dental hygiene month ADHA New Hampshire


NHDHA Office 
New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association 


Saturday October 19, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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Manchester Country Club 
180 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Driving Directions 

Gold Sponsors

Crest/Oral B

Patterson Dental


Speaker Sponsor



Grant Received From

Northeast Delta Dental


Exhibitors to date:


Children's Alliance of New Hampshire

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

Patterson Dental

Procter & Gamble (Crest, Oral-B)


Exhibitor space is still available. If interested, please contact the NHDHA office at 603.868.7475 or


NHDHA Annual Session 2013

Continuing Education Course

 4 CEU + 0.5 Optional Extra CEU

Celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Diabetes and Obesity 

The Growing Impact on General and Oral Health

presented by 

Carol Jahn RDH, MS

Carol Jahn RDH, MS

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis. She has been a dental hygienist since 1982; she practiced clinically for 14 years in general and periodontal practices. Currently, she is Senior Professional Relations Manager for Water Pik, Inc. She has published more than 75 papers and contributed to 7 textbooks including the 10th and 11th editions of Clinical Periodontology. She is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association and past Treasurer of the ADHA, and a 2013 recipient of the ADHA/Johnson & Johnson Award of Excellence.

This course was designed and developed by Carol A Jahn, RDH, MS, a Water Pik employee.  Water Pik manufacturers and distributes products mentioned in this course.

Course objective:  Provide the participant with the tools to effectively assess, manage,and treat individuals with diabetes; particularly those with concurrent obesity.

Course description: This course is designed to provide practitioners with the tools to play a key role in achieving successful outcomes with individuals who have diabetes or are at-risk for diabetes. The role of obesity and its oral health implications will be reviewed.

  • Topics include:
  • Diabetes classifications
  • Disease complications and limitations
  • Risk factors for type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Patient screening and management
  • Oral health manifestations
  • Emergency protocols
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Self-care recommendations
  • Outcomes:
  • Identify risk factors and implement findings in oral and general health assessments
  • Discuss the health-related complications and consequences of diabetes and obesity
  • Appraise the research and evaluate the relationship between periodontal disease, obesity, and diabetes
  • Locate sound resources that can be used in daily clinical practice
  • Recommend appropriate self-care products and techniques

Recommended Audience: The Dental Team

Credits: 3

Handouts will be sent via e-Mail for this course.


7:30AM  Registration, Exhibits, FULL BREAKFAST INCLUDED

8:30AM  Annual NHDHA Business Meeting, status of Public Health Dental Hygienist in NH

9:00AM  Carol Jahn RDH MS, Diabetes Pandemic

11:00AM  Break: Coffee & Pastry, Exhibits

11:15AM  Product Presentations by Procter & Gamble and Patterson Dental

11:30AM  Carol Jahn RDH MS Continues

12:30PM  Round Table Discussion: The Future of the Dental Hygienist in NH (0.5 Optional Extra CEU)

1:00PM  Adjourn

Continuing Education Units
  • 3.0 Clinical CEU's - Diabetes and Obesity
  • 1.0 Non-clinical CEU - Annual NHDHA Business Meeting & Product Presentations
  • 4.0 Total CEU's
  • 0.5 Extra Non-clinical CEU - Round Table Discussion (Optional)

Registration Fee includes course, FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET and coffee/pastry break.

 $99.00  ADHA/NHDHA MEMBERS   Member number & expiration date required on registration form.


$140.00 NON- MEMBERS

Payment Options: Credit Card, PayPal or Check (If paying by credit card, click on the PayPal button. PayPal account is not required. If paying by check, please mail to arrive by Fri, October 11, 2013)

 Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by 10/11/13 will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee. No refund requests will be accepted on or after 10/12/13 due to venue commitment required 7 days ahead of conference.