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Dental Hygiene Continuing Education

Spring 2015

Mandatory Continuing Education

On July 11, 1996, Bill 7324A was passed by the Senate and the Assembly requiring that every TRIENNIAL registration period, registered dental hygienists must complete a minimum of 24 hours of education, inclusive of the previously required mandatory child abuse and infection control training approved by the State Education Department. Farmingdale State College is an approved provider of continuing education credits in New York State for both dental hygienists and dentists; the American Academy of Dental Hygiene is the approved NYS sponsor.

Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide

The legal change to the Dental Hygiene Practice Act that went into effect as of August 2003 expands the scope of dental hygiene to include infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide.     The course for this certificate is usually offered late spring each year. Please check our website in February, 2015 or call 631-420-2659. __________________________________________________

ALL courses are open to

dental hygienists and dentists.

Registration Form

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Mandatory Continuing Education

On July 11, 1996, Bill 7324A was passed by the Senate and the Assembly requiring that every TRIENNIAL registration period, registered dental hygienists must complete a minimum of 24 hours of education, inclusive of the previously required mandatory child abuse and infection control training approved by the State Education Department. Farmingdale State College is an approved provider of continuing education credits in New York State for both dental hygienists and dentists; the American Academy of Dental Hygiene is the approved NYS sponsor.

Infiltration Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide

The legal change to the Dental Hygiene Practice Act that went into effect as of August 2003 expands the scope of dental hygiene to include infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide.    The course for this certificate is usually offered late spring each year. Please check our website in February, 2015 or call 631-420-2659. __________________________________________________

ALL courses are open to

dental hygienists and dentists.

CRN # 20000          Course D908

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY-PART 2

Many dental offices have moved from traditional film to digital sensors to capture oral radiographs. This hands-on presentation will be spent in our radiology laboratory. The objectives of this course will allow the participant to expose radiographs using both PSP and CCD sensors; experiment with a wide variety of digital sensor holders; trouble shoot sensor placement in light of oral anatomical limitations; and manipulate digital images using Eaglesoft's software.

Digital knowledge is required for active participation in this course. This course has limited enrollment.

Presenter: Janet Gruber, RDH, MS

Associate Professor/Radiology Coordinator

Department of Dental Hygiene

Farmingdale State College

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Time:9:30 – 12:30

Tuition:     $75.

Contact Hours: 3     CEUs: 0.3

Registration deadline:      February 25, 2015

CRN # 20004           Course D020

OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS and Their Impact on Dental Treatment

Orofacial myofunctional disorders are disorders pertaining to the orofacial complex. They may affect directly or indirectly dental treatment, swallowing, occlusion, and or TMJ dysfunction. This course will provide basic knowledge on how to identify these disorders and their detrimental effects. Participants will be able to review the physiology of deglutition; learn how to incorporate proper nutrition therapy into their practice; and gain knowledge about various types of frenums and their classes.

At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:

1. Define orofacial myofunctional disorders

2.   Explain why OMD's are detrimental

3. Incorporate proper nutritional therapy into their practice

4. Objectively evaluate most oral features

5. Familiarize themselves with some measuring tools used in research

Presenter: Martha Macaluso, RDH

Myofunctional Therapist, Adjunct Faculty NYU and NYC College of Technology   Member AAMS and AOMT

Date:             March 8, 2015

Time:             9 am- 12 Noon

Tuition:     $65.

Contact Hours: 3           CEU's: 0.3

Registration deadline: March 2, 2015

CRN # 20001          Course G600

INFECTION CONTROL FOR THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL

Farmingdale State College has been approved by the State Education Department as a provider for the mandated Barrier Precautions and Infection Control course. Those professionals affected by this mandate include dentists and dental hygienists. This course meets the necessary requirements. You are required to take this course every four years. The instructor has been certified by the State Education Department.

Presenter: Carol McNamara, RDH, BS

Clinical Instructional Support Specialist

Department of Dental Hygiene

Farmingdale State College

Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time:6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Tuition:     $65.

