DENTSPLY SIRONA ACADEMY AUGUST 7 - 8, 2020 | CHARLOTTE, NC

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS 2020

Presented by Today's RDH & The Hygienist Circle by Dentsply Sirona

In-Person Dental Hygiene CE Event with Hands-on Training & Education! Earn 12 CEs Over Two Action-packed Days!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Sharpen Your Skills 2020 is an interactive and immersive experience for dental hygienists to receive hands-on training and hear from some of the best speakers in dental hygiene. A total of 12 CE credits will be earned over two days.

Attendees will receive four hours of hands-on lab training to learn the latest ultrasonic scaling protocol and air polishing techniques at the Dentsply Sirona Academy, a state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In addition to four hours of lab training, attendees will receive eight hours of classroom lectures that cover the most relevant topics hygienists currently face, including Ergonomics, Implant Care, the Oral-systemic Link, Airway/Sleep, HIV/AIDS Patient Care, and Career Burnout.

Breakfast snacks and a fully catered lunch are provided both days. There will also be a networking recepetion held at the end of the first day with live music, beer, wine, and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. 

Due to the limited size of the labs for hands-on training, there are only 200 spots available for this event. Don't miss out on this unique CE opportunity. Lock in your spot by registering today!

SPEAKERS & HANDS-ON INSTRUCTORS

Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

Speaker | Ergonomics

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH 

Speaker | Airway/Sleep

Renee' Graham, RDH, MEd

Lab Instructor | Air Polishing

Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA

Speaker | HIV/AIDS & Career Burnout

Jolene Hartnett, BS, RDH, MSEd

Lab Instructor | Air Polishing

Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP

Speaker | Peri-implantitis

Machell Hudson, RDH

Speaker | Oral-Systemic Link

Lisa Mayo, BSDH, RDH, MHA

Lab Instructor | Ultrasonics

Caryn Tierney, RDH, BSDH, MA

Lab Instructor | Ultrasonics

Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP

Event Host


AGENDA

Sharpen Your Skills 2020 is an action-packed event that combines both hands-on lab training and classroom lectures from some of the brightest minds in dental hygiene. 

Friday, August 7, 2020:

7am - 8:30am: Registration & Check-In

8:30am - 9am: Opening Remarks

9am - 10am: Opening Session

10am - Noon: Hands-on Lab & Lecture

Noon - 1pm: Catered Lunch

1pm - 3pm: Hands-on Lab & Lecture

3pm - 4pm: General Session

4pm - 6pm: Networking Reception with Live Music, Beer, Wine, and Gourmet Hors d'oeuvres

Saturday, August 8, 2020:

8:30am - 9am: Check-In

9am - 10am: General Session

10am - Noon: Hands-on Lab & Lecture

Noon - 1pm: Catered Lunch

1pm - 3pm: Hands-on Lab & Lecture

3pm - 4pm: Closing Session


COURSE DETAILS

Hands-on Lab Courses



Presenters: Lisa Mayo, BSDH, RDH, MHA and Caryn Tierney, RDH, BSDH, MA


Lisa Mayo, BSDH, RDH, MHA, received a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from Baylor Dental College and a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University. She has published over 42 peer-review courses/articles for the Canadian Dental Journal, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, PennWell, Dental Learning, and Dental Economics. She is a former Dental Hygiene Professor and Program Director.


Caryn Tierney, RDH, BSDH, MA, is the Clinical Educator North Central Region for Dentsply Sirona. Caryn began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership from the University of Illinois. Caryn has more than 30 years of clinical dental hygiene experience in general practice dentistry and more than 12 years of academic experience. She has served as a program director for a dental assisting program in Illinois and a dental hygiene program in Missouri.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Description: Yes, you have the power to change! Elevate your practice with an evidence-based approach to the contemporary use of ultrasonic instrumentation across the spectrum of preventive and periodontal care, that focuses on biofilm removal and disruption for the reduction of inflammation. Leave traditional root planing techniques behind and move into the modern era of periodontal therapy, embracing the full benefits of ultrasonic technology and the importance of appropriate insert tip selection and sequencing. This hands-on program, using the latest magnetostrictive technology, will concentrate on enhancing your ultrasonic instrumentation techniques and build efficient and effective clinical skills and confidence. Clinical scenarios are utilized to support an active-learning and engaging session for the application of learnings.


Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to identify the overall benefits of powered instrumentation;
  • Be able to describe the process for appropriate insert/tip selection and sequencing based on clinical assessment;
  • Be able to demonstrate correct adaptation for complete ultrasonic debridement;
  • Be able to employ evidence-based research to increase the use of powered instrumentation as the primary method of biofilm disruption and deposit removal during patient care.




Presenters: Renee' Graham, RDH, MEd and Jolene Hartnett, BS, RDH, MSEd


Renee' C. Graham, RDH, Med, received a dental hygiene degree from Darton College and both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education degree from Valdosta State University. Renee' brings 19 years of clinical experience in general and periodontal practices and 11 years of academic experience to the Division. For 10 of the 11 academic years, she held the position as Director of Dental Programs at Valdosta Technical College in Valdosta, Georgia. Renee' has served as a site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation since 2003 and has been very active with regional testing agencies, the Georgia Dental Hygiene Educators Association, and dental hygiene and assisting curriculum development for the State of Georgia. Her speaking engagements have encompassed international, national, and local appearances.


Jolene Hartnett, BS, RDH, MSEd, is the West Clinical Educator for DENTSPLY Sirona. Jolene received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University and her Master of Science in Education from Capella University. Jolene brings over 30 years of clinical experience and more than 20 years of academic experience with emphasis on advanced periodontal instrumentation and local anesthesia. Jolene has also served as interim program director in a dental hygiene program prior to joining the DENTSPLY Sirona team.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Description: Air polishing is an effective and efficient alternative to rubber cup polishing. This course will address indications for air polishing and discuss the advantages of air polishing. Based on current literature, this course will demonstrate appropriate air-polishing techniques and applications.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify indications for air-polishing;
  • Review the science of air-polishing;
  • Understand the advantages of air-polishing;
  • Implement the appropriate air-polishing technique;
  • Maintain air-polishing equipment.



Classroom Lectures



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--this woman 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, teamwork, and empowerment.


Credits: 1.00 CEU


Description: This course trains dental professionals on current ergonomic safety techniques for clinical practice. During instruction, the speaker defines and discusses the incidence of risk-associated and musculoskeletal injuries among surveyed dental professionals and current approaches to prevention available in the dental product marketplace.


Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Define musculoskeletal injury and risk-associated injuries and discuss their prevalence in the dental professions;
  • Investigate skills and techniques needed to properly prevent musculoskeletal injury;
  • Discuss the role of current devices, armamentarium, and posturing for ergonomic success in dental practices;
  • Evaluate potential risk and ergonomic hazards to avoid during practice;
  • Investigate options for personal protective equipment to practice safely.




Presenter: Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH


Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is a proponent of incorporating the latest scientific research on the multiple oral-systemic links into practical clinical protocols.

Kathryn's interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic links, including twice graduating with an advanced arterial wellness certification from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Healthcare Practitioners. Kathryn has completed level one of the Functional Oral Systemic Health Mini-Residency of the internationally renowned Exceptional Dental Courses, and in 2018, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.

Having studied progressive adult learning techniques through the Lioness Principle Transformational Training, Kathryn excels in coaching dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles and proven strategies for optimal patient care and outstanding practice growth.

Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of head and neck cancer throughout her career and serves as the Director of Education for Oral Cancer Cause and serves on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Board of the Oral Cancer Foundation. Kathryn is an honors graduate of the University of Nebraska and The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch.

Kathryn is a faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. She is a national speaker and a key opinion leader for Care Credit, CloSYS, and Stella Life Vega Oral Care Products and has published multiple articles and continuing education courses in leading dental journals.

After 30 years as a dental hygienist, Kathryn still loves and is passionate about her career as a dental hygienist, and she feels her purpose is to love her patients back to health.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Description: This is an exciting time to be a dental health professional. Dentistry and dental hygiene are growing as medical specialties. As our understanding of the multiple links between the mouth and the body has increased, our roles have expanded to include comprehensive care of the patient's whole health. One aspect of whole health care that can have an enormous life-changing and life-saving effect is to screen for sleep-disordered breathing. Breathing is the most essential function of our bodies. Without oxygen, we cannot survive. Yet until recently, breathing was not considered a part of dentistry's scope of practice. With the advent of comprehensive health care and Integrative Dental Medicine, focus on the central role of airway and breathing disorders represents a shift in dentistry's approach to patient care.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify various types of sleep-disordered breathing;
  • Describe the screening process for identifying sleep-disordered breathing;
  • Understand the risks of undiagnosed and untreated sleep-disordered breathing;
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults;
  • Distinguish the treatment options available for sleep-disordered breathing.




