Save the Date! MDHA 100 Year Celebration!

Join us for the MDHA 100 Year Celebration: Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise!

Date & Time: Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

Location: City Cruises Boston Seaport Blvd   |   200 Seaport Boulevard   |   Boston, MA 02210

Tickets: Purchase via Eventbrite HERE

About this Event: During this special social event, we will sail the day away on the Spirit of Boston in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association. We want to celebrate Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ like YOU !! Bring a friend and reserve your spot today before tickets are sold out!

Tickets are $100 per person and include:

  • Admission to the Spirit of Boston: Enjoy Boston from the water of ever-changing views for two hours
  • A delicious brunch buffet
  • A champagne toast
  • Commemorative gifts
  • Fun and dancing!

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CapeCod MDHA Course


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Details:

DATE & TIME: Saturday May 7, 2022 | 8:30am-12:00pm EST

LOCATION: DoubleTree Hotel | 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601

COST: Members: $45 | Non-members: $65

CEU: 3.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register with CEZOOM! (Registration opens March 22, 2022)


Agenda:

8:30-9:00 – Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:30 – Presidential Visit with MDHA President Sarah Crow
9:30-12:00 – “Periodontal Staging and Grading” by Virginia Heroux, RDH, MS


9:30 – 12:00: Periodontal Staging & Grading

Course Description:

After the presentation, the attendees will be able to:

  • Classify periodontal health and gingival diseases and conditions.
  • Recognize periodontitis and stage and grade periodontal disease according to the 2017 American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions.
  • List systemic diseases and/or acquired conditions affecting periodontal supporting tissues.
  • Recognize peri-implant health, peri-implant mucositis, peri-implantitis, and soft and hard peri-implant tissue deficiencies.
  • Access tools to assist the dental professional in the staging and grading process.

Speaker:

Virginia Heroux, RDH, MS

Virginia Heroux, RDH, MS, is an Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and full-time faculty since 2008. She teaches Anatomic Science II, Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, and first- and second-year Dental Hygiene Process of Care didactic and clinical courses. She is currently Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association, serves as an advisor to the MWCC Student Dental Hygiene Club, and serves as a Steering Committee Member for Mount Wachusett Community College New England Commission of Higher Education accreditation team. Prior to teaching, Virginia was employed in general and periodontal practices in MA, CT, and RI, where she focused on patient safety, periodontal therapy, and patient education.  Virginia has presented on Faculty Calibration for her department, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens for the dental community, and provided 2 workshops for the Dental Hygienist on Permit L Local Anesthesia Training. 

Ms. Heroux received her Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and her Associate Degree in Science from Northeastern University. She holds a B.S. in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science from the University of Bridgeport. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Education Association and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention.

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Southeastern Component Symposium


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Details:

DATE & TIME: Sunday April 3, 2022 | 8am-4:30pm EST

LOCATION: McGovern’s Restaurant | 310 Shove St, Fall River, MA 02724

COST: Members: $80 | Non-members: $100

CEU: 7.5 Credit Hours

RAFFLE: Any attendee who brings a full size health care item (such as shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant or bar of soap) to donate to the nonprofit Hope&Comfort will be entered in a raffle.

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Agenda:

8:00-9:00 – MDHA State Update
9:00-10:00 – Dental Hygiene Panel: J. Nicole Petit, RDH, MSDH & Paula Morrison, RDH
10:00-11:30 – “The Power of Our Mind- The RDH Toolbox for Taking Care of Ourselves” Presented by Patricia Mooradian, RDH, BSDH, COSE
11:30-12:30 – Lunch
12:30-2:30 – “New Guidelines in The Management of the Medically Compromised Patient” Presented by Dr. Martin J. Dunn
2:30-4:30 – “Are you in compliance? How to achieve success with Infection Control and OSHA” Presented by Dr. Lisa Kane, DMD


9:00 – 10:00: Dental Hygiene Panel

Speakers:

J. Nicole Petit, RDH, MSDH. With years of public health experience, Nicole has enjoyed the majority of her career providing treatment for the special care population. In addition to clinical practice, she is also an educator, speaker, and has recently added published author to her list. Nicole’s thesis research “The Prevalence and Predictors of Workplace Bullying Towards the Dental Hygienist” has been published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. An alumna of the Bristol Community College dental hygiene program, and recent grad from MCPHS University/Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, she holds her Masters in Dental Hygiene with a focus on public health.

