ADHA New Hampshire

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Saturday March 5, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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The Highlander Inn & Conference Center 
2 Highlander Way
Manchester, NH 03103

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Thank you to our sponsors!

MA College of Pharmacy Platinum Sponsor

Patterson Dental Platinum Sponsor

SonicareGold Sponsor

Crest/Oral B    Gold Sponsor

SurgiTel                                   Gold Sponsor

Thank you to NEDD Foundation for a grant that supports NHDHA's mission of providing continuing education for RDH's.

Northeast Delta Dental

Oral Cancer Symposium & New Products Showcase

Oral Cancer Examination Update (4CEU)   presented by Barbara Dawidjan, RDH, MEd
Motivating Patients to Quit Tobacco (2CEU)   presented by Joan Kenney Fitzgerald, RDH-C and Teresa Brown, BS, TRS
New Products Presentations & Exhibits (1CEU)  Sonicare, Cariescan, Vizalite, Vanish, Xylitol, 3M and more!

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Do I consistently look for the Silent Killer? An oral cancer examination update.

This hands-on course will review the traditional intra and extra oral examination now considered a standard of care during patient assessment. An introduction to newer methods that can be used in conjunction with the traditional screening to aid in early detection and appropriate referral will be discussed. Proper documentation of your findings is included in this course. Let’s update our skills and change the way we look for the silent killer!

The student will be able to:                                              

  • discuss a review of head and neck structures involved in an oral cancer screening
  • recognize deviations from normal
  • demonstrate an oral cancer screening using correct technique and a systematic approach
  • demonstrate proper documentation of findings
  • state the functions and discuss the use of adjunctive screening technologies
  • recognize findings that may have implications on treatment planning

Barbara Dawidjan, RDH, MEd

Barbara Dawidjan has more than 30 years experience in the dental hygiene field. Her career has been multifaceted including, clinical dental hygiene, dental hygiene education, speaking nationally and internationally and a lifelong member of ADHA. Barbara is a Professor of Dental Hygiene at Quinsigamond Community College. She has been published in various professional journals and is a contributor in the next edition of the book Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist by Dr. Esther Wilkins. She is a Past-President of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienist Association and has served as a Student Advisor to American Dental Hygienists Association for many years. Barbara is a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and a recipient of the Johnson and Johnson Excellence in Dental Hygiene award, given at annual session.  Barbara has been awarded the Educator of the Year award from the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Constituent Hygienist of the Year for the Massachusetts Dental Hygiene Association. She is the Coordinator of the General Health Studies Program at Quinsigamond Community College.

Motivating Patients to Quit Tobacco

You can help your patients quit smoking and live healthier lives. Oral health providers play a key role in their patients' decision to quit tobacco use. In this workshop you will learn quick and easy ways to identify and enroll your patients in smoking cessation assistance. This program adopts the recommendations in the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (US DHHS 2002 revised) and the ADHA Ask Advise Refer program.

Teresa Brown, BS, TRS

Employed at New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) since 2000 as a Health Promotion Advisor, educating healthcare providers on the Best Practices of the CDC for treating tobacco use and dependence. In 2006 trained as a tobacco treatment specialist. Current projects include Contract Manager for the Try-To-STOP TOBACCO Resource Center, trainer for health system change for implementing the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2 A and R model; and task group leader for the Multi State Collaborative for Health Systems Change and advisor for the Multi-State Learning Collaborative 3. 

Joan K Fitzgerald, RDH

Joan K. Fitzgerald, RDH is part of the faculty of community health professionals who have completed an evidenced-based tobacco treatment intervention training program through the Community Health Institute/JSI Research and Training Institute Inc. Joan is also a co-liaison to the ADHA Tobacco Cessation Initiative and has participated in several trainings in the private, public and educational sectors. 


8:30AM   Coffee, Registration & Vendor Exhibits

9:00AM   New Products Information & Presentations

10:00AM   "Motivating Your Patients to Quit Tobacco"

12:00PM   Exhibits / Lunch and Learn

1:00PM   "Do I consistently look for The Silent Killer?"

4:00PM   Adjourn

7 CEU's - 6 clinical CEU's, 1 non-clinical CEU

Please support our sponsors by being prepared with orders!

Course materials will be sent via eMail.


Surgitel Loupe ~valued at $1,000!

$10 for one chance to win  ~  $25 for three chances to win

Tickets available for purchase at the event. Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Registration Fee (includes lunch)

$115.00 ADHA Member (member number and expiration date required on registration form)

$45.00 SADHA Member

$140.00  All Other Attendees

Refund Policy

Cancellations received by 2/25/11 will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee. No refunds on or after 2/26/11.