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FREE Online CE Opportunities

Please join us for a series of 1-hour CE courses designed to provide you with an engaging and immersive educational experience, right from home. With our mission of Creating Smiles, Creating Possibilities, the Young Innovations Continuing Education Program strives to identify, develop and support lifelong learning opportunities for the dental hygiene community.

We hope you enjoy these free resources!

Special Needs and Me: A Dental Hygienist's Role in Caring for Patients with Special Needs

Monday, July 19, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

A day in the life of a dental hygienist who treats patients who have special needs may not be as different as you think. Patients who require modified care are often seen in general practices so as dental professionals, we need to be as prepared and as flexible as possible with our daily routines to ensure each patient receives the care they need and deserve. Join us for a 1 hour course, reviewing tips and tricks that I have learned over my 20 years in dentistry to truly create a safe and enjoyable preventive appointment for those who need it most. Course objectives can easily be applied to pediatric, adolescent and adult care!

Presented by Keisha Holloway, RDH

AGD Code: 443

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A Dry Mouth is a Wry Mouth

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Dry mouth can be a burden for many of our patients, and not just the geriatric ones! Its effects can be extremely damaging to both soft and hard tissues in the oral cavity. This one hour course will discuss the ins and outs of xerostomia, its effects on the patient as well as savvy ways to manage the condition.

Presented by Emma Spencer, RDH

AGD Code: 010

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Cutting Wedge Technology: An in Depth Look at the Importance of Wedge in Direct Composite Restorations

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Despite continued sectional matrix and ring technology, Class 2 restorations continue to be a hurdle in everyday dentistry. A closer look shows how a forgotten component unlocks the secret for everyday success: the wedge. Discover how a simple device will forever change your approach to direct restorations, enhance results, and drive profitability & efficiency.

Presented by Dr. Matt Burton, DDS

AGD Code: 250

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Instrumentation Reimagined

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Instrumentation can play an integral role in patient comfort, quality of care and career longevity. With current CDC recommendations still calling for limited use of ultrasonic devices, learn about instruments that do not let hand scaling slow you down! Rediscover the similarities of ultrasonic tip and hand instrument design all while exposing the myths behind sharpen-free instruments. Yes, they really do exist!

Presented by Whitney Howerton, MDH, RDH

AGD Code: 010

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Quadrant Dentistry and Beyond: How Matrix & Wedge Selection Play a Key Role in Clinical Outcomes

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Quadrant direct composite dentistry plays a vital role in an office’s efficiency and profitability. It also comes with it’s fair share of challenges. Selecting the proper matrix for the proper situation is imperative to driving success in direct composite restorations. Discover how to choose the proper matrix and learn how a key new innovative product unlocks the door for efficient and predictable quadrant dentistry.

Presented by Dr. Matt Burton, DDS

AGD Code: 250

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Nutrition: Can it Impact Periodontal Health?

Thursday, August 26, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

What do macronutrients and micronutrients have to do with periodontal health? What about trending diets? The food our patients choose to eat can bring value to systemic health and impact the oral cavity. The inflammatory process while it being a normal response could be affected by diet. In this course, learn how dental hygienists can incorporate nutrition as part of their patients’ treatment plan to have improved outcomes of therapy. Be empowered to have a dietary discussion beyond sugar and the oral cavity.

Presented by Karin Torrisi, RDH, BSDH, MM

AGD Code: 150

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How to Take the No Out of Fluoride Varnish Recommendations

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Knowing the science and technology of fluoride as a dental practitioner is needed, but it rarely helps you explain the benefits to the patient in a way that helps them accept the recommendation you are making for their oral health. Together we will take the dental terminology and turn it into phrases that help patients connect the dots about the benefits a varnish can give them, especially in a day and age when people are more resistant than ever to "upselling," or hearing things online that make them question fluoride and its benefits vs. risks.

Presented by Whitney Howerton, MDH, RDH

AGD Code: 161

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Cancelling Carpal Tunnel

Friday, September 10, 2021 
12:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Cancelling Carpal Tunnel will guide hygienists in gaining a better understanding of carpal tunnel, the signs and symptoms, ways to prevent injury as well as treatment modalities. Case study examples will be shared based on personal testimony and published research. Who does not want to protect their hands?

Presented by Michelle Rodriguez, RDH

AGD Code: 770

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Do You See What I See? The Vital Importance of Intraoral Cameras

Thursday, September 16, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Intraoral cameras are a vital piece of equipment for patient care and documentation as part of the patient experience. Intraoral camera use has been shown to increase case acceptance by allowing the patient to see what the provider sees, in turn creating value and urgency to follow through with treatment recommendations. Intraoral cameras play a vital role in teledentistry and this course will provide an introduction and examples how to streamline patient care in any oral health program. An in-depth discussion of the why, when, and how to use intraoral cameras to ensure competence and confidence as a proven tool to improve patient outcomes. Speaker will demonstrate tips and tricks for obtaining quality images.

Presented by Jamie Collins, RDH

AGD Code: 730

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Temping 101: Think Outside the Box

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1.5 CE credits)

Join us for the first of a two-part series covering all the details you’ve been dying to know about temping in the dental field. Jennifer Stanley, RDH, will review various ways to get started as a guest dental professional and share her personal experiences to help you think outside the box. Additional course details coming soon!

Presented by Jennifer Stanley, RDH

AGD Code: 550

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Temping 102: Business and Longevity

Thursday, September 30, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1.5 CE credits)

Join us for part two of this series covering all of the business details of temping as a dental professional. Jennifer Stanley, RDH will share her personal story of being a temp for 15 years and how important it is to invest in yourself! Attendees will gain a better understanding of the business side of dentistry and temping for increased career longevity. Additional course details coming soon!

Presented by Jennifer Stanley, RDH

AGD Code: 550

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