Speaker Information

Ms. Judy Bendit
Delray Beach, FL
Dental Hygiene Topics

Ms. Karen Davis
Richardson, TX
Disease Prevention and Management

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst
Laguna Beach, CA
OSHA/Infection Control

Dr. Tim Pendergrass
Lubbock, TX
Ergonomics/Health & Wellness

Dr. John Svirsky
Richmond, VA
Oral Pathology

Mrs. Rachel Wall
Charlotte, NC
Hygiene Efficiency


Prevention Convention: A Fabulous Full Day for Hygienists

Ms. Karen Davis
9 – 10 a.m.
Creating the Ultimate Doctor-Patient Hygiene Exam
Learn how to prevent the “I’ll give you a call....” response from patients following treatment recommendations during the dental hygiene appointment. Capitalize on that magical five to seven minute exam, using continuity between the dentist and dental hygienist without ruining everyone’s schedules. Strategic screenings provide the pathway for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment enrollment. Discover how to use a “triangle of communication” between the dentist, dental hygienist and the patient to gain case acceptance.

Dr. Tim Pendergrass
10 – 11 a.m.
Dental Dynamics: An Ergonomic Approach
As a dental team member you encounter many challenges that increase your risk of injury. This talk aims to highlight various strategies to minimize those risks through an optimal interaction between you, your patient and the operatory.

Ms. Rachel Wall
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Understanding the Business of Hygiene – Uncovering Opportunity For Growth
While patient care is the primary focus, practice statistics are often the gauge for measuring the level of care being provided. Knowing how to analyze and monitor hygiene department statistics enables you to know at any moment how well your systems are being implemented – when to celebrate and when to get re-focused.

Lunch is on your own from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Ms. Judy Bendit
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Myths, Legends and Realities of OTCs
Explore all the myths, legends and realities of toothbrushes, toothpastes and mouth rinses. We will look at vintage commercials and evaluate how they have shaped our current philosophies and why we are so challenged with getting the right products into the hands of our patients. You will leave questioning many advertisements so as to make wiser decisions for yourself and your patients.

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hot Topics in Infection Control
Update your understanding of important clinical safety issues, blending science with reality. Review CDC Guidelines and State regulations for infection control – and real world challenges to safety. “Hot Topics” include hand hygiene, immunizations, personal protective equipment, instrument processing, surface disinfection and dental water asepsis. Enjoy learning the “so what?” of office safety and your options for mastering the “how” of infection control.

Dr. John Svirsky
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Great Cases with New Faces
Review this potpourri of interesting cases seen over the past few years. You will see unusual presentations ranging from benign to malignant. See how to approach cases and arrive at a diagnosis. You will help me to diagnose them. Some unusual “things” might pop up! A good time is to be had by all.

Course: Fr234
Date/Time: 3/24/2017   9:00 AM
Type: Registered
Audience: Assistants, Dentists, Hygienists, Lab techs, Office Staff, Spouses, Students
Dentist Fee: $150.00
Other Fee: $90.00
Room: Omni, Grand Ballroom A-D1