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Implant Therapy and Strategies for Behavior Change Live Webinar

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Credits: 3 CEUsDuration: 3 HrsType: Live

Saturday, May 18 at 9am EST • Virtual

Expand your knowledge and skills, empowering you to provide the best care for your patients’ long-term oral health.

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Presented by Catherine Monchik, RDH, BS, MS

As implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, innovative and less invasive approaches have emerged, warranting a greater understanding of the current techniques available. As dental hygienists are charged with supporting their patients in making informed decisions about their treatment plans and long-term oral health, expanding their understanding of implant therapy options is prudent.

Educational Objectives

– Discuss the history of implant therapy.
– Explain flapless surgical implant placement.
– Identify technological advancements for precise implant placement.

Presented by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

This course will explore the basics of motivational interviewing (MI) for practical application during dental visits. Dental hygienists will be provided the tools for new and effective ways of patient communication that foster collaboration and motivation for change, supporting optimal oral health outcomes.

Educational Objectives

– Explain the benefits and supporting evidence of motivational interviewing (MI) in dentistry.
– Discuss the foundational skills of MI and examples showcasing practical applications during dental visits.
– Identify how incorporating MI with the use of intraoral images enhances patient education and helps to improve outcomes.

Our Presenters

Catherine Monchik, RDH, BS, MS, is a full-time assistant professor in the Dental Hygiene Unit at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College in the Bronx, New York, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at New York City College of Technology. She has worked in the dental field for more than 26 years and is a licensed dental hygienist working in clinical practice in New York and New Jersey.

Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM, has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2003, working in private practice, public health, and independent practice. In 2017, she became involved with dental sales and consulting, focusing on the integration of preventive products, practice growth strategies, implants, biomaterial, and digital dentistry. This led to Hardill’s current role with a leading dental service organization supporting hundreds of dental practices across Ontario, Canada. Her passion lies in motivating, inspiring, and supporting fellow dental professionals.

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  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Up-to-Date Web Browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome)

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State Regulations

Regarding In-Person Education

In Tennessee, a live webinar fulfills the requirement for in-person continuing education (CE). In Alabama and Georgia, a live webinar is classified as self-study; it does not fulfill the in-person CE requirement. Dental hygienists are encouraged to check their state requirements to ascertain how a live webinar is classified.

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