ODHA's 2022 Annual Conference:
Session Details

November 11th & 12th
Holiday Inn | Wilsonville, OR


8:15 AM -- 9:15 AM

The Strength in Me

Keynote Presentation1 CEU 
Presented by Amber Lovatos,  RDH, BSDH
Sponsored by Crest Oral-B
Location: Maple/Aspen (Main)

How did a first generation college graduate, single mother, low-income, and daughter of immigrants become a full time entrepreneur? By not caring. Yes, you read that right. My life motto is “me vale”, Spanish for “I don’t care.” Me vale what my insecurities tell me. Me vale what society tells me. Me vale that no one believes in me. Me vale! I do not care! I have used this mentality and backed it up with “dale” or “let’s go” to capulet me into the career of my dreams. In this session we will envision what life would look like in our ideal life. That life that should not just be dreamt about, but lived because I do not believe that we do not all deserve happiness. We all deserve to not just dream of the present we want but to actually live that dream. Through self reflection, motivation, vulnerability, we will manifest the life we are going to live.


9:30 AM -- 12:30 PM

Biofilm Beware (Space is Limited: RSVP Required to Attend)

Regular CE Track | 3 CEUs
Hands-on & Live Lecture
Presented by Tiffany Neufeldt RDH and Monica Emmons, BSDH EPDH, PG Dip
Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona
Location:  Pine/Cottonwood (C)

Elevate your practice with an evidence-based approach to the contemporary use of ultrasonic instrumentation across the spectrum of preventive and periodontal care that focuses on biofilm removal and disruption for the reduction of inflammation. The hands-on course will focus on aerosol management, insert care and maintenance. Leave traditional root planing techniques behind and move into the modern era of preventive care, embracing all the benefits of ultrasonic technology AND the importance of appropriate insert tip selection and sequencing. 

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the benefits to removal of biofilm on all patient presentations 
  • Identify the benefits of powered instrumentation 
  • Describe the process for appropriate insert/tip selection and sequencing based on clinical assessment 
  • Understand best practices for aerosol management when using ultrasonic scaling
  • Identify when necessary to replace worn ultrasonic inserts and how to best care and maintain them for effective and efficient clinican outcomes
  • Employ evidence-based research to increase the use of power instrumentation as the primary method of biofilm removal during patient care

9:30 AM -- 11:00 AM

Cultural Competence and Health Disparities

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Natalea Suchy, PharmD, BCACP
Location: Dogwood (A)

This presentation will define cultural competence and explain its importance in the provision of patient care. In addition, there will be a discussion of historical and current health disparities.

After completion of this activity, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize different cultures and terms related to culture, diversity, and health disparities
  • Explain how culturally appropriate care can improve patient care and prevent health disparities
  • Identify tools to improve care and resources for further training

9:30 AM -- 11:00 AM

Let's Talk About Drugs! (Pharmacology Class)

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Jeff Fortner, PharmD
Location: Birch (B)

A review of common prescription drugs, their classes, indications, and potential side effects. Bring your questions and curiosity while we discuss many of the most commonly used drugs while highlighting effects with particular implications for dental health. Questions and informative stories regarding drugs are welcomed.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe commonly used drugs, classes, & indications
  • Identify potential dental implications
  • Discuss general mechanisms of action and potential side effects
  • Discuss any questions you may have

11:10 AM -- 12:40 PM

AAP Classification Demystified

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Kathryn Bell, EdD, RDH and Melody McGee, MBA, RDH, EPDH
Location: Dogwood (A)

This course reviews the current AAP classification system (developed at the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions), with a focus on application and clinical practice.  A brief historical overview will be included, as well as case examples and discussions of challenges associated with integrating the new system.  The session will end with a Q&A session.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding criteria and methods for implementation of new criteria into practice.

Course objectives:

  • Review historical foundations of the AAP classification system.
  • Discuss major changes to the AAP classification introduced in the 2017 revision.
  • Discuss pertinent case definitions and practical implications of classifying patients.

