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Course: Prevention Convention - Hinman.org

Speaker Information

Ms. Amber Auger
East Weymouth, MA
Periodontal Disease
Ms. Karen Davis
Richardson, TX
Health & Wellness/Dental Hygiene
Dr. Daniel Dunwody
Lawrenceville, GA
Pediatric Airway
Dr. Susan Maples
Holt, MI
Total Health Dentistry

Fr231 - Prevention Convention
Date/Time: 3/18/2022   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Type: Registered   Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00
Audience: Hygienists
Pediatric Dentistry

Ms. Karen Davis

Consider the Evidence:  Aerosol Generating Devices for the RDH

9 - 10:30 a.m.

In this course dental professionals will be able to consider the evidence surrounding the safe use of aerosol-generating devices amidst a worldwide pandemic. As guidelines by the CDC, and research surrounding the virus and aerosol usage continue to shift, some clinicians have questioned the safety of whether or not to incorporate aerosol-generating devices into dental hygiene procedures. Needs of the patients have not changed, but the environment in which we practice has. This course is designed to equip clinicians with evidence-based information regarding the use of power technology known to generate aerosols, as well as steps to help mitigate risks of exposures.


Ms. Amber Auger

The Dental Hygiene Detective

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

There are many clues that provide evidence of diseases, such as occlusal wear, recession, bleeding, fissured tongues, erythemic tissues, incipient lesions, and many more. Determining our patient's high-risk factors for oral disease and systemic health is multi-factorial and our role as dental professionals allows us to evaluate the first signs of disease. This program will help you and your team review the patient's risk factors in-depth. While empowering the clinician to compare clinical technologies that align with the patient's lifestyle to reduce decrease disease.

Review the role of pH in the caries risks assessment and learn to identify stages of demineralization and remineralization
Learn how to expedite risk assessments to enhance patient education and prevention
Prioritize the patients high-risk factors to comprehensively decrease their risks of oral disease and systemic health
Evaluate the latest clinical technologies and homecare technologies to decrease patients oral and systemic disease risks.


Lunch is on your own from 12 – 1 p.m.


Dr. Dan Dunwody

The Clinical Screening Essentials to Recognizing Chronic Airway Obstruction and Sleep Apnea in Children and Adults

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Begins facially, moves to the smile and malocclusion followed by a review of the medical history. Explore the optimal treatment timing for children with airway obstruction. Educate the adult about the health benefits of an open airway. Help the patient and family co-discover and understand the consequences of chronic airway obstruction and commit to improve their oral and general health. Save a smile, bite and enhance the quality of a life.


Dr. Susan Maples

Perio, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Connections and Collaborative Treatment in the Dental Office

2:30 - 4 p.m.

The old-school treatment of periodontal disease with a sharp instrument and a piece of string is gone. Now we recognize the causes are multifactorial including inflammation and bacterial infiltration. Become sophisticated diagnosticians and learn individualized treatment planning for full mouth disinfection.