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Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Derryfield Country Club 
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03104

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NHDHA Fall Symposium  

Inflammatory Diseases: It's Not Just Perio Anymore

presented by

 Lory Laughter, RDH, MS

Saturday, October 5, 2018

0.5 Non-Clinical CEUs + 4.0 Clinical CEUs

Course Description: 

Patients come to us with more than calculus and cavities. Systemic inflammation, the chronic pain that often accompanies it, and the medications used to treat the conditions can profoundly affect oral health. We must look beyond the mouth to adequately treat the increasing number of patients who live with systemic inflammatory conditions, especially the 23% who suffer some degree of associated persistent pain.
This program presents information on the oral effects of inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and related medications; what to look for in the health history; how to gently care for sufferers; and when to consider a medical referral. It also recommends resources and educational materials and methods that clinicians can use to treat people with these issues.


Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the relationship between oral health and more than twenty systemic inflammatory diseases
  • Recognize oral manifestations and health history entries associated with inflammatory diseases
  • Understand how the brain and body respond to chronic pain
  • Identify strategies to provide comfortable dental treatment for patients with chronic pain
  • Make appropriate medical referrals for possible inflammatory diseases 
  • Know where to locate resources and how to educate patients about inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and the oral side effects of the associated medications



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

8:00AM - Course Part 1

10:20AM - Business Meeting, Voting, Exhibitor Presentation, and Vendors

11:00AM - Course Part 2

12:30PM - Event Concludes


Continuing Education Units

0.5 Non-Clinical CEUs

4.0 Clinical CEUs




Registration Deadline is September 25, 2019. 

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by September 25, 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 9/25/19 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 9/26/19. 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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 Lory Laughter, RDH, MS

Lory Laughter has been an active dental hygienist since her graduation from Idaho State University with a BS degree in 1994. In 2015 she earned a Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco.  Today she has a variety of career roles including academics, speaking and writing. Lory is an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at University of the Pacific, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and the Dental Hygiene Program Director. She was a columnist for RDH Magazine from 2005 -2017 writing on career advancement.  She is a national speaker on a variety of topics. In 2011 Lory received the Idaho State University Professional Acheivement Award. She was also a 2015 recipient of the Sunstar America Award of Distinction. A passion for learning has fostered a desire for sharing current findings with all healthcare professionals.