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Friday, October 21, 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 this Friday, October 21st! Don't delay, register now to lock in your spot!

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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, October 21, 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: Periodontics, Myofunctional Therapy, Alzheimer’s in Diverse Populations, and Nerve Anatomy

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

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

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

Agenda:

  • The Pathogen Pathway: A Closer Look at the Oral-systemic Link (2 CE)
    Presented by Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

    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
  • Myofunctional Therapy: What’s Air Got To Do with It? (2 CE)
    Presented by Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, 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
  • Alzheimer's: Diversity, Dentistry, and Dementia (2 CE)
    Presented by Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS

    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
  • Nerve Anatomy: You've Got Some Nerve (2 CE)
    Presented by Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH, and Jessica Atkinson, MEd, 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

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Speaker | Periodontics

Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM

Speaker | Myofunctional Therapy

Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS

Speaker | Alzheimer's/Diverse Populations

Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH

Speaker | Nerve Anatomy

Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH

Speaker | Nerve Anatomy

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Event Host | Kara RDH

COURSE DETAILS

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Description: Research first appeared in the 1950s, proving that oral bacteria enter the bloodstream. Today, research continues to emerge on the mouth-body connection, and the critical role oral health plays in overall health and wellness. This course provides an in-depth look at the many contributing factors to inflammation and the damage that it may lead to not only inside the mouth but also the entire body.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn the latest research on the relationship between specific oral pathogens and inflammation in the body;
  • Identify the two pathogen pathways;
  • Implement enhanced biofilm management techniques.


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: Friday, October 21, 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): Periodontics


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): 490 Periodontics


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-034-2022-10-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Dentistry has become more aware of breathing issues and how they relate to the hard and soft tissue damage we see daily in the office. 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. Many times, myofunctional therapy also enhances the airway, and numerous studies have shown its efficacy in assisting sleep apnea patients. A discussion of how tethered oral tissues can affect the airway and a walk-through of an objective chairside exam will be given. 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;
  • Screen for airway dysfunction in their patient exams;
  • Recognize intra and extraoral signs of tethered oral tissues (TOTs) and the effects they have on airway;
  • Screen for tethered oral tissues;
  • Implement various easy airway exercises.


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, October 21, 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): Myofunctional 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): 188 Myofunctional Therapy (Occlusion)


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-035-2022-10-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and disability among the elderly. With the continuing rise of the elderly population in the United States, dementia and AD, in particular, represent increasingly important public health concerns. Recent years have also witnessed a demographic shift in the United States.


Although there does not yet exist a consensus, a growing body of evidence suggests that both the prevalence and the incidence of AD may vary substantially between different ethnoracial groups, and the plight for prevention should consider all ethnicities. One size does not fit all. An attitude of cultural humility plus cultural competence is helpful when working with diverse populations.


Oral medicine specialists can be utilized to help patients with their neurological health. Compelling active research regarding microbes, the immune system, and the oral cavity and their interaction with inflammation keeps periodontal disease at the forefront of systemic discussions, including Alzheimer's. Understanding the importance of equality and inclusion as related to dementia will make us better clinicians and help the patient increase their neurological health span.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Verify the basic science of Alzheimer's disease and its relationship to the oral microbiome;
  • Identify ways that ethnicity influences the risk of dementia as well as LGBTQ2+ and persons with intellectual disabilities;
  • Understand equality; treating people equally is not the same thing as treating everyone the same;
  • Reflect on the challenges of each group and how providers can assist them to better health.


Presenter: Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS


Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS, has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 30 years. Her oral systemic passion led her to found Oral Systemic Seminars in 2017 which she now devotes her time, focus, and study primarily to dementia prevention and sleep hygiene. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and in 2020 Anne became certified as a Longevity Specialist with the Alzheimer's Research and Dementia Foundation. She is a Fellow of The American Academy of Oral Systemic Health and, in 2021, published her manuscript Alzheimer's Disease and Oral-Systemic Health: Bidirectional Care Integration Improving Outcomes. The perspective article was part of a research topic: Integrating Oral and Systemic Health: Innovations in Transdisciplinary Science, Health Care, and Policy. Anne has consulted with Weill Cornell Medical Center's Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic and Florida Atlantic College Center for Brain Health, and is currently at the Atria Institute under the direction of Dr. Richard Isaacson. She is included in an International Consortium that is a diverse network of brain researchers, clinicians, and institutions who support Alzheimer's prevention. Anne enjoys writing and research and is a monthly contributor to Today's RDH.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, October 21, 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): Alzheimer's in Diverse Populations


