School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

Friday, September 11, 2015

Join your colleagues for the “great fall dental hygiene get-together” and come away with a wealth of new information you can apply immediately in your practice.

This continuing dental education program will give you timely and practical information on several areas of interest specific to the practice of dental hygiene. You will benefit from the diversity of clinical topics and the opportunity to interact with six engaging speakers. These experts will share keen insights from their clinical fields and will respond to your specific questions. Please join us for the 2015 seminar offering you important updates on: 1) dental recordkeeping, 2) professional ethics and boundaries, 3) trigeminal neuralgia, 4) implant maintenance, 5) periodontal risk assessment, and 6) head and neck evaluation.


Attending the 2015 continuing dental education program will give you the knowledge to:

  • identify and avoid common missteps in dental recordkeeping.
  • describe the characteristics most often associated with ethical infractions.
  • explain the causes, symptoms and treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia.
  • develop an appropriate home care regimen for the dental implant patient.
  • apply periodontal risk assessment findings to your patient education sessions.
  • recognize the signs and symptoms of various head and neck cancers. 
Who Should Attend

This program is designed exclusively for dental hygienists.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.


Roger G. Ettel, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; consulting faculty, Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Ettel is currently in full-time clinical practice limited to periodontology in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Andrew W. Grande, M.D., Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Kate M. Hathaway, M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and current teaching faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota; retired clinical faculty, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine.

Cynthia L. Stull, M.D.H., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Barbara A. Zurek, J.D., partner, Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P., Attorneys At Law; registered nurse and attorney; defense counsel for the leading underwriter of medical malpractice insurance in Minnesota, and the approved local defense counsel for the insurer of dentists; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.


Here’s what some of last year’s participants had to say about the program:

“Speakers were very knowledgeable and passionate about their topics.” Kayla Anderson, Minnetonka, MN

“Speakers were energetic, fun and informative.”

“I liked that there was multiple instructors and how they specialize in the subjects.” Amber Schroeder, Cresco, IA

“Good environment, adequate space, comfortable, up to date applicable information that was well delivered.”

“Direct usefulness to practice.” Nancy Nelson, Iron Mountain, MI

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