Saturday, December 10, 2022

Dental CE at Home

Earn 8 Live CE Credits from the Comfort of Home During this Livestream Virtual CE Event from Today's RDH!

Early-bird discount ends Friday, December 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern. Register now to lock in the savings!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

An affordable and convenient way to earn your required live CE credits. Save time and money while learning with top-notch speakers presenting high-quality, relevant CE courses!

All courses are non-sponsored and focused solely on providing the best education.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Time (please note your time zone):

  • Eastern: 9:00 am 5:45 pm
  • Central: 8:00 am 4:45 pm
  • Mountain/Arizona: 7:00 am 3:45 pm
  • Pacific: 6:00 am 2:45 pm

Location: Online from the comfort of home or anywhere you have an internet connection

Topics: Early Childhood Caries, Oral Pathology, AAP Guidelines, Eating Disorders/Oral Manifestations

Total CE Credits: 8 CE (4 live courses, 2 CE each)

Price: $69 early-bird through December 2nd, $99 starting December 3rd

Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com / prior to emailing support please read through the FAQ below if you have any questions)

Agenda:

  • Early Childhood Caries: A Review for the Dental Hygienist (2 CE)
    Presented by Marion C. Manski, MS, RDH

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern | 8:00 am – 10:00 am Central | 7:00 am – 9:00 am Mountain/Arizona | 6:00 am – 8:00 am Pacific
  • Oral Pathology: Assess, Inform, Document, Follow-up (2 CE)
    Presented by Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA

    11:15 am – 1:15 pm Eastern | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Central | 9:15 am – 11:15 am Mountain/Arizona | 8:15 am – 10:15 am Pacific
  • AAP Classifications of Health, Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Implants (2 CE)
    Presented by Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH, Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH, and Melia Lewis, MEd, BSDH, RDH

    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Central | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mountain/Arizona | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
  • Support and Clinical Management of Patients with Eating Disorders (2 CE)
    Presented by Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

    3:
    45 pm – 5:45 pm Eastern | 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm Central | 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Mountain/Arizona | 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Pacific

SPEAKERS

Marion C. Manski, MS, RDH

Speaker | Early Childhood Caries

Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA

Speaker | Oral Pathology

Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH

Speaker | AAP Guidelines

Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH

Speaker | AAP Guidelines

Melia Lewis, MEd, BSDH, RDH

Speaker | AAP Guidelines

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Speaker | Eating Disorders

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Event Host | Kara RDH

COURSE DETAILS

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Description: Dental caries is completely preventable; however, this multifactorial disease continues to be the #1 childhood disease in the United States. As dental hygienists, it is critical that we provide the necessary education to parents prenatally to be effective in behavior modification to prevent this rampant form of caries. A discussion of the disease, etiology, factors, and prevention techniques will be discussed.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Determine risk factors for early childhood caries;
  • Identify bacteria that cause early childhood caries;
  • Differentiate discolorations on teeth that may predispose a child to early childhood caries;
  • Apply preventive techniques in practice to prevent or reduce early childhood caries;
  • Discuss feeding practices and the importance of nutrition and education.


Presenter: Marion C. Manski, MS, RDH


Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS, is the Director and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, Virginia. She earned her certificate and associate's degree in 1983 from The Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1988. Manski also graduated from the University of Maryland Graduate School with a Master of Science degree in 2004 with a focus on early childhood caries.


Director Manski is the creator of the local anesthesia program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where she served as Director and Director of Admissions and Recruitment. She was instrumental in passing legislation in Maryland for local anesthesia in 2009 and creating a curriculum for Maryland's local anesthesia course approved by the State Board. She was also the course coordinator of the continuing education program regarding local anesthesia at Fones School of Dental Hygiene, where she served as Director from 2019-2022. She has been involved in grants and has presented and published on local anesthesia, early childhood caries (ECC), and access to care. Most recently, she was awarded a $250,000 grant by the City of Bridgeport regarding access to care and successfully was given IRB approval by Bridgeport Hospital to study the effects of dental hygiene care on pregnant mothers regarding healthy pregnancy and reduction of ECC. She is in the process at VCU to collaborate with their OB/GYN clinic to highlight the importance of oral health and pregnancy outcomes.


