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BOP, Biofilms & Pocket Depth - Hands on Clinical Course

  • Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Time:  8:30am – 12:30pm (Registration 8:00-8:30am)
  • Location: Dental Health Programs College Center 201 Texas Avenue Bangor, ME 04401
  • Course Fee: $100.00
  • CEUs: 4 Category I
  • Questions? 262-7870

Presenter:

Bill LandersBill Landers
President, OraTec Corporation

Bill is an expert on microbiological tests (DNA & BANA Assays; Phase Contrast Microscopy, Cultures) with published articles and a regular column in RDH journal. He has presented hundreds of courses to schools and societies and developed the antimicrobial agent TheraSol and the Via-Jet oral irrigator.

Course Description:

Most of us were taught that calculus caused periodontal disease and that removing it was the best therapy. That notion originated from studies in the 1950ʼs-1970ʼs, but it still persists despite contrary evidence from newer scientific techniques and DNA analysis. More recently, gingivitis and periodontitis were characterized as infections, but that too is inaccurate. Today, periodontal diseases are recognized as an auto-immune disease provoked by the presence of specific microbes. Notched metal sticks are incapable of detecting those microbes. Theyʼre not even very good at detecting damage, until long afterwards and with a huge margin of error. As for BOP, multiple studies have failed to find any correlation whatsoever between BOP and subsequent attachment loss. Itʼs well past time that dentistry caught up with medicine, which has been using microbiological tests and antimicrobial treatments for decades.

This course will bring you up to date with the latest information on what biofilms are and how the immune response damages the periodontium. It will review the advantages and limitations of traditional clinical tests and all of the currently available microbiological tests, including BANA, DNA, Phase Microscopy and Cultures. It will also reconsider treatment options, from conventional symptomatic treatments to antimicrobial and antibiotic therapies. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare slides for examination with the Phase Contrast Microscope.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn why periodontal probes & BOP don’t predict disease activity.
  2. Learn how to differentiate between pathogenic and non-pathogenic biofilms.
  3. Periodontal disease is transmissible. Learn how biofilms evolve and vector.
  4. Learn more about immunological sequences that lead to disease.
  5. Understand the crucial role of WBC’s in periodontal disease.
  6. Learn about the full gamut of microbiological tests now available.
  7. Understand why, how and when to use antimicrobial agents and antibiotics.

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Cancellations & Refunds: Course Fee is non-refundable.

Seating is limited and early registration is strongly recommended.

Table Clinics

  • Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Time:  5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: UMA-Bangor Campus, 124 Eastport Hall, Texas Ave., Bangor, ME 04401
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 1.5 CAT I for Maine dentists & hygienists / 2.5 CAT II for Maine assistants
  • Topics: More information will be available early 2017

Local Anesthesia Refresher - Lecture with Hands-On Lab Option

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm (Lecture session)
  • Location: UMA Bangor Campus 124 Eastport Hall Bangor ME
  • Course Fee: $150
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 3 Category I

 

  • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm (Hands-On Lab session)
  • Location: Dental Health Programs Clinic College Center 201 Texas Ave. Bangor
  • Course Fee: $400 (Combined Lecture & Lab session)
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 6 Category I
  • Morning Lecture session serves as the required prerequisite for this hands-on lab session.  Lab participants must hold a current state of Maine local anesthesia permit
  • The lab session has a limit of 30 attendees due to the hands on nature of the program

Presenter:

AM Lecture Session – Kathryn Walker, RDH, BS has served in the capacity of lead anesthesia laboratory faculty for the UMA-Bangor dental hygiene students for 14 years and has 35 years as a practicing hygienist with particular expertise in periodontal practice.

PM Hands-On Clinical Session – Dr. John Hauge, DMD and additional laboratory faculty with extensive experience in dentistry, local anesthesia administration and education will support the co-instruction of this hands-on session.

