Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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Derryfield Country Club 
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03104

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New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association 


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NHDHA Spring Symposium



Generational Differences Related to the RDH and to the Oral Health of Your Patients

presented by

 Trisha A. Cloutier, CDA, RDH, BS, MA


Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know

presented by

 Katherine Soal, RDH, CDA, MSDH

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7.0 Clinical CEUs


1.5 Non-Clinical CEUs

(includes working lunch)

Course Description - "Generational Differences Related to the RDH and to the Oral Health of Your Patients" 

It doesn’t matter how little or how long you’ve practiced, this course will help you remember why you became an RDH. It’s time to instill the passion again! Where are you headed professionally? Are you ready to deliver care to a vast variety of patients? What does the future of Dental Hygiene look like for you? Reflect on the past, examine the present and explore the future. In the 21st century you have the potential to be treating 5 generations of patients in your practice! Recognize the physical and mental changes and learn ways to prepare for the diversity in the ages related to medical history, oral health assessment and treatment.

Learning Objectives - "Generational Differences Related to the RDH and to the Oral Health of Your Patients" 

At the conclusion of this course participants will:

  • Recognize different types of Dental Hygiene practice models.
  • Identify ways to revitalize your career.
  • Examine healthcare trends and how they relate to the practice of Dental Hygiene.
  • Discover fascinating differences between the generations and how those differences shape their views on oral health.


Course Description - "Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know"

This course will provide an overview of medical and recreational marijuana use, its pharmacological effects on the body, medicinal applications, and dental treatment considerations. Legal and social issues surrounding marijuana use will be discussed along with the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in New Hampshire.

Learning Objectives - "Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know"

1.    Describe medical and recreational marijuana use and modes of administration
2.    Describe and identify the effects marijuana has on the body
3.    Discuss various medicinal applications of marijuana
4.    Evaluate the patient who is using marijuana and determine treatment considerations and modifications
5.    Converse with the patient who is using marijuana in a way that is conducive to creating a positive provider/patient relationship



7:30AM - Doors Open - Breakfast, Vendors, and Registration

8:00AM - "Generational Differences" Part 1 

9:30AM - Exhibitor Presentation and Vendors (This earns you a credit ONLY IF you participate)

10:30AM - "Generational Differences" Part 2

12:00PM - Lunch and Guided Discussion

1:00PM - "Medical Marijuana" Part 1

2:30PM - Break

2:45PM - "Medical Marijuana" Part 2

4:15PM - Closing and Dismissal

4:30PM - Event Concludes


Continuing Education Units

1.5 Non-Clinical CEUs

7.0 Clinical CEUs




Registration Deadline is February 27, 2019. 

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by February 27, 2019. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 2/27/19 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 2/28/19. If there is an emergency or illness after this deadline, the NHDHA would be happy to credit your payment toward another event on a case-by-case basis.

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 Trisha A. Cloutier, CDA, RDH, BS, MA

Trisha A. Cloutier, CDA, RDH, BS, MA  is an Associate Professor in Dental Hygiene at Bristol Community College where she is the Public Health Educator and Student Advisor for ADHA. Trisha graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island and continued her education at the University of Rhode Island obtaining her BS in Dental Hygiene and MA in Adult Education. She is the Continuing Education Chair for the Rhode Island Dental Hygienists’ Association and is a Commission Evaluator with the Commission on Dental Accreditation. She practiced in general and periodontal practice for 20 years, is a published author, and speaker. She and her family were featured in Family Circle magazine, August 2010, where they were recognized for service and volunteerism in their community.




Katherine Soal, RDH, CDA, MSDH

Katherine "Kate" Soal, RDH, CDA, MSDH is Professor of Healthcare at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester MA and adjunct faculty at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner MA. Kate teaches pharmacology, periodontology, local anesthesiology along with radiology labs and clinical dental hygiene. Kate’s research has been published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and she is a contributing author for Esther Wilkins’ Comprehensive Practice of the Dental Hygienist 12th and soon to be 13th editions chapter on infectious diseases. Kate is an active ADHA member and President of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association.