuss examples of communicating with your patients on the new delivery systems as well as changes in product selection with your employer and patients / clients. The integration of local anesthesia impacts not only the patient and the dental hygienist, but the entire team, all in a very good way!
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OSHA Overview:
All about the basics

2 hour course

DESCRIPTION of COURSE:
This course will review and provide updates of OSHA-required training topics for various scenarios. Following the course the participant will be able to utilize the information provided to organize their office to meet the standards for compliance.

Information presented will include Standard Precautions as well as hazards communications; illness and prevention plan; blood borne pathogens; amalgam waste management and management of occupational hazards. Numerous resources available will be shared for ease of education with the office team.
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