11:10 AM -- 12:40 PM

Speak Spanglish? Cultural Considerations in Dentistry

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH
Sponsored by TBD
Location: Maple/Aspen (Main)

Have you ever wished you could do more for your patient but found that culture has been a barrier? I think we have all noticed there is certain misinformation passed along in different cultures. Even as healthcare workers, we often experience this with our own families. As a Mexican American myself, I know a great deal of the different "medical tips "that are passed along from our favorite "tia" (aunt) or the overly helpful "vecino" (neighbor). These behaviors are far too common in the Hispanic and Latin community. They are also behaviors I try to understand and empathize with so that I can better care for my minority patients. In this course, you will learn the “why” behind some of the behaviors in the Hispanic and Latin communities. You will become familiar with the nuances of dealing with Hispanics, environmental factors that contribute to their decision-making, and learn how to leverage our similarities. The “meta” or goal of this course is to equip dental professionals to better understand the cultural factors affecting our patients’ behaviors so that we can increase equity in the minority community. 

The learner will be able to: 

  • Identify barriers to dental care in the Hispanic and Latin community
  • Modify their care to increase comfortability among Hispanic and Latin patients
  • Differentiate between Latin and Hispanic patients
  • Incorporate culturally appropriate language into their teaching and care
  • Design oral health literature for Spanish-speaking patients 

11:10 AM -- 12:40 PM

Strategies to Support a Humanistic Environment in Academia

Educator CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Monica Sarmiento, RDH, EPDH, BSDH, Holly Erenfeld, RDH, and Kristen Moses, RDH, EPDH, MS
Location: Birch (B)

Building and sustaining an optimal learning environment for students is a shared goal across academic institutions. The most effective learning environments are those described as safe, supportive, inclusive, and that foster a sense of belonging and well-being. These components contribute to a humanistic academic culture and are a reflection of the institution’s values and priorities. Evidence suggests that intentional efforts toward building a humanistic environment in health professional programs play an essential part in students’ recruitment, retention, and overall academic success. Cultivating a humanistic learning environment with a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) lens is critical to increase enrollment and retention rates of students from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds (HURM). Ultimately, an institution’s commitment to a humanistic learning environment may aid in increasing the diversity of the health care workforce and subsequently improving access to care. Accreditation standards call dental institutions to implement and consistently evaluate strategies to support a “humanistic culture and learning environment”. This session provides insight on initiatives and strategies utilized at Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene to foster a humanistic learning environment. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be successfully able to:

  1. Identify the importance of supporting diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments in an academic setting.
  2. Discuss challenges and barriers to creating a humanistic learning environment.
  3. Apply initiatives and strategies in your own institution to meet CODA Standard 1-2, by ensuring collaboration, mutual respect, cooperation and harmonious relationships between and among administrators, faculty, students, staff, and alumni.   

12:30 PM -- 2:00 PM

Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon (RSVP Required to Attend)

**Special Event**
Presented by Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Featured Speakers
Location: Upper & Lower Terrace

Dine in with us for a build your own sandwich lunch buffet, then stick around to spend some quality time with our fabulous sponsors, featured speakers, and exhibitors. Don’t forget to bring your Conference BINGO card along with you to get it marked off by each one of our exhibitors, sponsors, featured speakers that you visit for your chance to win a raffle prize on Saturday. 


2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM | PART 1

3:10 PM -- 5:10 PM | PART 2

Prevention & Treatment for the Wear & Tear on Oral Tissues

Regular CE Track | 3 CEUs
Presented by Marti W Santizo, RDH, MBA
Sponsored by: Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals
Location: Maple/Aspen (Main)

This course will provide a comprehensive look at prevalent oral conditions and concerns. Included in this program is information to help your patients achieve oral health and understand the connection to their systemic health. Based on current scientific evidence, this course will present assessment strategies and therapies to manage xerostomia, erosion, caries and dentin hypersensitivity. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the role of saliva and causes of xerostomia 
  • Identify prevention and treatment of oral complications of xerostomia, in addition to palliative treatment for symptom relief 
  • Discuss the prevalence and mechanism of dentin hypersensitivity
  • Differentiate between caries and acid erosion while incorporating therapies for the prevention and management of erosion, caries and dentin hypersensitivity

3:10 PM -- 5:10 PM

Trauma Informed Care in the Dental Office

Regular CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Kyle Isaacs, RDHEP
Sponsored by Sunstar
Location: Dogwood (A)

Uncovering the hidden clues that lead to better health outcomes for you and your patients.

