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Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH

Superheroes of Dentistry: Community-Based Dentistry

Friday, September 16, 2022 – AM Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As dental professionals, we are wired with the desire to make an impact in our community, but often do not know where to begin. This course will provide the learner with strategies for implementing community outreach initiatives. It will also educate the learner on the variety of public health settings and ways to combat disparities. As well as barriers facing the community and providers seeking to make an impact. Included in this course are examples of outreach initiatives implemented to address disparities such as disabilities, geographical barriers, language, cost, and low health literacy.

Learning Objectives:

    1. The learner will be able to plan and implement community outreach initiatives.
    2. The learner will be able to describe community-based dental care.
    3. The learner will be able to identify barriers to community dental care and how to address these barriers.

 

Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH

Courageous Conversation: Our Role in Human Trafficking

Friday, September 16, 2022 – PM Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Every year millions of people are human trafficked and forced into labor or commercial sex work. Dental professionals are key players in combating 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 human trafficking and human trafficking victims. 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 human trafficking cases. They will also be provided with appropriate language to use with potential victims.

Learning Objectives:

    1. The learner will be able to define human trafficking.
    2. The learner will be able to identify signs of human trafficking.
    3. The learner will be able to appropriately document and report signs of victimization.
    4. The learner will be able to differentiate between the various types of human trafficking.

 

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH

Progressive Periodontal Therapy

Saturday, September 17, 2022 – AM Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Identifying disease at its earliest stages is essential to prevent the progression of oral and systemic diseases. Proper classification of our patient’s risk factors, and potential rate of progression enables the dental hygienist’s role to be fully maximized. This creates a practice that is in full alignment with the standard of care, results in raving patients, and a thriving practice.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Access the 2017 AAP Periodontal Classifications and review case studies.
    2. Discuss treatment recommendations based on patients stage and grade.
    3. Evaluate communication techniques to increase patient acceptance.
    4. Discover common billing errors that prevent insurance coverage.
    5. Review new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician; including voice recognition technologies, instruments, and new homecare items that will optimize patient compliance.
    6. Identify best practices of power instrumentation and latest hand scaling techniques.

 

Amber Auger, RDH, MPH

The RDH ToolKit: Chairside and Homecare Innovations to Improve Patient Outcomes

Saturday, September 17, 2022 – PM Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: How we decontaminate the oral cavity matters. The demands of fast-paced lifestyles have increased our patient’s oral diseases. In order to be effective in our chairside treatments having updated technologies is requisite. This course is designed for attendees to review the latest techniques, how they improve patient care, and how they reduce stress on the clinician.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify how to enhance patient care and communication through leveraging chairside technologies
    2. Evaluate the clinician and patient benefits of the technologies
    3. Review power instrumentation for the dental hygienist
    4. Discover the science behind the clinical innovations
    5. Determine how the armamentarium will fit into everyday workflow
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