School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Winter Dental Hygiene Seminar

Winter Dental Hygiene Seminar: Career Advancement Strategies & Esthetic Considerations in Dental Hygiene Practice

Friday, February 21, 2014

Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Would you like to learn how to recognize specific esthetic concerns in your patients?

In today’s job market, distinguishing yourself through enhanced skills or training can open many doors. Come learn from the experts how you can prepare to reach that next level in your dental hygiene career. Additionally, you will receive insights from dental specialists on esthetic concerns related to: 1) dental whitening, 2) the periodontium, and 3) orthodontics. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to evaluate your professional goals and receive practical clinical tips you can apply immediately in your practice.


In this two-part continuing dental education program, you will learn how to:

  • identify the variety of employment opportunities available to dental hygienists.
  • assess your personal readiness to advance along your professional pathway.
  • describe the efficacy of various dental whitening products.
  • identify esthetic compromises in your patients’ periodontal status.
  • improve your understanding of facial/smile proportions.
Who Should Attend

Dental hygienists who may benefit both personally and professionally from increased knowledge about career advancement strategies and esthetic concerns related to dental hygiene practice.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lecture and panel discussions


Heather Heathcote Luebben, A.D.T., R.D.H., Advanced Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist, Apple Tree Dental, Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

Deborah K. Johnson, D.D.S., Certificate, Periodontology; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry.

Clare E. Larkin, R.D.H., M.S.Ed., R.F., C.D.H.C., Prevention Coordinator, Oral Health Program, Minnesota Department of Health; Community Faculty Member, Metropolitan State University/Normandale Community College; past president, MnDHA and MDHEA.

James R. Miller, D.D.S., M.S., Board Certified Orthodontist in private practice at Advances in Orthodontics, P.A. in Golden Valley, Minnesota; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Orthodontics, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Jorge Perdigão, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Kelly L. Stein, R.D.H., M.D.H., Clinical Training Specialist, 3M ESPE, 3M Center, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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

Kelli Swanson Jaecks, M.A., R.D.H., president-elect of the American Dental Hygiene Association; past president, Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association; president, Verbal Impact, L.L.C., an education and consulting company.

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