Dental Hygiene Alumni Day


Dental Hygiene Alumni Day

April 29, 2016

Presented by Augusta University
College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Dental Hygiene
and Division of Professional and Community Education
at the Augusta University Alumni Center, Augusta, Georgia

COURSES
The Power of Prevention – Lisandra Maisonet, RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA
This course will empower participants with the knowledge necessary to implement effective early intervention protocols within their practice settings. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research dental caries remains the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults, even though it is highly preventable. Dental professionals must take action in changing the oral environment from a diseased to a healthy state.

Utilization of Safety Glasses by Dental Professionals – Kandyce M. A’see, RDH, MS and Suzanne Mathis, RDH, MS
This course will provide an overview of traumatic events and infections that may affect the eyes during patient care. During this presentation, faculty will share the interesting results of their latest research in which a group of dental professionals were surveyed regarding the utilization of safety glasses during dental hygiene procedures. Valuable resources and best practices will be delivered to promote a culture of patient safety in daily practice.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Location: Sessions will be held in the Augusta University Alumni Center, 919 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Friday, April 29, 2016
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m. Welcome and Announcements – Ana Thompson, RDH, MHE
8:00 a.m. The Power of Prevention – Lisandra Maisonet, RDH, BS, PHDHP, EFDA
11:00 a.m. Students Poster Presentations
Noon Utilization of Safety Glasses by Dental Professionals – Kandyce M. A’see, RDH, MS and Suzanne Mathis, RDH, MS
1:15 p.m. Sigma Phi Alpha Annual Meeting
Members, please contact the Dental Hygiene office at 706-721-2938 to confirm your attendance  and purchase a boxed lunch.


GUEST SPEAKER
Lisandra Maisonet, RDH
received her A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Montgomery County Community College and her B.S. degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology. She is enrolled in a Master’s Program in Adult Education at Penn State University. Further, she is certified as an expanded functions dental assistant and an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery County Community College. Currently she is an active participant in AAPD’s Healthy Teeth Healthy Children initiative, and the head start coalition in Pennsylvania. She speaks to dental and healthcare professionals on age one dentistry and how to educate on cavity prevention. She also serves as President-Elect for the PDHA as well as president of her local component.


AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Ana Thompson, RDH, MHE, Course Director
Professor at Augusta University, College of Allied Health Sciences and the Dental College of Georgia. She is Chair and Program Director for the Department of Dental Hygiene. Her teaching areas include dental anatomy, radiology, research design, and clinical dental hygiene.

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.

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. She also teaches in the on-line degree completion program.

CREDIT
The instructional time of the morning course is 5.0 hours. Attendance for the entire program is approved by the Augusta University for .5 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Registration for the entire morning program is required to receive CEU. Florida License Continuing Education Credit Number is P00018.

REGISTRATION AND FEE
Registration fee, less a $20 administrative fee, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by April 15, 2016. Attendance is limited. Please register early. Registrations are accepted in the order received.

FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER

  • REGISTER ONLINE NOW >>
  • Mail the REGISTRATION FORM>>  with payment to: Division of Professional and Community Education, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street/ FI-1066, 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

 

The Dental Hygiene Class of 1986 will have their 30th year Class Reunion.
For information please contact Margie Conrad at mconrad59@hotmail.com

 

SAVE THE DATE
34th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium
July 15-17, 2016
Savannah, Georgia


Comfort Zone
Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.
Special Needs
The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services or facilities to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.