RDH Event

Sept. 26, 2008
Here is information about prizes and seminars at the online RDH Event conference.

The RDH Event, an online dental conference that can be accessed via any computer in the office or home setting, is scheduled for Oct. 2-3.

The virtual conference offers, among other things, prizes and continuing education seminars.

Here are some of the prizes given away during the conference:

• Two gift certificates from Giftcertificate.com

• A Garmin nuvi 200 Portable GPS with 3.5 Screen

• A Coby 7" Tablet Style Portable DVD Player

• A Fujifilm FinePix J10 8.2 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

• A Shomi 5" Digital Photo Frame

• Two Free Tuitions to UOR 2009

Here is some information about the seminars offered during RDH Event:


• Accelerated Periodontal Instrumentation Protocols: Maximizing Clinical Success!
Speaker: Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, BS, RYT

This session will overview the process of care known as 'full-mouth disinfection' (FMD) and include an overview of research related to this protocol as well as comparison to traditional partial-mouth instrumentation. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their current instrumentation protocol while considering modifications to the FMD process of care. Adjunctive therapies and options will be presented and provide participants with information to formulate periodontal treatment strategies to maximize clinical success. 1 CE Credit. Commercial Support by: Philips Sonicare


• From "No" to "Go": Customized Care for Healthy Patients and a Healthy Practice
Speaker: Linda Blackiston, RDH, BS

Revive your passion for treating patients and transition from frustrating prophies to customized periodontal therapy. Utilizing a customized care approach will distinguish your practice from others, generate practice growth and increase the health of patients. This practical "how-to" program will explore the benefits of integrating a patient's wants and needs into treatment. It will discuss how to coordinate perio/restorative and esthetic care for optimal treatment; and how to use the co-diagnosis model to help a patient own their disease. Promote a healthy practice by enrolling your patients in a customized care plan. 1 CE Credit. Commercial Support by: Philips Sonicare

White Done Right: Controlling Side Effects for Better Results
Speaker: Donna Brogan, RDH, BS

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 95% of Americans notice teeth first. Did you know that reducing the side effects can maximize the final result? Learn to select a specific sensitivity treatment plan based upon your patients' needs and expectations. Conditions such as age, recession, and acid erosion can influence the products we select and the outcome of treatment. With sensitivity being the number one concern with most whitening products, we will discuss prevention interventions and management of this common challenge by incorporating the latest products and procedures to assist you in minimizing sensitivity. 1 CE Credit. Commercial Support by: Philips Sonicare

Career Opportunities for the Dental Hygienist: Think Outside "The Box"
Speaker: Janette Delinger, RDH, BSDH

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. This is in response to increasing demand for dental care and the greater utilization of dental hygienists. Job prospects are expected to remain excellent. This course will discuss local, national and global career opportunities available to dental hygienists. Explore the endless resources and numerous avenues available that can take your career down a new path. 1 CE Credit. Commercial Support by: Philips Sonicare.

Hot Teen, Hot Topics– What Their Mouths are Telling You But They're Not
Speaker: Lee Somerville, RDH, MS

The current and sometimes shocking health behaviors and trends in the younger generation can influence their oral and systemic health. The dental professional has an opportunity during the dental visit to identify risk behaviors and intervene with the teenager to make positive health choices. Discussion will cover timely topics relating to teens. Dialogue will include oral and overall health issues associated with the "teenage diet", cola/sports drink consumption, eating disorders, obesity, smoking and substance abuse (Meth Mouth). Examining high risk behaviors and gender differences prepare the dental professional to initiate conversations that will provide guidance with the health decisions that face the youth of today. 1 CE Credit. Commercial Support by: Philips Sonicare.

Blinded by Our Sight: WNL They're Not
Speaker: Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS

The patient can have no symptoms than just small spots seen every day. Every oral cancer started, years earlier, as a tiny white or red dysplastic spot that is usually flat, painless. The goal of this course is to spotlight the role of dental professionals' in helping to stop this disease, years before it can even start. 1 CE Credit. Commercial Support by: Philips Sonicare.

To register for RDH Event, click here.