Dental offices can be a source of stress for our patients making it difficult to provide care to a large population of people. This can be from early dental treatment that resulted in negative experiences, and it can be from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), abuse, and other non-dental traumas that our patients may have experienced. Unfortunately, abuse is a global issue and in 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that one billion children between the ages of two and 17 had experienced some type of abuse, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Long-term effects from such traumas can and often do result in chronic diseases and lack of regular health care, including dental care. As healthcare providers, dental professionals need to understand the health implications of a history of trauma and techniques to help our patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain ACEs and factors that help with healing
  • Recognize a possible history of trauma and abuse by understanding the signs
  • Learn what can re-trigger a patient while in the dental office and how to modify techniques by learning trauma-informed care
  • Realize the physical, social, emotional, mental, and monetary costs of trauma and abuse

3:10 PM -- 5:10 PM

Effective Tobacco Cessation

Educator CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Elizabeth Couch, RDH, MS, CTTS
Location: Birch (B)

Despite steady declines in smoking over the past several decades, tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. In Oregon alone, nearly 8,000 people die of tobacco related-diseases each year.  The products and patterns of tobacco use are also changing rapidly. Novel products, such as e-cigarettes, are now the most commonly used tobacco product among adolescents. 

Dental professionals are well-positioned to discuss these products with their patients and provide effective tobacco cessation support. This course provides an overview of the health implications of new and conventional tobacco products, and evidence-based strategies to address tobacco use in practice, including key points for patient education and communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the oral and overall health implications of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Describe how to perform tobacco cessation interventions in dental settings, including strategies to support patients not ready to quit
  • Identify strategies and resources for implementing tobacco cessation treatment into daily practice

6:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

ODHA 70th Anniversary Party | President's Reception (RSVP Required to Attend)

**Special Event**
Presented by ODHA
Location: Upper Terrace

They Dared to Dream | A Celebration of Our Past and Present

70 years ago, ODHA's founders believed in the power of professional unity. Today, we still believe this makes our profession valuable to the community and our families. Help us celebrate ODHA's accomplishments and some of our esteemed colleagues who have made Oregon dental hygienists and programs some of the best in the nation.

Join us for cocktails and appetizers for our 70th Anniversary!

6:00 PM | Reception Begins
6:30 PM | Presentation and Slide Show
7:00 PM | Networking


7:00 AM -- 7:40 AM

Reunite Renew | Component Breakfast Workshop (RSVP Required to Attend)

**Special Event**
Presented by ODHA Components
Location: Upper Terrace

RSVP required to help make sure we have an accurate head count for a special breakfast.

Wake up early and you won’t regret it!  The breakfast session is open for ALL hygienists and ALL dental hygiene students who want to connect on a more local scene with various hygiene skill levels and talents. This special time gives you time amongst your peers with a purpose in mind-Introductions and Local Event Planning. Your most current component Director will also be there to help brainstorm and guide events that you like to see and make happen for the year 2023.  It’s also a great time to learn from your current member leaders, as a Chair and as a Secretary, and how they are involved on a local level. 

Tables will also be each marked with one of the state’s components: North West, Metro East, South West, and High Desert. If you don’t know which component you are a part of, then check out our “Component” webpages to search for your listed county. The Directors will also be there to help guide you to the right group as well. 


