Friday May 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Educational Conference Center
Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634

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Bonnie Lauer
Director, Alumni Relations
Luzerne County Community College 

2014 Dental Health Alumni Day

Betsy Reynolds, RDH, BS

Friday, May 9, 2014

Exploring How Oral Health Affects Women's
Systemic Well-Being

This course is designed to enlighten audience members on how gender specific issues impact women's oral and systemic health.  Presented in a relaxed forum encouraging audience participation, attendees will learn about the effects of estrogen and progesterone on the oral cavity.  Discussion of hormonal gingivitis, the impact of periodontal diseases on pregnancy outcomes, and other oral maladies associated with hormonal fluctuations will be included. Because cardiovascular disease continues to be a leading cause of death of women in the United States, dental health clinicians need to keep abreast of the latest findings involving the effects of inflammation on cardiovascular health.  An in-depth look at how oral inflammation impacts heart attack and stroke incidence will be presented in conjunction with treatment protocols designed to positively impact cardiovascular health.  Come prepared to learn, laugh, and leave the course with valuable information on how dental hygiene care can make a positive difference in the health and well-being of the female patient.


Looking at Today’s Dieting Trends and Their Impact on
Dental and Systemic Health

South Beach?  Atkins? The Zone?  Weight Watchers?  Caveman?  Confusing???? You bet!  Because obesity has become a major health crisis for people of all ages, it is understandable that Americans are seeking out weight loss strategies through a variety of dieting strategies.  The quest for weight loss has led to increasingly complex dieting fads that impact general and oral health. This course will provide participants with an overview of metabolic considerations in dieting trends in an effort to minimize confusion and maximize understanding of the effects of today’s dieting revolutions.  Additionally, course participants will learn how certain types of adipose tissue act as an inflammatory organ.  Presented in a relaxed forum, clinicians will be able to incorporate information garnered in this course to provide more comprehensive nutritional counseling to dental and dental hygiene patients as well as recognize possible sequelae of dieting trends. Come prepared to learn, enjoy and share your insights.

 About Our Presenter:
Armed with degrees in the dental hygiene and oral biology, Betsy Reynolds presents scientifically-based dental health  continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Avidly committed to making the dental sciences understandable and relevant, Betsy devotes time and energy to publishing articles and book chapters designed to enlighten and inspire clinicians. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics involving the biologic basis for oral and systemic disease prevention, microbiological and immunological aspects of oral disease, implications of stress on oral and systemic health, oral pathological concerns, oral piercing and body modification considerations in care delivery, head and neck anatomy and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery. Betsy lives in her home state of Idaho where she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and taking in the breathtaking scenery with loves.


Program Agenda and Details

8:00 -8:45 am:    Registration; Continental Breakfast sponsored by NPDHA
9:00 - noon -       session
Noon - 1 pm -      Lunch, ECC Dining Room
1:00 -4 pm -         session

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, course materials and a CEU Certificate (6 CEU's) will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.  To receive your certificate you must submit your completed  Attendance Sign in Form" following the program - certificate will not be distributed until the speaker has concluded the program.

This seminar is intended for all graduates of LCCC's Dental Assisting, EFDA and Dental Hygiene Programs. However, all medical professionals, including dentists and staff members are encouraged to attend. 

Continuing Education Credits:  Mandatory continuing education is the law in Pennsylvania.  Dentists must obtain 30 hours every two years; registered dental hygienists (RDH) must obtain 20 hours every two years; expanded function dental assistants (EFDA's) must obtain 10 hours every two years; and nationally certified dental assistants (CDA's) must obtain 12 hourse every year.  For this program, six hours of continuing education credits (CEU's) have been applied for from the Pennsylvania Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies. 

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued to anyone who cancels after May 2nd or is a "no show".
Lost / Misplaced Certificates: To receive a copy of a lost or misplaced CEU certificate following the program, you must contact the PDHA State Office. Replacement certificates will no longer be supplied by the LCCC Alumni Office.

Alumni in the Workplace Photos: If your dental practice employs a large percentage of LCCC graduates we'd like to come to your office and take a photo!  Please contact Bonnie Lauer for more information (570)740-0734 or blauer@luzerne.edu. 

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