Friday, February 10, 2023

Dental CE at Home

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

Event is Friday, February 10, 2023. Register Now to Secure Your Spot!

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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.

Agenda:

  • Infection Control, Risk Management, and OSHA/HIPAA for the Dental Team (2 CE)
    Presented by Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA
    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
  • TMJ Pain Management: The Role of the Dental Hygienist (2 CE)
    Presented by Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM
    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
  • Make the Shift: Oral Cancer Prevention in the Dental Setting (2 CE)
    Presented by Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS
    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
  • Utilizing Lasers in Your Perio Program (2 CE)
    Presented by Joy Raskie, RDH
    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

Date: Friday, February 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: Infection Control, TMJ Pain Management, Oral Cancer, and Lasers in Dentistry

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

Price: $99 (less than $12.50 per CE credit)

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

SPEAKERS

Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA

Speaker | Infection Control

Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM

Speaker | TMJ Pain Management

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH

Speaker | Oral Cancer

Joy Raskie, RDH

Speaker | Lasers in Dentistry

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Event Host | Kara RDH

COURSE DETAILS

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Description: This course explores protocol for recommended infection control practices and risk management and mitigation for dental clinical settings. This course includes all seven of the focal topics for universal precautions safety in dental practice, along with a general review of OSHA, HIPAA, and SDS sheet protocols.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe current CDC and OSAP recommendations and OSHA guidelines to develop a working knowledge of potential hazards in clinical dental practice;
  • Acquire the skills and techniques needed to properly utilize disinfection modalities and contaminated surface management practices to improve safety in dental practice;
  • Demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to properly prevent cross-contamination in dental practice;
  • Describe skills to mitigate and manage risks of injury and contamination in dental practice;
  • Describe components of OSHA and HIPAA and their relevance to dental practice;
  • Apply proper maintenance and retention practices for safety data sheets and other critical safety documents.


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


Wife, mother, farmer, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker--yet always a dental hygienist--Dr. Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 22 years in the dental industry. Dr. Emily 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. In her free time, Dr. Emily enjoys cooking and baking, target shooting, fast cars, four wheeling, reading, and shopping.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, February 10, 2023 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): Infection Control


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): 148 Infection Control


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-046-2023-02-2


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.


California Disclaimer: This course is not specifically approved for California's infection control course requirement.


New York Disclaimer: This course is an approved infection Control course by the New York State Education Department. Today's RDH Provider ID# IC 218.





Description: This course is perfect for the dental hygienist exploring the role of the Myofunctional Therapist. Myofunctional therapists are in a unique position to treat the muscular dysfunctions that usually accompany temporomandibular (TMD) joint dysfunction. TMD can result from a variety of issues, from musculature imbalance, malocclusion, and other traumatic events. Along with these commonly known factors, postural imbalances can also impact the TMJ. This course explores the causes of TMD, treatment options including traditional and newer techniques, as well as understanding a team approach to care. This lecture will include a hands-on demonstration of myofascial release, a discussion of therapy techniques, myofunctional and speech therapy, and the use of CBD oils and low-level light therapy for inflammation reduction and analgesia.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify the TMJ joint anatomy;
  • Describe common TMD muscle pain referral patterns;
  • Recognize additional methods of pain reduction that complement myofunctional therapy;
  • Use simplified myofascial release techniques and touch movements;
  • Recommend general dietary guidelines to help healing and collagen production.


Presenter: Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM


Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM, is board-certified in Orofacial Myology and owns Nebraska Myofunctional Specialities. She is a professional continuing education speaker on courses in airway, birth to six oral development, newborn airway development, recognizing myofunctional disorders, TMD pain management, and tethered oral tissues. She is a member of ADHA, the International Association of Orofacial Myology, the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, the Association of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, and the creator of the "SPOTS" Myofunctional Screening Tool. She has held several leadership positions within the NDHA, including president and delegate. Pat has received numerous awards, including 2013 Young Dental's Hygienists who make a difference, 2013 Nebraska Dental Hygienist of the year, 2015 ADHA/Colgate Irene Newman Award for the advancement of dental hygiene, and 2020 Rosemarie Van Norman Prevention Award.


