Online Registration

Six (6) hours of continuing education credit will be provided.


Saturday, March 2, 2024
Registration & Exhibits
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Lynn Atkinson
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Break & Exhibits
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Susan Wingrove
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch & Exhibits
12:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sherri Lukes
1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Six (6) hours of continuing education credit will be provided.

Comprehensive Care and Planning for the Dental Hygienist

Lynn Atkinson


The dental hygienist plays an integral role in the process of comprehensive diagnosis and delivering the treatment plan with the dentist. But how does the dental hygienist gather the necessary information, deliver, and educate the patient in an efficient and effective manner? This course will introduce technology, protocols, diagnostics, and communication skills to add value to the practice and provide the patient with highest quality of comprehensive care. Guided Biofilm Therapy, lasers, and voice activated charting systems will be introduced with therapeutic values to the patient and practitioner.


  • Describe the ideal comprehensive care appointment.
  • Learn how to achieve the best delivery of information and education to your patients.
  • Identify which technology and protocols to use to be effective and efficient.


Lynn Atkinson, RDH, has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 30 years. She graduated from Cypress College, California with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Her passion for utilizing technology while delivering the highest quality of patient care keeps her practicing four days a week as the Clinical Hygiene Director for a high-performing, patientoriented dental practice in Mission Viejo, California. Lynn lectures and provides clinical, hands-on training to dental professionals on successfully incorporating lasers and other adjunctive therapies into their protocols. For the past several years, Lynn has been a speaker at numerous conferences across the nation, speaking on a variety of topics. She lectures locally in addition to her hands-on courses, has authored several published articles, and has been a guest speaker on industry audio media platforms, enjoyed nationwide. Lynn is an active member and participant of multiple dental associations and organizations. Lynn is a key opinion leader for several dental manufacturers and companies, as well as a speaker and trainer for US EMS Guided Biofilm Therapy. She serves on the Board of Directors at the Academy of laser dentistry as Auxiliary Chair, a member of the ALD Speakers Bureau, Education, Conference and Testing Committees. Lynn is the honored recipient of the ALD 2022 Leon Goldman Clinical Excellence Award.

Peri-Implantitis Prevention: Implant Maintenance, Home-Care, & Disease Treatment

Susan S Wingrove


Learn what doctors and hygienists need to know to prevent peri-implant complications based on Susan’s textbook: Peri Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: 2nd Edition. This course will provide clinicians the procedures to detect early signs of peri-implant disease, diagnose any implant complications, and be able to provide treatment. Peri-Implant prevention starts with providing professional in-office assessment, maintenance, and home-care recommendations, vital for long-term implant success!


  • Detect: Put into practice assessment and monitor protocols for all forms of implant-borne restorations/prosthesis patients.
  • Diagnose: Understand the major risk factors for peri-implantitis for early intervention based on American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) peri-implant soft and hard deficiencies classification.
  • Treatment: Be able to perform in-office professional implant maintenance, disease treatment, and personalize home-care strategies for more predictable outcomes, peri-implantitis prevention.


Susan Wingrove, BS, RDH: Dynamic innovator, international speaker, researcher, writer, and consultant. 2016 RDH Award of Distinction and 2022 Western Society of Periodontology Hygiene Educator of the year recipient. Instrument co-designer of the Wingrove Titanium Implant Series, ACE probes, and Queen of Hearts instruments for PDT. Susan has 40+ years in dentistry and now specializes in sorting through the science to develop protocols for healthy teeth, implants, & disease treatment. Published author; American and International journals on peri-implant therapy, regeneration, advanced instrumentation, and Textbook: Peri Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: 2nd Edition 2022, Wiley Oxford UK. Susan resides in Missoula, Montana to enjoy fly fishing, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Medical History Front and Center – Oral Manifestations of Systemic Conditions



Completing a thorough medical history is an imperative step in the dental process of care. An examination of oral lesions that are manifestations of systemic diseases will be discussed in this course. Expand your reasoning as we look at lesions and oral changes, deciphering the systemic conditions they are evidence of. Etiology, clinical appearance, and treatment options of both common and uncommon conditions are included, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration with other health professionals. Dental professionals with keen eyes for these lesions/changes and the conditions they are associated with can elevate both patient and employer appreciation.


  • Discuss the importance of current oral pathology knowledge when conducting intra/extra-oral exams.
  • Describe oral symptoms of various systemic conditions as presented in cases.
  • Compare/contrast lesions that can be considered in a differential diagnosis for each pathologic entity.


Sherri Lukes has been a dental hygienist for 42 years and holds advanced degrees in education. She is associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health, and multicultural dental hygiene. Research was concentrated in migrant oral health, oral pathology, and public health issues, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications. Sherri enjoys integrating her years of experience into CE courses to empower dental professionals in the process of care. She is an approved speaker of and holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association, and a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Community service includes biannual, yearly trips to central/southern Mexico, delivering preventive care in an orphanage and remote villages. Honors include Community Service, Research, and Teacher of the Year awards while at SIU, IFLOSS Coalition/Illinois Department of Public Health Oral Health Champion Award and the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.



220 West 43rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111

Online Registration

Six (6) hours of continuing education credit will be provided