Paula Morrison, RDH is a 2008 graduate of Quinsigamond Community College Dental Hygiene Program and a 1995 graduate of Worcester State University with a Baccalaureate Degree of Science in Urban Studies. Since her graduation, she has been actively involved with Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association serving in several different capacities. Her work history includes various public health settings within school-based dental programs. Upon finishing dental hygiene school, she worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health doing a school-based dental sealant program in the Worcester Public High Schools and Middle schools. She later took a position with “Polished Dental” traveling throughout the state working in a variety of schools and other public health settings. Currently she is employed by the Fitchburg Community Health Center in the “Caring for Kids” Dental Program working in a school program servicing 5 towns in Northern Worcester County. Paula lives in Central, Massachusetts and enjoys long distance running, biking and cooking.


10:00 – 11:30: The Power of Our Mind- The RDH Toolbox for Taking Care of Ourselves

Course Description:

Patricia knows first hand the overwhelm and frustration of a healthy work-life balance, especially in the Dental Hygiene world. For the past 10 years, she has worked full time, where she finally hit rock bottom. But she took all this and turned it around for the positive. This was the most important thing she has ever learned in her life. The secret to loving and living your best life is something you already have in you! Let’s Learn!

After the presentation, the attendees will be able to:

  • Learn tools and mindsets to help you become more resilient
  • Understand how to avoid burnout by recognizing the signs and what actions to take
  • Be able to recognize self-care strategies that may be helpful to handle work and/or personal stress
  • Develop individualized self-care plans

Speaker:

Patricia Mooradian, RDH, BSDH, COSE is both a full-time practicing Lead Dental Hygienist and a mentor to new Dental Hygienists starting out in their careers. Patricia obtained a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene from MCPHS, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, and she has recently been certified as an Oral Systemic Educator, where she can help bridge the gap between healthcare and oral care in our communities, by implementing CME to medical professionals. Patricia has had the honor to work in a dental practice that has always used salivary diagnostics using DNA-PCR technology. As well as working with a microscope in her OP, gave her the ability to identify the pathogenic activity involved in periodontal disease. Patricia has recently created a course for Dental Hygienists who want to find fulfillment in their careers again, as well as new ways to increase their income so that they can achieve both financial freedom and a healthy work/life balance. Patricia has always been a science and exercise nerd at heart with a passion for connecting how the mouth directly affects the body. She believes that a healthy growth mindset is a key to success, both at home and at work. She is very passionate about empowering Dental Hygienists, to never settle and always strive to reach for their dreams.


12:30 – 2:30: New Guidelines in The Management of the Medically Compromised Patient

Course Description:

The theme for the presentation is: You cannot medically manage your patients if you do not understand their medical conditions.

After the presentation the participants will be current in new guidelines in management of the medically compromised patient:

  • The Patient Who is Taking Anticoagulants
    • Warfarin: Prothrombin Time vs. International Normal Ratio [INR]
    • Direct Oral Anticoagulants [DOAC]: Pradaxa, Eliquis, Xarelto, Savaysa
  • Antiplatelet Therapy
  • A1C [HbA1C] Test for Evaluating Status of Patient’s Diabetes
  • Unstable Angina Pectoris
  • New Guidelines in Defining Hypertension
  • Optimum Time to Treat the Dental Patient Who is on Hemodialysis
  • Additional Considerations for Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Revised Guidelines for Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Orthopedic Joint Replacement

Speaker:

Dr. Martin J. Dunn:

  • Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Former Professor for 34 years of Head & Neck Anatomy-Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene
  • Present Adjunct Professor-Management of The Medically Compromised Patient-Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene
  • Author-Chairside Resource Guide on Current Management of The Medically Compromised Patient

2:30 – 4:30: Are you in compliance? How to achieve success with Infection Control and OSHA

Course Description:

The latest CDC and OSHA guidelines, how to reduce aerosols, respiratory protection and what is involved with that, N95s (including coupon code for comfortable and available Readimask N95, water testing and maintenance, proper PPE usage, recordkeeping requirements, SDS, GHS Symbols, and more).

Objectives:

  • Better understanding Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care from the CDC
  • Clarification of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • Review of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
  • Becoming aware of how all of this relates to you every day in your office
  • Strategies to keep your office in compliance with current regulations
  • Recognizing common areas where lapses occur and learning how to correct them

Speaker:

Dr. Lisa Kane, DMD- OSHA received her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her B.S. from Brandeis University. She has practiced general dentistry in the Greater Boston Area for over 20 years. She is currently the owner of Dental Office Compliance of New England LLC,  which assists dental practices in complying with the myriad of regulations required by their state board, OSHA, and the CDC.  She teaches infection control and OSHA training,  creates personalized plans and protocols for dental practices, and helps them navigate the world of dental compliance. 

