Seminars 2017-2018
~ from Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS
 

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  1. NEWEST COURSE-
    Knowing Your Basics: Updating of Hot Topics in Dentistry

  2. Dental Erosion

  3. Essentials of the Geriatric Patient

  4. Smoking & Periodontal Disease

  5. Tongue Piercing: The Hole Story

  6. Tuberculosis: Unmasking the White Plague

  7. Troubleshooting Inferior Alveolar Nerve Dental Injections


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COMMENTS ON ONSITE SEMINARS FROM PARTICIPANTS



"Great personality and speaking technique.   Subject could have been boring but speaker made it entertaining."  "The presenter was well organized and kept things moving well"  "I think the entire presentation was valuable." "Your verbal skills are as helpful as the technical ones.”


"Verbal and written comments indicate the participants thought it was a good learning experience.  As one of the participants said, 'Margaret was extremely energetic.’  Very enjoyable. " "Thank you for your knowledge and motivation." "Thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge with us."

"We were pleased that you were able to come and be with us for the review course.  The quality of the review was exceptional!"   


"Thank you and please come back again." "This was a much needed course that should be offered regularly."  "I have been practicing dental hygiene in private practice for 17 years in general practice and I learned a lot.  Thank you!" 


"I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful presentation. You are a special person to take the time and travel to share your knowledge with your fellow hygienists."


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Professional Dental Education 2017-2018 With Margaret


Margaret enjoys the interplay of the audience and knows how to combine oral biology science with the reality of clinical practice. Margaret has presented in both the United States and Canada, at both ADHA and ADA Annual Sessions, and at the Yankee Dental Congress.  She has also presented at four RDH Magazine’s Under One Roof sessions; her fourth time was at 2016 UOR National Harbor, MD. All onsite courses are presented with materials from her textbooks and other technical writing projects as well as extensive clinical experiences on PowerPoint format with useful hotlinked PDF handouts that can be loaded on devices. Print Current Onsite Course List


For more information on how your group may request Margaret for your future onsite seminar or to know more about the seminars listed below, go to her Contact page. Browse her updated Resumé for more information on her background. Expect the latest in evidence-based practice aligned with practical knowhow. Handouts can be hot-linked PDFs for use on audience laptops and tablets.  Profile of Margaret / Print Current CV



Margaret giving an onsite seminar at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ, on Pain Control Integration sponsored by Dentsply



 

Margaret getting ready for her Online National Board Review Webinar Courses with rdhedu.com

Margaret (right) meeting with Joyce Young-Scholes, RDH, ASc, President of RDHEDU.com, at ADHA Annual Session and for more Info on NB Webinars and hear one of her presentations at http://rdh.adobeconnect.com/p2zfvvfwtyr/ and see article on Webinars





Margaret (left) at ADHA Annual Session with Patti DiGangi and Past DH Sunstar Award of Distinction Winner





Margaret discussing clinical aspects of oral biology at the Corporate Training and Economic Development

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI





Margaret as Adjunct Faculty at the new Dental Stimulation Lab at the Dental Education Clinic at Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA





Margaret with Editor Mark Hartley at the  2016 RDH Magazine UOR, National Harbor, MD, where she presented General Session Seminar on local anesthesia options (see course description to the left!)




Margaret's latest reading on the art of brain study!












Educational disclaimer

Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to give the participant the feeling that s/he is an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.





Updated 5/1/2017

 
2017-2018
ONSITE SEMINARS



Advanced Patient Assessment Skills

Description of Course:
This course will review the head and neck anatomy necessary for a patient assessment, both intraorally and extraorally. Handouts will include figures and tables of related information. There will also be a discussion of assessment technique and lesion description so that the participant can easily perform the examinations.

This course by Oral Biology Textbook Author discusses the following topics for dental professionals:
Review of Surface Anatomy, Regions of the Head and Neck, and Lymphatic System as well as Patient Assessment Technique with references from Illustrated Anatomy of Head and Neck, Fehrenbach and Herring, ed 5, Saunders/Elsevier, 2017, and Chapter: Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment, Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Darby and Walsh, ed 4, Saunders/Elsevier, 2015
Lesion Description and Method with references by referenced by Inflammation and Immunity Chapters Co-Authored by Fehrenbach from Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists, Ibsen and Phelan, ed 7, Saunders/Elsevier, 2018
Patient Self-Examination Procedures
Actual Case Scenarios taken from Private Practice Situations are Presented for Integration of Information

*** Clinical Hands-On Demonstration Workshop Available for Extraoral Examinations ***

After taking this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Define and pronounce all anatomic terms.
Understand the anatomy of the head and neck, including the lymphatics.
Discuss patient assessment technique used by dental professionals.
Discuss the methods for lesion description.
Integrate the knowledge of head and neck anatomy, patient assessment techniques, and lesion description during patient examinations.

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Tobacco Cessation Efforts Saves Lives in the Dental Office

Description of Course:
Tobacco use in U.S. is the leading cause of preventable death and disability and the number one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In addition it is the number risk factor for periodontal disease and is associated with 75% of oral cancers.  It is essential that dental professionals first identify those that use tobacco, and then know that even brief tobacco cessation discussion is effective. In addition, numerous effective pharmacotherapies now exist. Thus every dental patient who uses tobacco should be offered support to quit tobacco. This course can give the dental professional the tools to offer this support in the dental office.

