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Dr. Kathleen Higgins DDS, MS Oral Pathologist

“The good, the bad, and the ugly of oral cancer.”

Friday, March 25, 2022

This course serves as a review and update of oral cancer focusing on oral squamous cell carcinoma, the most common
cancer in the oral cavity. The head and neck cancer screening exam will be presented and reviewed with clinical images
and clinicopathologic correlation. Potentially malignant and premalignant lesions will be discussed with emphasis on
clinical recognition of suspicious lesions and when to recommend a biopsy. Lastly, the role of human papillomavirus in oral
cancer will be discussed.

Lorrie Hellcat Bamford, J.D. Lawyer, Life-Coach, Motivational Speaker

“Confidence in Times of Uncertainty: How to Get It and How to Keep It”

Friday, March 25, 2022

There may be many instances in your life that negatively affect your confidence as a person, partner, employee, leader,
or professional, especially during times of uncertainty. In this session, Hellcat will teach you how confidence is a choice,
how to take decisive actions, and how to get consistent results in your life. In this session, you will learn some tools of
clarity and curiosity to rewrite those stories that are holding you back. You will walk away with concrete tools to
refocus and renew your why and your energy in your current environment or as you begin to explore new and different
beginnings. The circumstance is universal. The choice is everything.

Loren Stein, MSN, RNC-NIC

“Vaccine Administration”

Friday, March 25, 2022

This presentation will offer a brief overview on the history of major infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine development.  Differences between individual immune responses to vaccines and a community (or herd) immunity are discussed. Vaccine issues including social, ethical, and legal are reviewed and communication strategies suggested. The primary focus of the presentation is on aspects of vaccine administration, including issues with safe storage of vaccines, vaccine administration routes, techniques, and documentation requirements.   A discussion of possible systemic and local reactions will follow. The presentation concludes with elements that differentiate mass immunization events

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the history of major infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine development.
  2. Compare how Individual and Community Immunity differ.
  3. Identify social, ethical, and legal vaccine issues.
  4. Discuss the public’s current vaccine safety concerns and describe effective communication strategies to respond.
  5. Describe techniques that will assist in storing and administering vaccines safely.
  6. Review vaccine administration routes and skills.
  7. Describe components of vaccine documentation.
  8. Differentiate between local and systemic reaction and how to respond
  9. Discuss elements that differentiate mass immunization events from individual immunization.

Jeff Puckett

“Ethics for the Dental Hygienist”

Friday, March 25, 2022

This course will define ethics and what it may or may not mean to some dental professionals. The course will also
review actual Oklahoma Board of Dentistry case studies and attendees will discuss whether the action taken by the dentist, hygienist or assistant was ethical, or not.

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