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Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association

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Saturday, September 21st

8:00am to 9:30am

 

and

10:00am to 11:30am 

"Let's Go Piezo!"
Speaker: Pamela Ettus Johnson (1.5 CEU)
Course Description: 

Science has proven that ultrasonic scaling is at least equal, if not better than hand instrumentation is some clinical situations. Two technologies are available for clinicians to deliver ultrasonic therapy, magnetostrictive and piezoelectric. 

 

Most clinicians in North America learned ultrasonics using magnetostrictive. However, many clients cannot tolerate the volume of water required by magneto systems. Some clients’ clinical conditions require the use thin tips on high power, which usually cannot be done with magneto inserts. Clinicians must be prepared to utilize the advantages of piezo ultrasonic technology based on the clients’ clinical condition and need. This course will focus on piezoelectric ultrasonic scaling. 

 

 Limited to 30 attendees

"The Joy and Karma of a Long Dental Hygiene Career"

Speaker: Tami Wanless (1.5 CEU)

Course Description: 

This course will focus on the interrelationship between cumulative trauma disorders and instrumentation techniques. A variety of hands-on activities utilizing a wide array of dental instruments on typodonts will give participants the opportunity to discover the joy of implementing new approaches to help reach peak performance with minimal stress and strain. 

Emphasis will focus on adapting your technique for optimal health. This workshop will provide practical principles for enhancing dexterity, preserving strength and increasing confidence when confronting ergonomic challenges. Exercises and best practices will be introduced to help extend the life of your career. Discover the joy and karma of implementing new advances.

 

 Limited to 30 attendees

 

8:00am to 9:30am

 

and

10:00am to 11:30am 

8:00am to 9:30am

 

and

10:00am to 11:30am 

“Optimize your Treatment Outcomes with Effective and Efficient Choices in Ultrasonic Instrumentation” 

Speaker: Lisa Mayo (1.5 CEU)

Course Description:

This hands on course will be on best practices of ultrasonic technique with aerosol management, insert selection, equipment maintenance and patient comfort. Emphasis on the 4 A’s and 3 E’s of ultrasonic instrumentation will be used to assist the clinician in obtaining successful clinical outcomes. This course is based on current scientific literature and will provide the clinician evidence based tools and strategies for treatment planning periodontal debridement procedures. 

 

Limited to 30 attendees 

 

1:30 pm to 5pm

“The One Size Fits No One Recall Appointment

Speaker: Tami Wanless (3 CEU)

Course Description:

The 1110 Prophy code doesn’t always fit all your patient’s conditions; does it? Rejuvenate your recall appointments from the front desk to flossing. Explore your dental hygiene assessment protocol and infuse new life into your practice. Discover how to more accurately pinpoint disease conditions, pair them with the proper codes and effectively communicate treatment options your patient’s will accept. 

Approaches for managing patients of record who need more than just a prophy will be discussed. Learn how to avoid defaulting to a recall procedure with patients in your chair that have not been seen in years. Connect specific clinical conditions with instrumentation designed to assist you in achieving healthier patient outcomes and increased production. Identify how to avoid “giving away perio treatment” and start pairing patients and codes more effectively to move from standardized care to personalized care.