31st Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium


July 19-21, 2013 Savannah Marriott Riverfront

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Savannah, Georgia

Weekend at a Glance 
July 18 Early Registration  from 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. 
July 19
Friday A.M.
8 - 12:30
• Optimal Aging: Living to 100!
• The 4 “S’s” of Optimal Aging: Sex, Sleep, Stress
and Social Networks

July 19
Friday P.M.

Reception (12:30 - 2:00 p.m.)
Workshops - maximum 50 people per workshop
CPR Refresher Course (2-5 p.m.)
Please note: We will offer CPR every other year.
OR
Basic Spanish for the Dental Hygienist (2-4 p.m.)
July 20
Saturday A.M.
8 - 12:30
• Bleaching Options and Recommendations from the
Youngest to the Oldest Patient
8-12:30 • Saving and Rejuvenating Enamel
 July 20
Saturday P.M.
Workshops - maximum 50 people per workshop
Tray Fabrication Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity and
Caries Control (2-4 p.m.)
OR
Saliva-Liquid Gold to the Oral Cavity! (2-4 p.m.)
July 21
Sunday A.M.
8 - Noon
• The Most Common Oral Soft Tissue and Radiographic
Lesions in the General Dental Practice
• Tuberculosis: An Old Disease Creating New Problems

Purpose
The symposium will provide evidence-based, innovative and practical presentations and interactive workshops. The information will help dental professionals manage patient populations with diverse health needs. Each participant will receive a comprehensive seminar manual for future reference.

Credit
The College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University designates this activity for a maximum of 11.75 continuing education credits.

The optional additional hands-on workshop credits are below:

11.75 hours Total hours for general session
2.0 hours Basic Spanish for the Dental Hygienist
3.0 hours CPR Refresher Course
2.0 hours Tray Fabrication Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity and Caries Control
2.0 hours Saliva - Liquid Gold to the Oral Cavity!

Provider Number assigned to the Georgia Health Sciences University by the State of Florida is P00018.

Optional Session Information
If you are registering after May 15 and want to attend an Optional Session, please call Continuing Education to check availability. Registration for General Session(s) must be paid to attend any (same-day) Optional Session(s).

 

COURSE CO-DIRECTORS          

Ana L. Thompson, R.D.H., M.H.E., Associate Professor in the Augusta University Colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Dental Medicine. Ms. Thompson is currently serving as Program Director in the Department of Dental Hygiene. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Masters of Health Education degrees at Augusta University. Her teaching areas include dental anatomy, radiology, dental hygiene clinic, and diversity issues. Ms. Thompson also teaches in the on-line degree completion program.

Keith R. Volkmann, D.M.D., PhD., Associate Professor of Oral Biology, has expertise in infectious diseases and the immune response in health and disease. Dr. Volkmann is a Distance Learning Coordinator for the U.S. Army dental residency programs.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

Hutchinson Jill G. Hutchinson, R.D.H., B.S., Minimal Intervention Specialist for GC America. Ms. Hutchinson earned her degree from Old Dominion University. Jill has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Western Community College. She has been on the Editorial Board of The Dental Advisor, where she served as Director, developed product evaluation protocols, research proposals, and authored numerous articles in their publications.
Steinberg Barbara J. Steinberg, D.D.S., Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine. Dr. Steinberg received her dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Steinberg is a former spokesperson for the American Dental Association on Women’s Oral Health Issues and has made numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America.

 

Augusta University FACULTY

Rafik Abdelsayed, D.D.S., M.S., Board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He is a Professor of Pathology, Director of the Biopsy Services and Diagnostic Laboratory and Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section in the department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, Dental College of Georgia - Augusta University. Dr. Abdelsayed holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomical and Surgical Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University.

Kathryn M. Bennett, R.D.H., B.S., Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches clinical dental hygiene, dental materials lab, and dental specialty courses in both the entry level and on-line degree completion program.

Erin S. Boyleston, R.D.H., M.S., B.S., Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches pre-clinical dental hygiene, clinical dental hygiene and pharmacology.

Ashley K. Christman, R.D.H, B.S., Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches community dental health and clinical dental hygiene.

Charlene A. Czuszak, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Professor in the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Dental Medicine. She is the supervising dentist for dental hygiene clinics and teaches in the predoctoral clinics.

Van B. Haywood, D.M.D. Professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia. In 1989, he co-authored the first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching (at-home bleaching) with Dr. Harald Heymann, and in 1997 co-authored the first article on extended treatment (six-months) of tetracycline-stained teeth using this technique. Dr. Haywood has completed further research and over 145 publications on the NGVB technique and the topic of bleaching and esthetics, including first papers on treating bleaching sensitivity with potassium nitrate, direct thermoplastic tray fabrication, bleaching primary teeth, and caries control with bleaching materials. His book titled “Tooth Whitening: Indications and Outcomes of Nightguard Vital Bleaching”, was published by Quintessence International in 2007 and is available at www.quintpub.com online.

Cindy T. Hughes, R.D.H, M.Ed., Associate Professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. Ms. Hughes teaches dental hygiene theory & practice, clinical dental hygiene in the entry level program. She teaches numerous courses in the on-line degree-completion program.

Kandyce J. Mack, R.D.H., M.S., Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches theory and practice, practice management and ethics, clinical dental hygiene, and numerous courses in the on-line degree completion program.

Shawn L. Neal, R.D.H., B.S., Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. Ms. Neal teaches clinical dental hygiene and dental hygiene theory & practice.