Course Description:

The lecture, hands-on course combination is for the registered dental hygienist who holds a Maine state permit to administer local anesthesia, and includes faculty guided practice of maxillary and mandibular nerve blocks and infiltration injections.  (The morning lecture session serves as the required prerequisite for the afternoon hands-on session).

*This course has a limit of 30 attendees due to the hands on nature of the program.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify anatomical landmarks that pertain to administration of local anesthesia
  • Review anesthetic and armamentarium selection, set up and safety
  • Review documentation of local anesthetic procedures and complications
  • Review administration techniques, including aspiration, slow injection and minimum effective dosage, and utilizing Safe-D-Needle technology
  • Review of 9 injection techniques, including videos of each injection
  • Hands-on session:  Supervised demonstration of injection techniques

Registration:

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Cancellations & Refunds: Course Fee is non-refundable.

Seating is limited and early registration is strongly recommended.

For any questions about registration or future courses, please email us!

 

Dental Equipment Maintenance, Basic Repairs, Chairside Ergonomics - Hands on Course

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Dental Health Programs Clinic, College Center, 201 Texas Ave., Bangor
  • Course Fee: $100.00
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 3 Category I
  • This course has a limit of 30 attendees due to the hands on nature of the program

Presenter:

Mark Kelly, Territory Manager

  • A-dec Inc. New England Territory Manager – 12 years
  • CEAS (Certified Erognomic Assessment Sprecialist) – 4 years

Prior Experience:

  • Dental Equipment Project Manager
  • Dental Office Designer (Wentworth Institute-Architecture/Interior)
  • Dental Service Technician

Course Description:

The Dental Health Programs in partnership with the A-dec Corporation will present this Hands on course for the entire dental team including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, EFDAs, and denturists.

This course has a limit of 30 attendees due to the hands on nature of the program.

Educational Objectives:

  • Trouble shooting common dental unit problems
  • Effective maintenance practices for the dental operatory
  • Dental equipment and operatory design and optimal infection control measures
  • Dental team chairside ergonomics – Optimal positioning and overall body mechanics for all dental practitioners including the patient

Registration:

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Cancellations & Refunds: Course Fee is non-refundable.

Seating is limited and early registration is strongly recommended.

Prescription Writing Workshop for Dental Hygienists

  • Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: UMA Bangor Campus 124 Eastport Hall Bangor ME
  • Course Fee: $50.00
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 2 Category I

Panelists:

 

Nancy Foster, Assistant Professor of Dental Health, University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor will plan to discuss where the related regulatory information may be located regarding the statute allowing Maine dental hygienists to prescribe chlorhexidine and topical sodium fluoride products.  In addition to being a longtime dental hygiene educator, she also has experience working in private practice treating patients and routinely prescribing these products.

Diane Peterson, RDH, M.S., is an Acadmic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, covering seven states in the Northeast region.  She has nearly 30 years of clinical experience in the field combining many roles including clinician, educator, advocate and researcher.  Her focus is to provide dental professsionals with current scientific research and information to assist them with making active, evidence-based recommendations in their clinical practice.

James C. (Jay) Singletary, RPh, has been an instructor in the Department Pharmacy Practice at Husson School of Pharmacy for the past 5 years.  He graduated from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy and spent approximately 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry with both brand and generic companies holding various sales and marketing positions.  He also practiced both nursing home provider pharmacy and retail pharmacy for 20 years.

Course Description:

Because dental hygienists in Maine now have the authority to write prescriptions for selected toothpastes, gels and oral rinses we have assembled a panel to explain the products and procedures involved in writing these prescriptions.  The panel will include a pharmacist a member of the regulatory community and a product representative.  Participants will learn the rules of prescription writing, the specific products that can be prescribed by dental hygienists and have the opportunity to practice writing prescriptions for the allowable products.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how to access the Maine Dental Practice Act and review the provisions that allow dental hygienists to write prescriptions for topical fluoride and chlorhexidine rinses
  • Identify products, dosage forms and concentrations that dental hygienists are allowed to prescribe in the State of Maine
  • Discuss the patient education information that should accompany the prescribed products
  • Identify the components of a legal prescription
  • Write a sample prescription for the products that dental hygienists are allowed to prescribe in the State of Maine

Registration:

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Cancellations & Refunds: Course Fee is non-refundable.

