dental hygien month


Saturday October 1, 2016 from 7:15 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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The Derryfield Restaurant 
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03104

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New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association 

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Patterson Dental

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Northeast Delta Dental



NHDHA CE and Annual Session 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month

NHDHA Annual Session 2016

"Navigating Today's Clinical Challenges"

Presented by Pam Hughes, RDH, MS

Product Presentations & Exhibits

Optional Round Table Discussion: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

4.5 CEUs + 1.0 Free Optional CEU

Please join NHDHA for an interactive presentation by national speaker

Pam Hughes, RDH, MS


"Navigating Today's Clinical Challenges"


The 21st Century patient will often present significant oral and dental challenges associated with environmental factors, systemic interactions and multifactorial links to the progression of dental disease. Knowledge of a condition’s etiology, recognition, intervention, management, education and prevention can assist the dental professional in being more informed.

This presentation will provide a detailed overview on dietary habits and their insult related to the growing incidence of demineralization and acid-related erosive decay. Research has been unfolding discoveries associated with GERD and an increased consumption of high-energy drinks, sugary sports drinks, carbonated drinks and their mistakenly associated relationship with being healthy. A discussion will surround these negative dental consequences along with the latest misconceptions that mega-sized drinks, snacks and dried fruits consumed regularly are consistent with good health. 

This program will outline risk assessment protocols with effective homecare regimens regarding the prevalence of xerostomia observed from medication interactions, autoimmune disorders, systemic disease and the misrepresentation and use of OTC products. Today’s realistic solutions will be discussed, addressing the needs expressed by the patient in your chair. Recommendations designed to achieve optimal oral health with the latest research-based technology will be shared along with strategies for implementing preventive measures.


  • Identify clinical challenges surrounding demineralization, dental erosion and the role of acid production on tooth structure.
  • Discuss the relationship associated with frequent dietary acid insults, nutritional patterns, intrinsic and extrinsic acid exposures on tooth wear.
  • Identify the association with noncariogenic tooth structure loss and heightened destructive patterns observed in other forms of dental wear.
  • Share the research surrounding the negative consequences from regularly consuming high-energy drinks, dried fruits, and sugary sports drinks and their misconception about being healthy.
  • Review assessment protocols with prevention strategies in treating the xerostomic patient.
  • Discuss realistic and practical intervention protocols, patient education and management strategies while treating the patient challenged with acid insults and xerostomic conditions impacting the oral environment.

Pam Hughes, RDH, MS

Pam is a recognized speaker throughout the United States on advances in therapeutic oral care products, women's aging complexities, oral risk assessment and improving patient care with evidence-based decision making. She is past President of the California Dental Hygiene Educators' Association and the California Dental Hygienists' Association.

Pam remains clinically active in a general practice with over 36 years of experience and holds a faculty position at the Ostrow School of Dentristry of the University of Southern California in the Division of Periodontology, Diagnostic Sciences and Dental Hygiene teaching in the BSDH and MSDH programs. 


7:15 - 8:00 AM Registration and Exhibits


8:00 - 8:30 AM Product Presentations

8:30 - 10:00 AM "Navigating Today's Clinical Challenges," presented by Pam Hughes, RDH, MS

10:00 - 10:15 AM Break and Exhibits

10:15 - 11:45 AM "Navigating Today's Clinical Challenges," presented by Pam Hughes, RDH, MS resumes

11:45 - 12:00 PM  Break and Exhibits

12:00 - 12:30 PM  NHDHA Business Meeting

12:30 - 1:30 PM  Optional 1 hour Free CE: Round Table Current Events Discussion

Continuing Education Units

  • 3.0 Clinical CEU: "Navigating Today's Clinical Challenges," presented by Pam Hughes, RDH, MS
  • 1.0 Clinical CEU: Product Presentations and Exhibits
  • 0.5 Non-clinical CEU:  NHDHA Business Meeting
  • 1.0 Non-clinical CEU: OPTIONAL Free CE - Round Table Current Events Discussion
  • 5.5  Total CEUs (If attending Round Table Discussion)
  • 4.5  Total CEUs (If not attending Round Table Discussion)



Registration Fee includes course and FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET

$104 - NHDHA / ADHA MEMBER: Member Number & Expiration Date required on registration form.



Registration deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2016

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by Monday, September 26. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received by 9/23/16 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 9/24/16.

Upcoming Events

NHDHA Evening CE - "Infection Control," Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Offices of Delta Dental, 2 Delta Drive, Concord, NH