(Lynnwood) Suicide Prevention CE

September 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a 3 hour CE course on Suicide Screening & Referral, with Special Emphasis on Imminent Harm Via Lethal Means


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


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



Embassy Suites Lynnwood

20610 44th Ave West

Lynnwood, WA, 98036

Rainier Meeting Room


Free parking on site.


Space is limited, RSVP today!

Early Bird Pricing before July 26th

□  ADHA Members: $80.00
□  Non ADHA Members/DDS/Staff: $90.00


Starting July 26th:

□  ADHA Members: $85.00
□  Non ADHA Members/DDS/Staff: $95.00


$25 cancellation fee by September 6, 2019. No refunds given after September 6, 2019.



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North Central WA Component - Implant Maintenance CE

October 3, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker:  Dr. Jeremiah Johnson


Topic:    Implant Maintenance


Date:   October 3rd, 2019


Location:  Wenatchee Dental 

808 N. Miller, Wenatchee (if you are facing the entrance you will see a smaller door to the left by the corner of the building, please enter through that door). 


Time:  5:30  PM  registration

CE:  6:00 -8:00 PM


Free for ADHA Members

$20.00 non-ADHA members



An Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy, Dentistry and Airway Health

October 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

University of Washington School of Dentistry and Washington Dental Hygienists' Association present:

An Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy, Dentistry and Airway Health


Friday, October 4th, 2019 8:30AM-4:30PM


Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This is a one-day course designed to give dental professionals an overview of the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and its connection to dentistry and airway health.

Topics covered will include:
     • Symptom identification of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
     • The importance of the multidisciplinary team in treating OMDs
     • An in-depth look at the health consequences of mouth breathing and poor oral posture
     • How OMDs affect craniofacial and dental development in children
     • The role of Ankyloglossia in dentistry and overall health
     • How OMDs and sleep disordered breathing intersect
     • The influence of OMDs on temporomandibular joint health and function
     • Orthodontic and periodontal health and stability and OMDs


By the end of this course, participants will have a broader understanding of the connection between Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and dentistry. They will also understand the role of the hygienist in myofunctional assessment and referral, along with the importance of airway health and functional breathing for children and adults. Myofunctional therapy can be an effective adjunct to dentistry in two ways. First, to guide craniofacial growth and development in children in order to prevent bigger dental and health problems as adults. Second, as part of the process for treating sleep disordered breathing, malocclusion, and TMD in adults in order to address the root cause of their conditions

7 CEU credits


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Understanding the New AAP Classifications of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions CE

October 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many of the services hygienists provide depend on an accurate dental hygiene diagnosis.  And now the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions has been released (June 2018) the details of which are comprehensive and all-encompassing.  Clinicians are left with trying to determine how to incorporate this assessment into their daily practice.


Look no further!  This course will provide a simple approach and WORKSHEET which can be used to determine each patient’s disease status using these new classifications.  Case studies (photos, radiographs and periodontal chartings) will be reviewed so that participants can have a “hands-on” approach to using the worksheet. 


Once a diagnosis is determined, then which of the six “cleaning” procedure codes is best suited for each patient?  And what is the definition for each of these “cleaning” procedure codes?  And is it different from last year?  And how are ‘insurance’ carriers reimbursing these “cleaning” procedure codes? Or are they?  So many questions!


Come hear the latest responses to these questions as we navigate this often-confusing part of treatment planning for patients with periodontal conditions. 


Speaker: Kathy S. Forbes, RDH, BS | Biography

CEU: 4 Credits


Space is limited, RSVP today!

Early Bird Pricing (Ends August 9th)

□  ADHA Members: $99.00
□  Non ADHA Members/DDS/Staff: $125.00


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License to use the ADA CDT codes is granted to Kathy S. Forbes, RDH, BS.  The use of this statement enables the speaker and host association to hold a CDT course.  The dental procedure codes are owned and published by the ADA in its reference manual Current Dental Terminology. 

The ADA is the exclusive owner and copyright holder of the CDT (“Code”).

2019 WDHA House of Delegates

October 12 - 13, 2019

Registration info will be available on Summer/Early Fall 2019

This session sounds boring, but your license depends on it CE

October 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Description:

Don’t get too comfortable in your operator chair this winter. Many legislative and rule changes are headed your way in 2020.  Stay in the know and protect your license by attending the Regulation & Practice course “This session sounds boring, but your license depends on it.”


Speakers: Melissa Johnson, WDHA Lobbyist, and the WDHA Regulation and Practice Committee

CEU: 3 Credits

Space is limited, RSVP today!

Only $55 for ADHA Members

$75 for non-ADHA Members


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