Friday, August 26, 2022

Dental CE at Home

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

Early-bird prices end Friday, August 19th at 11:59 PM Eastern. Don't delay, register now to lock in the savings!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

An affordable and convenient way to earn your required live CE credits. Save time and money while learning with top-notch speakers presenting high-quality, relevant CE courses!

All courses are non-sponsored and focused solely on providing the best education.

Date: Friday, August 26, 2022

Time (please note your time zone):

  • Eastern: 9:00 am 5:45 pm
  • Central: 8:00 am 4:45 pm
  • Mountain: 7:00 am 3:45 pm
  • Pacific/Arizona: 6:00 am 2:45 pm

Location: Online from the comfort of home or anywhere you have an internet connection

Topics: Radiology Safety, Eastern Medicine/Dentistry, Cultural Competency, Waterline Safety

Total CE Credits: 8 CE (4 live courses, 2 CE each)

Price: $69 early-bird through August, 19th. $99 starting August 20th.

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

Agenda:

  • Updates in Dental Radiology Safety (2 CE)
    by Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA

    9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern | 8:00 am – 10:00 am Central  | 7:00 am – 9:00 am Mountain | 6:00 am – 8:00 am Pacific/Arizona
  • East Meets West: A Look at Eastern Medicine & Its Role in Dental Care (2 CE)
    by Patricia Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, MS, PHRDH, COM

    11:15 am – 1:15 pm Eastern | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Central | 9:15 am – 11:15 am Mountain | 8:15 am – 10:15 am Pacific/Arizona
  • I Sense a Shift: Transitioning from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility (2 CE)
    by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, ADHD

    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Central | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mountain | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific/Arizona
  • Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines (2 CE)
    by Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH

    3:
    45 pm – 5:45 pm Eastern | 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm Central | 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Mountain | 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Pacific/Arizona

SPEAKERS

Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA

Speaker | Radiology Safety

Patricia Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, MS, PHRDH, COM

Speaker | Eastern Medicine/Dentistry

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

Speaker | Cultural Competency

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH

Speaker | Waterline Safety

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Kara RDH | Event Host

COURSE DETAILS

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Description: This course meets the requirements for periodic radiology safety training, including radiology history and basic radiation science. It provides an array of current topics relevant to registrants and licensees in various practice settings.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the evolution of ionizing radiology health and safety over the last 100+ years;
  • Investigate options available in current dental x-ray equipment and utilize current appropriate precautions in the use of said equipment;
  • Compare and contrast the benefits and challenges presented with various types of digital sensors and plates;
  • Apply digital exposure processes using computer memory with intra and extra oral radiographic and photographic imaging;
  • Discuss the pros and cons of digital imaging sciences;
  • Define CBCT and its practical applications;
  • Demonstrate skills to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation by understanding the Recommendations for Patient Selection and Limiting Radiation Exposure (2012) and expand on applying these recommendations to a patient care protocol;
  • Discuss various photographic and diagnostic imaging sciences for use in clinical practice;
  • Employ safety concepts of tracking cumulative radiation, including environmental radiation.


Presenter: Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA


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: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am - 10:00 am Central | 7:00 am - 9:00 am Mountain | 6:00 am - 8:00 am Pacific/Arizona)


Topic(s): Radiology Safety


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


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): 730 Imaging Science and Techniques


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-028-2022-08-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Emily Boge has an affiliation with Dentsply Sirona, Young Dental, PDT, vTail and American Eagle Instruments.





Description: The trend in our society continues to move toward patient-centered and total health care. We know how dental disease affects the body and how chronic conditions affect our oral health. But what holistic factors not taught in our formal education should we be aware of and be able to talk to our patients about? What should we be doing for ourselves to keep our own bodies healthy? Many types of holistic health practices, formerly thought of as "woo-woo," are now accepted and perceived as within "the box" by alternative healthcare and have scientific backing.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • An overview of Eastern medicine and Qi;
  • Understand meridians of the body and tooth/organ relationships;
  • Explore tongue reading by color and texture, giving clues to health;
  • Discuss vibrations and music;
  • Define why "woo-woo" works with scientific findings on energy practice.


Presenter: Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM


Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM, is board-certified in Orofacial Myology and owns Nebraska Myofunctional Specialities. She is a professional continuing education speaker on courses in airway, birth to six oral development, newborn airway development, recognizing myofunctional disorders, TMD pain management, and tethered oral tissues. She is a member of ADHA, the International Association of Orofacial Myology, the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, the Association of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, and the creator of the "SPOTS" Myofunctional Screening Tool. She has held several leadership positions within the NDHA, including president and delegate. Pat has received numerous awards, including 2013 Young Dental's Hygienists who make a difference, 2013 Nebraska Dental Hygienist of the year, 2015 ADHA/Colgate Irene Newman Award for the advancement of dental hygiene, and 2020 Rosemarie Van Norman Prevention Award.


