Dental Hygiene Symposium


33rd Annual

Forsyth Fountain

Dental Hygiene Symposium

July 17 - 19, 2015

Presented by Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences
and Division of Professional and Community Education
at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia

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 12.0 continuing education credits.

The optional additional hands-on workshop credits are below:

2.0 hours Medications, Medical History and the Mouth – Yes, it Matters!
3.0 hours CPR Recertification
2.0 hours Dental Photography (Hands-on workshop)
2.0 hours Put the Power in Your Hands ((Piezoelectric and Magnetostrictive Scalers)

 

COURSE DIRECTOR

Ana Thompson, RDH, MHE, Associate Professor at Augusta University, Colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Dental Medicine. She is  Program Director and Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene. Her teaching areas include dental anatomy, radiology, research design, and clinical dental hygiene.

Augusta University FACULTY

Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, Professor of Oral Medicine and Chairman of Oral Health Diagnostic Sciences, received his dental degree and postdoctoral training in oral medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. De Rossi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral  Medicine. He received an Earl Bank Hoyt Teaching Award from the University of Pennsylvania, where he held a faculty position before joining Augusta University.  He is a co-author of Burket’s Oral Medicine textbook and teaches, has a clinical practice limited to Oral Medicine, and does research and publishes  extensively on all aspects of oral medicine. He is the 2011 recipient of the IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award for his research in dry mouth.

Stephen Hsu, PhD, Professor at Augusta University, Oral Biology and Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences. He received his PhD. degree in cell biology and anatomy from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and spent four years as a television sports anchor at ESPN International. He serves as Course Director for  both nutrition and biochemistry courses. Dr. Hsu received the 2015 Georgia Bio Innovation Award for his inventions, and was an invited speaker  on TED Talk.

Barry D. Hammond, DMD, earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a general practice residency in Chapel Hill, N.C. He maintained a private practice for 15 years, emphasizing restorative and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Hammond is an L.D. Pankey Institute alumnus and taught for several years with the Ross Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Charlotte, N.C. He joined the Augusta University faculty in 2006 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and serves as the Director of Dental Continuing Education for the Dental College of Georgia.

 

GUEST FACULTY

Wendy Blond Wendy Blond, RDH, BSDHE, MHSA, Georgia Dental Hygienists’ Association President, is a graduate of Armstrong State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Education and Master of Health Service Administration. She is published in the American Journal of Dental Hygiene. Wendy served as a clinical provider in various settings, is a former didactic and clinical educator and speaks before committees for the Georgia House and Senate on industry related issues and maintains regular dialog with the Department of Community Health.
Becky Horst Becky Horst, RDH, Clinical Education Manager of the Southeast with Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC. Her role consists of training and educating faculty and students. Becky supports school business by delivering cutting edge research and education to educators and clinicians in dental schools and dental hygiene programs.
Cherie Rainwater Cherie Rainwater, RDH, MS, Dental Hygiene Department Chair at Georgia Perimeter College. Her dental hygiene career spans twenty-five years and includes providing training for a digital radiology company and a practice management software company, as well as a private practice clinician. She is the ADHA liaison for the Tobacco Intervention Initiative in Georgia.

 

Augusta University DENTAL HYGIENE FACULTY

Kandyce A’see, RDH, MS, Assistant Professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches clinical dental hygiene, theory and practice, and practice management and ethics. Ms. A’see also teaches courses in the on-line degree-completion program.

Erin Boyleston, RDH, MS, Assistant Professor at Augusta University, College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches preclinical dental hygiene, clinical dental hygiene and pharmacology.

Kathleen B. Cantey, RDH, BS, Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches clinical dental hygiene, dental materials lab, and head and neck anatomy.

Ashley K. Christman, RDH, BS, Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches community dental health, theory and practice, and clinical dental hygiene.

Charlene A. Czuszak, DDS, MS, 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.

Cindy T. Hughes, RDH, MEd, Associate Professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. Ms. Hughes teaches dental hygiene theory and practice, dental hygiene practicum, and clinical dental hygiene in the entry level program. She also teaches courses in the on-line degree-completion program.

Trina L. Hutto, RDH, MS, Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches periodontology, dental radiology, and clinical dental hygiene.

Lara A. Lott, RDH, BS, Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene and teaches clinical dental hygiene.

Suzanne Mathis, RDH, MS, Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene. She teaches clinical dental hygiene, dental specialty clinics, and microbiology.

Shawn L. Neal, RDH, BS, Instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Dental Hygiene and teaches clinical dental hygiene and dental hygiene theory and practice.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 16, 2015
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Early Registration (Savannah Marriott Pre-function Area)
Friday, July 17, 2015
7:15 a.m. Registration and Exhibits
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements – Ana L. Thompson, RDH, MHE
8:00 a.m. Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease – Scott De Rossi, DMD
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease (continues) – Scott De Rossi, DMD
12:30 p.m. Reception and Exhibits
Optional Workshop Sessions
2-4 p.m. Medications, Medical History and the Mouth – Yes, it Matters! – Erin Boyleston, RDH, MS
2-5 p.m. CPR Recertification – Augusta University Faculty
Saturday, July 18, 2015
7:30 a.m. Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Tobacco Use Intervention – Cherie Rainwater, RDH, MS
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Xerostomia – Current Understanding and Management – Stephen Hsu, PhD
11:30 a.m. Oral Herpes – Causes, Treatments and New Findings – Stephen Hsu, PhD
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
Optional Workshop Sessions
2-4 p.m. Dental Photography (Hands-on workshop) – Barry D. Hammond, DMD
2-4 p.m. Put the Power in Your Hands (Piezoelectric and Magnetostrictive Scalers) – Becky Horst, RDH
Sunday, July 19, 2015
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Advanced Biofilm Management: Air Polishing – Becky Horst, RDH
10:00 a.m. Break (Please check out of your room at this time)
10:30 a.m. The Progression of the Dental Hygiene Profession – Wendy Blond, RDH, BSDHE, MHSA
11:30 a.m. “What is That?” – Dental Anomalies – Ana Thompson, RDH, MHE
12:30 p.m. Door Prize Drawing (must be present to win)
Adjourn

 

REGISTRATION AND FEE

Registration fees, less a $50 administrative charge, are refundable if notice of cancellation is received prior to July 3, 2015.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS
Medications, Medical History and the Mouth $40
CPR Recertification $45
Dental Photography  (Hands-on workshop) $40
Put the Power in Your Hands (Piezoelectric and Magnetostrictive Scalers) $40

FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER

  • REGISTER ONLINE NOW >>
  • Mail the REGISTRATION FORM>>  with payment to: Division of Professional and Community 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 Professional and Community Education at 706-721-3967 or 1- 800-221-6437

 


 

SAVANNAHSavannah

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 mossdraped oaks of the squares. Downtown Savannah comprises the largest Historic Landmark District in America.

LOCATION AND LODGING

The Marriott 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 $165.00 per night, single or double occupancy.

Please make your reservations early – the block of rooms will be released on June 15, 2015. The parking fee at the Savannah Marriott will be 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:
Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-233-7722 or 800-285-0398; fax: 912-233-4885.  LODGING FORM>>

Book your groups rate at:

$165.00 per night. . . Single: One (1) person
$165.00 per night. . . Double: Two (2) persons, 1 bed
$165.00 per night. . . Double: Two (2) persons, 2 beds
Each additional person is $20 maximum of four per room. Suite rates are available upon request.

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 currently 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.


SPECIAL NEEDS
The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education comply 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.