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Dental Hygiene - Continuing Education

Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Course Offerings

Fall 2017

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 in the late spring every calendar year. If you have any interest in attending or questions regarding the next pain management course that will be offered in the spring of 2018, please call our Continuing Education Coordinator, Jessica Kahl, at 631-420-2659.


ALL COURSES ARE OPEN TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS AND DENTISTS

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM

 

Farmingdale State College 1st Annual
Dental Hygiene Research Symposium

Come Support our Student Research Poster Presentations and Mingle with Friends
• Vendors, Raffles, Prizes
• Continuing Education Credits will be provided for attending*

Course #: 699 CRN #: 10011
*Attendees of the poster session will receive 1 Continuing Education credit free of charge.
Additionally, the department is also providing a 2 credit Continuing Education course related to research at a discounted price on campus this same evening. Please see alternate flyer for more infor

Dental Hygiene Research: The Foundation for Advancing the Profession and Practice
Course #: 700 CRN #: 10012

The profession of dental hygiene is transforming as a result of changes in the health care system. The dental hygienist's responsibility is to improve the public's oral and overall health. Standards and practices must be in alignment with meeting the demands put forward. Research is the basis for continued development of practice guidelines. It allows for individuals, groups, communities and global populations to receive optimal care through the use of evidence‐based practices. Ongoing investigation regarding education, regulation, oral health care, health services, and access to care is supported as a means to move the profession forward. Evidence-based decision making, focusing on such research findings, is an essential component of practice.

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:
• Explain how research is the foundation for expanding the role of the dental hygienist and promoting the well-being of the public
• Discuss the primary objectives of the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda
• Describe the three phases of dental hygiene research
• Describe the five steps necessary for implementing evidence-based decision making
• Formulate a clinical question using the PICO model
• Evaluate research to translate it into practice

**PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 75 REGISTRANTS**

Presenter: Cristina Casa-Levine, RDH, EdD, is an assistant professor within the Dental Hygiene Department at Farmingdale State College. She teaches clinical dental hygiene, dental materials, and health science research. Casa-Levine also works in a general practice dental office. Her research interests include interprofessional education and current issues in dental hygiene.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuition: $35.00 Contact Hours: 2 CEU's: 0.2
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2017

**PAYMENT WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FORM AND MUST BE SEPARATE FROM ANY OTHER CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES**

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

INFECTION CONTROL AND BARRIER PRECAUTIONS

Farmingdale State College has been approved by the State Education Department as a provider for the mandated Infection Control & Barrier Precautions course. Those professionals affected by this mandate include dental hygienists and dentists. This course meets the necessary requirements. You are required to take this course every four years. The instructors have been certified by the State Education Department. *Please note that this course is also open to any registered nurses as well as dental assistants who are interested in learning the proper barrier precautions for their patients.
Presenter: Carol McNamara, RDH, BS, Clinical Instructional Support Specialist, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College

COURSE #: G600 CRN #: 10002
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 2, 2017
*PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 24 REGISTRANTS*

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COURSE #: G600 CRN #: 10008
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: November 3, 2017
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COURSE #: G600 CRN #: 10010
Presenter: Jean Hall, RDH, MPH, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2017

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY-HANDS ON!
COURSE # D114 CRN # 10003

Many dental offices have moved from traditional film to digital sensors to capture oral radiographs. This hands-on course will be spent in our radiology laboratory. Digital knowledge is required for active participation. This course will allow the participant to:
• Expose radiographs using both PSP and Schick CMOS sensors
• Experiment with a wide variety of digital sensor holders
• Troubleshoot sensor placement in light of oral anatomical limitations
• Manipulate digital images using Eaglesoft software
Presenter: Janet Gruber, RDH, MPA, Professor/Radiology Coordinator, Farmingdale State College, Department of Dental Hygiene, Private Practice Hygienist
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $85.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 3, 2017
*PLEASE NOTE CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 10 REGISTRANTS*

