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Saturday, May 14, 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!

Event is Saturday, May 14th. Register now to secure your spot!



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: Saturday, May 14, 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: Human Relations/Motivational Interviewing, Infection Control, Nutrition & Oral Health, Intro to Lasers

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

Price: $99 (Less than $12.50 per CE credit!)

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


  • Using Motivational Communication for Effective Patient Care (2 CE)
    by Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

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

    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
  • The Vital Link: Connecting Dietary Patterns, Nutrition, and Oral Health (2 CE)
    by Dr. Sara Karlin, DDS & Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA

    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
  • Lasers in Dentistry - What It Takes for a Successful Laser Program (2 CE)
    by Kristin Hunter, RDH, BS

    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


Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Speaker | Motivational Interviewing

Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA

Speaker | Infection Control

Dr. Sara Karlin, DDS

Speaker | Nutrition/Oral Health

Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA

Speaker | Nutrition/Oral Health

Kristin Hunter, RDH, BS

Speaker | Intro to Lasers

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Kara RDH | Event Host


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Description: This course explores the basic skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and how to implement effective communication for collaborative patient care. Patients engage in behavior change when they are motivated and empowered with skills that fit into their own values and goals. This course engages attendees in interactive communication exercises that will equip them to apply basic MI skills for better patient compliance and treatment outcomes. Attendees will learn how to use O.A.R.S skills, an importance ruler, and explore and overcome patient ambivalence to behavior change.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Explore ways to enhance behavior change using Motivational Interviewing (MI);
  • Learn about Motivational Interviewing and its heart set, processes, skills, and strategies;
  • Practice engagement and evocation strategies in clinical conversations;
  • Gain confidence in having collaborative conversations with patients.

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. Kandice is an approved provider under Texas Health and Human Services for human trafficking training for healthcare professionals. She combines her clinical dental and mental health experience to help other healthcare professionals have a fulfilling work-life experience. Read her articles in Today's RDH and her blog on Facebook titled Fearless Compassion: Stories of Personal Triumph. Contact Kandice at www.kandiceswarthout.com or on social media @The Counselor Hygienist.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, May 14, 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): Human Relations / Motivational Interviewing

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 Practice Management and Human Relations

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-024-2022-05-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Description: This course explores protocol for recommended infection control in dental clinical settings. It includes all seven of the focal topics for universal precautions safety in dental practice, along with a general review of OSHA, HIPAA, and MSDS sheet protocols.

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: 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 also earned her EdD in Higher Education Organizational Leadership in February 2022. 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: Saturday, May 14, 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): Infection Control

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-025-2022-05-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Emily Boge is a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona, Young Dental, Pacific Dental Technologies, and vTail.

Description: This session will explore the connection between dietary patterns, nutrition, and oral health. Attendees will learn the scientific evidence surrounding the impact of diet and food synergy on the oral microbiome. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the key role diet diversity plays in helping to maintain healthy teeth and gingiva, preventing oral infectious disease, and promoting healing after oral procedures. The information shared in this course will help you support your personal nutritional and oral health as well as the nutritional and oral health of your patients

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain greater insight into the bi-directional interrelationship between nutrition and oral health;
  • Discuss how food synergy, nutrient-dense food choices, and diet diversity provide health-promoting components needed to support a healthy oral microbiome;
  • Discuss the current evidence-based research regarding nutrition guidelines that can be integrated into individualized, comprehensive oral health care messages.

Presenter: Dr. Sara Karlin, DDS & Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA

Dr. Sara Karlin, DDS, is a board-certified pediatric dentist working as Adjunct Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Karlin pursued her specialty training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association. Dr. Karlin is a nationally invited speaker on the subject of nutrition and oral health. She is the primary author of "Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease," published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children in May 2016, and has contributed to other resources.

Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA, is a nutrition consultant with vast personal and professional knowledge in nutrition, food allergy, food intolerance, and dental health. She was a nutrition consultant to dental healthcare professionals in Owings Mills, Maryland, and a nutrition consultant at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center for over 30 years. Ellen holds a Master of Medical Science degree in nutrition education from Emory University and became a fellow of the American Dietetic Association in 1999. She is a spokesperson for the American Dairy Association North East and is a nationally recognized speaker. She has delivered numerous webinars and nutrition lectures at healthcare conferences. She is the co-author of "Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease," published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children in May 2016. Ellen has contributed to a variety of other resources, including "Trendy Diets and Oral Health," published in ADHA's Access in December 2019.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, May 14, 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): Nutrition

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): 150 Health Medicine and Nutrition

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-026-2022-05-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Description: No doubt lasers are growing in dentistry at a rapid pace. Some of the most utilized soft tissue procedures are completed in the hands of the dental hygienist. Benefits provided to the patient include bacterial reduction and the promotion of wound healing. This program will review different hygiene procedures and what it takes to have a successful laser practice.

Note: This is a continuing education course on lasers, not laser certification training. You will receive CE credit for this course, not a certification.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of who benefits from laser bacterial reduction;
  • Understand laser-assisted periodontal therapy and its benefits to the patient;
  • Provide an overview of training requirements and how they vary by state;
  • Discuss implementation and getting the whole team on board.

Presenter: Kristin Hunter, RDH, BS

Kristin Hunter, RDH, BS, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. From a very young age Kristin knew wholeheartedly that dentistry would be her passion. She began working for her childhood dentist in her teens. In order to pursue this perennial desire, Kristin sought and obtained her degree in dental hygiene from Rio Salado College in Phoenix, Arizona. After completion of the program, she went on to pursue her bachelor of science in communications from the University of Phoenix.

At her very first hygiene position in 2009, she was introduced to the diode laser. At this time, she completed her first laser certification course. Kristin began her serious study of lasers in 2016 after taking her standard proficiency certification course in Reno, Nevada, with the Academy of Laser Dentistry. From there, she has completed advanced studies in both the diode and CO2 lasers.

In 2018 after almost 11 years as a clinical hygienist, serving multiple positions with the local dental hygiene association and staying active in the dental community, Kristin founded her company Dedicated Dental Hygiene. Dedicated Dental Hygiene is an Academy of General Dentistry PACE-approved organization that provides high-quality CE courses to the dental community. One of the subjects they specialize in is dental lasers, and providing laser certification courses throughout the United States. Kristin also provides consulting services and implementation programs to give offices a successful start to being a laser-focused practice.

Kristin serves on the Academy of Laser Dentistry auxiliary committee and is an approved provider of the Academy of Laser Dentistry standard level certification.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Kristin spends time with her family and dogs, gardening, traveling, and being active at her home in Texas.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, May 14, 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): Intro to Lasers/Laser Therapy

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): 135 Laser Therapy/Electrosurgery

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-027-2022-05-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Kristin Hunter is the Founder of Dedicated Dental Hygiene and provides laser certification courses.

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, 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 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. 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.

Are there refunds?

  • Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will be available through May 6, 2022. Starting May 7, 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 Saturday?

  • 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 Friday (March 25, 2022), so we are holding this event on a Saturday (May 14, 2022). Though we try, we simply cannot please everyone.


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


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 May 6, 2022. Starting May 7, 2022, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to May 7, 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.