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Dental Hygiene - Continuing Education

Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Course Offerings

Fall ~ 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.


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Click Second Annual Research Symposium for more information.

COURSE #: D128 CRN #: 10002

Violence is an important public health issue. As healthcare professionals, it is part of our ethical culture to report any signs of sexual, physical or emotional abuse that we may encounter with our patients. Recognizing familial, domestic and elder abuse as well as reporting violence to the proper authorities will all be covered in this comprehensive presentation.

Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will be able to:
• Understand the essential components of family violence
• Verbalize their role in the identification and reporting of family violence
• Effectively report suspected or confirmed cases of family violence to appropriate authorities
• Understand the role of Mandated Reporters for suspected abuse or neglect of a Vulnerable Person and be able to report said abuse or neglect to VPCR
Presenter: Roy W. Burnham, LCSW, DCSW, ACSW, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 4, 2018

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 #: 10006
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2018


COURSE #: G600 CRN #: 10007
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: November 8, 2018


COURSE #: G600 CRN #: 10008
Presenter: Jean Hall, RDH, MPH, Faculty Member, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S:0.3
Registration Deadline: November 6, 2018

COURSE #: D129 CRN #: 10003

Join us for an insightful presentation to examine all of the materials and technology available today. This course will marry the latest digital technology and materials with brief overviews of dental history. Attendees will be able to chart how materials and technology have evolved as well as appreciate the history of the development of these new procedures. By combining digital technology with traditional techniques, there is no limit to restorative outcomes! This course will review modern CAD/CAM materials from single units, implants, removable and surgical planning. It will also review how today's technology allows for an easier team approach within the dental office.

Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will be able to:
• Have a better understanding of the history and evolution of dental materials
• Know how new technology can help assist with implants and guided surgery
• Comprehend the difference between digital workflow vs. traditional workflow in different types of restorations
• Apply a multidisciplinary team approach to modern restorations
Presenters: Lenny Marotta, PhD, MDT, CDT is the owner of Marotta Dental Studio and MDS Cranial Facial Engineering & faculty at NYU and Rutgers dental schools. Justin Hayes, BA is the Operations Director at Marotta Dental Studio with responsibilities specific to the CAD/CAM department.
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2018


Course #: D131 CRN #:10009

The current and sometimes shocking health behaviors and trends in the teen generation can influence their oral and systemic health. Dental professional have a clinical opportunity to identify risky behaviors. Encouraging Gen Z to make positive health decisions could impact their choices when challenged. Participants will engage in a lively discussion on timely topics relating to Gen Z. Dialogue may include oral and overall health issues associated with nutrition, obesity, eating disorders and substance abuse. Gen Z, also known as the Global Generation, engage in multiple platforms of social media. This course identifies and addresses many of the platforms that influence teen's venturous decisions. Recognizing high risk behaviors will prepare the dental professional to initiate dialogue that may impact a teen for a lifetime.


Presenter: Lee Somerville, RDH, MS

Lee graduated from the dental hygiene program at Cape Cod Community College with an AS degree and from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science. She received a Master of Science in Dental Public Health from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. She has over 30 years in private practice experience. Lee has been an instructor at Cape Cod Community College since 1986 and has taught freshman and sophomore clinic, radiology lab and many didactic courses. Her passion is instructing sophomore students on extramural rotations, providing free dental hygiene treatment for school children, special needs adult patients and nursing home patients, concentrating on the underserved population. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and American Dental Education Association. Lee is a full-time Professional Educator with Philips North America in the Northeast and teaches part-time at Cape Cod Community College.

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $35.00 Contact Hours: 2 CEU's: 0.2
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2018

COURSE # D130 CRN #: 10004

This presentation will provide the participant with an overview of cardiac, respiratory and renal medications taken by many of the patients in your dental practices. Different categories and their common side effects will be highlighted. Additionally, specific issues related to the use of these drugs in the dental population will be discussed. Current drugs, side effects and precautions will be included.
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the common types of cardiac, respiratory and renal drugs seen in dental practice
• Describe the current issues facing dental practitioners caring for patients on cardiac, respiratory and renal medications
• Discuss patient care interventions necessary before and after providing dental care to these patients
• List the names, actions, usual dosages, possible side effects and adverse effects of commonly prescribed cardiac, respiratory and renal drugs
• Describe the life span considerations for these medications
Presenter: Mary Stedman, EdD, RN, ANP, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing, Farmingdale State College
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018

COURSE #: D402 CRN #: 10005

Dental caries is still a significant problem for many populations. Traditional methods of caries detection have limitations in the ability to detect early carious lesions. In this course, we will discuss the different adjunctive caries detection technologies available for use by the dental practitioner, how they operate, as well as their incorporation into the dental practice. We will discuss the topic of minimally invasive dentistry (MID) and the importance of early detection and diagnosis of carious lesions. There will also be a hands-on component in which we will demonstrate the use of various caries detection devices.
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss the reason for the incorporation of adjunctive caries detection
• Describe the technological advances in caries detection and the deficiencies in the traditional methods of caries detection
• Discuss the benefits of early caries detection in helping to incorporate minimally invasive dentistry (MID) into clinical practice and explain the role of adjunctive caries detection technology in the early recognition and diagnosis of carious lesions
• List and compare the various different technologies and devices available for their early detection of carious lesions and describe their mode of operation, benefits and limitations
Presenter: Michele Yalvac, RDH, BSDH, MAEd, Private Practice, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Farmingdale State College, and is a digital radiography and 3D imaging educational specialist for the Kavo Kerr Group.
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuition: $65.00 Contact Hours: 3 CEU'S: 0.3
Registration Deadline: November 18, 2018

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 (A-Z links, Dental Hygiene, then Continuing Education).
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.

Professor Susan Vogell
Tel: 631-794-6451
Email: Vogells@farmingdale.edu

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