Katrina M. Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Professional Continuing Education

 

Katrina specializes in developing unique and custom course content based on the needs of the learner.  If you are looking for specific content or topic areas to be addressed, please feel free to contact Katrina directly to discuss how she can meet your educational needs. The following courses are currently in rotation at unique venues in Phoenix and Scottsdale as well as additional states in the Southwestern region. Please click "Speaker Request" at the top or bottom of this page to request this content or specific custom content for your next study club, dental meeting, dental practice or college. 

 

Infectious Diseases: A CE Course Goes Viral

| 3 CEUs

Abstract: This course walks through a historical survey of infectious diseases worldwide.  Speaker will discuss social norms from each decade as they contributed to the evolution and spread of infectious disease.  Case studies outlining infection control breaches in dental practices will be evaluated, and an ethical discussion of the responsibility of the dental provider to infection control practices will wrap up the course.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Satisfies BODEX 3 CE units in Infection Control.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the history of infectious diseases
  • Discuss the infectious disease process as it relates to dental health care workers
  • Describe the immune system
  • Discuss the infection control process during dental treatment

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: A Systemic Approach  

| 3 CEUs

Abstract: This course reviews the various systemic conditions related to active periodontal infections.  Speaker will discuss the microbiological involvement of body systems as they encounter bacterial invasion responsible for periodontal diseases.  The most recent of research will be presented as it relates to systemic conditions affected by diseases of the periodontium as well as future research abstracts being discussed currently.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties and dental hygienists.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the microbiological markers involved in periodontal disease
  • Review the bacterial markers involved in periodontal disease
  • Understand the biological processes responsible for the connection between oral and systemic diseases
  • Discuss systemic diseases as they relate to active periodontal diseases
  • Review current abstracts for suspected diseases related to active periodontal disease

The Code Word is Perio

| 3 CEUs

Abstract: This course reviews ADA CDT coding as it relates to the diagnosis and implementation of preventive and periodontal therapies.  Speaker will discuss clinical parameters as they relate to identifying various periodontal classifications as well as the use of CDT verbiage in decisioning cases.  The new d4346 code will be discussed and suggestions of narratives for insurance coverage will be provided.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists and office managers.

Course Objectives:

  • Review clinical parameters involved in distinguishing periodontal classifications
  • Review the ADA CDT verbiage
  • Discuss the protocol for various periodontal codes
  • Discuss the nonsurgical approach to periodontal therapy
  • Discuss the paradigm shift within nonsurgical periodontal therapy

Local Anesthesia: Techniques, Trends, and Troubleshooting

| 3 CEUs

Abstract: This course reviews common dental injection techniques with verbose discussion of anatomical considerations when troubleshooting injections.  Speaker will discuss common reasons for the failure of local anesthetic injections including both anatomical and physiological conditions.  Alternative injection techniques will be discussed, and discussion of new trends and techniques in the provision of patient management will wrap up the course.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties and dental hygienists.

Course Objectives:

  • Review indications, relevant anatomy & technique factors of common dental injections
  • Discuss & describe delivery techniques for alternative dental procedures
  • Identify primary reasons for inadequate anesthesia delivery
  • Describe physiological and anatomical considerations in identifying inadequate anesthesia
  • Develop critical thinking skills in the provision of troubleshooting local anesthetic delivery
  • Apply strategies for addressing inadequate local anesthesia during patient care
  • Identify new trends in the delivery and reversal of local anesthesia

Diagnostics in Periodontics: Keeping it Classy

| 2-3CEUs

Abstract: This course reviews the classification system utilized for the diagnosis and provision of periodontal therapy.  Speaker will discuss various anatomical and clinical observations that aide in the identification of active disease of the periodontium.  In addition, the system for case types as well as classifying periodontal diseases as established by the American Academy of Periodontology will be discussed.  Remarks will be made regarding future considerations for additional classification components.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties and dental hygienists.

Course Objectives:

  • Review clinical parameters involved in distinguishing periodontal classifications
  • Define and contrast the terms of gingival disease, periodontal disease, and periodontitis
  • Understand the importance of a classification system for periodontal disease
  • List, describe, and differentiate the various periodontal diseases according to the current classification system established by the American Academy of Periodontology
  • Discuss future trends of periodontal classification as discussed by the American Academy of Periodontology

The ABC's of HbA1c

| 2.5 CEUs

Abstract: This 2.5 credit hour lecture reviews the recommended paradigm for the assessment of a diabetic patient.  Speaker will discuss the CDT-approved code released in 2018, permitting in-office point of service HbA1c testing as well as recommendations for patient (A) assessment, (B) blood sample gathering and (C) counseling.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Course Objectives:

  • Review current recommendations for assessment and medical history gathering of a diabetic patient
  • Identify equipment and the clinical provision for gathering HbA1c tests as related to the CDT-approved in-office point of service HbA1c testing code for 2018
  • Discuss counseling strategies and guidelines for the implementation of dental services for diabetic patients

Infectious Disease, Contraction and Control, Oh My!

| 2 CEUs

Abstract: This course reviews the infection control process as it relates to dental professionals.  Speaker will discuss the microbiological and immunological involvement within the chain of infection.  A historical survey of infectious diseases contracted through dental procedures will be discussed as well as specific details of Infection Control as it relates to Section 1005 of the DHCC catalog and course satisfies DHCC regulations for infection control study.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists, dental hygienists in affiliated practice and dental assistants.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the infectious disease process as it relates to dental health care workers
  • Evaluate infectious diseases that are easily contracted between dental providers and patients
  • Discuss the infection control process during dental treatment
  • Evaluate at risk behaviors in a dental practice that promote the spread of infection

Ethical Principles: They Are a Dilemma!

| 2CEUs

Abstract: This course reviews ethical principles as it relates to the dental professional.  Speaker will discuss common ethical dilemmas as well as professional decisioning of these cases.  The Dental Practice Act as it relates to the DHCC catalog {Division 2, Chapter 4 of the Code] will be discussed and course satisfies DHCC regulations for Dental Practice Act study.  Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists, dental hygienists in affiliated practice and dental assistants.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss various ethical dilemmas
  • Review clinical parameters involved in decisioning ethical dilemma cases
  • Review the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Review laws governing the prescription of drugs
  • Review the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • Review the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act
  • Review clinical signs of abuse

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