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DH Refresher to Boost Your Skills! Thursday - Sunday, November 4 - 7, 2021

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Want to improve skills and knowledge, prepare for DH Clinical Boards, reinstate a DH license or meet CEU mandates and requirements?  The DH Refresher Program, est.1988, provides class and clinical experience to assist you in achieving your goals. PLS is a recognized CE Provider by the ADA, AADH and Florida CE Broker. 

This course was evaluated by participants. Here is the overall scoring. See product reviews for responses from those who gave us permission to publish their comments.

Contact Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed., FAADH, Program Director, 203-261-2857; Fax: 203-459-2911; for details.  Tuition varies depending on part or full attendance, private or virtual instruction, candidate qualifications. Enrollment is limited and sells out quickly.

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    • Course Number
  • CEUs
    32 plus prerequisites
  • Date
    November 4 - 7, 2021
  • Day
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time
    Times vary each day, per course agenda.
  • Location
    Thursday & Friday- Homewood Suites Hotel
    6905 Main St.
    Saturday and Sunday-2150 Black Rock Turnpike
  • City
    Stratford and Fairfield, CT
  • Region
  • Target Audience
    Dental Hygienists and Foregin Trained Dentists
  • Teaching Method
    lecuture, lab and clinical practice
  • Course Materials
    on demand webinars, reading materials, more
Dental Hygiene Refresher Program (est. 1988)

This program is accepted as a reinstatement / continuing education credit requirement by many state boards / professional licensing agencies. Some states, according to their regulations, may waive the DH clinical boards as a re-entry requirement based upon individual case evaluation. Some regions in Canada have approved the program for continuing education requirements. 


To determine if this Program is right for you, please contact Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed, FAADH

The course may be modified contingent on the candidate’s requirements and a clinical assessment. A virtual option may be available,  
contingent on candidate qualifications.

50% Didactic (classroom) 50% Workshops and Clinical practice; additional time for home study

COURSE LENGTH:  32 hour program plus prerequisites.  Extended time is contingent on the learner's needs/requirements.

1. Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene school in the United States*
2. Candidate for the dental hygiene clinical boards  
3. State Board authorization for license reinstatement in good standing
4. Currently licensed dental hygienist seeking remediation/ CEUs. 

*Exceptions may apply

FACULTY: Dental hygiene educators and clinical instructors with extensive experience in teaching and clinical practice. Several instructors are also business owners, national lecturers, industry speakers, CPR instructors, experienced specialty practitioners, and university/college adjunct or full time faculty. 

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to update a licensed dental hygienist, clinically prepare an exam candidate, and/or assist in the reinstatement requirement of a dental hygienist with an expired license. Current philosophies, theories and practices are incorporated into an intense concentration of didactic and clinical instruction. Direct clinical practice is a major component of the program with individualized coaching. An initial assessment determines the educational plan and length of program. Appropriate instruments and equipment are provided at a state of the art dental facility for the clinical component of the course. 
General topics include, but are not limited to, standard of care, ethical and legal responsibilities: 
·        infection control and bloodborne pathogens training
·         cultural competency/diversity, HIPAA, medical history and vital signs
·         oral assessment and disease detection, digital x-rays, data collection 
·         treatment planning, documentation and record keeping, computer software training
·         oral health education, promotion and disease prevention
·         manual and ultrasonic instrumentation, sharpening, care and maintenance
·         ergonomics 
·         professional, career and continual learning resources
·         new dental products and technologies 

Note: Course participants practice alongside faculty to ensure safety when using new techniques and equipment.
Caution: ADA CERP guidelines state that participants should be cautioned of the risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.
Disclosure: Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed. is a key opinion leader for HuFriedy Group, Surgitel, Procter and Gamble

Instructors: Joyce Turcotte RDH, B.S.DHEd., M.Ed., Cathie Collier, RDH, B.S.DHEd.,MS, Wendy Mazzamauro, RDH, and Claudia Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MS, MSOSH

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/2014 – 12/2021). 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. 

Concerns or complaints about CE may be directed to PLS or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at   


PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/21)  Retain this record as verification of attendance for license compliance requirements.                                                                     

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