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Saturday, December 11, 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 Saturday, December 11th. Don't delay, register now to secure your spot!



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

Date: Saturday, December 11, 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/Arizona | 6:30 am 3 pm Pacific)

Location: Online from the comfort of home

Topics: TMJ Pain Management, Cultural Competency, Vaping, Infection Control & OSHA/HIPAA

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

Price: $99

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


  • TMJ Pain Management: The Role of the Dental Hygienist (2 CE)
    by Patricia Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, RDH, MS, COM

    9:30 am – 11:30 am Eastern | 8:30 am Central | 7:30 am – 9:30 am Mountain/Arizona | 6:30 am – 8:30 am Pacific
  • The Impact of Bias on Diversity Inclusion and Equity Initiatives (2 CE)
    by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm Eastern | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Central | 9:30 am – 11:30 am Mountain/Arizona | 8:30 am – 10:30 am Pacific
    1:30 pm – 2 pm Eastern | 12:30 pm – 1 pm Central | 11:30 am – 12 pm Mountain/Arizona | 10:30 am – 11 am Pacific
  • What the Juul? Vaping, E-cigarettes, and New Harmful Trends (2 CE)
    by L
    ancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

    2 pm – 4 pm Eastern | 1 pm – 3 pm Central | 12 pm – pm Mountain/Arizona | 11 am – 1 pm Pacific
  • Infection Control, Risk Management, and OSHA/HIPAA for the Dental Team (2 CE)
    by Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

    4 pm – 6 pm Eastern | 3 pm – 5 pm Central | 2 pm – 4pm Mountain/Arizona | 1 pm – 3 pm Pacific


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

Speaker | TMJ Pain Management

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

Speaker | Cultural Competency

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Speaker | Vaping

Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

Speaker | Infection Control & OSHA/HIPAA

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Kara RDH | Event Host


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Description: This course is perfect for the dental hygienist exploring the role of the Myofunctional Therapist. Myofunctional therapists are in a unique position to treat the muscular dysfunctions that usually accompany temporomandibular (TMD) joint dysfunction. TMD can result from a variety of issues, from musculature imbalance, malocclusion, and other traumatic events. Along with these commonly known factors, postural imbalances can also impact the TMJ. This course explores the causes of TMD, treatment options including traditional and newer techniques, as well as understanding a team approach to care. This lecture will include a hands-on demonstration of myofascial release, a discussion of therapy techniques, myofunctional and speech therapy, and the use of CBD oils and low-level light therapy for inflammation reduction and analgesia.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify the TMJ joint anatomy;
  • Describe common TMD muscle pain referral patterns;
  • Recognize additional methods of pain reduction that complement myofunctional therapy;
  • Use simplified myofascial release techniques and touch movements;
  • Recommend general dietary guidelines to help healing and collagen production.

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: December 11, 2021 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am Eastern (8:30 am - 10:30 am Central | 7:30 am - 9:30 am Mountain/Arizona | 6:30 am - 8:30 am Pacific)

Topic(s): TMJ Pain Management/Orofacial Pain

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): 200 Orofacial Pain

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-009-2021-12-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Description: As oral healthcare professionals, it is important that we acknowledge the role of diversity and inclusion in society; yet it goes beyond race and ethnicity.

It is essential to consider the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of others to help create an environment that represents the rich, diverse, unique world in which we live. Embracing diversity and inclusion efforts in dentistry can lead to cultural competency and help dental healthcare practitioners meet the unique needs of their patients. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding of our own biases can impact these efforts.

This course will help health care providers acknowledge and appreciate the potential promise of each person's uniqueness and use the information to foster an inclusive environment and remove potential barriers to access to care by examining the dynamics of diversity and culture. A discussion on the importance of espousing inclusion and equity initiatives to support diversity efforts will be had. Participants will also learn how to recognize and acknowledge their own biases so that they can identify them when making decisions and discover strategies for overcoming personal biases.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Discuss the dynamics of diversity, culture, and inclusion;
  • Examine the impact of inclusion on diversity initiatives;
  • Discuss elements associated with the cultural competency continuum;
  • Explain some of the most common forms of bias;
  • Identify strategies to counteract potential unconscious bias.

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™, and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. Dr. Joy holds a faculty position at the American Denturist School and serves as a 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-WREB examining board and board member for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Joy is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and the Maryland Dental Action Coalition.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

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

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-010-2021-12-2

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

Description: These devices are sleek, easy to use, and all the rage among teens, young adults, and those seeking to quit traditional cigarettes. But what is the impact on oral health? Let's explore the current vape culture and address specific health concerns and the role of the healthcare provider.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify vaping trends, liquids, and devices;
  • Recognize potential health risks associated with vaping;
  • Manage conversations around vaping and oral/overall health.

Presenter: Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS, graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and has spent the last 25 years actively involved in the dental industry as an author, speaker, clinician, and public health advocate.

Lancette resides in Reno, Nevada, and is a past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists' Association. She is a past recipient of the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year and received the Innovative Career Vision Award for her work in all seven professional roles of the dental hygienist. She served on the board of directors for the American Dental Hygienists Association and has been honored at the national level by receiving the ADHA Irene Newman Professional Achievement award, recognizing her for her contributions to advancing the art and science of the dental hygiene profession over the last 15 years.

Lancette is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker and serves as a key opinion leader in the dental industry, and has been featured on several podcasts. She works as a clinician in private practice, owns/operates a mobile dentistry business, developed an AGD PACE-approved national CE company, and volunteers as a vaccinator with Battle Born Medical Corp in Nevada.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

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

Topic(s): Vaping

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): 158 Tobacco Cessation

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-011-2021-12-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

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: December 11, 2021 at 4 pm - 6 pm Eastern (3 pm - 5 pm Central | 2 pm - 4 pm Mountain/Arizona | 1 pm - 3 pm Pacific)

Topic(s): Infection Control & OSHA/HIPAA

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-012-2021-12-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Emily Boge is a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona.

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 (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.

    Note for Tennessee: These courses count for CE, but are considered web-based, and not in-person.

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 self-study (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 December 3, 2021. Starting December 4, 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 Saturday?

  • 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, so we hold events primarily on those days. Our last event was on a Friday (October 29, 2021), so we are holding this event on a Saturday (December 11, 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 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 December 3, 2021. Starting December 4, 2021, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to December 4, 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.