Wednesday November 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Lakes Region General Hospital 
80 Highland Street
Laconia, NH 03246

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New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association 

Event Organizer: Charlene Ouellette RDH


Hard Tissue Disease Management: Revisiting these topics in the 21st century

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

Diane Peterson RDH M.Ed

Diane Peterson RDH, M.Ed is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, covering seven states in the Northeast region of the country. She has been a  full time faculty member of the Vermont Technical College. She  holds an adjunct faculty position at St. Petersburg College teaching in the online Bachelor’s Dental Hygiene Program.

Diane graduated from the University of Vermont with an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science Degree in Education at the University of Vermont. She has nearly thirty years of clinical expertise in the field combining many roles including clinician, educator, advocate, and researcher.

She has developed and presented courses to student dental professionals, professional associations, dental societies and study clubs. Her focus is to provide dental professionals with current scientific research and information to assist them with making active, evidence-based recommendations in their clinical practice. Diane is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.


  • $40.00  ADHA/NHDHA Member
  • $45.00  Not Yet a Member
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