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Program Schedule

September 12, 2020

Time Topic and Speaker
8:15 am EDT Welcome
Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD
8:30 am EDT Biofilm Elimination: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jonathan Korostoff, DMD, PhD
9:15 am EDT Public Health Measures for COVID-19
Joan I. Gluch, PhD, RDH, PHDHP
10:00 am EDT The Role of TeleDentistry during Limited Access to Patient
Todd Singer, DDS
10:45 am EDT Q&A and Break
11:00 am EDT Hygienist’s Role in Periodontal Referral
Yu-Cheng Chang, DDS, MS, DMD
11:45 am EDT Alternative Implant Maintenance Protocols related to COVID-19
Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
12:30 pm EDT Lunch Break
1:30 pm EDT Trends and Guidelines for Dental Professionals during COVID-19
Maria Goldie, RDH, BA, MS
2:15 pm EDT Physical & Behavioral Health Considerations during COVID-19
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, PhD, RDH, FSCDH
3:00 pm EDT Q&A and Break
3:15 pm EDT Stress Related Emergencies – Patients and Providers
Cindy Kleiman, RDH, BS
4:00 pm EDT The Elderly and the Pandemic
Judy Zack-Bendit, RDH, BS
4:45 pm EDT Q&A
5:00 pm EDT Adjourn
5:30 pm EDT Closed Virtual Reception for graduates of the Penn Dental Hygiene Program only

September 13, 2020

Time Topic and Speaker
Back to the NEW Basics
Get in shape with root morphology. Recap your grasp and update on advanced instrumentation with alternative instruments and fulcrums.A keen knowledge of root morphology is key to an individualized approach to periodontal instrumentation. Graphic illustrations of varying root concavities will be presented in order to determine treatment considerations for instrumenting challenging contours. A discussion of various periodontal instruments will follow including live interactive demonstrations and videos demonstrating how to achieve efficient and effective results, without over-instrumentation while reducing hand fatigue. Files, hoes, the new Hu-Friedy Centennial Scaler, Nevi, Rigid Gracey’s and Rigid Langer instruments will be utilized. Fulcrum positioning and grasp to optimize resolution will be included. Questions and answers will be at the conclusion.
Moderator: Judy Zack-Bendit, RDH, BS
Instructors: Lucinda B. McKechnie, RDH, BS and Marianne Contino, RDH, PHDHP
11:30 am EST Q&A
12:00 pm EST Adjourn


Pam Rice
Penn Dental Medicine
Continuing Dental Education

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