Bio and Course Descriptions, July 2017
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS graduated with her dental hygiene degree from the University of South Dakota in 1995. For the two last decades, she has been actively involved in dental hygiene leadership and advocacy on the local, state and national level. She has expertise as dental hygiene faculty with public health programs, periodontics and local anesthesia. She has facilitated strategic planning, legislative efforts and leadership training for dental hygiene associations in 6 states on the west/pacific coast and has worked with legislators in Nevada and Washington DC on access to care issues. Lancette is a past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists Association and is a past recipient of the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year award. On the national level, she recently served for 4 years on the board of directors for the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) and currently serves on the national ADHA Leadership Development Committee.
Currently, Lancette works as a clinician in private practice, in the corporate world as a professional educator, as a public health dental hygienist and is a member of the Premier Dental Professional Speaker Bureau. Lancette also launched a nonprofit school based oral health program in rural communities in northern Nevada in 2016. In this current school year alone, her program may reach over 10,000 students ranging from age 4 to age 20. She has the opportunity to work independently and provide all dental hygiene services to underserved populations with her Public Health Endorsement. Her experience in dental hygiene education, leadership and clinical practice has enabled her to develop CE courses that are relevant for the entire dental team.
Lancette is passionate about ensuring that all communities have access to dental care, the power of prevention and the utilization of the dental hygienist.
“Au Naturale: Oral Health and Homeopathic Trends” 3,4,5 or full day CE
Holistic and alternative medicine trends are on the rise. More and more people are seeking out natural ways to feel better, improve their health and minimize the need for harmful chemicals and invasive procedures. The dental team has the opportunity to serve as a valuable resource for optimal oral and overall health. This course will provide background on natural healing practices as well as an overview of current oral and homeopathic trends and alternative medicine culture.
- Understand cultural diversity and the role it plays in the dental setting
- Discuss research and literature regarding alternative medicine trends
- Manage discussions around current oral health and homeopathic trends
- Discuss oral health considerations for homeopathic populations
- Review current professional recommendations
“The Jaw Bone is Connected to the Ankle Bone” 2 or 3 CE
Ward VanGuilder, MAPT, CIMT and Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS
Dental professionals continue to be at the highest risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) due to maintaining awkward prolonged positions and placing undue stress on their bodies. Frequently, the common areas discussed are related to the upper body. But in fact, the abnormal postures and seating positions can affect hips, legs and the feet/ankle, causing issues at work or play. This physical therapist-dental hygienist duo will provide important knowledge on common lower body injuries and disorders that the dental professional may encounter and more importantly, provide prevention strategies to keep you working pain-free!
- Provide full body anatomical overview
- Explain contributing factors of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
- Review common MSD and how they can affect other joints in the chain
- Discuss how posture affects the lower body
- Provide prevention and early intervention strategies for the dental professional
- Discuss dental instruments and dental equipment that may improve efficiency, enhance patient outcomes and assist with musculoskeletal health
*this course requires co-sponsorship for the second speaker
“Dental Hygienists: Essential Primary Care Providers” 2 or 3 CE
Dental hygienists are the primary preventive oral health care provider. With the education and licensure required to provide preventive and therapeutic care to the public, dental hygienists are poised to meet the needs of the public. Currently, many sources shed light on the demand and severe need for dental services that may be provided by the dental hygienist. In addition, the ever- evolving healthcare landscape, the expansion of healthcare coverage, increased research with the oral systemic link and the epidemic of inflammatory and chronic diseases are reinforcing that optimal oral health is a key component for optimal overall health. As states across the country are moving to expand the dental hygiene scope of practice, increase practice settings and introduce midlevel dental hygiene providers, the profession of dental hygiene is exploding with opportunities!
- Review the dental hygiene process of care and the ADHA Standards of Clinical Practice
And discuss implementation into your practice for optimal delivery of dental hygiene services
- Discuss state dental hygiene practice acts around the country
- Provide Global perspective regarding the dental hygiene profession
- Explore various practice settings: private, corporate and public health
- Describe current and potential workforce
- Develop your brand! Introduction to how YOU can maximize your own opportunities
“Periodontal Disease Does Not Discriminate Based on Age” 2 or 3 CE
A look at periodontal disease through childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.
Many sources shed light on the fact that the majority of the population will experience periodontal disease at some point in their lifetime. We also know that the risk is significantly higher as people age. But when does periodontal disease start? Are we doing enough to prevent it and most importantly, are we doing enough to catch it at its earliest stages?
- Explore demographics of the youth population in the US
- Discuss oral health challenges of today’s youth
- Review systemic considerations of periodontal disease
- Review comprehensive periodontal assessment and classification
- Investigate the need for office protocols for comprehensive periodontal assessment
- Review case study
“The Pain Epidemic of the 21st Century” 1 or 2 CE
Pain is now considered a global health issue and may affect each and every one of us in our lifetime in one way or another. With mounting evidence demonstrating the high prevalence of pain in today’s society, it is important to discuss the many facets of pain such as: awareness and education, assessment, treatment and mismanagement. This course has been designed to enhance the role that healthcare providers play in providing a collaborative approach to patient centered and comprehensive care.
- Explore the physiological and psychological causes of pain
- Discuss acute and chronic pain
- Identify pain management strategies
#Millennials: GenY and the Dental Setting 2 CE
Millennials recently surpassed the baby boomer generation as the nations’ largest percent of the population. What does this mean? Millennials may now make up the majority of our patients, our co-workers and even our employers. Discover trends and preferences about this important demographic to assist in managing conversations in the dental setting and possibly learn to embrace the generation that is poised to take over the world!
- Provide overview of the generational categories and personality types
- Identify Millennial population
- Discuss oral and overall health challenges that this population may encounter
- Review communication preferences to attract new patients, enhance patient compliance and case acceptance
- Identify leadership opportunities for Millennials
- Learn to create dynamic professional teams with various generational and personality types
Contemporary Local Anesthesia and Pain Management Techniques 2 or 3 CE
Continued competence is essential for local anesthesia techniques. This course will provide an overview of head and neck anatomy, local anesthesia agents, techniques and armamentarium. You will leave having confidence to provide optimal pain management techniques in dental procedures.
- Recall anatomical considerations for administration of local anesthesia
- Review pharmacology and neurophysiology of local anesthesia
- Discuss topical anesthetics and armamentarium
- Discuss the use of local anesthetic agents and vasoconstrictors
- Demonstrate local anesthesia techniques