Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT
Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Lauren Jaccodine, CDA, RDA, RDH 
New Jersey Dental Hygienists' Association 

New Jersey Dental Hygienists' Association

2020 Annual Conference 

                     “Aim High with Passion and Enthusiasm"

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month with your community of Dental Hygienists and earn CEU's!


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RDH Networking: RDH Role in Catastrophe Preparedness, Response and Mitigation with Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH, FAAFS                                   Saturday 10.24.20 at 11am

New Jersey has seen pandemic, earthquakes, hurriccanes, and more.  This course  will stress the RDH’s role as a member of the health care community. There is a need to be able to react to the consequences of weapons of mass destruction, and additional disasters, both natural (e.g. Pandemic influenza, hurricanes) and accidental.  RDHs should be familiar with the signs & symptoms of potential agents, and understand how to protect the health & safety of themselves, their workplace, patients and families. They should understand their possible role in the public health system’s coordinated response. The course will review the valuable contributions hygienists can make in times of public health need. The goal is to develop dental hygienists into knowledgeable and potential participants in events of mass disaster or catastrophic events or those of accidental nature. All will be encouraged to join their community public health systems.

Course Objectives:

v  Demonstrate an understanding of the types of threats and circumstances that constitute catastrophes                                                                                                                                      v  Apply dental hygiene knowledge and experience to prepare, respond and mitigate in times of public heath need                                                                                                                                     v  Identify the tools necessary to prepare and respond to mass disasters natural or meditated               v Identify the potential participation dental hygienists can contribute to catastrophic events.                v  Demonstrate the knowledge of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear, and Explosive agents in warfare and accidents                                                                                                                 v   Create a plan for self, family, patients, workplace when the need is to shelter in place or evacuate


Educators Networking: Dental Hygiene Education 911:  Strategies in the COVID-19 Era, Moderated by Dawn Conley RDH MEd with panelists Barb Iuliucci RDH, Kathy Cybula-Tahmazian RDH RN MSM, and Merridith VanHoorn RDH MEd                       Saturday 10.24.20 at 11am   

This networking session will be devoted to the management of dental hygiene education during COVID-19.  The dental hygiene programs in NJ will discuss how the school closings were managed, temporary changes/modifications in curriculum,issues related to supply acquisition,full and part-time faculty staffing, and new recommendations and guidelines from OSHA and CDC .  This will be a round table discussion between all programs, sharing the challenges and successful outcomes encountered.  Moving forward, we will address the impact this pandemic has had on the Class of 2021 and future dental hygiene education. The topics will include faculty preparation, rigor of online teaching, and clinical competency versus clinical simulations.   Each program will present/discuss:

  • three (3) issues that presented the greatest challenges when the programs were closed due to COVID-19
  • temporary changes in the curriculum and/or delivery method of instruction due to COVID-19
  • positive outcomes that resulted due to the disruption of conventional dental hygiene education
  • solutions/strategies for upcoming issues potentially affecting the spring 2021 semester, CDCA testing and future classes


This years webinar is: Instrument Ergonomics and Implant Maintenance presented by Tracey Delaney, PDT Representative  Saturday 10.24.20 at 9:45am

This presentation will explain and share how instruments play a crucial part in the wellbeing of clinician and patient health on natural teeth and implant restorations.

Learning Objectives:

 -Learn the importance of working with ergonomic hand instruments
 -Learn about new instrument developments that can help your job become more efficient and effective
 -Learn the benefits of working with sharp instruments
 -Learn the advances of implant instruments
 -Understand how to effectively debride without removing prosthesis for hybrid patients


Tracey Delaney has 8 years of experience within the dental world which consists of practice management and advances in instrumentation. She has helped hundreds of dentists increase production, reduce hand fatigue and satisfy patients by helping these offices practice safer, effective and more comfortable dentistry with PDT's ergonomically sound instruments. Tracey has presented to faculty and students at various teaching institutions, dental and hygiene study groups as well as hundreds of private and DSO practices to share the importance of instrument ergonomics on clinician and patient well-being.


Thank you to the following sponsors:


Procter and Gamble

Sponsor of Online Registraion


PDT observes and researches to create dental instruments with a focus on innovation, ergonomics, and high quality metallurgey to improve patient comfort and protect clinician health. For more information Click Here   Sponsor of Annual Conference Webinar Speaker Tracey Delaney


NJCOHA, Providing education & advocacy on geriatric & special needs populations' access-to-care. Contact NJCOHA for more info. Sponsor of Opening Session