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Fall Connection October 21st and 22nd, 2022 – Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor
October 21 @ 7:30 am - October 22 @ 3:30 pm$85 – $578
MDHA ‘S FALL CONNECTION : OCTOBER 21ST AND 22ND HILTON GARDEN INN, BANGOR: REMEMBER IT IS A RENEWAL YEAR!!
About this event
Welcome to MDHA’s Fall Connection 2022,
MDHA is thrilled to host our Fall Connection and we have worked hard to ensure you have the opportunity for quality CE courses. We have an amazing weekend ahead of us, for both Friday October 21st and Saturday October 22nd, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, ME.
This is a renewal year so “Don’t’ Get Caught With Your Pants Down” as one of the courses is titled! As a friendly reminder, we need 30 credits and there is no limit on in person lectures or study clubs, or distance learning such as online courses or webinars with verification of an exit exam. No more than 10 credits can be claimed for distance learning without an exit exam. With covid, many of us have been doing online courses and you don’t want to come up short. Ignorance of the law as we know, is no excuse and no one wants to end up with a consent agreement with the board because they didn’t have the proper credits. You also need CPR so we are offering that this year but space is limited to 25 and is a first come, first served so sign up early if you need this.
As far as masks go, the CDC just last week dropped the social distancing requirement but as we know things can change quickly so that will be determined as we get closer to the event. I would love to think we will be in the clear but a lot can happen in 2 months.
I am happy to say MDHA has some new faces and we love to see our leadership group growing! If you have any questions about joining ADHA/MDHA, please do not hesitate to ask any board member, comment on Facebook or reach out to me personally! My operatory door is always open!
We are excited for our Spring Fling April 28th and 29th in Auburn so mark your calendars and stay tuned for more on this soon. We look forward to seeing you at MDHA’s Fall Connection 2022!
Lorraine P. Klug, RDH, IPDH
Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association ,President
Judy Zack Bendit R.D.H., BS
Judy was born and raised in a dental office with over 45 years of experience in dentistry. She is a well know speaker, author and clinician. She is faculty at Penn Dental Medicine, an Alumni board member at The University of Pennsylvania Dental School, and past President of the University of Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Alumni and she is also an advisory board member at Palm Beach State College. Judy is a member of the CAMBRA coalition, American Academy of Cariology, American Academy of Pediatrics- Section on Oral Health and The Alliance for Oral Health Beyond Borders. She is a longstanding member of ADHA and is listed in Dentistry Today as a top speaker for over a decade. She is also a volunteer clinician at home and abroad before the pandemic! Judy will be presenting on Friday morning and afternoon, “Don’t get Caught with your Pants Down and Paving the Way” and “Paving the way”.
“Don’t Get Caught with your Pants Down and Paving the Way”
How many times a day do patients come in to your operatory telling you about some new product they bought on Amazon or at some health food store? It’s hard to keep up with all of them. Do you remember when the dental care aisle in your local pharmacy was actually just a small section of an aisle and only contained a handful of toothbrushes, toothpastes, and maybe some mouthwash? Clearly, times have changed. Now, the dental care is truly an entire aisle (or two) and is filled with a variety of products including toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and rinses, and so much more. It’s overwhelming for any dental professional…let alone your patients. Let’s look at the historical progression of many of these products along with many of the DIY modalities to figure out what is best for our individual patient’s needs.
Let’s not get caught with our pants down…
In this fun and interactive course, we explore all a wide range of dental products. We also take a look at dental marketing – including some vintage television commercials that are sure to ring a bell – and discuss how they have helped shape our philosophies as well as the challenges of getting the right products into the hands of our patients.
Course objectives include:
- Looking at trends in dental marketing and how they shape our decision-making process
- Formulating a homecare protocol
- Evaluating and discussing the science behind many OTC products and DIY products
- Comparing and discussing the current rinse products available for in-office and in- home use
- “Paving the Way to a Caries Free Practice”
- How technology is changing delivery of care for Caries patients
Throughout history, mankind has constantly been in search of a better way. A better way to travel. A better way to communicate. A better way to educate. Finding a better way requires a plan that involves mapping out ones destination, setting a course, carving out a path, and ultimately paving the way. This program focuses on
the innovations and advancements in remineralization products and technologies that will influence and change the delivery of care we provide to our patients tomorrow. We will focus on fluoride in OTC’s, in-office varnishes and Silver Diamine. So let’s pave the way to a caries free practice.
Identify the need for implementing a Caries Risk Assessment for all patients in a practice. Review case presentations to illustrate.
Differentiate the stages of an active carious lesion and identify when remineralization therapy or surgical restorative treatment is indicated
Compare the latest products engineered to deliver “calcium and phosphate” and how they interact to improve fluoride uptake
Review all the Fluoride Varnish options available
Define the mechanism of action and benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride
Review protocols and techniques for SDF placement and actually place SDF in an extracted tooth.
