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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!

Bullying in the Dominated, Intimidated, Hurtful World

Monday, May 3, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Learn about workplace bullying, what it might look like in a dental setting, and how to address it. This course covers the definition of workplace bullying, characteristics and motives of a bully, responses when being bullied, helpful resources and more.

Presented by Michelle Singley, RDH, EdM

AGD Code: 550

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Virtual Student Workshop

Top Tips for Getting Noticed: Resume Writing and Interview Skills Edition

Friday, May 7, 2021 
12:00 p.m. CST

As a dental hygiene student, passing boards then finding the job of your dreams is always in the back of your mind. Join Heartland Dental and Young Innovations for top tips on how to create a killer resume, identify the best ways to begin a career search and hone your interview skills.

Presented in partnership with Heartland Dental

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How to Take the No Out of Fluoride Varnish Recommendations

Friday, May 14, 2021 
1:00 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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Instrumentation Re-Imagined

Tuesday, May 18, 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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Creating the Dream Team

Thursday, May 20, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

This course will introduce participants to the most common leadership styles. Together, we will focus on identifying your personal style as well as styles of your current team members. Participants will be able to see how it is helping or hindering the cohesiveness of their dental team, after discovering their personal style. The course will demonstrate strategies and suggestions on how to build camaraderie in the dental team.

Presented by Brooke Nies, RDH

AGD Code: 770

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Sizzling Hot Portable Dentistry

Thursday, May 27, 2021 
6:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Sizzling Hot Portable Dentistry was carefully designed to introduce dental professionals to the flexibility of a career in public health, specifically portable dental hygiene. Naiya will bring awareness to the benefits of public health, instruct attendees on how to get started, and review what is involved in portable practice. As dental professionals, we hold a very valuable skill of educating patients and helping them improve their oral and overall health. Portable dentistry gives us the opportunity to reach those in rural areas, nursing homes, schools, hospitals, etc. Join us for an amazing lecture on portable dentistry and the power of giving back to those who need us the most. The rewards are endless!

Presented by Naiya Cirillo, RDH

AGD Code: 550

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Managing the Spectrum of Autism

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

One in 68 children have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with approximately 100 newly diagnosed patients daily. Since first identified as a disorder in the United States in the 1940s, autism spectrum is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States. Treating patients on the autism spectrum in a dental practice presents a multitude of challenges from behavior and cooperation concerns to related health concerns, not to mention the oral considerations associated with medications. As these children on the autism spectrum age and integrate into society as young adults, many also age out of pediatric dental practices and are seen in general practices. As a practicing hygienist and mother of an autistic child, the presenter has learned methods to ease the anxiety associated with dental appointments for many patients, in addition to common oral conditions that may affect individuals with special needs.

Presented by Jamie Collins, RDH

AGD Code: 750

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Best Clinical Choices for Slow-Speed Handpieces and Polishing Pastes: Important Factors for the Dental Professional

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Times have changed when it comes to slow-speed handpiece choices for the dental professional. There is documented evidence-based research as well as manufacturer’s recommendations for care and use of this equipment. Quality, cost and ergonomics are important factors when making purchase decisions. Selection of polishing/prophy pastes is an equally important decision for clinicians. The paste choices we make for our patients should be based on grit, ingredients, and proven clinical results. This course will help clinicians to make the best choice based on patient’s needs.

Presented by Michelle Singley, RDH, EdM

AGD Code: 010

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Documentation Disasters: Thoughts from the Next RDH Provider

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Have you ever found yourself trying to decipher another hygienist’s clinical notes? Have you ever still had questions after reading a patient’s clinical note? Have you ever misunderstood important medical history questions to ask? Have you ever been confused about what to include in your clinical note? Then this course is for YOU! Let’s discuss how hygienists can get on the same page to comprehensively treat patients and pick up right where the last hygienist left off. Learn how we can work together in order to better treat our patients and each other.

Presented by Kimberly Carpenter, BSDH, RDH

AGD Code: 730

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Biofilm Management: Is There an Alternative Way?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

Learn about the movement towards guided biofilm therapy to better optimize patient care! This course will encourage and educate dental professionals on up to date research, which shows a shift towards providing guided biofilm therapy during dental hygiene appointments. Attendees will learn how to implement guided biofilm therapy by becoming knowledgeable on proper protocol, equipment, instruments, and products needed to transform patient care. Patients often do not understand that biofilm can be the initial cause of demineralization, caries, and periodontal disease. This course will review proper homecare strategies that patients can easily add to their daily regimen. Biofilm focused care is essential in providing longevity in dentition and optimal care for the overall health of our patients.

Presented by Chelsey Glass, RDH

AGD Code: 490

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Vaping: A Viable Alternative or Danger in the Air?

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 
7:00 p.m. CST (1 CE credit)

The popularity of vaping among all ages is STILL on the rise even after the dangers of E-cigarettes have been broadcast, often with unregulated products. The market is catering to the younger generation creating users at an epidemic rate, marketing appealing and concealing devices and flavors and manufactures are finding loopholes to continue to offer the products and teens are savvy in finding alternatives. As we swim through the cloud of confusion attendees will learn the common (and not so common) associated oral manifestations of e-cigarette use. Patient education and screening is a key element in any dental practice. Attendees will learn the dangers and impact Vaping has on the oral and systemic health conditions, leaving with the knowledge and confidence to discuss vaping with patients.

Presented by Jamie Collins, RDH

AGD Code: 158

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Virtual Product Demo

Would you like to learn more about the Young Infinity Cordless Hygiene Handpiece or American Eagle Instruments? A member of our clinical education team would be happy to provide an online demo and live Q&A session with your team.

 

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