Nation’s Capital Dental Study Club

Dental Team Study Club Program

We are proud to offer CE opportunities to dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office staff to enhance and strengthen knowledge of periodontal disease, implant dentistry, regenerative techniques, and dental technology. We encourage participation in the full series (5 lectures/15 CE credits), but individual meeting registration (3 CE credits) is also welcomed. Meetings are held Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-8:30 pm and run from September – April at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015 near Friendship Heights Metro station.

6-part Dental Hygiene Program

September 20 – November 15 – December 13, 2018 – January 17 – March 21 – May 16, 2019

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MUCOGINGIVAL DEFECT
  • OSHA AND HIPPA
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO FINDING TODAY’S DESENSITIZERS, SEALANTS AND FLOURIDES
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO LASER TREATMENT
  • MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH ON “WHEN IS IT TIME TO REFER”
  • EROGONOMICS AND EYE HEALTH IN DENTISTRY: “HOW TO PREVENT PAIN”

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – Soft Tissue Grafting Techniques For Mucogingival Defects

  • This program is the first in a series of educational sessions, designed to elevate clinical dental team members as key partners in identifying mucogingival defects. This lecture will discuss the common mucogingival conditions of recession, absence or reduction of keratinized tissue, and probing depths extending beyond the mucogingival junction (MGJ). Mucogingival conditions that may require corrective surgery include progressive gingival recession or loss with concomitant root exposure, absence or reduced amounts of keratinized/attached gingiva, periodontal pocket probing extending beyond the mucogingival junction, high frenum attachments and inadequate vestibular depth. Other clinical conditions which may influence the need for treatment include chronic marginal inflammation and root sensitivity

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – OSHA AND HIPPA ( Limited to 60ppl)

  • This course will meet the annual OSHA/HIPPA training requirements. Attendees will be informed about important OSHA and HIPAA compliance developments while maintaining the highest standards of compliance. Topics to be discussed includes Hazard Communication, key provisions of the Bloodborne Disease Pathogen Standard, and key provisions of Infection Control. Learn how to reply if you are subject to an OSHA inspection at your office and discover how to assign tasks to key staff members who are able to take part in achieving compliance. To avoid being overwhelmed, we will help to dissect the HIPAA information into small, mentally digestible pieces. Topics to be discussed include: Notice of Privacy Practices, business associate agreements, breach notifications, security risk assessments and how HIPAA relates to dentistry today.

DECEMBER 13, 2018 – The Magic of Prevention

  • Caries infection has increased in young adult populations and continues to be a major disease for children. This course is designed to provide a “hands-on”approach to the dental team with new findings on today’s desensitizers, sealants, fluoride treatments and Xylitol-based products to combat patient’s current symptoms and prevention of future issues.

JANUARY 17, 2019 – Fotona- Introduction to Laser Dentistry

  • Lasers have been a part of the dental armamentarium for over a quarter of a century. The important question facing the modern dentist is: “Are dental lasers worth the hype or are they just expensive tools that do what I already do with my handpiece and scalpel?” This course will show the advantages of lasers for both the practitioner and the patient. It will give the dentist the information needed to make a financially and clinically sound decision regarding implementing lasers into their practice. All major dental laser wavelengths will be presented and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. Clinical cases will be presented to show the role of lasers in every discipline of dentistry.

 MARCH 21, 2019 – Deep Pockets, Vertical Defects, Gingival Recession, Implants- When is it Time to Refer?

  • This one-day multidisciplinary lecture will discuss important points the clinician needs to bear in mind when considering a referral to a specialist practitioner and clarify the various elements and responsibilities needed to provide the referred patient with the required level of professional care.In those cases warranting it, timely and appropriate referral is of great importance as part of the dentist’s duty of care to their patient. Failure to inform a patient of the need for consultation and/or referral could expose the dentist to medicolegal complications.

MAY 16, 2019 – Eye Health and Pain Prevention in Dentistry

  • Do you experience any type of physical discomfort? When surveyed three years post-graduation, a high average of hygienists have experienced pain. It is important to understand how proper lighting and magnification can reduce overall stress to the body. This course is designed to empower clinicians with  the right tools to prevent pain in order to extend your career and improve your quality of life.

Registration Policy

  • Registrations are taken on a first come, first servebasis
  • Registrations are not considered final until payment isreceived
  • Partial payment cannot be accepted

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Attendee Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation made 30 days or more before the course starts: Fullrefund
  • Cancellationmade15-29daysbeforethecoursestarts:50%ofthecoursefeewillberefunded
  • Cancellation made 0-14 days before the course starts: Norefund
  • A$25administration fee will apply to all cancellation

Nation’s Capital Dental Study Club Hygiene Program 2018-2019