Greater Philidelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference

thursday, march 7, 2019
The Changing Face of Dental Hygiene: An Expert Clinician, Skilled Motivator & Preventive Specialist
Full Day Lecture
  • TIME: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • CE UNITS: 6.0
  • LECTURE #: 020
  • AGD CODE: 490
  • MODERATORS: Ms. Sue Phillips & Ms. Maureen Sychterz

As we witness a changing trend in healthcare delivery in our country, it is evident that the dental hygienist plays an integral role in their patient’s overall health. The hygienist stands on the front line in advocating prevention, esthetics and therapeutic advances. This program will highlight the potential skills necessary to adapt to that changing model as we explore alternative approaches to treatment settings, changing demographics and advancing technologies.

Participants in this course will recognize the need for skills in patient motivation, risk assessment, advanced instrumentation and implementing these skills in the dynamics of their practice setting.

  • Breakout in small group discussion to brainstorm alternative paths to utilize the future dental hygienist
  • Compare and implement a workable risk assessment for their patients
  • Explore the need for diagnostic technologies and best practice screening systems
  • Apply skillful tips in guiding patients to healthier lifestyle and behavior changes using the concept of “motivational interviewing”
  • Develop greater confidence in your selection of advanced instrument designs in treating patients of all ages and complex periodontal/implant prostheses cases
  • Chose effective treatment modalities when faced with symptoms of oral diseases
  • Demonstrate effective supervision skills in patient’s desire for teeth whitening
EARLY TUITION BY February 11, 2019
  • Dental Hygienist - $150 - Lunch included

Lillian Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed.

Lil Caperila has spent over 40 years in the profession of dental hygiene as a periodontal co-therapist, educator and currently, an international dental education presenter.

Lil completed her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University and later achieved her master’s degree in education specifically as an instructional designer and corporate trainer from Penn State University. She was a member of the Dental Hygiene Faculty at Harcum College from 1993-2000, in Bryn Mawr, PA. Lil was a contributing author for the chapter on Dentinal Hypersensitivity in a new dental hygiene textbook entitled: “Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice”.