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In-Person Hygiene CE – March 11, 2023

In-Person Hygiene CE – March 11, 2023

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Half-day in-person CE Course+ Continental breakfast

Biofilm Management, Dental Implants, and Infection Control

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
9 AM –1 PM MT (breakfast 8:15 AM – 8:45)

Audience: Hygienists and Hygiene Assistants. No course prerequisites!

Event host and location:

Ruby Canyon Dental

2552 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Course Topics and Description

Biofilm Management, Dental Implants, and Infection Control

This hygiene workshop features the top three requested hygiene topics all in one course!

The morning kicks off with a thought-provoking review about the traditional dental hygiene appointment. The practice of being a dental hygienist has long been focused on calculus removal. But, why? Is calculus the cause of dental disease? Discover new ideas of biofilm management and patient behavior change techniques.

The course next transitions to a review of dental implants, as hygienists today are seeing more and more implants during routine care. This section features clinical factors, assessments during hygiene appointments, and effective ways to provide optimal care for each implant patient.

The final topic of the day addresses infection control in a surgical setting. Infection control failures in dental settings are an ongoing concern. We can all appreciate ways to break the chain of infection during viral outbreaks– even during a typical cold and flu season– but are we doing enough on a day-to-day basis to ensure that we prevent infection in our practices?

CE Speaker

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, has more than two decades of dental expertise, beginning as a dental assistant and completing a bachelor’s degree in health science from the Medical University of South Carolina and a master’s in dental hygiene education from the University of Bridgeport. She continues to invest in ongoing education, gaining certifications such as her Certificate in Dental Infection Prevention and Control. Her community and global endeavors demonstrate her passion for dentistry, from volunteer work to worldwide missions. She is the owner of Level Up Infection Prevention, MichelleStrangeRDH, a practicing dental hygienists and was the cofounder and passion behind of A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast.

Learning Objectives

Topics 1 & 2: Biofilm management for teeth and dental implants

 Review of the traditional dental hygiene appointment vs one that is focused on prevention
 Describe and discuss the idea of biofilm management
 Review motivation interviewing techniques for improving patient behaviors
 Review air powder techniques for biofilm management
 Define peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis and the differentiating clinical factors
 Explain the steps of assessing dental implants after placement and during maintenance visits
 Describe the ways to clean each type of implant and components

Topic 3: Infection control in the surgical setting

 Describe key concepts in infection control
 Analyze and implement ways to improve instrument reprocessing
 Discuss current recommendations for aerosol management
 Implement environmental infection control
 Describe and implement dental unit waterline protocols and identify the times when sterile water must be used during surgical treatment


Up to Four (4) Continuing Education Credits will be provided.
CE facilitated and brought to you by: Dental Education Partners.

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Date And Time

2023-01-25 @ 09:00 AM to
2023-03-10 @ 01:00 PM

Registration End Date


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