Continuing Education: Explorer Conference

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NTC: Explorer Dental Series: Day of Continuing Education

Title of presentation: The Future of Diversity in Dentistry
Presenter: Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA
Date of presentation: 4/3/2020
3 CE’s

Course description: Dental professionals value the role that diversity contributes to society. Diversity has evolved and includes more than race and ethnicity. Many diverse populations are underserved or overlooked. There are a number of populations that have growing evidence of health disparities. Dental professionals must prepare themselves for the future of diversity and develop strategies to provide the best patient-centered care.


Course objectives:

•         Define diversity and its contribution to the patient perception.

•          Discuss unique subsets of the populations that are often overlooked.

•          Identify strategies that will promote cultural and linguistically competent care.


Title of presentation: The Inner Child: How Trauma Affects Susceptibility to Disease
Presenter: Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA
Date of presentation: 4/3/2020
2 CE’s

Course description: A Kaiser Permanente Study collected data from over 17,000 members demonstrating a correlation between trauma and adult risk behavior or disease. Trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE) affect many of the patient populations we serve daily. What should healthcare providers know prior to initiating treatment? This course provides a comprehensive overview of trauma from an interprofessional view and effective strategies that can aid in improving patient health outcomes.


Course objectives:

  • Recognize adverse childhood experiences and its impact on growth and development.
  • Identify the connection between trauma and disease.
  • Apply a trauma informed approach when providing health related services to a patient


Title of presentation: Beyond the Elementary Concepts of HIV/AIDS
Presenter: Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA
Date of presentation: 4/3/2020

2 Ce’s

Course description: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1.2 million individuals are living with HIV and 1 out of 8 are not aware of their status. Although the rate of HIV infection has decreased by 19%, there are still subsets of the population disproportionately affected. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has existed in the United States since the mid to late 1970s. There is no effective cure for this disease but with proper care HIV can be controlled. This interactive discussion will review the fundamentals of HIV/AIDS and current research regarding management of the disease.

Course objectives:

  • Recognize the fundamentals and recent developments of HIV/AIDS care.
  • Identify the implications of HIV/AIDS and frequently encountered comorbidities.
  • Discuss the importance of blood analysis results and clinical treatment.v

In collaboration with Northcentral Technical College (NTC) the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association is providing CE credits for the following courses. You must register for these courses through NTC at the following link : calendar/2019/2020/explorer- dental-series

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