Friday, October 29, 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!

Early-bird discount pricing ends this Friday, October 22nd!



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, October 29, 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: Oral Pathology, Medical Emergencies, Myofunctional Therapy, and Burnout in Dentistry

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

Price: $69 early-bird / $99 starting Oct. 23, 2021

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


  • Where, What, Why, and When? Oral Pathology Review and Refresh (2 CE)
    by L
    ancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

    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
  • Medical Emergencies for the Dental Team: What You Need to Know (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 | 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
  • Myofunctional Therapy: What’s Air got to do with it? (2 CE)
    by Patricia Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, RDH, MS, COM

    2 pm – 4 pm Eastern | 1 pm – 3 pm Central | 12 pm – pm Mountain | 11 am – 1 pm Pacific/Arizona
  • Navigating Burnout: Mental Ergonomics of Patient Care (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


Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Speaker | Oral Pathology

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

Speaker | Medical Emergencies

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

Speaker | Myofunctional Therapy

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Speaker | Burnout in Dentistry

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Kara RDH | Event Host


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Description: Let's revisit some of the most common soft tissue and radiographic lesions dental professionals may encounter--everything from papillomas and tumors to vaper's tongue and oral manifestations of COVID-19. Refresh your knowledge base, identify conditions that may or may not warrant intervention, and gain confidence to up your oral pathology game!

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Review concepts of health and disease and the body's response in the head and neck regions;
  • Identify radiopacities and radiolucency on dental images;
  • Differentiate appropriate techniques for describing lesions;
  • Document lesions accurately in permanent patient records;
  • Expand on the general and oral implications of inflammation and injuries to tissue, risk factors for pathology, and other systemic diseases with oral manifestations.

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: 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): Oral Pathology

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 (

AGD Subject Code(s): 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-001-2021-10-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Description: Dental healthcare professionals will need to be aware of how to treat and prevent medical emergencies in the oral health care setting. The number of older and medically compromised patients being treated in dental offices is on the rise, along with the number of patients taking prescription drugs, sparking an increase in the number of medical emergencies occurring during appointments in dental offices each year.

This course will address common medical emergencies experienced in the oral healthcare setting. Information on how to recognize and appropriately respond to medical emergencies in the dental office will be highlighted. Special emphasis will be placed on the prevention of medical emergencies through the use of thorough assessments, including a comprehensive health, personal, and dental history. A discussion on preparing and maintaining medical emergency equipment along with steps to establish a medical emergency response plan will be had.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies;
  • Learn to take comprehensive medical, personal, social, and dental histories to help identify patients who may be at risk for developing a medical emergency in the dental setting;
  • Identify the appropriate emergency equipment and items that should be included in the basic emergency kit for your office to assist with the management of medical emergencies;
  • Develop a medical emergency management response plan with your team;
  • Appreciate the significance of medical emergency simulation for medical emergency preparedness in the oral healthcare setting.

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 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 board member for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

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): Medical Emergencies

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 (

AGD Subject Code(s): 130 Electives

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-002-2021-10-2

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

Description: Dentistry has become more aware of breathing issues and how it relates to the hard and soft tissue damage we see in the office every day. An overview of breathing mechanics and how it relates to the patients in our dental chair will be shared, as well as breathing techniques and screening questions. Be able to take your knowledge back to the office Monday morning and implement it in your exams.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand how the vagal system impacts the airway;
  • Be able to screen for airway disfunction in your patient exams;
  • Be able to implement easy airway exercises for your patients at the office.

Presenter: Patricia Brinkman-Falter, BSDH, 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: 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): Myofunctional Therapy

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 (

AGD Subject Code(s): 188 Myofunctional Therapy (Occlusion)

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-003-2021-10-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

Description: As a result of demanding interpersonal situations and taxing emotional labor, many dental professionals suffer from occupational stressors that have psychological and emotional consequences that lead to burnout and poor work performance. Emotional labor can contribute to stress and burnout for clinicians. Emotional labor is defined as emotional regulation in a work environment where the clinician is required to be "on" and display a constant state of cheerfulness and concern for patients, even when unreasonable demands are being made. Dental professionals manage the reality of sometimes causing patients pain and discomfort to deliver services. In some cases, patients have a hyper-elevated level of dental fear that must be carefully and professionally handled by the clinician to foster a tolerable environment. An accumulation of these emotional labor tasks can lead to decreased quality of life, which has a universal impact on the profession.

This course focuses on how emotional labor leads to stress and burnout for dental professionals, the neuroscience of stress on the brain and body, the clinician's personal responsibility in the culture of the dental practice, and practical applications for prevention and recovery. Learning positive emotional labor, using cognitive reappraisal for emotion regulation, managing anxious or angry patients, and styles of patient communication are strategies presented in this course. Each strategy is offered in a way to make it easily and immediately applicable to the workday of a dental hygienist to reduce stress and improve the patient experience.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn the definition and effects of burnout;
  • Learn about emotional labor and how it contributes to burnout in dental professionals;
  • Understand the physiology and management of stress;
  • Discuss the importance of essential and advanced self-care;
  • Discuss how sleep quality affects the professionals' quality of life.

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 or on social media @The Counselor Hygienist.

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): Burnout 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 (

AGD Subject Code(s): 149 Multi-disciplinary topics

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-004-2021-10-2

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 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:

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 October 22, 2021. Starting October 23, 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, so we hold events primarily on those days. This event landed on a Friday. 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 October 22, 2021. Starting October 23, 2021, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to October 23, 2021 to request a refund. 

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

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