Today’s RDH Virtual Dental Continuing Education (CE) Event – Feb. 17, 2024

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Date:

February 17

Time:

09:00 am - 05:45 pm

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Today's RDH

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Earn 8 live dental CE credits from the comfort of home during this live virtual CE event from Today’s RDH! Register now to secure your spot!

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Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 9:00 am – 5:45 pm Eastern (8:00 am – 4:45 pm Central | 7:00 am – 3:45 pm Mountain/Arizona | 6:00 am – 2:45 pm Pacific)

Location: Online from the comfort of home

Topics: Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain, Patient Relationships, Newborn Oral Development, Dental Hygiene CDT Procedure Codes

Total CE Credits: 8 CE (all count as live credits because the course will be presented live and you will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions.)

Price: $69 early-bird, $99 regular price for all 8 CE

Program Provider: Today’s RDH (support@todaysrdh.com / prior to emailing support please read through the FAQ below if you have any questions)

Agenda:

Pain in the What? Assessing Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain in the Hygiene Chair (2 CE)

by Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA, FAADH, FADHA

9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern | 8:00 am – 10:00 am Central | 7:00 am – 9:00 am Mountain/Arizona | 6:00 am – 8:00 am Pacific

Patient Relationships: How You Show Up Matters (2 CE)

by Vicki D. Landers, PT, DPT, ACC

11:15 am – 1:15 pm Eastern | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Central | 9:15 am – 11:15 am Mountain/Arizona | 8:15 am – 10:15 am Pacific

Newborn Oral Development and Airway (2 CE)

by Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Central | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mountain/Arizona | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

Improve Your Dental Hygiene CDT Code Selection Accuracy (2 CE)

by Kathy S. Forbes, RDH, BS, FADHA

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Eastern | 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm Central | 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Mountain/Arizona | 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Pacific

Pain in the What? Assessing Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain in the Hygiene Chair

Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA, FAADH, FADHA

Course Description: This course provides clear information and guidance for clinicians as they navigate trigeminal neuralgia and the new American Dental Association specialty of orofacial pain specialist. This complex and multifaceted field encompasses a wide range of conditions and treatments affecting the mouth, face, head, neck, and related structures. In this course, learners will gain an introduction to the dental hygienist’s role in the process of care as an interprofessional collaborative health care provider.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the basic symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia and chronic orofacial pain;
  • Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in identifying and educating the patient on chronic and phantom pain;
  • Complete a brief assessment for patients with reoccurring pain;
  • Define the process for care referrals for patients with chronic pain;
  • Investigate options for the management and treatment of chronic facial pain, including medicaments and complementary therapies.

Presenter: Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA, FAADH, FADHA

Wife, mother, farmer, college administrator, educator, inventor, public health advocate, businesswoman, researcher, writer, speaker – yet always a dental hygienist – Dr. Emily has worn many hats over the course of her 23 years in the dental industry. Dr. Emily takes pride in utilizing her inquisitive mind and honest attitude to lead faculty at her college, influence manufacturers to listen to dental professionals in product innovation, and transform students into entry-level professionals, promoting the use of inner accountability, tenacity, and empowerment. In her free time, Dr. Emily enjoys cooking and baking, target shooting, fast cars, four-wheeling, reading, and shopping.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am – 10:00 am Central | 7:00 am – 9:00 am Mountain/Arizona | 6:00 am – 8:00 am Pacific)

Topic(s): Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Livestream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today’s RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 200 Orofacial Pain

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-075-2024-02-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Emily Boge has an affiliation and/or a financial interest in American Eagle Instruments, PDT, Sunstar, Dentsply Sirona, Medicom, and Young Innovations.

