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Scaling to Achieve Advanced Performance and Outcomes - 2 CEUs - On Demand Webinar
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Scaling to Achieve Advanced Performance and Outcomes - 2 CEUs - On Demand Webinar

Why you need this course: Due to COVID-19 or loss of insurance benefits, many patients delayed re-care appointments. To meet their needs and 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 will address these concerns. Combined lecture, videos and Q&A will enhance the learning process.

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On-demand content is available for a seven day subscription from the date of purchase.  If additional time is needed you may re-purchase an additional seven days.  To receive CE credit you must complete the course as determined by the time you are actively viewing the video and successfully passing a quiz. 

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

  • $39.00
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The presenters address basic principles and advanced techniques, introducing new instruments for scaling and root planing. Our goal is to help you achieve effective deposit removal and ergonomic soundness. How to access different quadrants, using alternative techniques will increase comfort and safety.  Video demonstrations of diagnostic and scaling technique provides guidance to RDHs in resolving challenges they may face. Whether you are currently practicing, a recent grad or re-entering the workforce, being prepared for a day of hand scaling and root planing is what this webinar is all about!  

Course Objectives:  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


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's experience includes being an educational consultant and national lecture for PDT Instruments. 

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 and is a CPR faculty trainer for the Emergency Care Institute. 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 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. In 2017,  Joyce co-founded Dynamic Dental Education, LLC, an online DH study guide for clinical boards/CEUs.

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. 

Caution: ADACERP guidelines states that participants must be aware that there may be potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not received supervised clinical experience or demonstrate competency.

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

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. 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)  

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