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 5, 2014

Enhance your clinical practice skills and fulfill your core competency requirement for Minnesota relicensure all in one day.

You will benefit from the variety and volume of clinical information you can apply on your next day in the office. This fast-moving program will update you on what’s new while refreshing your knowledge in many key areas of practice. Six expert clinicians will share tips from their various disciplines and will respond to your specific questions. You will receive timely updates on: 1) planned changes to water fluoridation levels, 2) panoramic radiographic technique, 3) building trust into your patient relationships, 4) oral ulcers, 5) categorizing and describing oral lesions, and 6) laser use in periodontal therapy.

Benefits/Objectives

Attending the 2014 continuing dental education program will give you the knowledge to:

  • explain the planned changes to water fluoride levels.
  • identify and correct panoramic radiographic technique errors.
  • develop a stronger level of trust with your patients.
  • differentiate between common oral ulcerations.
  • apply appropriate terminology to your description of oral lesions.
  • describe the types of lasers used in periodontal therapy.
Who Should Attend

This program is designed exclusively for dental hygienists.

Educational Method

Illustrated lecture and panel discussions.

Speakers

Mansur Ahmad, B.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; Immediate Past-President, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Raj Gopalakrishnan, B.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.

Kimberly Harms, D.D.S., recently retired from general dental practice in Farmington, Minnesota; founder of Southern Cities Community Health Clinic, serving special needs patients in Faribault, Minnesota. Dr. Harms has been very active in organized dentistry throughout her dental career.

Robert Jensen, D.D.S., M.S.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. Dr. Jensen and his wife, Dr. Jane Jensen, maintain a four-clinic private practice in the metro area limited to periodontics and dental implants.

Robert S. Jones, D.D.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.

Joy B. Osborn, R.D.H., M.A., Associate Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene, Department of Primary Dental Care, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.
 

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