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Two Events:

Friday, April 9, 2021 - Reno, NV
and
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - Las Vegas, NV

Time:
8:00am to 4:00pm PST Lecture, Break for Lunch and Virtual Exhibits.
There will be 6.0 CE credits provided with this event.

Pricing:
For WSP Members
Dentist: $79
Hygienists/Assistants & Office Staff: $59
Full-Time Students (DDS & RDH): $35.00

Non-Members
Dentist: $99
Hygienists/Assistants & Office Staff: $79




Friday, April 9, 2021

LOCATION
Whiteney Peak Hotel
255 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501



BROCHURE
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SCHEDULE
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration & Exhibits
8:00 am - 10:00 am: Sherri Lukes
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Break & Exhibits
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Heather Rogers
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch and Exhibits
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm: John Roberson
3:00 pm - 4:30pm: Angela Martin


COURSES
The Sky Isn’t Falling! The Profile of HPV Oral Lesions
Sherri M Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

Course Description
The mere mention of HPV can strike fear in the hearts of dental clients. Oral lesions associated with human papilloma virus infection are of great significance to the dental community and their diagnosis prompts many questions and concerns from patients. Responsible for a variety of lesions in the oral cavity, it behooves the dental community to be knowledgeable about those of both low- and high-risk HPV subtypes. This course will present the various oral manifestations of HPV including squamous papilloma, focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck’s disease), condyloma acuminatum, verruca vulgaris and HPV induced oropharyngeal cancer. Many images presented are from the presenter’s personal collection of lesion images accumulated over a 39-year dental career. Clinical appearance and treatment options will be included for each lesion, with a discussion concerning lesions to include in the differential diagnoses. Engaging patients in dialogue about HPV lesions, especially concerning the link with oropharyngeal cancer will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives
•  List the HPV subtypes associated with various HPV oral lesions.
•  Describe the clinical appearance of various HPV oral lesions.
•  Discuss treatment options for HPV oral lesions.
•  List oral lesions included in a differential diagnosis for HPV oral lesions.
•  Discuss HPV’s role in oropharyngeal cancer.
•  Describe strategies for communicating information about HPV lesions to patients


Sherri M Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
sherri lukesSherri Lukes has been a dental hygienist for 40 years and holds advanced degrees in education. Associate
professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, she taught general and oral pathology, public health, and multicultural dental hygiene. Research focus was oral pathology and migrant farmworker oral health, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications. She is an approved speaker of and holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, is past president, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association, and a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Honors include Teacher of the Year, Research paper of the year and Community Service awards at SIU, Illinois Department of Public Health Oral Health
Champion Award and the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.



An Infection Control Update for the Dental Professional Including COVID Updates
Heather Rogers, RDH, BSDH

Course Description
This two-hour course will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Dentistry and subsequent COVID updates regarding proper infection control standards and recommendations.

Learning Objectives
•  Review the Centers for Disease Control infection control guidelines with the latest COVID updates
•  Demonstrate how to avoid cross contamination in your practice
•  Concentrate on safe implementation of practices that protect you, personnel, and your patients


Heather Rogers, RDH, BSDH
WSP Heather RogersHeather M. Rogers began her career in dental hygiene in 1999 when she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada. She has worked in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry. Heather discovered her love for presenting educational courses while achieving her bachelor’s degree and being involved with her professional association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently providing continuing education for professionals in communications, diabetes, implant maintenance, probiotics, infection control, COPD, marijuana and vaping.



Pharma DMD+MEP - Pharmacology with Medical Emergency Preparedness
John B. Roberson, DMD, DNDBA, FACD, FICD, FICOI

Course Description
Medical Emergencies happen in dental offices. They are not rare. Dentists and their staff must be ready, there can be no exception. The first 10 minutes are critical in a life-threatening emergency. This is an energetic, interactive lecture devoted to having dentists and their team ready on Monday. Every dentist and their team need to experience The L.I.F.E. Program

Learning Objectives
•  What to do in the first 10 minutes of a medical emergency
•  Recognize adverse reactions to drugs and implement appropriate interventions for those causing a medical emergency
•  Understand and know the CORE 8 DRUGS and DOME 16 your office needs for medical emergencies
•  Legal Ramifications of adverse events in dental offices
•  Case Presentations involving various medical emergencies that occurred in dental offices


John B. Roberson, DMD, DNDBA, FACD, FICD, FICOI
WSP Dr RobersonJohn B. Roberson, D.M.D. is a native of Hattiesburg, MS. He obtained his dental doctorate at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Dr. Roberson performed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His training included dentoalveolar surgery, anesthesia, implants, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, TMJ, oral medicine & pathology, cleft lip & palate surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation.
He is a member of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and several other Dental Associations. He lectures and authors on the subject of medical emergency preparedness, sedation emergency preparedness and emergency drugs. He has authored a book, published over 100 articles on the subject, numerous online courses devoted to the subject.



COVID-19 and the Mouth-Body Connection
Angela Martin, RDH, BSDH

Course Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives dramatically concerning hand-hygiene, social gathering and most importantly, our personal healthcare. Due to the public's recent heightened awareness of the COVID-19 virus's effects within the body, the demand of further research is necessary understand the intricacies of the virus. This course discusses and reviews current, relevant research and statistics as it pertains to the Oral and Systemic Link and the COVID-19 virus. Key topics range from the updated leading causes of death in the U.S., effects of IL-6 in regards to Alzheimer's Disease and COVID-19 implications, and chronic inflammatory disorders related to periodontal disease and pathogens. Resources for the dental provider to effectively communicate and display findings with patients are reviewed in detail. The Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist will have the understanding and tools to educate their patients about the mouth-body connection and how it related to the COVID-19 virus.
Learning Objectives
•  Identify statistics from current research on the link between diseases of the mouth and body.
•  Explain key relationships regarding oral diseases related to the COVID-19 virus.
•  Understand the implications of this research as it relates to the patient and the dental profession.
•  List resources, technology, and systems in the field of dentistry to support and treat the overall well-being of all patients.


