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Dental Hygiene Refresher Program; Friday - Sunday, April 22 - 24, 2022; 40 CEUs*
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Dental Hygiene Refresher Program; Friday - Sunday, April 22 - 24, 2022; 40 CEUs*


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Want to improve skills and knowledge, prepare for Dental Hygiene Clinical Boards, reinstate a Dental Hygiene license or meet CE mandates and requirements?  The Dental Hygiene Refresher Program, est.1988, provides a class and clinical experience, assesses clinical competence and prepares the participant to achieve professional goals. PLS is a recognized CE Provider by the ADA, AADH and Florida CE Broker. 
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Customized packages begin at $1800. *Tuition is $2500 for the full 40 hour course. Contact Joyce for a free consultation to guide you to the appropriate level of instruction and details to achieve your goals.

Enrollment is limited and this course typically sells out quickly.

Contact Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed., FAADH, Program Director, 203-261-2857; Fax: 203-459-2911; jturcotte@pls.org 

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    • Course Number
      6022B
  • CEUs
    40
  • Date
    April 22 - 24, 2022
  • Day
    Thursday -Sunday
  • Time
    Times vary per course agenda.
  • Location
    Homewood Suites Hotel
    Dental Office
  • City
    Stratford and Fairfield, CT
  • Region
    National
  • Target Audience
    Dental Hygienists and Foreign trained Dentists
  • Teaching Method
    lecuture, lab and clinical practice
  • Course Materials
    pre-requisite on demand webinars, reading resources
Dental Hygiene Refresher Program (est. 1988)
Dental Hygiene Comprehensive Review and Clinical Competence Evaluation

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. 

IMPORTANT:

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

TAILORED:
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.

TEACHING METHODS:  
50% Didactic and 50% workshops and clinical practice.

COURSE LENGTH:  40 hours.  Extended time is contingent on the learner's needs/requirements.
 
ENROLLMENT ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:

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:  Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed., FAADH; Cathie Collier, RDH, MS, Wendy Mazzamauro, RDH. 
Experience: current Dental Hygiene educators and clinical instructors with decades of 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, assist a licensed dental hygienist to meet CE license requirements in another state, 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 Hu-Friedy Group, Surgitel, Procter and Gamble


Instructors: Joyce Turcotte RDH, B.S.DH Ed., M.Ed., Cathie Collier, RDH, B.S.DHEd.,MS, Wendy Mazzamauro, RDH, BLSI and Claudia Turcotte, CDA, RDH, MS, MSOSH. All faculty are CPR certified, instructors and instructor trainers.

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/21 - 12/31/25). 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 at jturcotte@pls.org or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.   

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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.