Professor Manski serves on the editorial review board of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, Journal of Dental Education, and Perspectives of the Midlevel Practitioner. She serves as Chair-Elect of The American Dental Education Association's Council of Allied Dental Program Directors. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the International Dental Hygienists Association. Ms. Manski was honored nationally by her peers in 2016 as a "Mover and Shaker '' in Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's Annual "Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know." The American Dental Hygienists' Association honored Ms. Manski nationally in 2017 with the ADHA Irene Newman Award.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am - 10:00 am Central | 7:00 am - 9:00 am Mountain/Arizona | 6:00 am - 8:00 am Pacific)


Topic(s): Early Childhood Caries


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)


AGD Subject Code(s): 430 Pediatric Dentistry


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-038-2022-12-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Marion Manski is a consultant for Septodont.





Description: This course explores protocol for pathologic assessments in dental clinical settings. It includes processes for having pathology discussions with patients chairside, documenting conditions found during assessment, and reporting the information to the patient to follow-up after pathology or potential pathology has been noted.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe the concepts of disease versus health in the mouth;
  • Assess to detect potential abnormalities in tissues at every preventive appointment;
  • Describe lesions using appropriate terminology;
  • Determine whether lesions are a variant of normal or potential pathology;
  • Document data from the patient assessment;
  • Present relevant data to co-practitioners for continuity of care;
  • Describe processes for patient follow-up after preventive care visit.


Presenter: Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA


Wife, mother, farmer, student, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker--yet always a dental hygienist--Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 20 years in the dental industry. She takes pride in utilizing her inquisitive mind and honest attitude to lead faculty at her college, influence manufacturers to listen to dental professionals in product innovation, and transform students into entry-level professionals, promoting the use of inner accountability, tenacity, and empowerment. Emily is currently in her final semester of coursework before beginning her dissertation journey, studying to receive her EdD in Higher Education Organizational Leadership. As a native rural Iowan, Emily is married to a fifth-generation family farmer and machinist, and they live on their crop farm with their two sons, Luke and Erik. Emily enjoys cooking and baking, target shooting, four wheeling, reading, and shopping.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:15 am - 1:15 pm Eastern (10:15 am - 12:15 pm Central | 9:15 am - 11:15 am Mountain/Arizona | 8:15 am - 10:15 am Pacific)


Topic(s): Oral Pathology


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)


AGD Subject Code(s): 730 Oral Pathology


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-039-2022-12-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Emily Boge is a Key Opinion Leader and/or conslutant for Dentsply Sirona, Young Dental, Pacific Dental Technologies, Zirc, vTail, and Ansell.





Description: Are you currently documenting the 2018 AAP classifications on every patient? The standard of care necessitates that each patient has an AAP classification in health, gingivitis, or periodontitis. Implants have become commonplace in the oral cavity and also need an AAP classification assigned and documented when present. This course discusses how to accurately assign an AAP classification for each patient wherever they fall on the health-to-disease spectrum.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify the AAP classifications for health;
  • Review the AAP classifications for gingivitis;
  • List the three AAP classifications for implants;
  • Describe staging of periodontitis according to the 2018 AAP classifications;
  • Explain grading of periodontitis according to the 2018 AAP classifications.


Presenter: Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH


Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH, has worked in a variety of dental settings and has been in academia for 11 years and in dentistry for 21 years. She's an educator for Baccalaureate level students at The Utah College of Dental Hygiene.


Shelley co-runs Hygiene Edge, whose goal is to inspire dental professionals to be their best, promote industry best practices and help educators navigate the clinic and classroom. Their YouTube channel has over 17 million views on their helpful videos. Through Hygiene Edge, she creates videos and blogs and professionally co-speaks on topics such as Anesthesia, Oral Hygiene Education, Adolescents, Clinical Updates, and AAP classifications. She also runs a podcast called Hygiene EDGEucators, providing helpful content catered to dental educators.


