2018 March Madness CE Symposium

District of Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association


2018 March Madness CE Symposium

Don’t Miss Out!  Register today. Space limited.


  • “Dental Implants Uncovered: Prevention, Detection and Intervention”

Presented By:  Shavonne R. Healy, RDH, BSDH. ICP & Melissa A. Obrotka, RDH, BBAOM, ICP


  • “Reducing Failures:  Maintenance as the cornerstone of implant therapy”

Presented By:  Michelle Strange, RDH, BSH, MSDH


  • How to Reach Your Fullest Potential: Mastering the Dental Hygiene Process of Care”

Presented By:  Carol Jahn, RDH, MS


LOCATION: Army Navy Country Club , 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202


Date:       March 10, 2018

Time:         8:00am — 3:00pm

Cost:         ADHA Member – $ 85.00 (No Walk-In)  / Non-Member – $110.00

Limited seating:   Registration due by March 3, 2018

Payment may be made by Check, Money Order, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card

Credits:     7 CEU’s

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included.  Mega Raffle.


Meet Our Speakers:


Dental Implants Uncovered: Prevention, Detection and Intervention

Presented By:  Shavonne R. Healy, RDH, BSDH. ICP & Melissa A. Obrotka, RDH, BBAOM, ICP

The dental implant surgical and restorative markets are forecasted to reach 12.32 billion by 2021. Such substantial industry growth indicates that many dental hygienists will encounter patients with dental implants within their clinical practice. With the increased incidence in peri-implant diseases, studies have indicated the maintenance phase to be the most important aspect for long term success. While protocols for implant maintenance remain unclear, peri-implant disease therapies can very well depend on what is in your clinical armamentarium or may be limited to your state’s dental hygiene scope of practice. At RDH Innovations we believe that strategies for implant maintenance can vary and still be achievable with the safe and correct use of equipment. This course offers a multifaceted approach to the non-surgical management of peri-implant diseases and will conclude with a hands-on workshop demonstrating oral hygiene practices for an implant care plan that is realistic for the patient.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Understand etiology and identify factors associated with peri-implant diseases.
  • Implement Froum and Rosen’s peri-implantitis classification system.
  • Understand implant surface characteristics and prosthesis design.
  • Discuss decontamination protocols and combination procedures for the management of peri-implant diseases.



Shavonne R. Healy, RDH, BSDH. ICP

& Melissa A. Obrotka, RDH, BBAOM, ICP

Shavonne R Healy, RDH, BSDH and Melissa A Obrotka, RDH, BBAOM are the cofounders of RDH Innovations LLC.  Both are practicing Implant Care Practitioners with the maintenance and health of patients with implant dentistry at the core of their daily clinical objectives. Obrotka and Healy are active members of ADHA, ADIA, and AAOSH. In June 2016, Obrotka was nationally recognized by the ADHA and Hu-Friedy with the Master Clinician Award and Healy is the President of the District of Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association. Both are published authors.



Reducing Failures: Maintenance as the cornerstone of implant therapy

Presented By:  Michelle Strange, RDH, BSH, MSDH

In today’s dentistry, we are giving patients a viable option for tooth replacement, but we must remember: treatment of dental implants does not end after the surgical or restorative phases. Creating a maintenance program that is tailored to the patient and their dental implant is key.  Depending on the patient’s motivation, dexterity, physical capabilities, and type of prosthetic, there can be many ways to maintain their dental implant at-home and in- office. Understanding the latest research and products that will help create long-term success for your patients is essential.



  1. Define peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis looking specifically at survival rates vs success rates
  2. Explain the steps of assessing dental implants after placement and during maintenance visits
  3. Determine the frequency of implant maintenance
  4. Define patient-centered care and how evidence-based dentistry affects that
  5. Explain the importance of patient education
  6. List the types of implant scalers and when they are used
  7. List new protocols for in-office implant maintenance
  8. Describe the ways to clean each type of implant and components
  9. Determine the correct products for at-home maintenance with a patient-centered focus
  10. Describe factors to be considered during the treatment planning processes

Michelle has been a clinician in dentistry since 2000 and currently is a practicing hygienist, surgical assistant, speaker, volunteer, educator in a dental hygiene program, lead clinical educator for TePe Oral Health Care, Inc., and podcast co-host for “A Tale of Two Hygienists”. She is a self-proclaimed dental nerd and sees the dental profession as not only her forever

career path but her hobby.  With a Master’s in Dental Hygiene education and a belief in lifelong learning, Michelle hopes to continue to learn and grow within the dental profession and one day see the gap bridged between medical and dental. Her experience as a hygienist began in a periodontal and implant driven office and has gained much experience with the maintenance of dental implants. Her passion is helping patients be successful at home with a goal of better oral health with a patient-centered approach.



How to Reach Your Fullest Potential: Mastering the Dental Hygiene Process of Care

Presented By:  Carol Jahn, RDH, MS

Do you feel if you could practice to your fullest potential that you would be happier and the practice more successful? Patient loyalty isn’t tied to how fast someone cleans teeth. Instead, satisfaction is tied to the overall quality of the visit; the time, attention, and care given to individual needs and concerns. This course will raise confidence and empower you to embrace and employ the dental hygiene process of care for personal and professional success.

Carol Jahn has a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education and Training Management from the University of St. Francis. She has been a dental hygienist since 1982.

Carol is the Senior Professional Relations Manager for Water Pik. She has presented over 200 courses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. She has published more than 75 papers and contributed to 6 textbooks including the 10th and 11th editions of Clinical Periodontology.

Carol has been a lifelong active member of the ADHA; she is a past president of the West Suburban Dental Hygienists’ Society and the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association and past treasurer of the ADHA.

Carol writes a blog to complement her courses. You can find it at www.myflossophy.com. She also is the author of our Professional Newsletters, which provide information and special offers to dental professionals.



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Capital Symposiums reserves the right of cancellation or substitution of speaker.  Refund If received before due date minus $20.00 service fee.  Please indicate dietary need. Registration may be copied.

Price Qty
ADHA Member $85.00 (USD)  ea 
Non-Member $110.00 (USD)  ea 

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  • March 10, 2018
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