Presenter: Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA


Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA, is the Founder and CEO of Beyond the Prophy®, Co-founder of the MOMgienist® Community, Co-Owner of the Inspire the Future Summit™ for Dental Hygiene Educators, and Instructor of Dental Hygiene at Wake Technical Community College. She has over 18 years of experience as a dental hygienist, national educator, and dental assistant.

Jasmin's devotion to the dental profession began with her acceptance in a vocational dental assisting high school program in New York City. After becoming a dental hygienist and educator, she found within several years of her budding career that she was ready to give it all up because of career burnout. Her decision to not quit and reshape her career led to the birth of Beyond the Prophy. Almost four years ago, Jasmin created Beyond the Prophy to push dental professionals out of career burnout and help them achieve their goals as she has done in her professional journey.

She supports dental professionals providing continuing education, hosting networking events, providing content through her online courses, empowering others through her podcast, and coaching dental hygienists who want to create businesses of their own.

Jasmin was recently nationally recognized as a 2018 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction recipient for her interprofessional educational work in the HIV/AIDS community with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, JACQUES Initiative.

Her biggest accomplishment and most prized possession is her family. She is blessed to be a mother of two beautiful girls and a wife to an incredible husband. In her free time, she likes to experience the best things in life with her loved ones.


Credits: 1.00 CEU


Description: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1.2 million individuals are living with HIV, and 1 out of 8 are not aware of their status. Although the rate of HIV infection has decreased by 19%, there are still subsets of the population disproportionately affected. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has existed in the United States since the mid to late 1970s. There is no effective cure for this disease, but with proper care, HIV can be controlled. This interactive discussion will review the fundamentals of HIV/AIDS and current research regarding management of the disease.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Recognize the fundamentals and recent developments of HIV/AIDS care;
  • Identify the implications of HIV/AIDS and frequently encountered comorbidities;
  • Discuss the importance of blood analysis results and clinical treatment.




Presenter: Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA


Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA, is the Founder and CEO of Beyond the Prophy®, Co-founder of the MOMgienist® Community, Co-Owner of the Inspire the Future Summit™ for Dental Hygiene Educators, and Instructor of Dental Hygiene at Wake Technical Community College. She has over 18 years of experience as a dental hygienist, national educator, and dental assistant.

Jasmin's devotion to the dental profession began with her acceptance in a vocational dental assisting high school program in New York City. After becoming a dental hygienist and educator, she found within several years of her budding career that she was ready to give it all up because of career burnout. Her decision to not quit and reshape her career led to the birth of Beyond the Prophy. Almost four years ago, Jasmin created Beyond the Prophy to push dental professionals out of career burnout and help them achieve their goals as she has done in her professional journey.

She supports dental professionals providing continuing education, hosting networking events, providing content through her online courses, empowering others through her podcast, and coaching dental hygienists who want to create businesses of their own.

Jasmin was recently nationally recognized as a 2018 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction recipient for her interprofessional educational work in the HIV/AIDS community with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, JACQUES Initiative.

Her biggest accomplishment and most prized possession is her family. She is blessed to be a mother of two beautiful girls and a wife to an incredible husband. In her free time, she likes to experience the best things in life with her loved ones.


Credits: 1.00 CEU


Description: Our nation is chronically plagued with workplace burnout. Many industries have suffered from high turnover rates, staff who are overwhelmed, chronically stressed, or overworked. Dentistry is not the exception to career burnout. As service providers, our patients are often the highlight of your career. We enjoy helping improve their health, but not at the expense of our own happiness.This course equips the dental professional to identify the signs of career burnout and maximize their strengths so they may have a fulfilling career and thriving personal life.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Discover the signs and symptoms of career burn out;
  • Recognize actionable steps you can take now to escape burnout;
  • Identify how to maximize your potential and use your strengths.