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): 750 Special Patient Care


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-036-2022-10-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None





Description: Having "some nerve" means having unshakable confidence. We all seek this type of confidence in our diagnosis and treatment of patients. The nerves in the head and neck are a complex component of our patient's bodies. What pathological conditions do our patients experience from the nerves? What are the nerves in our patient's mouth telling us? What challenges do the anatomy of nerves present during treatment, and how do we navigate those challenges? Let's dive deeper into the nerves of our patients' head and neck to develop that "unshakable confidence" in providing local anesthesia, pain reduction, and pathology identification by better understanding our patients' anatomy.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify nervous system pathologies that exist in the head and neck;
  • Discuss treatment and referral options for those with neurological pathology in the head and neck;
  • Recognize risk mitigation of nerve damage from anesthesia;
  • Discuss injection alterations for the unique anatomy of nerves.


Presenter: Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH


Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH, has worked in a variety of dental settings and has been in academia for 11 years and in dentistry for 21 years. She's an educator for Baccalaureate level students at The Utah College of Dental Hygiene.


Shelley co-runs Hygiene Edge, whose goal is to inspire dental professionals to be their best, promote industry best practices and help educators navigate the clinic and classroom. Their YouTube channel has over 17 million views on their helpful videos. Through Hygiene Edge, she creates videos and blogs and professionally co-speaks on topics such as Anesthesia, Oral Hygiene Education, Adolescents, Clinical Updates, and AAP classifications. She also runs a podcast called Hygiene EDGEucators, providing helpful content catered to dental educators.


Shelley also owns Homebound Smiles, where she provides care to our elderly population who needs it the most. Shelley is an award recipient of the 2021 Today's RDH Honor Awards and has served as the Secretary of the Utah Dental Hygienists' Association.


Presenter: Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH


Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH, COO of Hygiene Edge and Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene at Utah Tech University, is passionate about all things dental hygiene.


Jessica has been in the dental field for 23 years with experience as front office staff, dental assistant, and dental hygienist. She has been in education for 10 years. As the COO of Hygiene Edge, she seeks to "educate, grow, and inspire" with dental professionals throughout their careers with helpful videos, podcasts, and other educational content.


Education is Jessica's joy, from educating patients, students, and anyone else who comes across Hygiene Edge's YouTube channel. She has presented both nationally and internationally to continue educating, growing, and being inspired with her fellow dental professionals.


Jessica is the recipient of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce Element Award and the Utah Tech College of Health Sciences Outstanding Service Award. She is a past president of the Utah Dental Hygienists' Association and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Date & Time: Friday, October 21, 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): Nerve Anatomy


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): 010 Basic Sciences


AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-037-2022-10-2


Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None


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 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 CE 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, of which instructions will be given when CE 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 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 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 on 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 CE 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 from Eventbrite 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.

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

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

Do I have to sit and watch the whole thing? Can I attend this CE event if I'm at work?

  • We highly suggest you watch and pay attention to each course just as you would if you were attending an in-person dental conference to take continuing education courses. We do not recommend attending this CE event if you are at work or distracted.

    Dentistry is an evidence-based healthcare profession which is why continuing education is required for re-licensure. Continuing education aims to keep dental professionals up-to-date on current patient care protocols, research, treatment modalities, techniques, and best practices. Its overreaching goal is to enhance clinical and overall skills to protect patient's health and safety and best meet the needs of patients. If you don't pay attention or are distracted, taking continuing education courses does not serve their intended purpose.

    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.

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 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.

Is it mandatory to fill out the course evaluations to receive CE credit?

  • The course evaluations are not mandatory to fill out to receive CE credit. However, they are much appreciated because they give us valuable feedback to improve future events.

Are there refunds?

  • Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will be available through October 14, 2022. Starting October 15, 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?

  • Everyone who wants to receive CE credit must register and log 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 using the same name and email you registered with. 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 you registered with.

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. Based on the feedback from these surveys, we base which courses are offered, and the day most people prefer. The majority stated they prefer a Friday or Saturday. Our last Saturday event was May 14, 2022, so we are holding this event on a Friday (October 21, 2022). Though we try, we simply cannot please everyone.

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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 October 14, 2022. Starting October 15, 2022, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email prior to October 15, 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.