For any questions about registration or future courses, please email us!

Digital Impressions with Sirona’s Omnicam – Hands-On Course!

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Dental Health Programs Clinic College Center 201 Texas Ave. Bangor
  • Course Fee: $90.00
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 3 Category I

Presenter:

Ann Convey, Technology Advisor, Patterson Dental Company, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Maine’s Dental Hygiene program and a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta’s Expanded Functions Dental Assisting program.  Ann has worked in the dental field for 20+ years with experience in dental hygiene and also as a co-owner of a dental practice.  She joined Patterson Dental’s team in 2015 as a Technology Advisor and Certified CEREC and CEREC Ortho Trainer.  She is versed in Eaglesoft Practice Management Software, imaging software, Schick Digital Sensors, CEREC and CBCT integration.  Ann is particularly enthusiastic about sharing knowledge of CAD/CAM dentistry.

Course Description:

Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology, better known as CAD/CAM, has revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry as well as orthodontics.  This course will look at the history and evolution of CAD/CAM dentistry as well as the applications and capabilities of CAD/CAM dentistry.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to integrate the technology into their practice to maximize efficiency and patient satisfaction.  After a demonstration of various scanning techniques for a variety of restorative treatments and orthodontic treatment, participants will have the opportunity for a hands-on learning activity with the Omnican.

Learning Objectives

Learn and implement proper techniques for tooth preparation and the designing process of single restorations.

  • Gain understanding of the history and evolution of CAD/CAM dentistry
  • Learn and demonstrate proper techniques using Sirona’s Omnican for a variety of procedures to include crown and bridge, veneers, inlays/onlays, implantalogy, Invisalign, Clear Correct and IOC
  • Learn the six steps to scheduling an in-office CAD/CAM restoration

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Cancellations & Refunds: Course Fee is non-refundable.

Seating is limited and early registration is strongly recommended.

Recent Legislative Changes & Their Implications for Dental Team Members

  • Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Time:  2 hour morning program (more details to follow soon)
  • Location: UMA Campus Jewett Auditorium Jewett Dr. Augusta ME

Members of the Maine Board of Dental Practice will present an overview on new laws and statutes and how they impact dental providers.  Open to all members of the Dental Health Team.

Save the Date!  More information forthcoming spring 2017

Mindful Nutrition, not “Wasteful Eating”…The Connection to the Gum Line

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
  • Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: UMA Bangor Campus 124 Eastport Hall Bangor ME
  • Course Fee: $50
  • Maine Board of Dental Practice CEUs: 2 Category I

Presenter:

Julie Milan, PhD, RDN, LD, RYT is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist, registered yoga teacher, nutrition consultant, mindful eating speaker and presenter. Julie has been a yoga instructor and dietitian for over 15 years and is dedicated to helping people live more joyful and healthier lives through mindful eating and movement. She teaches people how to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives through her yoga classes and mindful eating seminars. Julie believes in nourishing the body, mind and spirit with wholesome foods, mindful movement, and mindful living. Julie currently works in the Nutrition department at the University of Maine at Orono.

 Course Description:

This course focuses on the benefits of “mindful” nutrition in the association between obesity and periodontal disease.  As clinicians, have we considered the important role that foods play in the human inflammatory process?  Open to all members of the Dental Health Team.

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the role of inflammation in the body
  • To discuss the association between obesity and periodontal health
  • To identify the role of proper nutritional intake in the healing process
  • To explain the “mindful eating”, not wasteful nutrition
  • To evaluate patient’s risk factors based obesity status and periodontal health
  • To develop an effective nutritional counseling based on patient’s periodontal health and obesity status

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Cancellations & Refunds: Course Fee is non-refundable.

 

For any questions about registration or future courses, please email us!

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