8:00 AM -- 10:00 AM

The Science of Whitening: Something New to Smile About

Regular CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Marti W Santizo, RDH, MBA
Sponsored by: Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals
Location: Dogwood (A)

Would you believe 88% of your patients want whiter teeth? Delivering an easy to achieve, whiter, more youthful smile with virtually no sensitivity will make you a hero to your patients. This course reviews the science behind dental whitening, small steps you can take to increase treatment acceptance and implement an efficient, state-of-the-art whitening system that will transform the whitening experience for both you and your patient. This program discusses the mechanism of action of hydrogen peroxide with an enhanced peroxide delivery method, the synergistic effects of a shorter wavelength LED device and their combined implication for easier and more rapid tooth whitening. Strategies for engaging patient whitening discussions and the management of patient clinical outcome expectations will be explored. 

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to: 

  • Discuss the mechanism of action of tooth-whitening technology including enhanced peroxide delivery and shorter wavelength LED device 
  • Identify factors affecting whitening treatment expectations 
  • Practice communication skills to discuss whitening for greater patient acceptance
  • Design effective marketing practices and programs for whitening as a practice builder

8:00 AM -- 10:00 AM

Working SMARTer (SDF)

Regular CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Kyle Isaacs, RDHEP
Sponsored by Sunstar
Location: Birch (B)

Working SMARTer…. It is not just for kids – Going deeper with the many uses of silver diamine fluoride

Caries is the most chronic disease globally with 90% of the world’s population affected. Traditional approaches of drill, fill, and oral hygiene instruction are not working. Using SDF to help arrest carious lesions has safely been implemented around the world for over 50 years. Now there is a great prevention aspect to the use of SDF and the combination of silver diamine fluoride and glass ionomer cements together offers great options for a wide array of situations; this newer combination is called SMART. Still there are dentists who are not ready to adopt the use of SDF and/or glass ionomers in their practice even with evidence-based research and studies proving its effectiveness.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the various uses for SDF and SMART, how to utilize them, and the science of SDF and glass ionomer cements
  • Be able to create an informed consent form for patients and caregivers to understand the benefits and post-op instructions
  • Learn techniques to help get your dentist on board for using SDF
  • Realize the preventive uses and how to code for this

Methodology: With real life case presentations, lively conversation and dramatic photo documentation Kyle will share her expertise and success of working SMARTer using silver diamine fluoride in a variety of dental settings.  Kyle will help the attendee understand the value of and how easy it is to implement this system in their clinical setting and help their patients with pride and confidence


8:00 AM -- 10:00 AM

Using the Growth Mind-Set Model to Increase Student Clinical Performance

Educator CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Location: Pine/Cottonwood (C)

  1. Compare a growth mindset with a fixed mindset
  2. How having a growth mindset can elicit superior student learning and thinking
  3. Identify strategies instructors can use to establish a clinical learning environment where a growth mindset is rewarded
  4. Describe a variety of ways to facilitate student self-reflection of the clinical performance
  5. Identify strategies to teach students how to initiate student driven action plans concerning clinical performance
  6. List ways the instructor can establish alliances with their students
  7. Describe how an instructor can use “improvement language” to elicit better clinical performance

10:10 AM -- 12:10 PM

Local Anesthetic Options for the Clinical Hygienist

Regular CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Tina Clarke, RDH, ME, D
Sponsored by CETYLITE
Location: Dogwood (A)

Understanding which anesthetic is best for your patient can be challenging  especially when there are so many options available. This course guides  the learner through the science of anesthetics used in dentistry including  non-injectable and injectable, which is best for the procedure, and an  overview of the new trends in pain management. 

After this course the learner will be able to: 

  • Identify different topical anesthetic solutions and their uses in clinical dental hygiene care
  • Explain the science of buffering agents for local anesthetics
  • Employ atraumatic injection techniques
  • Select appropriate anesthetic solutions for the patient and clinical  procedure
  • Identify which injections to select for the clinical procedure

10:10 AM -- 12:10 PM

The Connection Between Sleep and TMD

Regular CE Track | 2 CEUs
Presented by Maryam Motlagh DMD PC
Location: Birch (B)

