UOR course additions 32610

March 23, 2010
New courses have been added to the agenda for the upcoming RDH Under One Roof conference in Orlando on Aug. 5-7, 2010.

New courses have been added to the agenda for the upcoming RDH Under One Roof conference in Orlando on Aug. 5-7, 2010.

Thursday, August 5

8:00 am – 10;00 am
Hands-on Workshop:Watch Your Back-Using Pilates Principles to Perfect Your Posture
presented by Juli Kagan, RDH, MEd
Fed up with lower back or shoulder aches? Want to get rid of that pain in your neck, once and for all? Learn the causes and solutions to these distressing conditions in addition to chairside exercises to relieve them! And then, join Juli in an engaging genuine Pilates exercise mat class-like no other-and experience joint release stretches designed specifically for the dental professional. Correct pitiable posture and learn to sit tall, stand strong and work without pain! Your abs, back & buns will thank you! Exercise mat or large towel recommended for the course. For participants with “neck issues”, please have an extra smaller towel. Bath size towels will be provided to attendees who do not bring mats. 2 CE Credits

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Small Group Lecture:Premeditated Dental Hygiene
presented by Beth Thompson, RDH, BS, FACE, OM
Learn to build effective health partnerships with your patients. Eliminate the “just a cleaning” appointments by focusing clinical time to relationship building and achieving dental health goals. Discover how to address clinical dilemmas with comfort and confidence. Prepare for tomorrow today by individualizing your appointment scheduling to address realistic, meaningful expectations from each appointment. New diagnostic tools for early decay detection and perio infection will be introduced, along with treatment implementation ideas to utilize now and in the future. 2 CE Credits. Commercial Support by: Procter & Gamble

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Small Group Lecture:Lost in Translation
presented by Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
Communication with your patients can break down due to insufficient awareness of patient benefit plans, insurance codes, and the practice’s financial options. When the clinical and administrative team members lose the details in translation, there are no winners. In this lively lecture, Patti DiGangi discusses how to minimize the stress of this often dreaded part of the patient experience. 2 CE Credits. Commercial Support by: Procter & Gamble

Hands-on Workshop: Good Vibrations: Ultrasonics and More – NOTE: Also presented same day from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
presented by Beth Thompson, RDH, BS, FACE, OM
Participants are introduced to current ultrasonic therapy,both piezo and magnetostrictive technologies, tip selection, tip care, optimal tip application techniques. 2 CE Credits. Commercial Support by: Coletene Whaledent

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hands-on Workshop:Practical Infection Control Workshop
presented by Nancy Andrews, RDH, BS
A variety of infection control products and approaches are presented in this lively and interactive hands-on workshop. Basic disease transmission and infection control are explored in light of current documented knowledge while using products as instructional tools – and gifts. Misconceptions and common problems will be discussed, along with potential implications and consequences. The program is intended to help participants get maximum effectiveness from their infection control efforts. Really use, and really see (with glow-germs and other activities) how different techniques and products work – and go home with a bag of samples and many new ideas! 2 CE Credits. Commercial Support by: SciCan

Small Group Lecture:Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy - You’re Removing Calculus ... But What Are You Doing to Treat the Infection?
presented by Bill Landers
Most of us were taught that calculus caused periodontal disease and that removing it was the best treatment if not an actual cure. That notion originated in the 1950’s -1970’s and still persists because most patients do get better with SRP. The problem is, it’s only temporary. That’s because calculus does not cause disease. Periodontal disease is an infection. Removing calculus helps because it reduces the overall number of bacteria, but it doesn’t remove all bacteria. Those remaining easily recolonize the teeth whether they are rough or smooth. The immune system doesn’t care either. So, beyond scrapodontics, what are you doing to prevent infection? This course will update you with the latest information on what biofilms are, how they colonize tooth surfaces and how they interact with the immune system. It will review the microbiological effects of traditional SRP and the advantages and limitations of the newest antimicrobial therapeutic options. 2 CE Credits. Commercial Support by: Oratec

Saturday, August 7

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Small Group Lecture:What Is Old? Preparing For and Treating the Geriatric Dental Patient
presented by Jane Weiner, RDH
Understand fully the special needs and importance of preparing for proper treatment of the geriatric population. Emphasis will be placed on various conditions which can affect geriatric patient’s dental health (limited budget and income, illnesses and systemic conditions, etc.). Become aware of the home care and treatment management, with an emphasis on the comfort level that we should be able to provide for the geriatric patient. 2 CE Credits