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Middlesex Component Symposium


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Agenda:

8:00-8:30 – Presidential Address from MDHA President Sarah Crow. Light breakfast will be served. 
8:30-11:30 – “I’m a TMD Patient in your Practice and I have TMD, what would you do?” Presented by Lisa LaSpina, RDH, PHD, Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd, CDIPC, FADIA, FAADH, and Lory Libby, RDH, MS.
11:30-12:30 – Lunch and Learn
12:30-1:00 – Yoga
1:00-3:00 – “Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork: Where Office Culture and Profitability Unite.” Presented by Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz.


Details:

DATE & TIME: Sunday March 20, 2022 | 8am-3pm EST

LOCATION: Boston/Woburn Hotel | 2 Forbes Road, Woburn, MA

COST: Members: $80 | Non-members: $100

CEU: 7.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register with CEZOOM! Registration opens 2/11/2022


Course Description:

I’m a TMD Patient in Your Practice – What Does the Hygienist Do?

Patients of all ages diagnosed with Temporal Mandibular Disorders (TMD) is on the rise. Patients are looking towards you for direction in managing their TMD. Understanding the management of TMD is a key component in providing patients comfort during a prophylaxis and maintenance care of TMD symptoms.

After the presentation, the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the function of the temporomandibular joint
  • Understand the role of the dental hygienists in recognizing both normal and notable findings of the temporomandibular joint
  • Recognize the steps taken by dental hygienists during the head, neck, and oral examination to assess the temporomandibular joint
  • Identify the dental hygienists’ approach to the management of chronic pain related to temporomandibular disorders

Speakers:

Lisa LaSpina is an Associate Professor at MCPHS University, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. Presently, she is co-teaching in the dental hygiene clinical courses, oral pathology, and community oral health. Her publications include topics on gerontology, Tips to Identify Social Isolation in Older Adults, oral pathology, New Teaching Tool Aims to Improve Dental Hygiene Students’ Clinical Assessment of Oral Lesions. Dr. LaSpina is a contributing author for a chapter, The Older Adult Patient, in the Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist textbook. She has practiced as a dental hygienist for over thirty years. Dr. LaSpina is actively involved in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She currently serves as acting chair on the executive committee for Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition.

Lory A. Libby is an Assistant Professor at MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts. Lory has 36 years of clinical dental hygiene experience and has assumed many roles within the dental team throughout her career. Before joining MCPHS University, Lory spent 25 years working as a clinical dental hygienist. Lory began her journey in education at MCPHS in 2008 as an adjunct clinical instructor. Upon completing her master’s degree in 2015, she began her faculty role teaching several didactic classes and is currently a clinical coordinator for freshman clinics and teaches Process of Care I and II as well as Oral Health Research. Lory’s passion lies is promoting oral health through education and research. Her research on distance learning has been published in the Journal of Dental Education. Lory is a contributing author for a Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygiene textbook chapter on Infection Control: Clinical Procedures. She currently serves as an executive board member for the Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition and advisory boards for Forsyth Alumni Committee and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational High School. She has served on several thesis committees in her tenure at MCPHS University and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education.  

Ann-Marie C. DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd, CDIPC, FADIA, FAADH is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ann-Marie is a Fellow and Certified Educator of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA), a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH), a continuous member of American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), as well as a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). She is the 2017 Esther Wilkins Distinguished Alumni of Forsyth Award recipient. Ann-Marie has been published in dental and dental hygiene publications and textbooks. She is a consultant dental hygiene examiner for CDCA (Commission on Dental Competency Assessments formerly the Northeast Regional Board). She is currently a Software Technology Advisor for Patterson Dental educating teams on software technology for their practice and patients and is certified by OSAP/DANB in Dental Infection Prevention and Control. Ann-Marie presents continuing education programs for dental team members on a variety of topics. She has been employed as a business/clinical advisor for a national dental practice management company, a faculty member of a dental hygiene program and program chair of a dental assisting program after having been employed in clinical hygiene for a number of years.


Course Description:

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Empowered and inspired hygienists are invaluable to a dental practice. If you go through your days feeling uninspired and misunderstood, there may be a misalignment of values between you and your dental practice. In today’s climate, dental hygienists have the advantage of finding their ideal practice conditions to provide the best patient care possible. After all, if you aren’t your best self, how can you properly care for someone else? Dental hygienists should have the autonomy overhaul caries management, periodontal and implant protocols, educate the dental team and collaborate with specialists to personalize patient care. This lecture will demonstrate the benefits, both professionally and to patients, of finding your ideal team and practice.