Her years of experience with tongue thrust, digit sucking, TMJD, and other areas of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders have been hugely successful. Pat has an innovative approach allowing the patient to achieve overall confidence by providing an individualized, positive treatment plan. Pat has practiced Orofacial Myology since 2008 in Central and Eastern Nebraska. She and her husband have seven children and eight grandchildren.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, February 10, 2023 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): TMJ Pain Management


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): 200 Orofacial Pain


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-047-2023-02-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Prevention, education, and early diagnosis are key to any type of cancer. Oral cancer is no exception. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers start in the mouth or throat. It is estimated that one American dies every hour, every day, from oral cancer. The lifetime risk of developing oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer is about one in 60 for men and one in 140 for women. Several factors can affect the risk of developing mouth and throat cancer. This course will expose oral cancer facts and myths and is intended to educate the entire dental team on the crucial role that they can play in oral cancer education, prevention, and screening. New strategies will be discussed that can be implemented immediately.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Recall signs, symptoms, and risk factors for head and neck cancers;
  • Identify newly discovered risk factors for oropharyngeal cancers;
  • Recognize the oral-systemic link with oral and oropharyngeal cancers;
  • Address the HPV vaccination as an oral cancer prevention tool.


Presenter: Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS


Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS, graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and has spent the last 25 years actively involved in the dental industry as an author, speaker, clinician, and public health advocate.


Lancette resides in Reno, Nevada, and is a past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists' Association. She is a past recipient of the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year and received the Innovative Career Vision Award for her work in all seven professional roles of the dental hygienist. She served on the board of directors for the American Dental Hygienists Association and has been honored at the national level by receiving the ADHA Irene Newman Professional Achievement award, recognizing her for her contributions to advancing the art and science of the dental hygiene profession over the last 15 years.


Lancette is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker and serves as a key opinion leader in the dental industry, and has been featured on several podcasts. She works as a clinician in private practice, owns/operates a mobile dentistry business, developed an AGD PACE-approved national CE company, and volunteers as a vaccinator with Battle Born Medical Corp in Nevada.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, February 10, 2023 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): Oral Cancer


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 Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-048-2023-02-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: This is a course for the novice or experienced laser user. Learn what types of lasers are ideal in hygiene and why this is important when dealing with biofilm and periodontal bacteria. Understand the inflammatory process and how lasers can be incorporated into multiple facets of the disease process. This course will look into the differences between pre- and post-procedural laser applications. Take a deep dive into what laser procedures are incorporated for preventative, maintenance, and non-surgical periodontal therapies as well as when to incorporate lasers for the best patient outcomes. Whether you have been using lasers for years or have never touched a laser, join us to learn tips on how to effectively implement lasers into your periodontal program.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of how dental lasers work and why certain lasers work more easily than others for fighting periodontal disease;
  • Familiarize oneself with the inflammatory process, risk factors, and how lasers can be incorporated;
  • Acquire knowledge on how to incorporate lasers for all stages of periodontal disease;
  • Comprehend the difference between pre- and post-procedural laser application;
  • Learn what type of patients are ideal candidates for laser treatment;
  • Acquire tips to effectively implement a laser into your periodontal program.


Presenter: Joy Raskie, RDH


Joy Raskie, RDH, has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2003. For over 12 years, Joy was head of the Dental Hygiene/Periodontal program, where she successfully implemented lasers into the hygiene program. Her passion for lasers has led her to obtain a fellowship, associate fellowship, and an advanced proficiency in laser dentistry. Joy is the Director of Education and CEO at Advanced Dental Hygiene, a company that specializes in hands-on dental laser education. Joy is a world-renowned lecturer, conducts live and online laser training courses, and does in-office laser consulting. Joy is deeply passionate about teaching, and her goal is to boost excitement and confidence in using and incorporating dental lasers into daily practice. Her goal is to help everyone feel confident and ready to succeed after leaving her courses. Contact Joy at AdvancedDentalHygiene.com or email JoyRaskieRDH@gmail.com.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, February 10, 2023 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): Lasers in Dentistry


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): 135 Laser Therapy


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-049-2023-02-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None


Disclaimer: This is a continuing education course on lasers, not a laser certification training.


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. 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.

    California Disclaimer: The infection control course is not specifically approved for California's infection control course requirement.

    New York Disclaimer: The infection control course is an approved infection control course by the New York State Education Department. Today's RDH Provider ID# IC 218.

    Laser Course Disclaimer: The laser course is a continuing education course on lasers, not a laser certification training.

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 CE 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 Friday?

  • 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 Saturday (December 10, 2022), so we are holding this event on a Friday (February 10, 2023). 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 February 3, 2023. Starting February 4, 2024, 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.

    CE credit will not be given to the entire group if a group is viewing on the same device. CE credit will only be given to the person who is logged in to the device.

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 this event?

 

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

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL support@todaysrdh.com

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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 February 3, 2023. Starting February, 4, 2023, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to February 4, 2023 to request a refund. 

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

If you are having difficulties registering on this page, please register directly on the Eventbrite page here.