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2024 Spring Scientific Session Course Descriptions

Au Naturale: Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends (2 CEs)

Holistic and alternative medicine trends are on the rise. More and more people are seeking out natural ways to feel better, improve their health and minimize the need for harmful chemicals and invasive procedures. The dental team has the opportunity to serve as a valuable resource for optimal oral and overall health.

This course will provide background on natural healing practices as well as an overview of current oral and homeopathic trends and alternative medicine culture. Join Lancette as she discuss essential oils, teething jewelry, charcoal, acupuncture and much more.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Understand cultural diversity and the role it plays in the dental setting
  • Discuss research and literature regarding natural options for oral health
  • Identify current social media and TikTok trends

AI: Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare (1 CE)

The future is here! AI may recognize us, even when we don’t recognize it. Artificial Intelligence has the potential to help the practitioner, the patient, the business model and the corporate world. It may assist in staying ahead of changes, anticipating patient/consumer desires and assist with more cost effective and data driven practices. But will it help us be better?

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Define artificial intelligence
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of machine intelligence
  • Investigate AI applications in medical and dental settings

Presented by Lancette VanGuilder, BS, RDH, PHEDH, CEAS

Lancette VanGuilder is a complete health dental hygienist committed to improving practitioner and patient health while bridging the medical-dental divide.  She is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker, a clinician, airway ambassador, business owner, non-profit founder, public health advocate/vaccinator and certified ergonomic assessment specialist. Lancette has received numerous awards for her contributions to dentistry. She is passionate about increasing access to care, disease prevention and medical-dental collaboration.  Lancette is the current Vice-President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

 

Student Poster Viewing - Innovations Unveiled: Unleashing the Future of Dental Hygiene (1 CE)

View the student posters submitted to the CDHA 2024 Poster Competition in the Informational and Original Research categories and designed to provide attendees with the latest in dental hygiene research. Past topics have included a range of subjects relating to the practice of dental hygiene.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Identify new research trends within the dental hygiene profession
  • Engage in opportunities to evaluate proposed concepts to enhance clinical practices
  • Integrate new concepts and protocols into dental hygiene practice

Student Poster Presentations - Innovations Unveiled: Unleashing the Future of Dental Hygiene (3 CEs)

Dive into the diverse world of dental hygiene as we present the top five student posters in the Informational and Original Research categories. This session is meticulously crafted to provide a panoramic view of the most compelling subjects that impact the practice of dental hygiene. From groundbreaking research methodologies to revolutionary insights, each poster promises a riveting exploration.

Prepare for an interactive experience as a brief question and answer session follows each presentation, allowing attendees to delve deeper into the minds behind the research. The anticipation builds as the top five posters in each category, meticulously judged before the session, are unveiled. Stay tuned as the coveted 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in both categories are announced, culminating in a momentous celebration of excellence.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Identify emerging research trends within the dynamic field of dental hygiene.
  • Engage actively in evaluating and critiquing proposed concepts to enhance clinical practices.
  • Integrate novel concepts and groundbreaking protocols into their dental hygiene practice, ensuring a progressive and innovative approach to patient care.
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