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HYGIENE STUDY CLUB

UPCOMING EVENTS

ADJUNCTIVE DILEMMA:

Finding Clarity in Biofilm Removal Techniques

      Virtual Event

Presented by Nicole Fortune, MBA, RDH

 

Course Description: 
This course is designed to enhance understanding and skills in biofilm removal through an in-depth review of the latest research and best practices. Participants will explore contemporary literature on effective biofilm management, focusing on evidence-based techniques that promote optimal oral health outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand Biofilm Formation and Composition: Gain a detailed understanding of the biological processes involved in biofilm formation and its composition.

  2. Review Current Research: Analyze and discuss the latest studies and findings on biofilm removal, with a focus on practical application in dental hygiene practice.

  3. Evaluate Removal Techniques: Critically evaluate various biofilm removal techniques, including mechanical and chemical methods, and their effectiveness based on current literature.

  4. Incorporate Advanced Tools: Learn about the latest advancements in dental tools and technologies designed for biofilm disruption and removal.

Speaker: Nicole Furtune, MBA, RDH

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Nicole is a registered dental hygienist who has extensive experience in periodontics, providing non-surgical and preventative care.  She is a recognized expert in training dental hygienists in various areas of periodontics, including dental endoscopy, laser assisted hygiene care and dental implants. Nicole has delivered multiple educational presentations to Vermont Technical College Dental Hygiene School, University of Michigan’s Ramfjord Symposium, The National Osteology Foundation and 

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, as well as numerous other clubs and professional groups across the country.

 

This course provides 2 CEU 

VIRTUAL EVENT 

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

7:00 - 9:00 PM

PAST EVENTS

SAFEGUARDING SUCCESS:

A Comprehensive Approach to Dental Implant Assessment During Maintenance 

      Virtual Event

Presented by Nicole Fortune, MBA, RDH

 

In the realm of dental care, dental hygienists play a pivotal role in upholding the vitality and durability of dental implants. The assessment of dental implant health stands as a crucial facet in the implementation of effective and tailored maintenance procedures. This course is meticulously crafted to furnish dental hygienists with the knowledge and expertise necessary for a thorough examination and continuous monitoring of dental implant well-being. Furthermore, it delves into best-practice maintenance strategies, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of optimal care.

 

Objectives:

  • Define the essential parameters for evaluating dental implant health, encompassing peri-implant soft tissue health, stability, and the interpretation of radiographic data.

  • Master the application of pertinent instruments and diagnostic techniques essential for a comprehensive evaluation of dental implants.

  • Recognize the intrinsic significance of routine and structured implant assessments in ensuring the enduring success of dental implants.

  • Identify and implement safe and effective maintenance protocols tailored specifically for dental implants.

Speaker: Nicole Furtune, MBA, RDH

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Nicole is a registered dental hygienist who has extensive experience in periodontics, providing non-surgical and preventative care.  She is a recognized expert in training dental hygienists in various areas of periodontics, including dental endoscopy, laser assisted hygiene care and dental implants. Nicole has delivered multiple educational presentations to Vermont Technical College Dental Hygiene School, University of Michigan’s Ramfjord Symposium, The National Osteology Foundation and 

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, as well as numerous other clubs and professional groups across the country.

 

This course qualifies for 2 CE credits    

VIRTUAL EVENT 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

7:00 - 9:00 PM

FULL-ARCH HYBRID MAINTENANCE

Presented by Janis Spiliadis, CRDH

 

The demand for a full fixed solution is on the rise and a wonderful solution for many patients. However, once placed they can pose a hygiene challenge for the patient and practitioner. Educating the patient is crucial to long term success. This course will provide evidence-based solutions for optimal maintenance in the office and at home solutions for the patient. Protocols for effective biofilm removal with and without the prosthesis will be discussed.

 

Educational Objectives:

 

  • Differentiate health and disease in the hybrid patient

  • Identify potential complications and risks in pre- and post-operative care

  • Understand the current literature on proper instrumentation and maintenance

  • Identify effective instrumentation protocols for managing the full arch case

  • Establish customized home care regimens patients will use and find effective

Speaker: Janis Spiliadis, CRDH

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Janis Spiliadis is an international clinician with over 35 years of experience practicing in Switzerland, Greece, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Janis received her degree in dental hygiene from Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach County, Florida.  In 2007, Janis obtained her Independent Hygiene Certification allowing her to open her own practice in Switzerland, 

Time, Date, Locations: 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

 6:00 – 9:00PM

Sheraton Hotel

603 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson

where she practiced for 25 years. Janis has also served as a member of the Straumann Hygiene Advisory Board and is a KOL for several dental companies. Fluent in French, Janis has presented worldwide on the effects of biofilm on systemic health. 

 

This course qualifies for 3 CE credits

UNMASKING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Presented by Janis Spiliadis, CRDH

 

The increased usage of opioids to treat oral pain has caused a spike in Opioid Use Disorder and unintentional overdoses. Your patient intake procedures are the first point of contact you have in uncovering potential and even existing indicators of abuse or addiction.  Careful screening methods are essential in the everyday clinical practice to support your patients and ensure a healthy post-surgical experience.  Early detection and careful screening are critical when dealing with opioid addiction.


As health care professionals, we are ideal first responders to help our patients that use in an unhealthy manner. This program will increase awareness of these addictive drugs and elevate our role as health care professionals. 

 

Educational Objectives:

 

  • Understand how opioids lead to addiction.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and overdose.

  • Understand pain management alternatives used in dentistry and the, role of Nalaxone in reversing its effects.

  • Discuss hygienist role in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program ( PDMP),  possible patient referral sources, and proper disposal of medications.

Speaker: Janis Spiliadis, CRDH

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Janis Spiliadis is an international clinician with over 35 years of experience practicing in Switzerland, Greece, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Janis received her degree in dental hygiene from Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach County, Florida.  In 2007, Janis obtained her Independent Hygiene Certification allowing her to open her own practice in Switzerland, 

Time, Date, Locations: 

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

6:00 – 9:00PM

Water’s Edge Event Center
4867 Millennium Drive, Belcamp

where she practiced for 25 years. Janis has also served as a member of the Straumann Hygiene Advisory Board and is a KOL for several dental companies. Fluent in French, Janis has presented worldwide on the effects of biofilm on systemic health. 

 

This course qualifies for 3 CE credits

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