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Friday, August 13, 2021

Dental CE at Home

Earn 8 Live CE Credits from the Comfort of Home During this Livestream Virtual CE Event from Today's RDH!

Event is this Friday, August 13th. Don't Miss Out - Act Now!



The easy way to earn your required live CE credits! Save time and save money, while learning with top-notch speakers presenting quality CE courses!

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021

Time (please note your time zone):
9:30 am 6 pm Eastern (8:30 am 5 pm Central | 7:30 am 3 pm Mountain | 6:30 am 3 pm Pacific/Arizona)

Location: Online from the comfort of home

Topics: Infection Control/OSHA, AAP Guidelines, Instrumentation, Anxiety & Fear in Dentistry

Total CE Credits: 8 CE (four live courses, 2 CE each)

Price: $99 (less than $12.50 per live CE)

Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com / prior to emailing support please read through the FAQ below if you have any questions)


  • Infection Control, Risk Management, and OSHA/HIPAA for the Dental Team (2 CE)
    by Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

    9:30 am – 11:30 am Eastern | 8:30 am Central | 7:30 am – 9:30 am Mountain | 6:30 am – 8:30 am Pacific/Arizona
  • AAP Guidelines: An Update on Classifications (2 CE)
    by Jeremy M. Miller, RDH

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm Eastern | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Central | 9:30 am – 11:30 am Mountain | 8:30 am – 10:30 am Pacific/Arizona
    1:30 pm – 2 pm Eastern | 12:30 pm – 1 pm Central | 11:30 am – 12 pm Mountain | 10:30 am – 11 am Pacific/Arizona
  • Instrumentation: So, You Think You Can Scale? The How, The What, and The Why. (2 CE)
    by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH

    2 pm – 4 pm Eastern | 1 pm – 3 pm Central | 12 pm – pm Mountain | 11 am – 1 pm Pacific/Arizona
  • The Origins of Dental Fear: Providing Trauma-Informed Care for Anxious Patients (2 CE)
    Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC
    4 pm – 6 pm Eastern | 3 pm – 5 pm Central | 2 pm – 4pm Mountain/Arizona | 1 pm – 3 pm Pacific/Arizona


Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

Speaker | Infection Control/OSHA

Jeremy M. Miller, RDH

Speaker | AAP Guidelines

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH

Speaker | Instrumentation

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Speaker | Treating Anxious Patients

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Kara RDH | Event Host


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Description: Infection control, risk management, OSHA, and HIPAA have all been impacted by COVID-19. This course explores protocol for recommended infection control in dental clinical settings, while also looking at risk management, OSHA, and HIPAA.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe current CDC and OSAP recommendations and OSHA guidelines to develop a working knowledge of potential hazards in clinical dental practice;
  • Acquire the skills and techniques needed to properly utilize disinfection modalities and contaminated surface management for greater understanding;
  • Demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to properly prevent cross-contamination;
  • Describe skills to mitigate and manage risks of injury and contamination in the dental practice;
  • Describe components of OSHA and HIPAA and their relevance to dental practice.

Presenter: Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

Wife, mother, farmer, student, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker--yet always a dental hygienist--Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 20 years in the dental industry. She takes pride in utilizing her inquisitive mind and honest attitude to lead faculty at her college, influence manufacturers to listen to dental professionals in product innovation, and transform students into entry-level professionals, promoting the use of inner accountability, tenacity, and empowerment. Emily is currently in her final semester of coursework before beginning her dissertation journey, studying to receive her EdD in Higher Education Organizational Leadership. As a native rural Iowan, Emily is married to a fifth-generation family farmer and machinist, and they live on their crop farm with their two sons, Luke and Erik. Emily enjoys cooking and baking, target shooting, four wheeling, reading, and shopping.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: August 13, 2021 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am Eastern (8:30 am - 10:30 am Central | 7:30 am - 9:30 am Mountain | 6:30 am - 8:30 am Pacific/Arizona)

Topic(s): Infection Control/OSHA

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Live-stream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 148 Infection Control

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-08-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Emily Boge is a consultant for Dentsply Sirona.

