Sign up for the GHDHA October Big CE - 6 CE
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Speaker information
Leann Keefer, RDH, BS, MSM

With over 20 years of academic and directorial experience, Leann Keefer has gained a reputation as a trailblazer and international speaker in the arena of infection prevention.

In her role as Director of Clinical Services and Education for Crosstex International, Ms. Keefer proactively identifies trends in the fields of healthcare and infection prevention, developing and implementing the company’s long-term strategies relating to education and professional relations.

Leann received her degree in Dental Hygiene as well as her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University; she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Leann was appointed to the OSAP Association Board of Directors in 2012 and serves on various foundation and publication boards in the USA and Canada; she was a site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Most recently, Leann was honored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene as one of the 6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know in 2017.
Course Discriptions
NAVIGATING THE NEW REALITY IN RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

The importance of proper infection prevention and control protocols is at the forefront for healthcare providers of all segments. The emergence of novel respiratory pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, have highlighted the vulnerability of healthcare workers to respiratory infections. One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the realization that dentistry must reassess the appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) are for different procedures and to be compliant with the changing regulatory landscape for respiratory protection.

Face masks, surgical masks, and respirators are regulated as medical devices by the FDA and/or NIOSH respectively. Fit, filtration, materials, and construction are all factors when considering PPE and this course provides a comprehensive overview of each.

COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Improve safety for clinicians and patients in the healthcare environment through appropriate use of respiratory protection (PPE: face/surgical mask, face shield, N-95/FFP respirator).

Upon completion of this CE webinar, participants will be able to:
*Identify various occupational health hazards and recognize the exposure risks of aerosols and splatter
*Discuss the roles of guidance and regulatory agencies as they relate to respiratory protection in healthcare
*Describe the three ASTM F2100-11 levels of performance and best practices based on procedures
*Discuss the different levels of face/surgical masks and how they compare to N95 FFP respirators
*List ways to identify imported and counterfeit respirators
*Demonstrate proper steps for donning and doffing of all respiratory protection PPE
*Articulate practical tips for developing the OSHA respiratory protection plan - including fit-testing, user seal check, medical evaluation and training
Speaker information
Dr. William Paveletz, DMD, is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry.

Upon receiving his DMD degree he completed a one-year general practice residency at University of Pittsburgh and continued studying prosthetics at the Graduate Department of Pittsburgh Dental School.

Currently he is VOCO North America’s Clinical Educator he lecturers nationally / internationally to dental retailers, dental societies, and teaching institutions.

Dr. Paveletz has been published in various dental trade publications regarding temporization techniques with dental implants, treating geriatric patients and fluoridation usage in adolescences.

He has a true passion for preventative and restorative dentistry with an emphasis on biocompatibility and holistic dentistry. His hands-on workshops focus on topics ranging from dental coding and billing, hygiene, esthetic dentistry, fixed and removable prosthetics, and nano and ORMOCER® technologies
Course Discriptions
CRACKING THE CODE

With the yearly changes made to the CDT dental codes it can be challenging to a dental professional on how to help their patient submit or advise on what procedures their insurance carriers will cover. This program will discuss a variety of procedures from desensitizing, fluoride varnish/dental cream applications and sealant protocols and how to bill for them.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

*Get the most out of your preventative materials by understanding their chemistry and how their technology is making an impact on today’s insurance dental codes.

*Review and understand the different desensitizing and indirect restoration codes used in today’s dental practices.

*Familiarize the staff with the correct narratives to use in submitting an insurance-based dental claim.

*Introduce and discuss the new ADA “Covid-19 codes” regarding “teledentistry” and “PPE usage” and how they are being used by today’s dental professionals.


THE MAGIC OF PREVENTION

Caries infection has increased in young adult populations and continues to be a major disease for children. This course discusses the impact of Nano Technology on today’s preventative and restorative materials. Attendees will have a “hands-on forum” to provide their dental teams with new findings on today’s desensitizers, sealants, and fluoride treatments to combat patient’s current symptoms and prevention of future issues.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

*Gain an understanding of new research findings that can contribute to the evidence for application of varnish with chemotherapeutic fluoride treatment

*Understand the findings of recent research exploring how dental practitioners are using scientific evidence in their patient treatment decisions and patient counseling

*Learn about the method of applying Xylitol containing, natural and artificial based fluoride treatments and Nano Hybrid Sealants and the evidence showing the effective changes they can have on today’s patients

*Understand the correct CDT coding procedure for hygiene procedures and review the “current changes” to desensitizing and ‘home use” fluoridation treatments
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A $5 HyPAC donation will be made from your registration.
This 6 hour CE is $60 for ADHA member and $75 for non-members
An invoice will be sent via Square to the email address given. Zoom link will be sent the day before the class (10/29). If you do not receive it please email ghdhspresident@gmail.com.
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