Ms. Judy Bendit Aging Oral Health/Ergonomics/Caries/Instrument Sharpening Format: Virtual Delray Beach, FL

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  • Faculty, Temple Dental
  • National speaker for more than 20 years
  • Volunteer, U.S. and International 

Friday Courses
VFr317 - Aging During the Pandemic
Time: 4 - 5 PM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 750

Just like all of us, our patients are advancing in age and are facing some complicated age-related consequences. And the pandemic is not making it any easier. Food impactions, expanding restorations, temperature sensitivity, xerostomia, grinding, and erosion are just a few of the many issues they will face as they grow older. This abbreviated virtual course looks at the contributing factors that will be affecting our aging patients and provides an opportunity to discuss reasonable options. We will chew on the facts and spit out potential solutions that will help us all age tastefully.


Learning Objectives:

  • How to utilize tele-dentistry for these patients
  • Differentiate between hyposalivation and xerostomia 
  • Evaluate homecare options to consider in this population
Saturday Courses
VSa338 - Thingamajigs, Whatchamacallits, and Other Essential Products to Upgrade and Improve Your Hygiene Procedures
Time: 3 - 4:30 PM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 490

You have, no doubt, heard the expression “What’s in your wallet?” For those of us in the dental industry, a more appropriate question might be: What’s in You’re Armamentarium?  In school, we were taught to use specific instruments for each part of the mouth. The reason was quite simple: to pass the boards. Let’s face it, if you didn’t answer the questions exactly the way National and Regional Boards wanted, the answer was wrong.


It was only after we graduated and gained real-world experience that we realized that we could use better instruments and use them to do more than just what we learned in school. Alas, we just don’t do it enough. What if I told you that you could upgrade what’s in your armamentarium in a way that could help you work better, smarter, and more efficiently? Especially now that we are in the Pandemic.


Join me for my course called Thingamajigs, Whatchamacallits, and Other Essential Tools to learn how to upgrade and improve the instruments you work with every day. 


Learning Objectives:

Strategize plans for the most appropriate modalities for each type of procedure (including suction, pre-procedural rinses and hand instruments)
Differentiate between different types of scaler and curette designs including handle designs, shank angulations and working end features