DENTAL WHITENING SYSTEMS, APPLICATIONS AND FABRICATION OF CUSTOM TRAYS
COURSE #: D018 CRN: 10004

In a society where many strive to maintain their appearance, patients desire a bright, white smile. This has resulted in an increased demand for tooth whitening services, making this cosmetic procedure a significant component of many dental practices. Dental hygienists are actively involved in teeth whitening procedures. Possessing a thorough understanding of application technologies is vital for the hygienist to perform procedures, deliver and demonstrate the use of whitening materials, and provide patient instructions. This course will enhance the dental hygienist's knowledge about whitening materials and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on home whitening and the fabrication of custom whitening trays. This course will allow the participant to:
• Discuss the factors that affect whitening results
• Explain the differences between in-office and at-home whitening systems
• List the potential side effects of whitening procedures
• List the indications and contraindications for whitening materials
• Fabricate custom whitening trays
Presenters: Cristina Casa-Levine, RDH, EdD, Clinical Instructor, Farmingdale State College, Department of Dental Hygiene; Lawrence Pizzitola, DDS, Assistant Professor, Farmingdale State College
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Tuition: $85.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 3, 2017
*PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 24 REGISTRANTS*

PREVENTING SLEEP APNEA THROUGH EARLY INTERVENTION
COURSE #: G603 CRN #: 10005

The development of a child's face and cranium is now of concern due to the increased consumption of heavily processed foods, it has become less important to chew and swallow with efficiency. Good chewing helps to develop strong muscles and facial bones. Another area of concern is the number of children, and adults, who are obligate mouth breathers. Over time, a person can become sick by not breathing properly through their nose. Breathing through the nose gives the highest amount of absorbable oxygen. The speaker will present the evidence that OMT can reduce the symptoms in mild to moderate OSA and UARS patients. This course will allow the participant to:
• Understand the importance of breathing through the nose
• Know how and why most children should have orofacial myofunctional therapy
• Know how and why sleep apnea can be prevented
Presenter: Judith Dember-Paige, RDH, BS, Private Practice Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2017

UNDERSTANDING THE CLASSIFICATION OF HYPERTENSIVE & DIABETIC MEDICATIONS & HOW THEY CAN AFFECT THE DENTAL VISIT
COURSE #: D807 CRN #: 10006

Emerging research supports a relationship between gum disease and diabetes and the associated complications of diabetics and hypertension. Dental hygienists are accountable for the quality and safety of care they provide. Patients who have diabetes and hypertension are encountered daily by the hygienist and it is important to understand the impact that these comorbidities have for this patient population. Recognition of disease and its management is vital for the hygienist to understand. This course will allow the participant to:
• Obtain a comprehensive medical history
• Understand the criteria for the diagnosis of HTN and the different classification of hypertension medication used to treat patients
• Understand commonly used diabetic medications (oral, insulin and injectables)
• Recognize the different anti-coagulation medications and the goals for these therapies
• Identify when prophylaxis pre-medication is necessary in the dental office
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Moran, RDH, DNP, APRN, APN-C is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing for the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Stony Brook University
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 24, 2017

THE DIGITAL WORK UP AND GUIDED PLACEMENT OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
COURSE #: D610 CRN #: 10007

Since the early 1980's when Prof. Branemark introduced titanium dental implants to the world as a means of a permanent restoration for teeth, dental implants have become more popular and are now a standard for teeth replacement. Technological advances in implant dentistry, such as CAD-CAM, guided surgery, the use of digital scanning and advanced implant design have revolutionized dental implant placement and restorations. This course will allow the participant to:
• Recognize the digital workflow for the placement of dental implants, as well as guided placement
• Understand the specific attention needed to be devoted to congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors
Presenter: Anthony Casino, DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in private practice, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at University Center at Stony Brook and the Northport VA Medical Center
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 26, 2017

PEDIATRIC DENTAL UPDATE: BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
COURSE #: D661 CRN #: 10009

This course will discuss how to treat children in the dental office as well as how to deal with the parents. Some of the latest behavior management modalities will be discussed. New pediatric techniques including SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride) and Zirconia crowns will also be presented. This course will allow the participant to:
• Understand the importance of positive dental experiences for the pediatric patient
• Provide appropriate anticipatory guidance to a child's parent
• Have a knowledge of new approaches to dental care
Presenter: Joseph Brodsky, DMD, private practice Pediatric Dentist and Section Head Pediatric Dentistry, Cohen's Children's Medical Center, Northwell Health
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: November 9, 2017

REGISTRATION
To enroll in any of these courses, please complete and send in the registration form found above or on 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 canceled 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

CONTINUING EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Jessica Kahl
Tel: 631-420-2659
Email: Kahlj@farmingdale.edu

Farmingdale State College
Department of Dental Hygiene
Gleeson Hall, Room 244
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Tel: 631-420-2060
Fax: 631-420-2582

 

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