California: Today’s RDH is an approved provider by the Dental Board of California (License #6066)

Patient Relationships: How You Show Up Matters

Vicki D. Landers, PT, DPT, ACC

Course Description: Embark on a transformative journey tailored for healthcare providers. This course explores the concepts of anabolic and catabolic energy, guiding healthcare professionals through a process to understand and embrace the lenses through which they see the world. These influence everything from conflict to collaboration. Uncover the impact of perspectives on healthcare relationships and learn how to foster improved relationships with patients and colleagues. This course is a vital call to action, emphasizing that cultivating awareness, making conscious choices, and embodying leadership as behavior are imperative for successful patient care.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how anabolic and catabolic energy influence workplace interactions;
  • Define how they impact patient care beyond the tasks performed;
  • State how limiting beliefs, assumptions, and interpretations show up in the workplace;
  • Identify their own reactions and shift to an intentionally selected response.

Presenter: Vicki D. Landers, PT, DPT, ACC

Vicki D. Landers, PT, DPT, ACC, is a dynamic force in healthcare, serving as a Physical Therapist, Professional Speaker, and Certified Professional Coach. As the founder and CEO of In Progress Coaching, she dedicates her efforts to refocusing healthcare on its fundamental purpose: caring for people. Vicki engages audiences nationwide, captivating them with entertaining and educational presentations. A dedicated advocate for well-being, Vicki has taught chronic disease and exercise at Rockhurst University, impacting aspiring healthcare providers. With nearly three decades of diverse healthcare experience, Vicki’s mission is to empower healthcare providers to take control of their well-being, offering hope through engaging keynotes and personalized coaching.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Eastern (10:15 am – 12:15 pm Central | 9:15 am – 11:15 am Mountain/Arizona | 8:15 am – 10:15 am Pacific)

Topic(s): Patient Relationships

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Livestream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today’s RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 130 Electives

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-076-2024-02-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None disclosed.

California: Today’s RDH is an approved provider by the Dental Board of California (License #6066)

Newborn Oral Development Affecting the Airway

Presented by Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM

Course Description: Ensuring the healthy development of oral and facial structures that affect the airway, swallowing, and speech starts at birth. This course covers recognizing early developmental issues that are normal or may arise from dysfunction as the baby grows and matures. We will look at strategies that can optimize a baby’s feeding patterns and orofacial growth. The course will take a closer look at the differences between bottle feeding and nursing, how the newborn’s mouth is different than the adults, and factors that affect oral and airway development.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between a newborn’s oral cavity and an adult’s oral cavity;
  • Understand what factors affect early airway development;
  • Distinguish and differentiate how a baby suckles between the breast and bottle;
  • Recognize the normal oral reflexes and developmental processes that occur up to age two.

Presenter: Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM

Pat Brinkman-Falter, RDH, MS, COM, is board-certified in Orofacial Myology and owns Nebraska Myofunctional Specialties. She is a professional continuing education speaker on courses in airway, birth to six oral development, newborn airway development, recognizing myofunctional disorders, TMD pain management, and tethered oral tissues. She is a member of ADHA, the International Association of Orofacial Myology, the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, the Association of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, and the creator of the “SPOTS” Myofunctional Screening Tool. She has held several leadership positions within the NDHA, including president and delegate. Pat has received numerous awards, including 2013 Young Dental’s Hygienists who make a Difference, 2013 Nebraska Dental Hygienist of the year, 2015 ADHA/Colgate Irene Newman Award for the advancement of dental hygiene, and 2020 Rosemarie Van Norman Prevention Award.

Her years of experience with tongue thrust, digit sucking, TMJD, and other areas of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders have been hugely successful. Pat has an innovative approach allowing the patient to achieve overall confidence by providing an individualized, positive treatment plan. Pat has practiced Orofacial Myology since 2008 in Central and Eastern Nebraska. She and her husband have seven children and ten grandchildren.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern (12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Central | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mountain/Arizona | 10:30 am – 12:30 am Pacific)

Topic(s): Newborn Oral Development

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Livestream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today’s RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 430 Pediatric Dentistry

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-077-2024-02-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None disclosed.