Kristin Sanborn, RDH, IPDH
Kristin is a 1987 graduate of the University of Maine – Bangor, School of Dental Hygiene. She practiced in Auburn for 25 years. Since 2013, she and her partner, Jeff Howes, have owned Hayes Maine. Hayes Maine specializes in helping offices find the right product to meet the needs of the practice. Hayes Maine repairs and sells all the major handpiece and instrument lines.
Kristin specializes in training staff on handpiece maintenance, instruments, sharpening and waterline care. She also helps offices with OSHA and HIPAA training. Kristen will be presenting on Saturday morning on instrument sharpening and handpiece maintenance.
Instrument Sharpening and Handpiece Maintenance
❖ How to evaluate instruments for sharpening, re-tipping, or discard.
❖ Sharpening: Hand sharpening, stones, diamond sharpening cards, files, square vs. round, natural stone vs. ceramic
❖ Automated Sharpening devices, how they work and comparative results
❖ Hands On Sharpening with the Gleason Guide
❖ Discuss Effective Handpiece Maintenance
Internal Cleaning – External Cleaning – Proper Autoclaving
Sean joined A-dec in 2004, covering Seattle, western Washington, and Alaska for 15 years. After a two-year hiatus, he returned to A-dec and now covers Boston, northern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Having lived in Taiwan, Sean is also proficient in speaking Mandarin Chinese. He enjoys travel, playing golf, and cycling. He will be presenting on Saturday about ergonomics and maintenance in the dental operatory.
Basic Maintenance and Ergonomics in the Dental Operatory
Sean will be presenting on ergonomics in the dental operatory as it pertains to the patient and dental team. He will also talk about some general upkeep and maintenance that can help to keep your dental equipment running smoothly and lasting longer.
Katherine Kireburns, CDA, EFDA, RDH, MSEd
Katherine (Katie) graduated from UMA-Dental Health Programs in 2009. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene and Expanded Function Dental Assistant in 2011. She has a history of practicing in public health, pediatrics, general dentistry, and education. In 2020 Katie graduated with her Master’s in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Southern Maine. Katie is currently a full-time Assistant Professor with UMA-Bangor Dental Health Programs. She will be presenting on Saturday afternoon on how to effectively utilize and place Glass Ionomer Sealants.
How to Utilize and Clinically Place Glass Ionomer Sealants
Clinicians will be able to understand the research, and use for Glass Ionomer Sealants. Katie will review in detail how to place a Glass Ionomer Sealant.
- Understand the Evidence Based Research
- Be able to choose when to use Glass Ionomer Sealant over Resin-Based
- Be able to understand the process of placing a Glass Ionomer Sealant
Fall Connection Information
When: Friday October 21st and Saturday October 22nd. 2022
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Bangor, ME
Time: 8:30AM- 3:30 PM both Friday and Saturday
Judy Zack Bendit RDH, BS
Kris Sanborn RDH, IPDH
Katie Kireburns CDA, EFDA, RDH, MSEd
Friday: 6 CEUs
7:45 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 11:30 Judy Bendit, “Don’t get Caught with your Pants Down”
11:30-12:30 Lunch/ CPR Re-Certification (Max 25 ppl, Separate Registration)
12:30 – 3:30 Judy Bendit, “Paving the Way”
FRIDAY CRP RE-CERTIFICATION
3 Credits AHA BLS recertification only
Limited to 25 participants
Didactic portion will be sent to participants via email to be completed before the skills test that will be held on Friday from 11:30-12:30 during the lunch hour. No worries, there will still be time to eat!
Saturday: 6 CEUs
8:30-11:30 Kris Sanborn with Hayes
12:30-2:00 Sean Morgan with A-dec
2:00-3:30 Katie Kireburns
MDHA Member One Day – $120
MDHA Member Two Days – $213
Non-Member One Day – $210
Non-Member Two Days – $390
Dentist One Day – $289
Dentist Two Days – $548
CPR Re-Certification– $85 (member or non-member)
Late fee of 30.00 will be added after October 1st, 2022
Please sign up before October 15th, space is limited
Please email with any dietary restrictions, [email protected]
*Rooms are available at a discounted rate
Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor Maine
Call: 207.262.0099 and ext. 0 to the front desk on site
Book online: Hilton.com and search Bangor Hilton Garden Inn, under “Special codes” plug in MDHA in the “Group Code” section.
- October 21 @ 7:30 am
- October 22 @ 3:30 pm
- $85 – $578
- Event Category:
- Continuing Education
- MDHA Executive Board
- Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport Downtown
5 Park Street Freeport
Freeport, ME 04032 United States + Google Map