Contact Hours:   3         CEU's:   0.3

Registration deadline: March 4, 2015

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CRN # 20002          Course G600

Date:Sunday, April 12, 2015

Time:      9 a.m. -12 noon

Tuition:   $65.

Contact Hours:   3         CEU's:   0.3

Registration deadline: April 2, 2015

CRN # 20003          Course D021

THE AGING OF HIV PATIENTS AND ASSOCIATED DENTAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS and

MANAGEMENT/IDENTIFICATION OF ORAL LESIONS AND CONDITIONS

The aging of the HIV patients and the associated oral implications will review the impact of aging and HIV on oral health care.

At the conclusion of this portion of the course the participant will be able to:

Describe the epidemiology of HIV infection in older peopleTo provide an understanding of the immunology of aging and the impact of HIV

The second half of the program will discuss the management and identification of oral lesions and conditions.

At the conclusion of this portion of the course the participant will be able to:

Recognize clinically relevant common soft tissue lesions that affect the oral and perioral tissuesDevelop a differential diagnosis for common oral lesions by incorporating clinical presentation, histologic and laboratory findingsDescribe current treatment modalities for various common lesions, prescribe pharmacological agents and understand their mechanisms of action

To know when and how to consult with and refer patients to individuals for more specialized care

Presenters: Joe McGowan, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra-North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and faculty at Albert Einstein School of Medicine; Director of the AIDS Education and Training Center at SUNY Stony Brook

Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, Professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at NYC Technical College, faculty at the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center

Date:Sunday, March 29, 2015

Time:      9 – 12 noon

Tuition:$65.

Contact Hours: 3                                CEU's: 0.3

Registration deadline: March 23, 2015

This course is sponsored by the

NYS Dept. of Health, Bureau of HIV/STD Field Services

CRN #20005           Course D022

PEMPHIGUS AND PEMPHIGOID-

The Unique Role of the Dental Professional

Pemphigus and pemphigoid (P/P) are real and you may see them in practice. Are you prepared?

This presentation covers key symptoms; differential diagnosis; dental management and referral patterns. P/P are chronic, autoimmune blistering diseases, in which patients often experience severe diagnostic delays. Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) are two forms of P/P with early presentation. Due to the high prevalence of patient symptoms, it is not surprising dental professionals are one of the first providers P/P patients seek. Dental professionals have the unique opportunity to reduce diagnostic delays!

At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:

Know the 4 main questions to ask when determining whether a patient might have PV or MMP.Understand dental management techniquesRealize the dental professional's unique role in reducing PV/MMP patientsUnderstand appropriate biopsy referral patterns when PV/MMP is suspectedFeel more confident and knowledgeable in diagnosing and managing PV/MMP

Presenter: David A. Sirois, DMD, PhD

Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Associate Professor of Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine.

Date:Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time:9 – 12 noon

Tuition: $65.

Contact Hours:   3                               CEU's:   0.3

Registration deadline: April 22, 2015

This course is sponsored by the

International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation

REGISTRATION

To enroll in any of these courses, please complete and send in the registration form accompanying this flyer. If you do not have a registration form, you can download one from our website, www.farmingdale.edu (quick links – Dental Hygiene then Continuing Education) or you may request one by calling the Department of Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Office at 631-420-2659.

REFUND POLICY

All courses offered will be taught subject to sufficient enrollment. We will give a full refund if you enroll in a class that we cancel. Requests to withdraw from a course that is not cancelled by us will be honored and a refund issued only when received in writing by the Department of Dental Hygiene five (5) business days prior to the start of the course.

DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

Professor Sharon Struminger

Tel: 631-420-2534

Email: Sharon.struminger@farmingdale.edu

Farmingdale State College

Department of Dental Hygiene

Gleeson Hall – Room #244

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, New York 11735

Tel: 631-420-2659      

Fax: 631-420-2582