After the presentation, the attendees will be able to:

  • Realize the value of a dental hygienist in caries management
  • Feel empowered to idealize their perio and imlant protocols in the practice
  • Be introduced to Guided Biofilm Therapy
  • Reflect on their value system and current employment situation

Speaker:

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, BSDH, DMD is a board-certified prosthodontist and earned her certificate from the UCLA School of Dentistry after obtaining her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a former dental hygienist: she earned her B.S.D.H. degree from Northeastern University and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and A.S. degree in Math and Science from SUNY Orange in New York.

Dr. Maragliano spends most of her week treating patients at Salem Dental Arts. She is also well-known in the dental industry. Dr. Maragliano is extremely committed to education and is an internationally recognized lecturer and is extensively published. In addition, she is Chief Editor for DentistryIQ.com and Editorial Director for the Dental Academy of Continuing Education for Endeavor Business Media Group and teaches at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a Chief Development Officer for Cellerant Consulting Group, which is a premiere consulting company that accelerates the growth and impact of new and established dental companies and technologies in the industry.

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Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene Seminar (PHDH) – March 20, 2022


**This course meets the four hour requirement to become a Public Health Dental Hygienist in the State of Massachusetts.**


Details:

COURSE TITLE: Massachusetts Public Health Hygiene Seminar

COURSE DATE: Sunday March 20, 2022 8am-12pm

COST: $100 ADHA members | $185 non-members

CEU: 4.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION OPENS: January 20, 2022: Click Here to Register with CEZOOM!


Speaker:

Melissa Leite CDA, RDH, BS
Melissa Leite graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Bristol Community College with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vermont Technical College. She serves as a member on the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association public health council and is a Mentor Liaison for Bristol Community College.

In 2013, Melissa started as an adjunct clinical faculty at Cape Cod Community College where she teaches Clinical Dental Hygiene I and II, and Dental Materials laboratory. She also has over 12 years of clinical experience. In addition, she has 10 years of public health experience, including co-owning her own public health dental hygiene business. She is dedicated, passionate and excited to present the Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene course to you!


Objectives:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of medical emergencies that can occur in a public health setting.
  • Discuss how to manage medical emergencies.
  • Discuss the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygienist.
  • Understand risk management including liability insurance, data security, written informed consent, record keeping and HIPAA.
  • Discuss CDC and OSHA guidelines including PPE, exposure prevention, post-exposure management, and sterilization.
  • Discuss the interim infection prevention and control guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.


CLICK HERE to Register for this Live-Streamed Webinar.
Registration opens 01/23/2022

DHY Students: Apply to be a Student Delegate and Attend the ADHA 2022 Annual Session!

Instructions & Application for Student Delegates to Annual Session
(1st Year Students)

One student selected from each district will represent their peers at the 2022 ADHA House of Delegates Meeting, as well as have the opportunity to receive free registration to the ADHA 2022 Annual Session.

As a Student Delegate, you not only represent all student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, but you also sit on the House of Delegates floor during all three meetings. Each student will be considered for the student delegate position.  

A reminder to you that student delegates now receive a complimentary registration to the ADHA annual conference. However, if they plan on attending, they will be responsible for all travel and lodging costs. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Must be a matriculating dental hygiene student with a minimum of one semester/trimester remaining after annual session
  • Must be in good standing in a dental hygiene program and have the written approval of the program director for candidacy
  • Must be available to fulfill all obligations of a district workshop and full attendance at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual Conference

If you have any questions please send them to Kelsey Turner at ADHA  [email protected]

**NOTE** Applications for 2022 deadline: February 11, 2022

Review the 1st Year Student Delegate Instructions and Application HERE

MDHA Member Special Holiday Event!

Make a one-of-a-kind gift while having fun with your fellow hygienists & the President of MDHA!

Looking for something fun to do before the holidays? JOIN US for an MDHA holiday crafting event using resin. Mingle with other members and create a unique hanging gift made from the heart for that special someone on your list.


When: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Where: MDHA President Sarah Crow’s House
Cost: $50
RSVP: Please email Pamela LaCerte at [email protected]

Event info and directions will be provided to you after your RSVP


Sign up and reserve your spot today! (limited to 12 members)

NEW! Infection Control for the Dental Professional


LIVE Webinar providing a comprehensive review of clinical
compliance as it relates to the regulations established by
the CDC and governed by state professional licensing boards.


Details:

COURSE TITLE: Infection Control for the Dental Professional 

COST: Members: $55 | Non-members: $75

CEU: 3.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register Today with CEZOOM!


Course Description:

This Course is a Live Webinar and will be live-streamed.