California: Today’s RDH is an approved provider by the Dental Board of California (License #6066)

Improve Your Dental Hygiene CDT Code Selection Accuracy

Presented by Kathy S. Forbes, RDH, BS, FADHA

Course Description: When did you last take a class on CDT procedure coding for dental hygiene services? Did you know the descriptor for D4355 changed in 2023? What about alternating the billing of D4910 and D1110? What procedure code do you use for a 10-year-old with all their permanent teeth? It’s not D1120. What about all the new “fluoride codes”? What product goes with what code? So many questions.

There are currently seven distinct dental hygiene procedure codes for a “cleaning” to choose from — each with a specific descriptor clearly outlining its allowable services. Are you selecting the correct one based on the dental hygiene diagnosis? Or are you or your business staff picking the one that receives the best reimbursement from an insurance carrier?

Insurance auditors are paying special attention to how you apply CDT codes D4355 and D4346 because of the history of these being billed incorrectly. Even an innocent mistake can lead to allegations of fraud and significant penalties.

And what about the ICD-10 Diagnostic Codes (817 of them) listed in the current CDT Procedure Codes Manual? How and why do we need to know these? So many questions!

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the descriptors for the CDT Procedure Codes for Evaluations (there are no exam codes), Preventive Services and Products, and Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy;
  • Describe how to select and accurately report Dental Hygiene Procedures while understanding the descriptors for the seven “cleaning” codes from the latest CDT Manual;
  • Discuss the implications of “creative billing” of dental procedures.

Presenter: Kathy S. Forbes, RDH, BS, FADHA

Kathy S. Forbes, RDH, BS, FADHA, has been a dental hygienist, educator, speaker, author, consultant, seminar, and study club leader for over 40 years. She speaks frequently about the correct classification, documentation, treatment planning, and CDT procedure code selection for patients with periodontal disease. In addition, Kathy holds a license with the American Dental Association for Current Dental Terminology©, which allows her to provide the most up-to-date understanding of current procedure codes. She currently serves as a Director for the DentalCodeology™ Consortium, reviewing and developing procedure codes relevant to dental hygiene practice which are presented to the Code Maintenance Committee of the American Dental Association each year. Kathy’s most recent honors include being selected as a recipient of the 2023 Sunstar Award of Distinction in the entrepreneur category and a member of the inaugural class of Fellows for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Credits: 2.00 CEU

Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Eastern (2:45 pm – 4:45 pm Central | 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Mountain/Arizona | 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Pacific)

Topic(s): Dental Hygiene CDT Procedure Codes

Instructional Method: Live Presentation

Location: Online Livestream

Prerequisites: None

Technology Requirements: Computer (recommended), tablet, or smartphone and an internet connection

Program Provider: Today’s RDH (support@todaysrdh.com)

AGD Subject Code(s): 550 Practice Management (Insurance management/coding)

AADH Course Code: AADHTDH-078-2024-02-2

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Kathy Forbes has an affiliation and/or a financial interest in VOCO and Young Innovations.

California Disclaimer: Today’s RDH is an approved provider by the Dental Board of California (License #6066).

Frequently Asked Questions

Do these CEs meet the requirements for my state?

Today’s RDH is an ADA CERP and AGD PACE-recognized provider, both of which are recognized by all 50 states.

Your state’s Dental Practice Act, which can be found on your state’s Board of Dentistry/Board of Dental Examiners website, includes your allowable duties, CE requirements, the rules pertaining to your state, etc. Although Today’s RDH is recognized by all 50 states to offer CE courses, some states have requirements for specific courses, such as needing board approval. Please check your state’s Dental Practice Act for your state’s CE requirements. We highly encourage all dental healthcare professionals to check their state’s Dental Practice Act often, as rules, regulations, and CE requirements can change.

Alabama Disclaimer: Webinars do not meet in-person/face-to-face CE requirements. Instead, these CE courses would be considered self-study.

Georgia Disclaimer: As of January 1, 2024, webinars do not meet in-person at an on-site course or seminar CE requirements. Instead, these CE courses would be considered self-study.

