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Friday, May 21, 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232

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Dentists: $89.00
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Dentists: $109.00
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8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration & Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:00 am: Tricia Osuna
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Break & Exhibits
10:30 am -12:00 pm: Larry Ambrose
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Angela Martin
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Sherri Lukes

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Change Your Thoughts to Improve Your Outcomes. An Update on Protocols, Products, and Treatment Options
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Course Description
Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need of information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use along with protocols needs to be discussed with our team as well as the interdisciplinary referrals we have. The process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treatment options and how they are to be utilized.

Learning Objectives
•  Modify diagnosis assistance with the team and rationale for changes in assessment forms and diagnostic tools
•  Distinguish which new-to-market products should be brought into your practice
•  Integrate materials and products for a variety of uses in the dental office from infection control, dental hygiene therapy, oral cancer screening, patient communication and instrumentation
•  Formulate strategies that incorporate efficiency in patient treatment for more productive scheduling

Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
WSP Tricia OsunaTricia is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. Tricia has over 40 years as a dental hygienist to share with her audiences. Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years.She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term. Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award. An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor and business owner her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations! Tricia Osuna sponsored by Directa Dental and Hu-Friedy.

Think Like a Periodontist: How a Dental Hygienist
Should Approach Caries and Pulpal Disease

Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS

Course Description
All mechanical dental hygiene therapy affects the tooth pulp to a certain degree. Providers must be aware of the pulpal and periapical status of the dentition in order to prevent complications during or after treatment. Furthermore, caries of the secondary teeth is still the most common oral disease and diagnoses of root caries continue to increase as people live longer and keep more of their teeth. This presentation will help guide dental hygienists when they encounter these pathoses and provide treatment options that can be discussed with patients

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course and hands-on workshop, participants will have gained knowledge and practical experience with:
•  Discuss the differences between pulpal and periapical disease
•  Identify “red flag” teeth that should not receive hygiene/periodontal treatment
•  Understand the options for treatment of root caries
•  Recommend evidence-based treatment for high-risk patients

Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS
WSP Laurence AmbroseLaurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS is a board certified periodontist and has been a full-time staff member at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998. He is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Master of Science degree through Marquette University. From 1991 to 1995 he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service and practiced general dentistry on numerous Indian Reservations in northern New Mexico. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is Past President of the Arizona Society of Periodontists. Dr. Ambrose received his Master of Science in Oral Biology from Marquette University in 2000 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2002

COVID-19 and the Mouth-Body Connection
Angela Martin, RDH, BSDHc

Course Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives dramatically concerning hand-hygiene, social gathering and most importantly, our personal healthcare. Due to the public’s recent heightened awareness of the COVID-19 virus’s effects within the body, the demand of further research is necessary to understand the intricacies of the virus. This course discusses and reviews current, relevant research and statistics as it pertains to the Oral and Systemic Link and the COVID-19 virus. Key topics range from the updated leading causes of death in the U.S., effects of IL-6 in regards to Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID-19 implications, and chronic inflammatory disorders related to periodontal disease and pathogens. Resources for the dental provider to effectively communicate and display findings with patients are reviewed in detail. The Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist will have the understanding and tools to educate their patients about the mouth-body connection and how it is related to the COVID-19 virus.

Learning Objectives
•  Identify statistics from current research on the link between diseases of the mouth and body.
•  Explain key relationships regarding oral diseases related to the COVID-19 virus.
•  Understand the implications of this research as it relates to the patient and the dental profession.
•  List resources, technology, and systems in the field of dentistry to support and treat the overall well-being of all patients.

Angela Martin, RDH, BSDH
WSP Angela Martin RDHAngela Martin is an experienced dental hygienist who has encompassed various roles during her 18-year career in dentistry. After graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, she was inspired to enter healthcare by her grandfather. Following 13 years as a clinical Dental Hygienist, Angela is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene with an education focus, while working full-time with the Pacific Dental Services University Relations Team. Her current role of Senior Specialist focuses on creating and maintaining relationships with dental hygiene programs nationwide and providing advanced education regarding the “real world “ of dental hygiene post licensure, as well as career building resources. With mentorship as her core belief and best practice, Angela is the current Component Trustee for the Southern Nevada Dental Hygienist Association and member of their local student mentor initiative. Most importantly, is spending quality time with her daughter, and zoom crashing cats. They travel, explore, and learn more about giving back to the community while volunteering with local animal shelters. Angela Martin sponsored by Pacific Dental Services

HPV Sky Isn’t Falling
Sherri M Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADHc

Course Description
The mere mention of HPV can strike fear in the hearts of dental clients. Oral lesions associated with human papilloma virus infection are of great significance to the dental community and their diagnosis prompts many questions and concerns from patients. Responsible for a variety of lesions in the oral cavity, it behooves the dental community to be knowledgeable about those of both low- and high-risk HPV subtypes. This course will present the various oral manifestations of HPV including squamous papilloma, focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck’s disease), condyloma acuminatum, verruca vulgaris and HPV induced oropharyngeal cancer. Many images presented are from the presenter’s personal collection of lesion images accumulated over a 39-year dental career. Clinical appearance and treatment options will be included for each lesion, with a discussion concerning lesions to include in the differential diagnoses. Engaging patients in dialogue about HPV lesions, especially concerning the link with oropharyngeal cancer will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives
•  List the HPV subtypes associated with various HPV oral lesions.
•  Describe the clinical appearance of various HPV oral lesions.
•  Discuss treatment options for HPV oral lesions.
•  List oral lesions included in a differential diagnosis for HPV oral lesions.
•  Discuss HPV’s role in oropharyngeal cancer.
•  Describe strategies for communicating information about HPV lesions to patients.

Sherri M Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADHc
image of SherriLukesSherri Lukes has been a dental hygienist for 40 years and holds advanced degrees in education. Associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, she taught general and oral pathology, public health, and multicultural dental hygiene. Research focus was oral pathology and migrant farmworker oral health, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications. She is an approved speaker of and holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, is past president, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association, and a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
Honors include Teacher of the Year, Research paper of the year and Community Service awards at SIU, Illinois Department of Public Health Oral Health Champion Award and the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.
Sherri Lukes sponsored by Crest/Oral B, CloSys, Dentsply Sirona.



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