Description: Stages? Grades? Why fix something that is not broken? These were my first thoughts when I first saw changes were coming to the Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). At first glance, these changes looked complicated and confusing, which they can be. This course is developed to help you navigate and apply these changes from classification, diagnosis, and treatment that should be rendered to your patients properly. As hygienists, we recognize that periodontitis is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory condition that is affected by much more than just plaque and calculus. This "new" classification system takes into account patients overall health, behavioral conditions, factors influencing the complexity of a case (e.g., bite collapse, masticatory dysfunction), rate of disease progression, and more things that were not taken into account with former disease classifications.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Apply the 2018 AAP/EFP classification of periodontal diseases and conditions;
  • Identify the importance of determining Clinical Attachment loss (CAL);
  • Identify factors that will move patients from one stage/grade to another;
  • Compare and contrast differences between peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis;
  • Diagnose other types of periodontal diseases and conditions outlined in the 2018 AAP/EFP Classification.

Presenter: Jeremy M. Miller, RDH

Jeremy M. Miller, RDH, has been a clinical dental hygienist for the past 10 years and a dental educator for a total of 9 years. Throughout his career as a clinical instructor, he has successfully taught more than 650 dental students in periodontal instrumentation and supervised patient care of non-surgical and supportive periodontal therapy at Oregon Health & Science University. He strives to educate both students and patients regarding their understanding of periodontal diseases and periodontal treatment to provide a personalized dental care approach.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: August 13, 2021 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Eastern (10:30 am - 12:30 pm Central | 9:30 am - 11:30 am Mountain | 8:30 am - 10:30 am Pacific/Arizona)

Topic(s): AAP Guidelines

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Live-stream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 130 Electives

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-002-2021-08-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Description: This course will revisit basic and advanced instrumentation techniques, with a special emphasis on root morphology, positioning, advanced fulcrum techniques, stroke character, and lateral pressure. A discussion on instrument design and classification and their impact on the delivery of care will be included. A review of the evolution of periodontal instruments along with a discussion on the latest cutting-edge instrument designs from various manufacturers, including sharpening devices, will be had. Participants will discover how to create budget-friendly setups and learn how to use evidence-based information and reputable resources to discuss the return on investment when proposing purchases to business owners. Upon completion of this course, the attendees will walk away with increased knowledge and confidence in their treatment practices and have a greater appreciation for their value as an oral health care professional.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify the objectives of periodontal debridement;
  • Examine periodontal instrument design features that support ergonomic health for dental practitioners;
  • Review the order of instrumentation for the use of ultrasonics, periodontal files and hoes, sickles, and curettes;
  • Implement proper use of hand instruments for effective removal of calculus deposits and plaque biofilm;
  • Explore the clinical implications of using dull instruments;
  • Consider the advantages of incorporating sharpen-free instruments into the hygiene kit;
  • Develop a system that allows for continuous replacement of dental hygiene instruments;
  • Learn to select instruments that increase efficiency, thereby increasing productivity for the office;
  • Utilize evidence-based literature and reputable sources to convince your employer to purchase new items tools for patient care.

Presenter: Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™, and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. Dr. Joy is program chair for Fortis College Landover Dental Hygiene Program, holds a faculty position at the American Denturist School, and serves as a professional educator and professional relations consultant for WaterPik. Dr. Joy is a professional speaker and published author. She has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally. She serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA and a board member for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: August 13, 2021 at 2 pm - 4 pm Eastern (1 pm - 3 pm Central | 12 pm - 2 pm Mountain | 11 am - 1 pm Pacific/Arizona)

Topic(s): Instrumentation

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Live-stream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 010 Basic Sciences

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-003-2021-08-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes is a Key Opinion Leader for Planmeca, Nordent, Dentsply Sirona, and Parkell.

Description: For some patients, a history of trauma, anxiety disorders, or substance abuse can create a sense of real fear around a dental appointment. The relationship between the dental professional and patient is the key factor in what helps trauma survivors in recovery and building resilience to end the vicious cycle of dental fear. The fear of a dental appointment may leave the patient and clinician feeling exhausted and confused. Awareness of the neurobiological responses to trauma can help dental professionals provide optimum treatment with empathy and compassion. This course will discuss many non-dental-related traumas that may cause the patient severe anxiety during a dental appointment. It will address treatment from a trauma-informed care mindset that will guide dental professionals to a deeper understanding of dental fear and management.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand how previous trauma affects patients in the dental office;
  • Learn the neurobiological responses to trauma;
  • List the key factors in creating a safe space and empowering patients that are victims of trauma;
  • Discuss modes of patient communication and approaches that reduce retraumatization;
  • Learn the definition and key components to implementing trauma-informed care in the dental setting.

