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  • PREMIUM Course


Rachel Smith, RDH will challenge you in three areas of dental hygiene that you may or may not have thought of before. First, the general visual and ergonomic issues of your practice.  Second, the verbal clues to keep it real with your patients and third some chairside demonstrations with Florida Probe, laser bacterial reduction and implant scaling techniques.  



  1.   Create confidence in your role/position in the practice.
  2.   State how to be proficient in managing your time.
  3.   Verbilize key phrases to best communicate with patients.
  4.   Understand the roles of new technology in your daily practice.



I.    Addressing ergonomics in the operatory

II.   Time management

III.  Three ways patients lose teeth and what can be offered to patients

IV.   Incorporating new technology

V.    Communicating and treating patients with Implants


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Gonzalez, Charles. What is Chiropractic? Fall 2012. Bayonne, New Jersey. Gonzalez Chiropractic. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Goodman, John. Periodontal Disease. July 25, 2012. Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Gingivitis Treatment. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.

Kakos, James. Active Periodontal Disease. 2013. Arlington Heights, Illinois. Kakos General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.

Myteethnvd. Crooked Teeth. Dec. 14 2012. Myteethnvd’s Weblog: Dentistry Explained. Web. 8 Dec. 2013

NSDA. Severe Dental Decay. Unknown (2010-2013). Healthy Teeth: How Does Plaque Cause a Cavity? Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Padykula, Jessica. Tired Woman with Alarm Clock: Wake Up Your Face. July 19, 2011. She Knows: Beauty and Style. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Shimasaki, Robert K. Before: Major Cavities and Degraded Old Fillings. Aug. 23, 2011. Pasadena, California. Yelp: Park Place Dental Care. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Smith, John E. Before: Cavities. Spring 2013. Helena, Montana. Helena Family Dentistry: Cavities are Preventable. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Tugwell, Graham. The Missing Slate. March 29, 2013. Based on Lies: Scribblings of Graham Tugwell. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Unknown. Gum- Disease. Fall 2013. GoesHealth.com: Healthy Tips for your Family. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.

Vicki. Skeleton Stretching. Nov. 6, 2013. Pinterest: Vicki’s Stretch Pad. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Wolf, D. A. Woman Running Late. March 7, 2013. Daily Plate of Crazy: Tempus Fugit. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Ergonomics and Instrumentation- Tabitha Tavoc, RDH, tavoct@etsu.edu

Dr. Mac Lee- drmaclee.com, 361-782-7191

Instrumentation Techniques- Anna Pattison, RDH, MS, www.pattisoninstitute.com


  • Part 3 - Lasers
    Rachel will review the use of lasers in every day practice.