The course by Oral Biologist and Dental Professional with vast experience in tobacco cessation, including Washington State Tobacco Cessation Consultant, will cover the following topics:
Burden of tobacco use in both in expenses and health
Typical protocols for tobacco cessation in the dental office use
Discussion of quitlines and pharmacotherapies for tobacco cessation

After taking this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Describe the burden of tobacco use, especially in its oral effects. 
Relate the present statistics for tobacco cessation. 
Outline the typical protocols for tobacco cessation that can be used in the dental office. 
Role play for varying patients when considering their history of tobacco use. 
Discuss the use of tobacco quitlines and pharmacotherapies for tobacco cessation.
Integrate the knowledge of tobacco cessation into the dental office setting.  

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Integration of Pain Control During Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy Using the ‘Velvet Touch’
Description of Course:
Definitive pain control should be an integral part of nonsurgical periodontal therapy. This course will explore options of pain control such as nitrous oxide analgesia, topical and local anesthesia. The use of the ‘Velvet Touch’ for local anesthesia will be included, as well as its use with ultrasonics and the new administration devices.  Internet resources will be noted on handout along with useful illustrations.

This course by Oral Biology Textbook Author discusses the following topics for dental professionals *: 
Review of Pain Control in Dentistry
Review of Pain Control Options: Nitrous Oxide Analgesia as well as Topical and Local Anesthesia * 
Review of Local Anesthesia Injections using the ‘Velvet Touch’ as explored in a RDH Magazine article, and its Use with Ultrasonics
Case Study Scenarios Taken from Dental Practice Situations: Adult Prophylaxis, SRP, Periodontal Maintenance 
Referenced by Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, Logothetis, ed 2, Elsevier, 2017; Author has contributed to Anatomy and Maxillary and Mandibular Technique Chapters
See related article in RDH Magazine for Options Discussion

After taking this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Discuss pain control and options for use during nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
Discuss use of the ‘Velvet Touch’ injection techniques for local anesthesia.
Discuss the use of local anesthesia with ultrasonics, as well as the new devices for administration available. 
Integrate the knowledge of definitive pain control into nonsurgical periodontal therapy.

* Only local anesthesia pain control option can be chosen to be discussed if seminar time is shorter; she can also breakout topics such as "Troubleshooting the IA Block".

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Expanding Your Local Anesthesia Options: 
Should I Add the AMSA or V-A Blocks To My Everyday Repertoire?

Description of Course:
Options always exist with dental hygiene care, including the administration of local anesthesia. But smart dental hygiene practitioners always look to evidence-based outcomes for providing successful patient care before adding them to their docket.  Do you still wonder if you should add the following blocks to your everyday repertoire: the anterior middle superior alveolar (AMSA) block or the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular (V-A) block? Maybe the dental hygiene program you attended discussed these options but you still have questions… and you want the best pain control for your patients so you too can have the “Velvet Touch” technique. This course will answer this overriding question of adding these options as we look to researched outcomes for the answers. 
This course by Oral Biology Textbook Author and past expert on all things L.A. discusses the following topics for dental professionals *: 
Review of anterior middle superior alveolar (AMSA) block and the Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular (V-A) block
Describe the use of each block within the parameters of dental hygiene care
Discussion of evidence-based background regarding the use and clinical effectiveness of each block for dental hygiene care
Referenced by Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, Logothetis, ed 2, Elsevier, 2017; Author has contributed to Anatomy and Maxillary and Mandibular Technique Chapters
See related article in RDH Magazine for Options Discussion; also presented at 2016 Maryland UOR and see past handout for 2016 Maryland UOR

After taking this course, the dental professional should be able to *:
 List the structures anesthetized by each block and describe the related target areas; demonstrate the correct placement for needle for each block on a skull and a patient.
Discuss the indications of clinically effective anesthesia and possible complications associated for each block.
Answer if these blocks can be integrated into the successful administration of local anesthesia in your clinical dental hygiene practice.

Only one block can be chosen to be discussed if seminar time is shorter.



For background information on local anesthesia options, see article in RDH Magazine, where it was one of the Top 5 2014 articles published.

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Does my mouth show my age? Aging of Oral Mucosa:
Correlating Underlying Changes with Clinical Patient Needs

Description of Course:
Geriatric individuals comprise the most rapidly growing population segment in the U.S. The unique needs of this subgroup will impact the oral health of our patient base. The goal of this program is to understand how the patients’ aging oral mucosa affects their clinical needs. Clinicians need to distinguish aging processes from disease processes, and to examine the signs of aging within the oral mucosa as well as the underlying microscopic changes. This includes details concerning how the repair of the oral mucosa is affected. The basic histology of the oral mucosa will be reviewed as well as future prospects for controlling the effects of aging in the oral mucosa.

This course by Oral Biology Textbook Author discusses the following topics for dental professionals:
Review of histology of the oral mucosa and associated clinical ramifications with references from Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, Fehrenbach and Popowics, ed 4, Saunders/Elsevier, 2016, and Chapter: Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment, Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Darby and Walsh, 4 ed, Saunders/Elsevier, 2015
Aging changes referenced by Inflammation and Immunity Chapters Co-Authored by Fehrenbach from Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists, Ibsen and Phelan, ed 7, Saunders/Elsevier, 2018
Future prospects for controlling the effects of aging in the oral mucosa

After taking this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Explain why it is important to separate aging processes from disease processes.
Contrast the signs of aged oral mucosa with the aged skin and lips.
Relate how repair within the oral mucosa changes with age.
Describe the future prospects for controlling the effects of aging within the oral mucosa.










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