Presenter: Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a full-time dental hygiene educator in Texas. Kandice is the owner of Inspired Education & Wellness, where she is a speaker, writer, and private practice therapist. She combines her clinical dental and mental health experience to help other healthcare professionals have a fulfilling work-life experience. Read Kandice's articles in Today's RDH and her blog on Facebook titled Fearless Compassion: Stories of Personal Triumph.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: August 13, 2021 at 4 pm - 6 pm Eastern (3 pm - 5 pm Central | 2 pm - 4 pm Mountain | 1 pm - 3 pm Pacific/Arizona)

Topic(s): Anxiety & Fear in Dentistry

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Live-stream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today's RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 153 Psychosocial Anxiety & Fear in Dentistry

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-004-2021-08-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Frequently Asked Questions

Do these CEs meet the requirements for my state?

  • Today's RDH is an AGD PACE provider recognized by all 50 states (including California). According to AGD's guidelines, live, interactive, and streaming events are considered a live CE as long as Q & A is offered at the end of each course. This event will be streamed live by Today's RDH, and the speakers will be available for Q & A after their presentation. All CE certificates issued will state this is a live event.

    Your state's Dental Practice Act, which can be found on your state's Board of Dentistry/Board of Dental Examiners website, includes your allowable duties, CE requirements, and the rules pertaining to your state, etc. We highly encourage all dental healthcare professionals to check their state's Dental Practice Act often as rules, regulations, and CE requirements can change.

Are these CE courses considered "live" or "in-classroom?" 

  • Yes, these courses are considered "live" and "in-classroom" and are recognized as such by AGD PACE because the presenters are presenting live (not pre-recorded) and will be available to answer questions from participants during and after their course presentation (i.e., "interacting with the presenter"). The certificate of completion (CE certificate) will state it was a live course.

Are these courses considered "clinical" or "core" classes? 

  • To figure out if the courses are clinical or core, you need to check your specific state's Dental Practice Act, which gives the requirements and what is accepted.

Is this going to be offered any other days besides the day listed? 

  • This event (courses/speaker lineup) will be live-streamed during the scheduled date and times only. There are no plans for it to be available for replay, self-study, or on-demand. 

When is your next live, virtual event going to be? 

  • We plan each live, virtual CE event one at a time. Right now, we aren't organizing and planning our next event, so we don't know. However, if you'd like to be the first to know when we announce our next event, you can sign-up for our email list by going to todaysrdh.com and sign up in the box that says, "Get Today's RDH Sent Directly to Your Inbox." We also offer on-demand (not “live”) CE courses which can be found here: https://dentalce.todaysrdh.com/

When will I receive an email with links to each course to log on? 

  • Once you register for the event, you will receive an email with instructions on how to get your links for each course. Be sure to check your SPAM folder. In order to properly track attendance for the event, each attendee will have unique links to log in to each course: one link per course, for a total of four links. Do not share your links with anybody, or you will not receive your CE Certificates of Completion for attending. If you share, and more than one person is logged on using your link, the tracking software to verify how long you were in attendance for each course won't work correctly.

    We highly recommend that you retrieve your links prior to the start of the event. If you have issues finding your links after the courses begin, you may not be logged on to the event early enough to receive CE credit because you must be logged on for at least one hour and 40 minutes per AGD PACE guidelines to receive credit.

What is the latest to sign-up? 

  • The latest to sign-up is an hour before the event or when it sells out.

Are there breaks? 

  • Yes, there will be 10-minute breaks between each course, and there will be a half-hour long lunch break in the middle of the event. Please see the agenda for the times.

Do I have to sit and watch the whole thing? 

  • Just like if you went to a dental conference and took CE courses, yes, it would be in your best interest to pay attention the whole time. If there are certain courses you don't want credit for, you can step away at those times. There will be breaks in between the courses and a lunch break. Please keep in mind, you must be logged in to each two-hour course for a minimum of one hour and 40 minutes per AGD PACE guidelines to receive CE credit. The webinar software tracks your time in the event, and there will be no exceptions made to those who do not attend for the minimum amount of time.