Angela Martin, RDH, BSDH
WSP Angela Martin RDHAngela Martin is an experienced dental hygienist who has encompassed various roles during her 18-year career in dentistry. After graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration, she was inspired to enter healthcare by her grandfather. Following 13 years as a clinical Dental Hygienist, Angela is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene with an education focus, while working full-time with the Pacific Dental Services University Relations Team. Her current role of Senior Specialist focuses on creating and maintaining relationships with dental hygiene programs nationwide and providing advanced education regarding the “real world “ of dental hygiene post licensure, as well as career building resources. With mentorship as her core belief and best practice, Angela is the current Component Trustee for the Southern Nevada Dental Hygienist Association and member of their local student mentor initiative. Most importantly, is spending quality time with her daughter, and zoom crashing cats. They travel, explore, and learn more about giving back to the community while volunteering with local animal shelters.







Saturday, April 10, 2021

LOCATION
Canyon Gate Country Club
2001 Canyon Gate Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117



BROCHURE
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SCHEDULE
7:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration & Exhibits
8:00 am - 10:00 am: Shannon Nanne
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Break & Exhibits
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Heather Rogers
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch and Exhibits
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm: John Roberson
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Lynn Atkinson


COURSES
Become a Hero of Dentistry and Solve the Dry Mouth Mystery!””
Shannon Nanne, RDH

Course Description
We know that Xerostomia is not a disease but it is often not discussed or masked by the next dry mouth product. However, xerostomia is a serious condition that is annoying and uncomfortable and usually caused by a disease or underlying condition. It affects your patient’s quality of life while speaking, eating or even trying to sleep. Hypo-salivation can damage the hard and soft tissues of the mouth while presenting a clinical challenge in the operatory! 25% of your patients suffer from this terrible affliction and age is not a cause of having a dry mouth. Xerostomia is more common in the older adult population but is not necessarily an inevitable part of aging. This course will turn you into a dry mouth superhero! You will be able to teach patients reasons why they suffer from dry mouth, intra-oral problems associated with it, and management options available to make your patients more comfortable managing their symptoms.

Learning Objectives
•  List the oral and non-oral symptoms reported by patients suffering from Xerostomia
•  Discuss the causes of Xerostomia and understand the components and functions of saliva
•  Explain the clinical signs of salivary gland hypo-function
•  Discuss management options for educating patients and improving their quality of life
•  Identify successful treatment options and products available


Shannon Nanne, RDH
WSP Shannon NanneServing as The Executive Director of The Global Oral Cancer Forum in 2016 Shannon helps promote the changes required for a substantial impact on incidence, morbidity, and mortality of oral cancer worldwide educating health professionals globally. Shannon graduated from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She’s authored articles in RDH, JPH, In Focus and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and is a Key Opinion Leader for several companies, publications and associations and an ambassador with The Oral Cancer Foundation, and has sat on the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene representing Basicbites, Biotene and Oral7. Shannon held an executive board position in The Cleveland Dental Hygiene Association for over 15 years and continues to create awareness on oral cancer and its horrific side effects..



An Infection Control Update for the Dental Professional Including COVID Updates
Heather Rogers, RDH, BSDH

Course Description
This two-hour course will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Dentistry and subsequent COVID updates regarding proper infection control standards and recommendations.

Learning Objectives
•  Review the Centers for Disease Control infection control guidelines with the latest COVID updates
•  Demonstrate how to avoid cross contamination in your practice
•  Concentrate on safe implementation of practices that protect you, personnel, and your patients


Heather Rogers, RDH, BSDH
WSP Heather RogersHeather M. Rogers began her career in dental hygiene in 1999 when she graduated from the College of
Southern Nevada. She has worked in prosthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry. Heather discovered her love for presenting educational courses while achieving her bachelor’s degree and being involved with her professional association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently providing continuing education for professionals in communications, diabetes, implant maintenance, probiotics, infection control, COPD, marijuana
and vaping.



Pharma DMD+MEP - Pharmacology with Medical Emergency Preparedness
John B. Roberson, DMD, DNDBA, FACD, FICD, FICOI

Course Description
Medical Emergencies happen in dental offices. They are not rare. Dentists and their staff must be ready, there can be no exception. The first 10 minutes are critical in a life-threatening emergency. This is an energetic, interactive lecture devoted to having dentists and their team ready on Monday. Every dentist and their team need to experience The L.I.F.E. Program

Learning Objectives
•  What to do in the first 10 minutes of a medical emergency
•  Recognize adverse reactions to drugs and implement appropriate interventions for those causing a medical emergency
•  Understand and know the CORE 8 DRUGS and DOME 16 your office needs for medical emergencies
•  Legal Ramifications of adverse events in dental offices
•  Case Presentations involving various medical emergencies that occurred in dental offices


John B. Roberson, DMD, DNDBA, FACD, FICD, FICOI
WSP Dr RobersonJohn B. Roberson, D.M.D. is a native of Hattiesburg, MS. He obtained his dental doctorate at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Dr. Roberson performed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His training included dentoalveolar surgery, anesthesia, implants, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, TMJ, oral medicine & pathology, cleft lip & palate surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation.
He is a member of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and several other Dental Associations. He lectures and authors on the subject of medical emergency preparedness, sedation emergency preparedness and emergency drugs. He has authored a book, published over 100 articles on the subject, numerous online courses devoted to the subject.













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