Presenter: Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP


Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP, is a graduate of University of Bridgeport: Fones School of Dental Hygiene and founder of A Higher Learning, LLC. She is a member of the National Dental Hygienists' Association, Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, serves as a delegate for the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and Immediate Past President of the District of Columbia Dental Hygienists' Association. She is the co-founder of RDH Innovations, LLC, and Dental Implants Uncovered Facebook Study Group. Shavonne was recently celebrated as one of Dimension of Dental Hygiene's Top 6 Dental Hygienists You Should Know for Clinical Practice. With a background as an Implant Care Practitioner in Oral Surgery, Shavonne has cultivated a pathway for dental hygienists to work intraprofessional alongside Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


Credits: 2.00 CEU


Description: 90% of all dental implant complications are caused by a range of surgical and restorative errors such as poor implant planning, poor skills, and the use of conventional techniques. Although the dental hygiene profession is not responsible for the placement or restoration of dental implants, complications can also be the result of poor or inadequate professional hygiene care and/or recommendations. Ironically, while implant maintenance continues to be acknowledged as the most important aspect of implant health and success, the dental hygiene profession has yet to establish a definitive dental implant process of care.

In this course, Shavonne Healy will discuss the top 3 major issues from a professional and at-home maintenance standpoint making known how the dental hygiene profession is contributing to the rise of dental implant complications.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Recognize professional and at-home maintenance as the endpoint goal of dental implant treatment;
  • Understand the difference between peri-implant and periodontal tissues;
  • Discuss the history of dental hygiene as it relates to the history of dental implants;
  • Learn about innovations in dental hygiene diagnostic, maintenance, and treatment modalities for the prevention and management of peri-implant disease.




Presenter: Machell C. Hudson, RDH


Machell Hudson, RDH, is an expert on the oral-systemic connection and protocol implementation. She is a graduate of the BaleDoneen preceptorship, where she earned advanced training in heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention. Machell is a full-time hygienist with Dr. Bruce Baird at Granbury Dental Center and is on faculty & consults with clients through Productive Dentist Academy. Machell has earned Fellowship and is on the marketing board for American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and cohosts Facebook live events with AAOSH's cofounder Dr. Chris Kammer. She is a cohost for Reflection Health podcast and can be reached at Machell@productivedentist.com or (817)917-9032.


Credits: 1.00 CEU


Description: In the United States, heart attack is the number one cause of death, while stroke is the number one most debilitating. A lesser-known fact is the important correlation shared between oral health and heart health. By understanding the role oral disease plays in the causation of heart attack and stroke, dental professional are better equipped to promote patient heart health, and ultimately, save lives.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the correlation between oral pathogens and heart health;
  • Understand the physiology of airway and how it relates to heart health;
  • Understand the relationship between heart health and diabetes;
  • Understand how high blood pressure relates to heart health;
  • Understand inflammatory testing as it relates to heart health.

LOCATION

Dentsply Sirona Academy

13320 Ballantyne Corporate Pl Charlotte, NC 28277 

The Dentsply Sirona Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, features more than 28,525 square feet of dedicated education and conference space.

PRICING

Early Bird (until April 30, 2020):

  • $225 per person (individual ticket)
  • $200 per person (groups of 2+)


Regular (starting May 1, 2020): 

  • $300 per person  

Registration Includes:

  • 12 CE Credits (4 Lab CE & 8 Lecture CE)
  • Breakfast Snacks, Fully Catered Lunch, and Snacks/Drinks During Both Days 
  • Networking Reception with Live Music, Beer, Wine, and Gourmet Hors D'oeuvres 
  • Free Event Shuttle Service at Select Hotels

WHERE TO STAY

Hampton Inn Ballantyne 2.1 miles away Breakfast Included Shuttle Service to Event

from $99/night

Springhill Suites Ballantyne 1.9 miles away Breakfast Included Shuttle Service to Event 

from $109/night

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne 0.2 miles away Walking Distance to Event  

from $129/night

REGISTRATION

Sharpen Your Skills 2020 continuing education (CE) courses meet the standards for approval with AGD PACE. Check your state's Dental Practice Act to verify these CEs meet your state specific licensure requirements. A free account with CE Zoom is required to receive your CE certificates. Instructions to set this up will be emailed to all attendees.

Refund Policy: Event tickets are refundable (minus Eventbrite fees) through June 30, 2020. Starting July 1, 2020, tickets are non-refundable. Reply to your confirmation email to request a refund.