What if I only want a couple of the courses being offered? 

  • These courses are being sold as a package. If you prefer not to watch or take a certain course offered, you are free to step away during that time and come back for other courses during the day.

Will these courses be recorded and offered later?

  • Because this is a live event, it can only be watched at the time listed.

Are there test questions at the end of each course?

  • Unless your state requires a quiz/assessment to be taken at the completion of live CE courses, there will not be a quiz. For those states that do require a quiz, quizzes for each course will be made available.

How do I get my certificate/proof of completion? Will it be emailed?

  • You will receive your CE Certificate of Completion via email within 7 days after the event concludes. It is very important that you use the same email address to log in to each individual course as you use to register for the event. If you use different emails, there is no way to verify your attendance with your purchase. Please note, you must be logged on to each course for at least one hour and 40 minutes per AGD PACE guidelines to receive CE credit.

    We do recommend you create a SimpleCert account, which you will receive instructions on when the certificates are sent out. Once your attendance is verified, your CE certificates will be there, as well as emailed. If you do not receive your CE certificates or only receive some of them, CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX. Again, please give us 7 days to verify attendance before reaching out to support.

Are there refunds?

  • Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will be available through August 6, 2021. Starting August 7, 2021, no refunds will be offered. Please make sure you can attend before purchasing and that you have a strong internet connection.

Are these courses only for hygienists, or can doctors and dental assistants receive CE too?

  • These courses can be taken by doctors, hygienists, and dental assistants for CE credit.

Can Canadians receive CE credit for these courses?

  • Canada recognizes CE Courses that have AGD PACE approved providers, so yes. However, we cannot guarantee, so we always recommend checking with your governing agency to confirm approval.

Can we sign-up as a group, or does everyone need to sign-up separately?

  • Each person who wants to receive CE credit needs to register and login into each course individually. This is because CE certificates are awarded based on comparing who purchased tickets and how long that person attended each course. 

Is there a cap on the number of attendees?

  • There is a cap of 5,000 attendees.

What is the processing fee for?

  • The processing fee is an Eventbrite fee they charge for using their software.

Do I have to watch this on a laptop?

  • You can watch from any device with an internet connection or data, including laptops, desktops, tablets, or your smartphone.

What happens if I get disconnected?

  • Click on the course link again and log back in on the same device with the same name and email. If you get disconnected again, try using a different device like a cell phone, but please make sure you are using the same name and email to log in.

Are these CEs reported to CE Broker or CE Zoom?

  • Not directly. Just like an in-person conference, the certificate needs to be manually submitted to CE Broker or CE Zoom. To do this, you will need to upload the CE Certificate of Completion to your CE Broker or CE Zoom account.

Why aren't these CE courses free?

  • To offer CE courses at no cost, we would need to have sponsors (i.e., manufacturers/companies pay for our expenses), and this event is completely non-sponsored. There are costs for putting on events like this; an IT team to ensure the event runs smoothly, speaker compensation, software costs, etc., all while being mindful money is tight for people right now. For those who had in-person events canceled and are unable to obtain live CE events, this is still much cheaper than what people had paid for the canceled in-person events.

Can the course presenters hear or see me?

  • No, the speakers can't see or hear you. You interact with them through a live chat.

Why is this event on a Friday?

  • Before we organize these live CE events, we've put out surveys. We base which courses are being offered on the feedback and the day of the week most people prefer. The majority stated they preferred a Friday or Saturday. Our last event was on a Saturday (May 22, 2021), so we are holding this event on a Friday (August 13, 2021). Though we try, we simply cannot please everyone.


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Today's RDH Dental CE at Home continuing education (CE) courses meet the standards for approval with AGD PACE and AADH. CE Certificates of Completion for the live courses will be sent out within 7 days of the conclusion of the event after attendance and purchase is verified by Today's RDH.

Refund Policy: Event tickets are refundable (minus Eventbrite fees) through August 6, 2021. Starting August 7, 2021, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to August 7, 2021 to request a refund. 

Contact: Need any help? Contact support@todaysrdh.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are having difficulties registering on this page, please register directly on the Eventbrite page here.