Updates on seminars at RDH Under One Roof

June 27, 2008
Several openings remain for small group workshops and hands-on workshops (attendance at general session seminars are limited only by the size of the meeting room).

If you are already registered for RDH Under One Roof and would like to add any of the events below to your registration, please send email to [email protected].

Saturday 10:30-12:30

Front-of-Room Experience: Preparing and Presenting Powerful Talks
by Kristine A. Hodsdon, RDH, BS

This workshop develops "speaking impact," and you will receive coaching in the platform skills of confidence, movement, and connection. Bring your own videotape and prepare to be coached in audience appeal, humor, and storytelling. $75 Fee.

Thursday at 8:00-10:00

Ultimate Protection for Partially and Newly Erupted Molars
by Amy Nieves, RDH, and Wendy Fitzgerel-Blue, RDH, BSDH

Glass ionomers are a wonderful alternative to traditional resin sealants. Learn the chemistry behind glass ionomers that allows them to be placed in a moist environment. $10 Fee. Commercial Support by: GC America

Thursday 2:00-4:00

Sitting Pretty: Reducing Ergonomic Challenges in Our Treatment Rooms
by Anne N. Guignon, RDH, MPH, and Lynn Pencek, RDH, MS

This hands-on seminar uncovers the synergy of magnification, illumination, and ergonomic seating in a format that replicates everyday clinical challenges. $10 Fee. Commercial Support by: Kerr-Orascoptic

Thursday at 8:00-10:00

Making Sense of Taste and Smell
by Deborah Dopson-Hartley, RDH

This program addresses the senses of smell and taste in a most practical and interesting way. The presentation includes aroma and flavor evaluations of products. $10 Fee. Commercial Support by: Zenith

Saturday 10:30-12:30

To Infinity and Beyond
by Judy Carroll, RDH

This seminar addresses new technologies and techniques, including innovative piezo ultrasonic tips, a third-generation endoscope, low-dose doxycycline before and after SRP, and non-surgical bone regeneration. $10 Fee. Commercial Support by: American Eagle Instruments

Friday 10:30- 12:30

Dynamic Discoveries: With Improved Visualization
by Pat Pine, RDH, AAS

The speaker discusses optimizing the oral cancer exam with chemiluminescent technology, as well as encouraging patients' appreciation of early detection. Commercial Support: VizaLite Plus / Zila

Thursday 4:30-6:30

Clinical Patient Management of The Elderly and Aging
by Gregory J. Folse, DDS

This lecture reviews systemic health links and details on treating these vulnerable patients, as well as access models that meet dental, medical, and psychological needs.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline

Thursday 4:30 - 6:30
Make Oral Cancer History: How the BrushTesting of Small Spots Helps Prevent Oral Cancer Mark R. Rutenberg and Beth Thompson, RDH, BS

This course explains routine cancer screening tests for non-suspicious, small oral spots and how screening can prevent oral cancer years before it can start.

Commercial Support by: OralCDx

Saturday 10:30 12:30
Periodontal Medicine: Medical Manifestations of Periodontal Disease Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, PC
This presentation discusses treatment plans for periodontal disease by incorporating research findings on patient education, the impact of diabetes on treatment decisions, and pregnancy complications.

2 CE Credits Commercial Support by: OraPharma

Wednesdy 2:00 Tour
ADHA Open House & Walking Tour
Join the American Dental Hygienists' Association for a unique walking tour! On Wednesday, July 30, 2008, join fellow RDH Under One Roof attendees for a tour along historic Michigan Avenue ending with an open house at ADHA headquarters.
Attendance is limited - register today! Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Thursday at 8:00 - 10:00
What's Tai Chi Gotta Do With It? Balancing Ergonomic Health and Patient Care Carol Lee, RDH, BS
Attendees learn basic techniques of tai chi for providing better patient care and ergonomic management of the demands of daily practice.

Thursday 2:00 - 4:00
Microbiological, DNA and Genetic Testing vs. Conventional Periodontal Risk Assessment Bill Landers
This review of the pros and cons of clinical tests for periodontal disease is followed by an in-depth discussion of microbiological tests on the market. 2 CE Credits. Commercial Support by: OraTec