California Disclaimer: Today’s RDH is an approved provider by the Dental Board of California (License #6066).

Are these CE courses considered “live” or “in-classroom?”

These courses are being presented live (not pre-recorded), presenters will be available to answer questions from participants (i.e., “interacting with the presenter”), and attendance will be continuously verified. The certificate of completion (CE certificate) will state they are live courses.

Whether these CE courses are considered “live” or “in-classroom” depends on your state’s CE requirements (please see disclaimers below). Please check your state’s Dental Practice Act for your state’s CE requirements, which can be found on your state’s Board of Dentistry/Board of Dental Examiners website. We highly encourage all dental healthcare professionals to check their state’s Dental Practice Act often, as rules, regulations, and CE requirements can change.

Alabama Disclaimer: Webinars do not meet in-person/face-to-face CE requirements. Instead, these CE courses would be considered self-study.

Georgia Disclaimer: As of January 1, 2024, webinars do not meet in-person at an on-site course or seminar CE requirements. Instead, these CE courses would be considered self-study.

California Disclaimer: Today’s RDH is an approved provider by the Dental Board of California (License #6066).

Are these CE courses truly live and not pre-recorded?

Yes, these CE courses are being presented live and in real time. They are not pre-recorded. Being truly live is important because several state Dental Boards do not consider pre-recorded CE courses as meeting live CE requirements. If you are audited and used pre-recorded CE courses toward your live CE requirement, they may not qualify for re-licensure, and you may fall short of your required courses.

When will I receive an email with links to each course to log on?

Once you register for the event, you will receive an email from Eventbrite with your links for each course. Be sure to check your SPAM box. In order to properly track attendance for the event, each attendee will have unique links to log in to each course: one link per course, for a total of four links. Do not share your links with anybody, or you will not receive your CE certificates of completion for attending. If you share your links and more than one person is logged on using your links, the tracking software that verifies how long you were in attendance for each course won’t work correctly.

How do I get my CE certificate/proof of completion? Will it be emailed?

You will receive your CE certificate of completion via email within 7 days after the event concludes. It is very important that you use the same email address to log in to each individual course as you used to register for the event. If you use different emails, there is no way to verify your attendance with your registration. Please note you must be logged on to each course for at least one hour and 40 minutes per accreditation guidelines to receive CE credit.

We recommend you create a SimpleCert account to access all of your CE certificates. Instructions on how to create an account will be in the emails that include your CE certificates (one email per CE certificate). If you do not receive your CE certificates or only receive some of them, check your SPAM box. Again, please give us 7 days to verify attendance before reaching out to support.

Are there test questions at the end of each course?

Unless your state requires a quiz/assessment to be taken at the completion of live CE courses, you are not required to take a quiz. For states requiring a quiz, each course’s quizzes will be made available.

Your state’s Dental Practice Act, which can be found on your state’s Board of Dentistry/Board of Dental Examiners website, includes your allowable duties, CE requirements, the rules pertaining to your state, etc. We highly encourage all dental healthcare professionals to check their state’s Dental Practice Act often, as rules, regulations, and CE requirements can change.

Is it mandatory to fill out the course evaluations to receive CE credit?

The course evaluations are not mandatory to fill out to receive CE credit. However, they are much appreciated because they give us valuable feedback to improve future events.

Will this be offered on any other days besides the day listed?

Because this is a live event (not pre-recorded), it can only be watched on the date and at the time listed. Please note your time zone because once each course starts, there is no rewind button to start the course from the beginning.

When is your next live virtual CE event going to be?

We plan each live, virtual CE event one at a time. We aren’t organizing and planning our next event right now, so we don’t know. However, if you’d like to be the first to know when we announce our next event, you can sign up for our email list by going to todaysrdh.com and entering your information in the box that says, “Get Today’s RDH Sent Directly to Your Inbox.” We also offer on-demand (not “live”) self-study CE courses, which can be found here: https://dentalce.todaysrdh.com/

Why is this event on a Saturday?

