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16th Annual Seminar featuring

Rebecca Wilder , RDH, MS

March 8-9, 2019 


Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, MS is the Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  Previously she served as Director of the Master of Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene Education and Director of Faculty Development. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Hygiene through the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She has written numerous textbook chapters, most recently a chapter on periodontal disease for an international textbook on Oral Care through the Lifespan.  Rebecca has served as chair of the ADHA Institute for Oral Health Research Grant Review Committee, the ADHA Council on Research and President of the Oral Health Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research.  She is a recipient of the Colgate/International Association for Dental Research Oral Health Research Award for outstanding accomplishments in oral health research, the Pfizer/American Dental Hygienists’ Association Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene and the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Missouri -Kansas City.   She was a Fellow in the 2007-08 ADEA Leadership Institute though the American Dental Education Association.  In 2012, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the dental honorary society. In 2014 she was selected to receive the inaugural UNC School of Dentistry Faculty Mentoring Award. Rebecca has published approximately 200 articles, abstracts, book chapters and editorials and speaks internationally in the areas of nonsurgical periodontal therapy and products, oral-systemic health, risk and dental practice management and communication strategies for increasing patient adherence to oral health. 




Day 1- Top Trends in Periodontology


What are the top trends in the treatment of patients with periodontal disease? This course will answer important questions asked by dental hygienists on a daily basis. Content will include the latest evidence regarding risk assessment, oral-systemic disease, laser therapy, new treatments such as antioxidants, probiotics, and products available for oral biofilm removal and reduction. The new AAP Classification System will be discussed as well as new technologies for patient care… and much more!  Each participant will leave the course with knowledge about how to answer many of their clinical questions through web resources and enhance the everyday practice of dental hygiene according to evidence based philosophy.


Day 2- From Evidence to Action  (morning)

            Getting Patients toOwn Their Oral Health


New data indicates that periodontal disease and dental caries are much more prevalent than previously thought which means that more patients will need to be diagnosed and treated than ever before! Traditionally, dental hygienists have been excellent at telling patients what they need to do to obtain good oral health. However, telling patients to brush & floss does not work with most patients. This course will present the evidence regarding common oral hygiene procedures and products frequently recommended by the dental hygienist. Secondly, the course will provide the dental hygienist with the most useful and evidence based information about patient motivation and adherence to oral care. 


            Clinical Dental Hygiene and Health Law (afternoon)

           Impact on the Dental Hygienist 


 What makes clinical dental hygiene a risk factor for malpractice?The increased risk of professional negligence has significantly impacted the delivery of patient services in dental practices.  In addition to the ever-increasing levels of clinical knowledge dental hygienists must possess, they must also be knowledgeable of the potential malpractice risks that are present during each appointment.  This course will discuss how the law impacts the practice of clinical dental hygiene, areas that are legally vulnerable to dental hygiene practice and ways to avoid legal action.



Registration and Payment Info

Seating is limited - your payment confirms registration

   Both days  Friday only   Saturday only
Members    CHF 375    CHF 300    CHF 250
Newsletter    CHF 425    CHF 350    CHF 300
Non-members    CHF 495    CHF 415    CHF 370






All payments due by February 9, 2019. Any payment received after February 9, 2019 will be subject to a late fee of CHF 50. Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. No half-day registration or auditing. Directions and confirmation will be mailed by February 28, 2019.

*If you require a payment slip, please contact Treasurer Donna Baines*


Please Register here online using this link!

The seminar will take place at:

The Novotel Hotel Zürich West

Schiffbaustrasse 13 8005 Zürich.