Component Meeting

March 21, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Spring Colleagues!

We have reserved a room at Angelo’s Restaurant in Burien from 6-9 pm on Thursday, March 21 for a component meeting.  Dinner will be no host at 6 pm. Component Meeting will be at 6:45. Presentation by Robert Litman will be at 7 pm.  1.5 CE will be awarded with sign in. $0 for members and $15 for non-members.  All are welcome so spread the word as this is a very timely topic in Airway Dentistry.


Robert Litman

The Breathable Body, LLC 

Vashon, Washington


Synopsis ( I will use Power Point)

As a Buteyko practitioner my talks include the physiology of breathing and the importance of Carbon Dioxide in regulating the release of oxygen from the blood to the cells. This aspect is the motivation for introducing the benefits of nose breathing and its importance in balancing respiratory gases and health.  As well how nose breathing as opposed to mouth breathing disrupts the shaping of the mouth and teeth in children. Proper tongue placement and lip seal support the cranium in spreading to allow teeth to come descend into a mouth that has enough space.  

Nose breathing and importance in dental hygiene in relationship to bad breath, good saliva production and facial appearance.

I will cover some principles of the Buteyko Method and how to coach people in slowing their breathing for autonomic nervous system regulation. Learning how to keep the nose free of mucous and opening the airway to have a feeling of satisfaction when breathing. Eliminated that feeling of can’t get enough air and always having to take a big breath.

This portion of the presentation will be experiential as we practice some of the skills for allowing breathing to bring a sense of nourishment.

I will also cover Breathing Related Sleep Disorders and other conditions that are aggravated by mouth breathing. Mouth breathing is a form of hyperventilation that usually goes unnoticed having deleterious effects in the long run. 

(Lynnwood, WA) Suicide Assessment, Screening and Referral CE

March 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a 3 hour CE course on Suicide Assessment, Screening and Referral.


The course meets the Washington State DOH suicide prevention training requirement for dental hygienists.

Dental hygienists are required to complete a 3 hour suicide screening and referral course by 2020.


Course Outline:

• Introduction and Overview
• Prevalence of Suicide
• I Jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge- video
• Suicide: Attitude Response Exercise
• Diversity
• Suicide & Military/Veterans
• What is Crisis?
• Relativity of Crisis
• Crisis Exercise
• Feelings of People in Crisis
• Goals of Crisis Intervention
• Crisis Intervention Techniques/Strategies
• Active Listening
• Suicide Warning Signs
• Suicidality Range
• Suicide Safety Challenges
• Traits of Suicidal Persons & Interventions
• Suicide Safety Assessment
• Strategies for Suicide intervention & Safety Assessment
• Resources for a Person in Crisis
• Safety Planning
• Suicide Safety


Speaker: Mark Niezgoda from the Crisis Connections in Seattle, WA.

CEU: 3 Credits

Hosting Component: Snohomish County
CE Coordinator: Kara Lea Tupling, RDH


Registration/Check In Starts at 8AM

Course TIme: 9AM-12:30PM


Morning coffee and snacks sponsored by Henry Schein. Available starting at 8AM.




The following vendors will be available to meet with starting at 8 am:

Vendor time: 8AM until 9AM and following class at 12:30 pm 

Vendors attending:  Young Dental, DH Cubed, Crest/Oral B


$25 cancellation fee before March 8, 2019. No refunds given after March 8, 2019.


This event is currently SOLD OUT. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Annual Joint Meeting with Snohomish County Dental Society

April 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Snohomish County Component and Snohomish County Dental Society for our Annual Joint Meeting.

SPEAKER:  Dr. Kevin Suzuki
TOPIC:  Periimplant Disease
TIME: 6:00PM Meet & Greet / No-host bar, followed by Dinner, Meeting, & Program, ending by 8:30PM.

COST: $35pp all guests.
Payable by CASH or CHECK at the door (no debit/credit).

RSVP to SCDS by  Noon Fri., April 12th, 2019. or TEXT/CALL ( 360) 419-7444

Vegetarian meals by advance request only.


Course and Speaker Information



Snohomish Component Meeting

May 8, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. Bing Wan is presenting:  Discussion on Perio Endo Lesions


Dr. Bing Wan is a local endodontist who will be discussing perio endo lesions!  Come ask those burning endodontic questions you may have.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about these type of lesions.  


Meeting Time:
-6:15pm - 6:30pm Social Hour 
-6:30pm - 7:30pm CE Presentation
-7:30pm - 8:30pm Snohomish Component Business Meeting


Please plan on staying for the business meeting of the Snohomish County Component immediately following the CE to catch up on all of the latest information regarding the dental hygiene profession including: new laws, changes in scope of practice, updated infection control guidelines, and MORE! 

One (1) CE credit will be given to all members of the American Dental Hygiene Association for attending the meeting and those who are not currently members may receive the CE credit for only $10.00.


Check out our Facebook group page for more details!