When

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Where

Hawthorn Center 
6175 Sunny Spring
Columbia, MD 21044
 

 
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Contact

Sabrina LeBon, RDH, BS 
Howard County Dental Hygienists' Association 
4104581347 
howardcountydha@gmail.com 
 

HCDHA 2 CE Event: 'No Need to Lose Your Wisdom: Treating Pathology in Third Molars' 

Course Description: The course will include the historical approach to clinical treatment of third molars; present thepurpose of third molars; present the prevalence of third molars in the United States; present anoverview of Third Molar Clinical Trials spanning 5 years of research; identify specific pathology associated with retained third molars; identify third molar periodontal pathology and caries riskin senior adults; discuss third molars and progression of periodontal pathology during pregnancy; demonstrate reliability of third molar probing measures and the systemic impact of third molar periodontal pathology; third molar associated with periodontal pathology in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; present and review the dental hygiene approach to clinically assessing, evaluating, and treating Pericoronitis; discuss ways to recognizeneed for extraction of third molars; demonstrate innovative dental hygiene methods and instruments used in biofilm removal and probing techniques specifically for third molar region; frequency of appointments; recommendations for referrals; important facts to teach the patient.

Speaker: Tonya Jeffries-Beatty, RDH, MS

Speaker Bio: Tonya Jeffries-Beatty, RDH, MS, is currently the Dental Hygiene Program Director at The Community College of Baltimore County. She has been in education, teaching a variety of subjects, for more than a decade. Ms. Jeffries-Beatty served as the first African American President of the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association (MDHA) from 2015-2016 and playedan intricate part in advancing the scope of practice for Maryland Hygienists in her role as MDHA’s Legislative co-Chair. During her time with MDHA, she was instrumental in establishing Senate Bill 459 affording Maryland Dental Hygienist the ability to provide oral assessments at local health fairs without the supervision of a dentist. She has participated in a variety of public health initiatives including Sealant Saturday, Colgate Van Health Assessments, Community Health Fairs, as well as, the Office of Oral Health’s Long Term Care research for the elderly. As aMaryland representative for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health (IOH), she has raised hundreds of dollars to support educational efforts, research, and scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students. Tonya was a panelist at the 2018 Commission onDental Competency Assessment Educator’s Conference speaking on the topic of student anxiety as it relates to testing, and currently presents her Continuing Education Courses on Dental Implants and Third Molars to hygienists throughout the state. A recent collaboration between CCBC’s Dental Hygiene Program and the Interpreter Preparation Program led to a rare but valuable community event, affording deaf patients the opportunity to receive free oralcleanings in a deaf friendly environment. Most recently, Tonya has been awarded the “2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.

Course Obectives: 

 Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the history and purpose of third molars.
  • Discover the prevalence of third molars in the United States.
  • Identify specific pathology associated with third molars.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of third molars.
  • Understand the impact third molars may have on periodontal disease.
  • Understand how the presence of third molars and progression of periodontal pathologyimpacts certain patient types.
  • Review the modern dental hygiene clinical approach to third molars including: patientassessment, biofilm removal, and need for referrals.
  • Demonstrate innovative tools and techniques for proper biofilm management for thirdmolars. Discuss recommended chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Recognize important facts to teach the patient.