Before we organize these live CE events, we’ve put out surveys. Based on the feedback from these surveys, we base which courses are offered, and the day most people prefer. The majority stated they prefer a Friday or Saturday. Our last CE event was on a Friday (December 8, 2023), so we are holding this event on a Saturday (February 17, 2024). Though we try, we simply cannot please everyone.

Why aren’t these CE courses free?

There are costs for putting on events like this: an IT team to ensure the event runs smoothly, speaker compensation, software costs, etc. To offer CE courses at no cost, we would need to have sponsors (i.e., manufacturers/companies pay for our expenses), and this event is completely non-sponsored. Though there is a cost to attend this event, it tends to be cheaper than attending an in-person dental conference, especially for those in rural communities who have added travel and hotel costs on top of in-person conference registration fees.

What is the latest to sign up?

The latest to sign-up is 15 minutes before the last course of the day or when the event sells out.

Are there breaks?

Yes, there will be 15-minute breaks between each course.

What if I only want a couple of the courses being offered?

These courses are being sold as a package, not individually. If you prefer not to watch and receive CE credit for a particular course offered, you are free to step away during that time and return for other courses during the day.

Do I have to sit and watch the whole thing? Can I attend this CE event if I’m at work?

We highly suggest you watch and pay attention to each course just as you would if you were attending an in-person dental conference to take continuing education courses. We do not recommend attending this CE event if you are at work or distracted.

Dentistry is an evidence-based health care profession which is why continuing education is required for re-licensure. Continuing education aims to keep dental professionals up-to-date on current patient care protocols, research, treatment modalities, techniques, and best practices. Its overreaching goal is to enhance clinical and overall skills to protect patients’ health and safety and best meet the needs of patients. If you don’t pay attention or are distracted, taking continuing education courses does not serve their intended purpose.

If there are certain courses you don’t want credit for, you can step away at those times. There will be breaks in between the courses. Please remember you must be logged in to each two-hour course for a minimum of one hour and 40 minutes per accreditation guidelines to receive CE credit. The webinar software tracks your time in the event, and there will be no exceptions made to those who do not attend for the minimum amount of time.

Are there refunds?

Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will be available through February 9, 2024. Starting February 10, 2024, no refunds will be offered. Please make sure you are available to attend before purchasing and that you have a strong internet connection.

Can we sign up as a group, or does everyone need to sign up separately?

Everyone who wants to receive CE credit must register and log into each course individually. This is because CE certificates are awarded based on comparing who purchased tickets and how long that person attended each course.

CE credit will not be given to the entire group if a group is viewing on the same device. CE credit will only be given to the person who is logged in to the device.

Are these courses only for hygienists, or can doctors and dental assistants receive CE too?

These courses can be taken by doctors, hygienists, and dental assistants for CE credit.

Can Canadians receive CE credit for these courses?

Generally speaking, Canada recognizes CE courses offered by AGD PACE-recognized providers. However, we cannot guarantee acceptance, so we always recommend checking with your governing agency to confirm approval.

Is there a cap on the number of attendees?

There is a cap of 5,000 attendees.

What is the processing fee?

The processing fee is an Eventbrite fee they charge for using their software.

Do I have to watch this on a laptop?

You can watch from any device with an internet connection or data, including laptops, desktops, tablets, or smartphones.

What happens if I get disconnected?

Click on the course link again and log back in using the same name and email you registered with. If you get disconnected again, try using a different device, like a smartphone, but please make sure you are using the same name and email you registered with.

Are these CEs reported to CE Broker?

Not directly. Just like an in-person conference, the certificate needs to be manually submitted to CE Broker. To do this, you will need to upload the CE certificate of completion to your CE Broker account.

Can the course presenters hear or see me?

No, the speakers can’t see or hear you. You interact with them through a live chat.

Will closed captioning be available during this event?

Yes, we will have closed captioning available during the event. Attendees can choose to turn it on or off.

IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL support@todaysrdh.com

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