8:00-9:00 Maine Center for Disease Control School Oral Health Program Overview. Presented by Sherry Laliberte RDH, IPDH: SOHP Coordinator
- Who are we, what we do and why we do it?
- Public Health Dental Hygiene in Maine
- Partnerships and collaboration
- Recruitment, Program growth annually, continually adding new schools- ideally have a minimum of two hygienists per county
- Commonly asked questions and answers
9:00-12:00 Let’s Talk about Healthcare Hygiene. Presented by Pamela Sargent RDH, IPDH
How many of us are uninspired? Bodies are aching? Just plain old tired? Tired of doing the same thing day in until day out? Tired of putting our best efforts forward for our patients and not getting any real positive gains? What if I told you you CAN be excited about your profession again? Look forward to Monday morning (Maybe…who REALLY looks forward to Monday mornings?) by looking at new technologies, scientifically proven treatment modalities and social media that can get your patients back on track and you inspired! We will discuss how to shift our current way of providing care for our patients by revisiting the old and incorporating the new. Some highlights to look forward to:
1. Empowering the hygienist to become a healthcare hygienist.
2. How 60 seconds can save someone’s life.
3. Introduction to Guided Biofilm Therapy and how it can reignite your profession.
4. Disclosing – how to encourage better home care without being the bad guy.
5. Perio Protect – an alternative to chlorhexidine
6. Microscopes and their place in the hygiene op
7. The Socials – Insta…FaceBook…podcasts
8. MDHA – what your organization has and can do for you
12:00-1:00 Lunch Provided by MDHA and Networking
1:00-4:00 Brush up on your role in prevention! Presented by LeaAnne Haney, RDH, CPHDH, and Christa Keddie, RDH, BSDH, CPHDH
Information you need to know! Join Christa and LeaAnne for a fun and interactive presentation that will change the way you look at your preventive ADA CDT codes. Learn strategies and guidance for proper application and documenting the current preventive dental codes and how to apply them when making a dental hygiene treatment plan for your patients.
· Using the list of current ADA CDT Codes the participant will gain comprehensive knowledge regarding the correct use of the preventive codes at the dental hygiene visit.
·For the participant to be able to confidently and accurately document, and submit the correct ADA CDT codes to dental benefit carriers to reduce errors, prevent costly mistakes and improve legitimate reimbursement.
· For the participant to be exposed to tips, strategies and examples to prevent coding errors, and maximize long-term profitability and productivity.
· Evaluate and create oral health learning opportunities for your patients.
· Participants will construct dental hygiene treatment planning using current ADA CDT codes by identifying clinical patient presentations.
LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNTED RATE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE:
PLEASE CONTACT JEN HOOD RDH, BS, IPDH, MDHA TREASURER @ [email protected]