Research has shown that the majority of airway/sleep patients suffer from one or more TMD symptoms though these symptoms are often overlooked by dental professionals. During this presentation, Dr. Maryam Motlagh, inventor and CEO of MyoalignerⓇ, will expand participants knowledge of the connection between the airway and TMD, the prevalence of TMD, and help dental professionals recognize the postural, facial, and intraoral signs and symptoms of patients suffering with TMD and/or sleep disorders. Attendees will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of TMD, proven methods for relaxing the masticatory muscles using Ultra Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, applications of Functional Daytime Anatomical Orthotics which compliment airway and TMD treatment modalities and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop participants' knowledge of the connection between the airway and TMD as well as the prevalence of TMD
  • Instruct dental professionals to recognize the postural, facial, and intraoral signs and symptoms of patients suffering with TMD and/or sleep disorders
  • Learn proven methods for relaxing the masticatory muscles using Ultra Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation
  • Introduce the applications of Functional Daytime Anatomical Orthotics as a treatment for TMD and complement to airway/sleep treatment modalities.

10:10 AM -- 11:40 AM

Facilitating Student Critical Thinking for Person-Centered Care

Educator CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Darlene Swigart, EPDH, BS, MS
Location: Pine/Cottonwood (C)

This course will consist of practical, hands-on applications for teaching diagnostic and treatment planning to all levels of dental hygiene students whether in live or online classrooms and will assist practicing dental hygienists with meeting patient individualized needs.In addition to periodontal conditions, oral pathologies, and dental caries disease, today’s dental hygienist must use critical thinking and problem solving to incorporate systemic and behavioral health, patient values and preferences, as well as social determinants of health into comprehensive diagnosis and patient care planning to achieve successful person-centered outcomes. Classroom activities presented could assist educators in preparing students for the Dental Hygiene Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DHLOSCE) which is scheduled to launch in 2024. 

By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Identify the importance of comprehensive care plans incorporating systemic, dental, behavioral, and social determinants of health factors
  • Utilize a Dental Hygiene Process of Care Operatory Chart Model to expand student critical thinking during case study activities and in clinical practice
  • Develop a plan for incorporating comprehensive dental hygiene diagnosis and care plan case study activities in the classroom

11:40 AM -- 1:45 PM

Lunch Social (RSVP Required to Attend)

11:40 AM -- 12:30 PM | Lunch Available | Lower Terrace
12:30 PM -- 1:15 PM | Scholarship & ODHA Awards Ceremony | Main
1:15 PM -- 1:45 PM | Student Poster Presentations | Upper Terrace


1:45 PM -- 3:15 PM

Optimizing Ergonomic Practices for Dental Hygienists: Be A Part Of The Movement

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Brian J Wilkinson, PT, DPT, CHT, CLT
Location: Dogwood (A)

Dental professionals are at a high risk of experiencing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), with estimates indicating that between 60% and 96% of the workplace is impacted. Faculty from Pacific University collaborated to design a program seeking to reduce MSDs among dental hygienists.  A portion of this instruction involves the routine performance of the Core Four activity set after each clinic session; this movement set seeks to reverse the effects of repetitive, suboptimal movements performed routinely by practicing hygienists.  

During this session, participants will improve their familiarity with individual body awareness, enhance their recognition of an MSD onset, and discern how corrective exercise may alleviate their ongoing risk to develop a debilitating MSD.  Attendees will be introduced to techniques that can be readily implemented in normal work habits, and evidence-based strategies will be utilized to foster program adherence, highlight the multitude of lasting benefits and generate enhanced occupational well-being. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current evidence related to MSD prevalence and three effective methods to achieve the recognized benefits of long-term adherence
  • Distinguish evidence-based elements of warm-up and post-vocation movements as part of routine hygiene practice
  • Identify the appropriate sequencing and timing of activity-specific movements for routine hygiene practice
  • Discern how the Core Four may serve as a corrective movement strategy for dental professionals  

1:55 PM -- 3:25 PM

Dental Hygiene License Portability: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Lisa Rowley, RDH, MS
Location: Birch (B)