Shelley also owns Homebound Smiles, where she provides care to our elderly population who needs it the most. Shelley is an award recipient of the 2021 Today's RDH Honor Awards and has served as the Secretary of the Utah Dental Hygienists' Association.


Presenter: Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH


Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH, COO of Hygiene Edge and Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene at Utah Tech University, is passionate about all things dental hygiene.


Jessica has been in the dental field for 23 years with experience as front office staff, dental assistant, and dental hygienist. She has been in education for 10 years. As the COO of Hygiene Edge, she seeks to "educate, grow, and inspire" with dental professionals throughout their careers with helpful videos, podcasts, and other educational content.


Education is Jessica's joy, from educating patients, students, and anyone else who comes across Hygiene Edge's YouTube channel. She has presented both nationally and internationally to continue educating, growing, and being inspired with her fellow dental professionals.


Jessica is the recipient of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce Element Award and the Utah Tech College of Health Sciences Outstanding Service Award. She is a past president of the Utah Dental Hygienists' Association and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association.


Presenter: Melia Lewis, MEd, BSDH, RDH


Melia Lewis, MEd, BSDH, RDH, grew up in the dental world. With 14 years of dental hygiene experience, four as a dental assistant, and hundreds of continuing education hours, she loves to learn and stay up to date on the latest technologies. She is a current adjunct faculty member at Utah Valley University and the Utah College of Dental Hygiene and works in a family private practice in Utah. Her passion is helping dental hygienists feel empowered and supported, as well as educating the public on how awesome dental hygienists are to their oral and overall health. If she's not talking about teeth and health, she can be found in the mountains with her family and Goldendoodle pup. Melia can be reached at melia@hygieneedge.com


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Central | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Mountain/Arizona | 10:30 am - 12:30 am Pacific)


Topic(s): AAP Guidelines


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)


AGD Subject Code(s): 490 Periodontics


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-040-2022-12-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Eating disorders affect millions of people each year. Many go undiagnosed and untreated due to the shame and the secret nature of eating disorders. One misconception is that these disorders are a choice, and the patient can return to normal eating simply by will or force. Eating disorders are serious mental wellness issues requiring a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This course will define and list different types of eating disorders and describe the physical, psychological, and oral manifestations. The dental professional is perfectly positioned to recognize and respond to patients that suffer from eating disorders. Learn not only oral health applications but how to approach the patient with a trauma-informed mindset.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Define eating disorders and identify a variety of types;
  • Describe the diagnosis and epidemiology of anorexia, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, compulsive overeating, compulsive over-exercising, night-eating syndrome, and sleep eating disorder;
  • Outline the psychological consequences of eating disorders;
  • Identify the oral signs of eating disorders;
  • Explain a trauma-informed care mindset with treating eating-disordered patients.


Presenter: Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC


Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a full-time dental hygiene educator in Texas. Kandice is the owner of Inspired Education & Wellness, where she is a speaker, writer, and private practice therapist. Kandice is an approved provider under Texas Health and Human Services for human trafficking training for healthcare professionals. She combines her clinical dental and mental health experience to help other healthcare professionals have a fulfilling work-life experience. Read her articles in Today's RDH and her blog on Facebook titled Fearless Compassion: Stories of Personal Triumph. Contact Kandice at www.kandiceswarthout.com or on social media @The Counselor Hygienist.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Eastern (2:45 pm - 4:45 pm Central | 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm Mountain/Arizona | 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Pacific)


Topic(s): Eating Disorders/Oral Manifestations


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


Prerequisites: None


Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection


Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)


AGD Subject Code(s): 130 Electives


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-041-2022-12-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None


Frequently Asked Questions

Do these CEs meet the requirements for my state?

  • Today's RDH is an ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider, both of which are recognized by all 50 states (including California). According to CE provider accreditation guidelines, live, interactive, and streaming events are considered live CE as long as Q & A is offered at the end of each course. This event will be streamed live by Today's RDH, and the speakers will be available for Q & A after their presentation. All CE certificates issued will state this is a live event.