Veerinder Pannu, R.D.H., B.D.S., M.S., Assistant Professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches applied head and neck anatomy, periodontics, and clinical dental hygiene.

Sue T. Ward, R.D.H., M.Ed., Associate Professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She is the Dental Hygiene Clinical Coordinator and course director for the dental hygiene practicum, as well as courses within the on-line degree completion program. She is course director of the continuing education program, Dental Hygiene Review Course, for dental hygienists returning to the profession.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 18
4:30 - 5:30 P.M. Early Registration
Friday, July 19 
7:15 A.M. REGISTRATION (Exhibits and Continental Breakfast)
7:45 Welcome, Announcements and Introduction to Course – Ana L. Thompson, R.D.H., M.H.E. and Keith Volkmann, D.M.D., PhD.
8:00

Optimal Aging: Living to 100! – Barbara J. Steinberg, D.D.S.

10:00 Break
10:30 The 4 "S's" of Optimal Aging: Sex, Sleep, Stress and Social Networks – Barbara J. Steinberg, D.D.S.
12:30 P.M. Reception and Exhibits (Pre-function area)
Optional Sessions
2:00 - 4:00 Basic Spanish for the Dental Hygienist -Ana L. Thompson, R.D.H., M.H.E.
2:00 - 5:00 CPR Refresher Course - Augusta University Faculty
Saturday, July 20
7:30 A.M. Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Bleaching Options and Recommendations for the Youngest to the Oldest Patient – Van Haywood, D.M.D.
10:30 Break
11:00 Saving and Rejuvenating Enamel - Jill G. Hutchinson, R.D.H., B.S.
Optional Sessions
2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Tray Fabrication Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity and Caries Control - Van Haywood, D.M.D.
2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Saliva – Liquid Gold to the Oral Cavity! - Jill G. Hutchinson, R.D.H., B.S.
Sunday, July 21
7:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast
8:00 The Most Common Oral Soft Tissue and Radiographic Lesions in the General Dental Practice - Rafik Abdelsayed, D.D.S., M.S.
10:00 Break
10:30 Tuberculosis: An Old Disease Creating New Problems - Keith Volkmann, D.M.D., PhD.
Noon Adjourn

 

Registration Information

The registration fee includes all sessions (without additional fees noted), all supplemental materials, daily continental breakfasts, refreshments and Friday’s reception. This very popular symposium reaches maximum attendance yearly. We had over 375 participants attend last year’s symposium. The symposium and workshops have limited attendance; please register early to ensure your attendance. Registrations are accepted in the order received.

If you are registering after May 15th and want to attend a symposium workshop, call Continuing Education to check availability.

NOTE: Registration for General Session(s) must be paid to attend any (same day) Optional Session(s).

Registration fees, less a $50 administrative charge, are refundable if notice of cancellation is received prior to July 5, 2013.

Course Registration Fee $249
or Daily Fee $95 per day
Additional fees:
Basic Spanish for the Dental Hygienist $40
CPR Refresher Course $45
Tray Fabrication Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity and Caries Control $40
Saliva -Liquid Gold to the Oral Cavity $40

 

FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER

Print the REGISTRATION FORM
and mail it
with payment to:
Division of Continuing Education
Augusta University
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Fax the
REGISTRATION FORM
with credit card payment
to 706-721-4642.

Call the Division of
Continuing Education at

706-721-3967 or
1- 800-221-6437

 

LOCATION AND LODGING

The Marriot Riverfront Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, the symposium host hotel, is located on historic River Street where warehouses have been converted to specialty shops and restaurants.

Savannah offers abundant opportunities for sightseeing via horse-drawn carriage rides, riverboat cruises and historical tours. Savannah’s Tybee Beach is only 30 minutes away.

Rooms have been reserved at the Marriott at the special rate of $184.06 tax included per night, single or double occupancy.

Please make your reservations early–the block of rooms will be released on June 5, 2013.

The parking fee at the Savannah Marriott is complimentary to all participants during the course weekend. Parking passes can be picked up at the course registration booth or at the hotel front desk.

To reserve your lodging accommodations, contact the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401. Phone: 912-233-7722 or Savannah Marriott Riverfront800-285-0398;

or print & fax the lodging form to 912-233-4885.

Reservations must be accompanied by a guarantee for first night’s lodging via check or credit card. All accommodations are subject to availability at check-in. Rates are subject to occupancy fee and 13% per room night tax plus $1.00 per night occupancy fee. You will be charged for the first night’s lodging unless reservations are canceled 24 hours prior to arrival.

Room Rates

$184.06 per night

Single: One (1) person

$184.06 per night

Double: Two (2) persons, 1 bed

$184.06 per night

Double: Two (2) persons, 2 beds

Each additional person is $20– maximum of four per room. Suite rates are available upon request.

 

SAVANNAHOglethorpe Fountain

Laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733 as the first settlement in the colony of Georgia, the city of Savannah retains much of its original 18th century flavor. A series of 20 one-acre parks checkers the downtown area, creating the impression of one continuous park. Numerous colonial and antebellum mansions are nestled among the azaleas and the Spanish moss-draped oaks of the squares. Downtown Savannah comprises the largest Historic Landmark District in America.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS
The Georgia Health Sciences University Division of Continuing Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

COMFORT ZONE
Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize individual comfort zones are different. Please bring a jacket or sweater in case the room is too cool for your comfort.