Historically, dental hygienists (& dentists) have faced significant barriers that make it difficult for them to move from one state to another. License portability is the ability to take your qualifications for licensure in one state & apply them for licensure in another state. Other health care professions have developed interstate compacts that allow them to have licensure privileges in multiple states. Draft legislation that would create an interstate compact for dentists & dental hygienists has been developed by the Council on State Governments. This course will provide an overview of this draft legislation, discuss the next steps in this process & show you how you can advocate for license portability.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss existing barriers to license portability for dental hygienists.
  2. Describe how interstate compacts have been used to reduce barriers to license portability for other health professionals.
  3. Discuss proposed draft legislation that could create an interstate compact for dental hygiene licensure.
  4. Describe the process for passing interstate compact legislation in Oregon.
  5. Discuss what you can do to advocate for dental hygiene licensure portability. 

1:45 PM -- 3:15 PM

Refueling the Teacher Tank: Food to Inspire the Educator's Soul

Educator CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Ilya Babiy, RDH, MS, EPP
Location: Pine/Cottonwood (C)

This course is designed to energize educators by engaging them in self-reflection of their teaching craft. Topics that will be touched on include: defining a personal teaching philosophy; the trajectory of a career in academia; soul-searching in periods of burnout, near burnout and even when times are good; caring about your course evaluations (student feedback); embracing a social justice lens; identifying warning signs of struggling students, early interventions and remediation; wraparound supports for students; and discussing a realistic sample case study of a dental hygiene student in need. Professional development, lifelong learning and career enrichment for the academic will also be explored. The presentation will also examine Maslow’s hierarchy of needs with relevance to teacher, and student. Participants will be challenged to enjoy “the climb” rather than focus on “a destination.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Define your personal teaching philosophy and how it has changed over time
  • Examine what drives you to do the work that you do
  • Explain ways in which you can implement student-centered teaching and learning
  • Evaluate a real-life sample case study of a dental hygiene student in need

3:20 PM -- 4:50 PM

Carries Classification & Latest Remineralization Options

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Location: Dogwood (A)

  1. Discuss current versus previous nomenclature in cariology.
  2. Describe background and spirit of the ICDAS Caries Classification System
  3. Compare and contrast the ICDAS Caries Classification with the ADA Caries Classification System
  4. Describe how to differentiate between ICDAS 1 and 2 lesions and other non-carious lesions.
  5. List the recommended dental hygiene treatments associated with the various lesion classes.
  6. Describe the latest options for enamel remineralization.

3:20 PM -- 4:50 PM

TBD

Regular CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by TBD
Location: Birch (B)

Session Description Coming Soon!


3:20 PM -- 4:50 PM

Moving With Purpose: Examining New Strategies in Ergonomic Education for Dental Hygiene

Educator CE Track | 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Brian J Wilkinson, PT, DPT, CHT, CLT
Location: Pine/Cottonwood (C)

In the United States, 97% of dental hygiene programs instruct students to maintain correct positioning and instrumentation techniques; however, according to the literature, only 32% provide additional ergonomic education such as preventative exercise or guest speakers.  At Pacific University, the School of Dental Hygiene Studies (DHS) incorporated a physical therapist in providing instruction related to ergonomics to first-year students that was reinforced after every clinic session in the DHS program.  With this presentation, we will highlight evidence-based strategies to generate enhanced ergonomic curriculum and share guidelines for dental and allied dental faculty from the curricular revision we implemented starting in 2018.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in dental and allied dental professionals
  • Describe the vital elements of the Core Four method, and how a daily movement program for dental and allied dental professionals may alleviate stress on the human body
  • Identify the appropriate sequencing and timing of activity-specific movements for routine clinical practice
  • Discern effective ways to integrate the expertise of a physical therapist as a means to complement the ergonomic content that can be supplied by a dental or allied dental  instructor

4:55 PM -- 5:55 PM

Presentation of 2023 Leadership & Closing Speech from President

Presented by ODHA Leadership
Location: Maple/Aspen (Main)


 Questions? Email us at [email protected]!