    Your state's Dental Practice Act, which can be found on your state's Board of Dentistry/Board of Dental Examiners website, includes your allowable duties, CE requirements, the rules pertaining to your state, etc. We highly encourage all dental health care professionals to check their state's Dental Practice Act often, as rules, regulations, and CE requirements can change.

Are these CE courses considered "live" or "in-classroom?"

 

  • Yes, these courses are considered "live" and "in-classroom" and are recognized as such by AGD PACE and ADA CERP because the presenters are presenting live (not pre-recorded) and will be available to answer questions from participants during and after their course presentation (i.e., "interacting with the presenter"). The certificate of completion (CE certificate) will state it was a live course.

    Note for Tennessee: As of July 1, 2022, a live interactive webinar is considered in-person continuing education. This amendment to the statute defines a "live interactive webinar" as an internet-based broadcast in which viewers may interact with a presenter in real time.

Are these CE courses truly live and not pre-recorded? 

  • Yes, these CE courses are being presented live and in real-time. They are not pre-recorded. Being truly live is important because several state Dental Boards do not consider pre-recorded CE courses as meeting live CE requirements. If you are audited and used pre-recorded courses toward your live CE requirement, they may not qualify for re-licensure, and you may fall short of your required courses.

Are these courses considered "clinical" or "core" classes? 

  • To determine if the courses are considered clinical or core, you need to check your state's Dental Practice Act, which specifies CE requirements and what is accepted.

When will I receive an email with links to each course to log on? 

  • Once you register for the event, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with your links for each course. Be sure to check your SPAM folder. In order to properly track attendance for the event, each attendee will have unique links to log in to each course: one link per course, for a total of four links. Do not share your links with anybody, or you will not receive your CE certificates of completion for attending. If you share your links and more than one person is logged on using your links, the tracking software that verifies how long you were in attendance for each course won't work correctly.

How do I get my CE certificate/proof of completion? Will it be emailed?

  • You will receive your CE certificate of completion via email within 7 days after the event concludes. It is very important that you use the same email address to log in to each individual course as you used to register for the event. If you use different emails, there is no way to verify your attendance with your registration. Please note you must be logged on to each course for at least one hour and 40 minutes per accreditation guidelines to receive CE credit.

    We recommend you create a SimpleCert account to access all of your CE certificates. Instructions on how to create an account will be in the emails that include your CE certificates (one email per CE certificate). If you do not receive your CE certificates or only receive some of them, CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX. Again, please give us 7 days to verify attendance before reaching out to support. 

Are there test questions at the end of each course?

  • Unless your state requires a quiz/assessment to be taken at the completion of live CE courses, there will not be a quiz. For states requiring a quiz, each course's quizzes will be made available.

    Your state's Dental Practice Act, which can be found on your state's Board of Dentistry/Board of Dental Examiners website, includes your allowable duties, CE requirements, the rules pertaining to your state, etc. We highly encourage all dental health care professionals to check their state's Dental Practice Act often, as rules, regulations, and CE requirements can change.

Is it mandatory to fill out the course evaluations to receive CE credit?

  • The course evaluations are not mandatory to fill out to receive CE credit. However, they are much appreciated because they give us valuable feedback to improve future events.

Will this be offered on any other days besides the day listed? 

  • Because this is a live event (not pre-recorded), it can only be watched on the date and at the time listed. Please note your time zone because once each course starts, there is no rewind button to start the course from the beginning.

When is your next live virtual CE event going to be?

  • We plan each live, virtual CE event one at a time. We aren't organizing and planning our next event right now, so we don't know. However, if you'd like to be the first to know when we announce our next event, you can sign-up for our email list by going to todaysrdh.com and sign-up in the box that says, "Get Today's RDH Sent Directly to Your Inbox." We also offer on-demand (not "live") CE courses which can be found here: https://dentalce.todaysrdh.com/

Why is this event on a Saturday?

  • Before we organize these live CE events, we've put out surveys. Based on the feedback from these surveys, we base which courses are offered and the day most people prefer. The majority stated they prefer a Friday or Saturday. Our last event was on a Friday (October 21, 2022), so we are holding this event on a Saturday (December 10, 2022). Though we try, we simply cannot please everyone.

