CE Opportunity: Optimizing Hygiene, Regenerative and Implant Dentistry in the Everyday Clinical Practice

  Tuesday, June 06, 2017   In Association with Dr. Thomas Wanat III   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program focuses on innovative approaches to establishing optimal periodontal therapy in the hygiene department and discusses regenerative therapies in everyday clinical practice. The program provides practices with tips and tools to optimize periodontal therapy and explore the advances, capabilities and benefts of periodontal regeneration. Emphasis is placed on implementing efective treatment protocols and how biologic modifers, particularly enamel matrix derivative, are used to regenerate lost hard and soft tissue. Establishing efective practice and patient communication to enhance case presentation and case acceptance of these therapies is a highlight of the program. Crestal bone maintenance is a key component in the long term success of a dental implant. The presentation will examine how factors such as implant design and surface technology impact maintenance of crestal bone around a dental implant. Current trends in restoration of implants will also be discussed. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Implement systems to create a more periodontally aware practice • Establish evidence-based periodontal treatment protocols • Understand the biologic basis for bone and soft tissue response • Understand the indications, method of use and regenerative potential of enamel matrix derivative and other biologic modifers • Implement effective communication to help treatment acceptance   Speakers: Tracy Butler, RDH Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Registration, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Program Location: 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99514, 907/277 7727 Audience: DH – Dental Hygienist, DA – Dental Assistant. CE credit 2.0 Hours   RSVP http://straumann.cvent.com/cartwright060617 Questions? Contact Peter Cartwright, Straumann Territory... read more

2017 Spring CE/Business Meeting

Alaska Dental Hygienists’ Association Spring CE/Business Meeting Saturday April 29, 2017 ANCHORAGE: Southcentral Foundation Nuka Wellness & Learning Center Tribal Drum Room 110, 4805 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 FAIRBANKS: Live Streaming to Murie Bldg at UAF room 107 Morning Speaker: Kris Potts, RDH, BS, FAADH Afternoon Speaker: Sherri Lukes RDH, MS, FAADH Please print this registration form if you wish to attend:  AK DHA APRIL 29 2017 Registration Information Morning Course: Preventive Prehabilitation of the Oncology Patient Speaker: Kris Potts, RDH, BS, FAADH Course Description: It’s more than screening for oral abnormalities and cleaning the teeth of patients diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Cancer of any type affects everyone, if not personally then as a friend, family member or the patient that comes into your office. This course covers oral concerns of cancer patients and their caregivers, products to aid in their treatment of those oral concerns and, a few other aspects of care you may not have previously considered. Afternoon Course: Oral Pathology and the Assessment Process: It’s Risky Business Speaker: Sherri Lukes RDH, MS, FAADH Course Description: This course will review the assessment portion of the dental hygiene process of care, specifically in relation to oral pathology and lesion detection. The range of descriptors for lesions and anomalies will be presented with lesion examples for each descriptor. Cases with the various types of lesions will be presented with a differential diagnosis discussion with audience participation. Emphasis will be placed on detecting lesions that are suspicious for oral cancer and differentiation of similar appearing lesions. Pre-Registration ends Saturday, April 8th . After April 8th registration will only be accepted at the... read more

Emergency Medicine in Dentistry & Renaissance in Local Anesthesia by Dr. Stanley Malamed

Emergency Medicine in Dentistry & Renaissance in Local Anesthesia by Dr. Stanley Malamed Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Embassy Suites Hotel 600 E. Benson Boulevard Anchorage, AK  99503   Emergency Medicine in Dentistry Life-threatening emergencies can occur any time, any where and to any one. Such situations are somewhat more likely to occur within the confines of the dental office due to the increased level of stress which is so often present. In this course Dr. Malamed will discuss the areas which are considered vital to a proper understanding of emergency medicine: prevention, preparation, and recognition and management. This will include a discussion of preparation involving the office and staff and includes a thorough review of the office emergency kit (drugs and equipment). Additionally, it will include the recognition and management of specific emergency situations and includes the management of unconciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug-related emergencies, and chest pain. This course is designed for all members of the dental office staff, not just the doctor and chairside personnel. Situations discussed here can happen outside of the dental environment as well as in the office. EVERYONE SHOULD BE PREPARED! It is strongly recommended that ALL members of the dental office staff attend this program   Renaissance in Local Anesthesia Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has undergone a renewal in interest, a renaissance. In this program Doctor Malamed will present an in-depth discussion of the many aspects of this important area of daily dental practice. A major area... read more

Alaska Dental Hygienists’ Association Fall Business Meeting and Continuing Education

  *Registration is currently closed* If you would like to attend, you will have to come and see if there is room on the day of the CE November 12, 2016 Fall Business Meeting | Continuing Education | Silent Auction   Course: “Sharpening and Instrument Ergonomics” Speaker: Linda Miller, Paradise Dental Technologies   Please plan to stay after the meeting to participate in a discussion with Karol Fink. We will discuss the two-year grant the Oral Health Program and Obesity Prevention Program received from the CDC Division of Oral Health to work on activities to reduce sugary drink consumption, with a focus on Alaskan children. To register & for more details please see the attached registration packet below: AKDHA – Linda Miller CE November 2016 Registration Form Save... read more

Alaska Dental Hygienists’ Association Summer CE

WHEN: Saturday, August 20th & 21st, 2016 LOCATION:  UAA AHS Building Room 106   on  August 20, 2016 UAA AHS Building Rooms 206/207   on  August 21, 2016 CE Presenter: Anna Matsuishi Pattison, R.D.H., M.S. August 20, 2016 Registration 7:15am Full Day Lecture – Part I:2016 Update on Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation with New Advanced Technique Videos 8:00am-5:00pm August 21, 2016 Registration 7:15am Hands on course – PART II: Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation* 8:00am-5:00pm to register & for more details please see the attached registration packet below: AKDHA ANNA PATTISON CE AUGUST 20-21 2016... read more

ASDHA Spring Business Meeting/CE

Saturday April 16th, 2016 Speaker:Monica Monsantofils, RDH, PG Dip       Dentsply Professional               Clinical Educator; West Coast Region Courses: The benefits of an anesthetic portfolio: Risk assessment to results Two Decades of tooth Whitening: What has changed Location: UAA GORSUCH COMMONS ROOM 107, 3700 SHARON GAGNON LANE, ANCHORAGE AK Free Parking at the Willow Lot off of Elmore FAIRBANKS LIVE STREAMING: MARGARET MURIE BUILDING ROOM #107 982 N KOYUKUK DR, FAIRBANKS AK 99709 AKDHA APRIL 16 2016 CE REGISTRATION FORM Free CE At University Alaska Anchorage  Room AHS 114Thursday February 18, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 PM (2 CEU) Doors open at 5:30 (in the Dental Programs suite) NO CHARGE—Sponsored by Philips Oral Healthcare (907-786-6929) Alaska DHA CE Flyer... read more

ASDHA Spring Business Meeting/CE

Saturday April 16th, 2016 Speaker:Monica Monsantofils, RDH, PG Dip       Dentsply Professional               Clinical Educator; West Coast Region Courses: The benefits of an anesthetic portfolio: Risk assessment to results Two Decades of tooth Whitening: What has changed Location: TBD,  watch for flyer to be posted on ASDHA website, emailed, posted on Facebook and... read more