Dental healthcare providers (DHCP) have a professional responsibility to implement proper infection control practices. Federal and state standards and guidance protect clinician and patients against the transmission of potentially infectious agents. This course will provide a comprehensive review of clinical compliance as it relates to the regulations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and governed by state professional licensing boards. The speaker will detail the mandatory requirements dental offices must perform in order to be fully compliant, including hand hygiene, waterline asepsis, sterilization and disinfection and standard precautions.  

While risk has also been an inherent component in the practice of dentistry, the prevalence of Covid-19 infection throughout the world has heightened our awareness of specific infection control measures, such as respiratory hygiene., environmental infection control and personal protective equipment. This course will acknowledge and discuss the additional challenges associated with treating patients during a public health pandemic.


Objectives:

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List and define important terms in infection control.
  • Understand the CDC’s Guidelines for Infection Control in the Dental Setting and its implementation in clinical practice.
  • List standard precaution measures mandated by state and federal guidelines.
  • Explain the responsibility of dental healthcare professionals to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control.
  • Define the chain of infection and present strategies for prevention and control of pathogens.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of infection control principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization in dental healthcare settings.
  • Identify the principles and practices designed to identify, manage and prevent infectious and communicable diseases, including bloodborne pathogens in dental healthcare workers.
  • List and describe appropriate PPE for DHCP.
  • Describe correct hand hygiene procedures.
  • Assess options for optimal environmental asapsis.
  • Determine strategies to treat and maintain dental unit waterlines.
  • Identify the correct sterilization techniques for non, semi, and critical instruments, devices and surfaces.
  • Understand additional considerations for treating patients during the Covid – 19 pandemic.

Speakers:

Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH 

Erin Kierce is the Chief Compliance Officer for New England Family Dentistry in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Adjunct Faculty of Graduate Studies at MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts. After twelve years of practicing dental hygiene, Erin has devoted her career to clinical compliance, safety, and risk management. She has developed, implemented, and maintained compliance and safety systems for multiple dental offices of varying specialties throughout New England, including establishing standards and policies pertaining to regulatory requirements. Erin has presented continuing education courses in the areas of pediatric oral health, chronic disease management, maternal oral and obstetrical health, clinical compliance, documentation and record-keeping, infection control and OSHA, and quality assurance. She is a member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Alpha Eta and Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Societies.

CLICK HERE to Register for this Live-Streamed Webinar.


Sponsor: ProEdge

Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene Seminar (PHDH) – October 17, 2021


**This course meets the four hour requirement to become a Public Health Dental Hygienist in the State of Massachusetts.**


Details:

COURSE TITLE: Massachusetts Public Health Hygiene Seminar

COURSE DATE: Sunday Oct 17, 2021 8am-12pm

COST: $100 ADHA members | $185 non-members

CEU: 4.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION OPENS: 09/07/2021: Click Here to Register with CEZOOM!


Speaker:

Melissa Leite CDA, RDH, BS
Melissa Leite graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Bristol Community College with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vermont Technical College. She serves as a member on the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association public health council and is a Mentor Liaison for Bristol Community College.

In 2013, Melissa started as an adjunct clinical faculty at Cape Cod Community College where she teaches Clinical Dental Hygiene I and II, and Dental Materials laboratory. She also has over 12 years of clinical experience. In addition, she has 10 years of public health experience, including co-owning her own public health dental hygiene business. She is dedicated, passionate and excited to present the Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene course to you!


Objectives:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of medical emergencies that can occur in a public health setting.
  • Discuss how to manage medical emergencies.
  • Discuss the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygienist.
  • Understand risk management including liability insurance, data security, written informed consent, record keeping and HIPAA.
  • Discuss CDC and OSHA guidelines including PPE, exposure prevention, post-exposure management, and sterilization.
  • Discuss the interim infection prevention and control guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.


CLICK HERE to Register for this Live-Streamed Webinar. Registration opens 09/07/2021


CPR and First Aid Training

by Bill Devereaux


Sun, Oct 17, 2021: 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET


Details:

COURSE TITLE: CPR and First Aid Training (LIVE, in-person)

LOCATION: Hilton Boston Woburn Hotel 2 Forbes Street, Woburn, MA

COST: ADHA members: $110 | Non-members: $130

CEU: 3.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register for this LIVE in-person class with CEZOOM!


Course Description:

Bill Devereaux was a member of the Burlington Fire Department for 33 years and retired as a Captain in 2002.  Bill has been with the American Heart Association since 1973 as an Instructor Trainer.  In 1980 Bill opened a Training Center and now has approximately 200 instructors at his training center.

Clinical participation (30% of the course involves active manipulation of dental materials or devices, treatment of patients or other opportunities to practice skills or techniques under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor.

Course Contact: [email protected]

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