Why aren't these CE courses free?

  • There are costs for putting on events like this; an IT team to ensure the event runs smoothly, speaker compensation, software costs, etc. To offer CE courses at no cost, we would need to have sponsors (i.e., manufacturers/companies pay for our expenses), and this event is completely non-sponsored. Though there is a cost to attend this event, it tends to be cheaper than attending an in-person dental conference, especially for those in rural communities who have added travel and hotel costs on top of in-person conference registration fees.

What is the latest to sign-up? 

  • The latest to sign-up is 15 minutes before the last course of the day or when the event sells out.

Are there breaks? 

  • Yes, there will be 15-minute breaks between each course.

What if I only want a couple of the courses being offered? 

  • These courses are being sold as a package, not individually. If you prefer not to watch and receive CE credit for a particular course offered, you are free to step away during that time and return for other courses during the day.

Do I have to sit and watch the whole thing? Can I attend this CE event if I'm at work?

  • We highly suggest you watch and pay attention to each course just as you would if you were attending an in-person dental conference to take continuing education courses. We do not recommend attending this CE event if you are at work or distracted.

    Dentistry is an evidence-based health care profession which is why continuing education is required for re-licensure. Continuing education aims to keep dental professionals up-to-date on current patient care protocols, research, treatment modalities, techniques, and best practices. Its overreaching goal is to enhance clinical and overall skills to protect patients' health and safety and best meet the needs of patients. If you don't pay attention or are distracted, taking continuing education courses does not serve their intended purpose.

    If there are certain courses you don't want credit for, you can step away at those times. There will be breaks in between the courses. Please remember you must be logged in to each two-hour course for a minimum of one hour and 40 minutes per accreditation guidelines to receive CE credit. The webinar software tracks your time in the event, and there will be no exceptions made to those who do not attend for the minimum amount of time.

Are there refunds?

  • Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will be available through December 2, 2022. Starting December 3, 2022, no refunds will be offered. Please make sure you are available to attend before purchasing and that you have a strong internet connection.

Can we sign-up as a group, or does everyone need to sign-up separately?

  • Everyone who wants to receive CE credit must register and log into each course individually. This is because CE certificates are awarded based on comparing who purchased tickets and how long that person attended each course. 

Are these courses only for hygienists, or can doctors and dental assistants receive CE too?

  • These courses can be taken by doctors, hygienists, and dental assistants for CE credit.

Can Canadians receive CE credit for these courses?

  • Generally speaking, Canada recognizes CE Courses offered by AGD PACE-approved providers. However, we cannot guarantee acceptance, so we always recommend checking with your governing agency to confirm approval.

Is there a cap on the number of attendees?

  • There is a cap of 5,000 attendees.

What is the processing fee?

  • The processing fee is an Eventbrite fee they charge for using their software.

Do I have to watch this on a laptop?

  • You can watch from any device with an internet connection or data, including laptops, desktops, tablets, or smartphones.

What happens if I get disconnected?

  • Click on the course link again and log back in using the same name and email you registered with. If you get disconnected again, try using a different device, like a smartphone, but please make sure you are using the same name and email you registered with.

Are these CEs reported to CE Broker?

  • Not directly. Just like an in-person conference, the certificate needs to be manually submitted to CE Broker. To do this, you will need to upload the CE certificate of completion to your CE Broker account.

Can the course presenters hear or see me?

  • No, the speakers can't see or hear you. You interact with them through a live chat.

Will closed captioning be available during the event?

  • Yes, we will have closed captioning available during the event. Attendees can choose to turn it on or off.

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REGISTRATION

Today's RDH Dental CE at Home continuing education (CE) courses meet the standards for approval with ADA CERP, AGD PACE, and AADH. CE Certificates of Completion for the live courses will be sent out within 7 days of the conclusion of the event after attendance and purchase is verified by Today's RDH.

Refund Policy: Event tickets are refundable (minus Eventbrite fees) through December 2, 2022. Starting December 3, 2022, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to December 3, 2022 to request a refund. 

Contact: Need any help? Contact support@todaysrdh.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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