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Scaling to Achieve Advanced Performance and Outcomes

From: $15 - $40

Why you need this course: Due to the current emphasis on infection control and to stay within the CDC guidelines, Dental Hygienists are utilizing more hand scaling techniques. This challenge offers more opportunity for stress and strain creating musculosketal injuries for Dental Hygienists. Proper Instrument selection, utilization and effective sharpening skills addresses these concerns. Combined lecture, videos and Q&A will enhance the learning process.






Course Objectives:  In this *interactive webinar the participant will:

  • recognize the correlation between ergonomics and effective instrumentation
  • understand instrument design and function
  • apply the basic principles of instrumentation
  • select instruments based on clinical findings
  • review instrument maintenance
  • examine case studies for improved outcomes

Original date: 3/2/21, Expiry date: 3/1/24


Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed., MS 
Cathie teaches clinical instrumentation to students and graduates for many years.  Through her 30 plus years as an educator she has presented a variety of topics for hygienists throughout the United States. 

Cathie is trained and certified in Occupational and Bloodborne Pathogens and lectures on this and other topic frequently. She currently teaches clinical dental hygiene at Goodwin College. She received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Fones School of Dental Hygiene where she served as clinic coordinator.

Joyce Turcotte, RDH, BS.DH.Ed., M.Ed, FAADH 
Joyce has combined clinical practice and teaching for over 35 years. She is an adjunct faculty at Nova SE University, College of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontics, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Joyce received the 2014 Mentor of Distinction award presented by Philips Oral Healthcare and RDH Magazine. She served as president for both the Connecticut Dental Hygiene Association and the American Academy of Dental Hygiene. 

Joyce is the President of Professional Learning Services, LLC, an educational and consulting service, established in 1987. She conducts DH refresher programs, seminars, workshops and CPR classes. Joyce is an experienced national lecturer. 

Disclosures: Cathie is a consultant for PDT instruments. Joyce is a key opinion leader for Hu-Friedy Group, Crown Seating and Surgitel.

Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)

PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.

PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. 

 This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated.   Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.     

*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.

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