Ms. Shannon Nanne Oral Pathology Sagamore Hills, OH

Registration Opens 12/10/19
  • Executive Director, The Global Oral Cancer Forum
  • Authored articles in RDH, JPH, In Focus and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
  • Recipient, The Award for Excellence in Public Service from The Oral Cancer Foundation

Thursday Courses
Th201 - Prevention Convention
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: No

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

Boning Up on Osteoporosis: An Update for the Dental Team

This highly informative session will provide the most current evidence for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Intertwining medical and dental management throughout, allowing participants to gather personal and professional insights. 


9:30 - 11 a.m.

Ms. Judy Bendit

Something to Chew On: The Effects of Aging on Oral Health

Just like all of us, our patients are advancing in age and are facing some complicated age-related consequences. 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 course looks at the contributing factors that will be affecting our aging patients and provides an opportunity to discuss their personal, and our professional dilemmas. We will chew on the facts and spit out potential solutions that will help us all age tastefully. 


Lunch on your own from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


12 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Samson Ng

Oral Pathology Update for the Hygienist 

Please join us for this interactive clinical-radiological-pathological correlation seminar designed to review clinical relevance of radiology/pathology and dental therapeutics that hygienists commonly encounter in a community practice. This seminar will focus on clinical mucosal examination identifying “WNL” vs “atypical” findings; principle of radiographic interpretation (nothing black and white, only something in between; and clinical identification and management of oral viral, and fungal infection. 


1:30 - 3 p.m.

Ms. Shannon Nanne

Jump With Me! Take That Step to Treating the Entire Patient, Not Just the Oral Cavity We Are Used To!

We are experts in our field trained to recognize abnormalities, provide patients’ education, teach prevention techniques, screen for early detection, and provide prompt treatment. This is good intra-orally, but what happens when we see a mole on a patient’s face, lip, eye or skin that keeps getting bigger every time we see them? About three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to save a life!

Th313 - Prevention vs. Prosecution: How This Life Could Have Been Saved
Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes

The goal of cancer screening is to identify cancer early.  Early diagnosis provides a greater chance for a cure. Many people have abnormal sores in their mouths with the great majority being noncancerous. Effective screening technique is critical.  Patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol use or prior head and neck malignancy have a significant risk of developing cancer.  Various management options will be demonstrated to make patients comfortable managing their symptoms associated with cancer therapies.

Friday Courses
Fr347 - The Oral Cavity: A Window Into Systemic Diseases
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes

Many medical conditions and diseases that have oral side effects and complications associated with them such as Xerostomia, Candida Infections, Stomatitis, Mucositis and Burning Mouth Syndrome. Suffering from these conditions can interfere with nutrition, function, overall health and quality of life. Attendees will return to their practice ready to implement specific strategies in order to help improve the lives of patients suffering from these conditions and recognize what they may be suffering from within the oral cavity window.

Saturday Courses
Sa295 - Become a Hero of Dentistry and Solve the Dry Mouth Mystery!
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes

Xerostomia is not a disease but it is a serious condition that is annoying and uncomfortable.  Xerostomia is usually caused by a disease or an underlying condition. It affects a patient’s quality of life while speaking, eating or even trying to sleep. Hypo-salivation can damage the tissues of the mouth while presenting a clinical challenge. Twenty-five percent of patients suffer from this affliction. Contrary to myth, age is not a cause of dry mouth. This course will turn attendees into dry mouth superheroes!

Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses