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Dental Hygiene - Continuing Education

Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Course Offerings

Spring 2018

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

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A REVIEW OF ORAL PATHOLOGY LESIONS: PART 1-INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ PART 2-RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION:
COURSE #: D644 CRN #: 40002

This two part lecture will cover a wide range of lesions which may be encountered in the dental office. In Part 1, a detailed description of the clinicopathologic features of the more common infections will be discussed. The relevant diagnostic information for clinicians will be emphasized in order to help identify and manage infectious processes. In Part 2, radiographic analysis of a set of lesions will be presented. The lesions will be methodically described to create awareness of important features which may aid in future interpretation.

Upon completion of this lecture, the registrant will be able to:
• Recognize the hallmark features of infectious lesions in the oral cavity
• Learn to differentiate the significant radiographic features of oral pathology lesions

Presenter: Dr. Arthi Kumar, Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She is a full time clinical instructor at New York University College of Dentistry and an attending at Interfaith Medical Center, Department of Dental Medicine.

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: March 2, 2018

 

INFECTION CONTROL & BARRIER PRECAUTIONS

Farmingdale State College has been approved by the NYS Education Department as a provider for the mandated Infection Control & Barrier Precautions 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 instructors have been certified by the NYS 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 #: 40003
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018

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COURSE #: G600 CRN #: 40005
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2018
*PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 24 REGISTRANTS

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COURSE #: G600 CRN #:40001
Presenter: Jean Hall, RDH, MPH, Visiting Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 

MEDICATION UPDATE: CURRENT ISSUES IN PRESCRIBING AND ADMINISTERING OPIOID AND NON-OPIOID ANALGESICS
COURSE #: D655 CRN #: 40004

The current opioid crisis throughout our nation has had a direct correlation to how health care providers currently have to manage analgesics and other pain management to our patient base. During this lecture, the participant will be provided with an update on the current status of the treatment of pain in both dentistry and health care in general. Categories and different types of pain control drugs will be discussed as well as current drugs, side effects and precautions and alternative therapies will also be touched upon.

Upon completion of this lecture, the registrant will be able to:
• Describe the different types of pain control drugs
• Compare the features of drugs classified as controlled and non-controlled substances
• Describe the current issues facing prescribers and those administering medication in reference to illegal drug use
• List patient care interventions necessary before and after giving opioid and non-opioid drugs for pain control
• List the names, actions, usual dosages, possible side effects and adverse side effects of commonly prescribed opioid and non-opioid drugs for pain control
• List what to teach patients about opioid and non-opioid drugs for pain control, including what to do, what not to do and when to call the prescriber
• Describe life span considerations for pain-control drugs

Presenter: Mary Stedman, EdD, RN, ANP, Professor, Department of Nursing at Farmingdale State College

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

 

DEMYSTIFYING THE CODES FOR THE RDH
COURSE #: D657 CRN #: 40006

Annually, the ADA publishes a dental procedure manual, Current Dental Terminology (CDT), about proper insurance coding. This course will focus primarily on the CDT Codes that a dental hygienist uses in the clinical setting, broken down by procedures from examination to patient education to treatment. Discussion will include the following categories: Diagnostic, Preventative, Periodontics, and Adjunctive General Services. We will also cover other categories under the CDT Codes that the hygienist is asked to provide.

Upon completion of this lecture, the registrant will be able to:
• Readily identify common CDT codes that the hygienist uses
• Differentiate between proper CDT codes and appropriate times to use them
• Understand the broad scope of CDT codes that can be applied to regular hygiene visits

Presenters: Susan Giuffrida, RDH, BS, Healthplex Dental Insurance, Outreach & Education Manager and Provider Relations Representative & Jun Chen, RDH, BS, Private practice hygienist and Healthplex Dental Insurance Network Utilization Analyst

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018

 

CARING FOR THE ELDERLY: FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL ISSUES
COURSE #: D658 CRN #: 40007

The time of the "baby boomers" can be debated to start in the United States as early as 1944 to as late as 1961 making most now in their 60's and 70's. Caring for the elderly individual in today's society requires an understanding of a variety of issues that might impact the provision of care and the client's ability to access those services. This course is not only helpful to our aging patient base, but also for those of us caring for aging loved ones as well.

Upon completion of this lecture, the registrant will be able to:
• Understand medical issues and comorbidities effecting the geriatric population
• Be aware of elder abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, financial)
• Recognize insurance options and its limitations and impact on care
• Be familiar with services available to enable the elderly to remain at home as long as possible and placement services when needed

Presenter: Dorian Froelich, MSW, Director of Social Work at the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Adjunct Professor, SUNY Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, specializing in Social Work in Health Care.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

 

LOCAL ANESTHESIA ADMINISTRATION REFRESHER: FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST
COURSE #: G656 CRN #: 40008

This course is designed to review the principles of local anesthesia in dentistry. A review of head and neck anatomy, as well as clinical applications will be reviewed. Two hours will be devoted to a review of the didactic material, and three hours to review the clinical applications. Participants will be required to work on each other in order to review the clinical portion of the course. *FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR APPLICANTS, IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.*

Prerequisites necessary for this course are: Copies of the following must be submitted by May 10, 2018:
1. Current NYS dental hygiene license
2. Copy of NYS local anesthesia certificate
3. Current CPR certification
4. Current malpractice insurance

Presenter: Hanna Horowitz, DDS, Professor and Faculty Member, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Time: 9:30am-11:30am & 12:30pm-3:30pm
Tuition: $295.00 Contact Hours: 5 CEU'S: 0.5

Registration Deadline: May 11, 2018

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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