Her years of experience with tongue thrust, digit sucking, TMJD, and other areas of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders have been hugely successful. Pat has an innovative approach allowing the patient to achieve overall confidence by providing an individualized, positive treatment plan. Pat has practiced Orofacial Myology since 2008 in Central and Eastern Nebraska. She and her husband have seven children and eight grandchildren.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:15 am - 1:15 pm Eastern (10:15 am - 12:15 pm Central | 9:15 am - 11:15 am Mountain | 8:15 am - 10:15 am Pacific/Arizona)


Topic(s): Eastern Medicine/Dentistry


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


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-029-2022-08-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Cultural competency training has become the mainstay of healthcare education, recognized as critical for increasing the healthcare worker's capacity to offer culturally appropriate care to reduce health disparities and improve access to high-quality health care. While cultural competence is of critical importance, current research points to limitations in cultural competence training, indicating the need to examine many other factors to tackle the monumental challenge of eliminating health disparities, particularly in dentistry. This course will explore the paradigm shift toward cultural humility: being open to sharing power with patients and to continue to learn from them while providing care with critical self-reflection, empathy, respect, and an awareness of how people's culture can impact their health behaviors.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Define and understand the concepts of culture, cultural competence, cultural awareness, and cultural humility;
  • Discuss limitations of cultural competency training such as stereotyping, stigmatizing, and othering patients;
  • Evaluate the impact of implicit bias on personal behavior and patient care interactions;
  • Explain the role cultural humility plays in creating deeper connections and understanding between patients and providers, reducing health disparities, and improving access to high-quality health care.


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


Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She holds a Master of Health Science with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science and a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™, co-founder of JELL-ED, and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. Dr. has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally. She serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA-WREB examining board, board member for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, and is on the editorial advisory board for Inside Dental Hygiene and the clinical advisory board for vTail. Dr. Joy is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and the Maryland Dental Action Coalition.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Central | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Mountain | 10:30 am - 12:30 am Pacific/Arizona)


Topic(s): Cultural Competency


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


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): 550 Cultural Competence


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-030-2022-08-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on OSHA inspection checklists. But the process of testing and treating waterlines is often misunderstood or even forgotten. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we produce in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our DUWLs. And just like the biofilm in the mouth, it can be stubborn to remove. How can you keep you and your patients safe? In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this course will turn you into a Waterline Warrior and motivate you to return to the op and Crash the Biofilm Party!


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of clean dental unit waterlines;
  • Define the steps needed to "pass the test"- shock, test, treat, and maintain;
  • Discuss products on the market that can make your job easier.


Presenter: Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH


Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, likes to describe her career in dental hygiene as an adventure. Growing up in and then marrying into the military, she has had the opportunity to experience life and dentistry all over the world. Amanda had the good fortune to begin her dental career in an office where excellence was the norm. She had the chance to be stretched and challenged while traveling for courses and learning the latest in clinical care and patient communication, thus developing a love for learning. Through her adventures around the world, Amanda became obsessed with finding ways to continue her education, stay current, and connect with the dental industry. She is a speaker, consultant, award-winning author, and winner of the 2022 OSAP Emerging Infection Control Leader award. Amanda strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun! She can be reached at www.amandahillrdh.com and AmandaHillRDH@gmail.com


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Eastern (2:45 pm - 4:45 pm Central | 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm Mountain | 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Pacific/Arizona)


Topic(s): Waterline Safety


Instructional Method: Live Presentation


Location: Online Livestream


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-031-2022-08-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Amanda Hill has an association with Young Innovations, ProEdge Dental Waterlabs, Aerosol Assist, Dexis, and Zyris.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do these CEs meet the requirements for my state?

  • Today's RDH is an ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider, both of which are recognized by all 50 states. According to CE provider accreditation 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, 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.

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 used 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 accreditation guidelines to receive CE credit.

    We do recommend you create a SimpleCert account. 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 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 and ADA CERP 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.

    Note for Tennessee: As of July 1, 2022, a live interactive webinar is to be considered in-person continuing education. This amendment to the statute defines a "live interactive webinar" as an internet based broadcast in which viewers may interact with a presenter in real time.

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. We aren't organizing and planning our next event right now, 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 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.

What is the latest to sign-up? 

  • The latest to sign-up is 15 minutes before the the last course of the day or when it sells out.

Are there breaks? 

  • Yes, there will be 15-minute breaks between each course.

Do I have to sit and watch the whole thing? 

  • Yes, just like if you went to an in-person dental conference and took CE courses, 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. Please remember you must be logged in to each two-hour course for a minimum of one hour and 40 minutes per accreditation 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.

    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, 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 there refunds?

  • Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will be available through August 19, 2022. Starting August 20, 2022, 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.

Are these CEs reported to CE Broker?

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

Why aren't these CE courses free?

  • There are costs for putting on events like this; an IT team to ensure the event runs smoothly, speaker compensation, software costs, etc. 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. Though there is a cost to attend this event, it tends to be cheaper than attending an in-person dental conference, especially for those in rural communities who have added travel and hotel costs on top of in-person conference registration fees.

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 and the day most people prefer based on the feedback from these surveys. The majority stated they prefer a Friday or Saturday. Our last event was on a Saturday (May 14, 2022), so we are holding this event on a Friday (August 26, 2022). Though we try, we simply cannot please everyone.

IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL support@todaysrdh.com

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

REGISTRATION

Today's RDH Dental CE at Home continuing education (CE) courses meet the standards for approval with ADA CERP, 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 19, 2022. Starting August 20, 2022, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to August 20, 2022 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.