Dental Hygienist: That’s Not My Name!

RDH Under One Roof - July 2023

Date & Time: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 9:40 AM – 11:40 AM

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

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review the critical role of the clinical dental hygienist in the 21st century
  • Evaluate how ‘The Messy Middle’ paves the way for leadership in oral health professionalism
  • Identify the characteristics of ‘Syndicated Leadership’ that create lasting impact across the healthcare profession

Doctors, patients, and insurance companies, oh my! 

The pressures of the periodontal probe pale in comparison to the plaque-ridden, tardy, ‘no offense but I hate you’ pressures of the clinical dental hygienist in the 21st century. 

We did not ask to be positioned as leaders within the practice, we did not ask to have our work stand up to insurance policies and we certainly did not ask to abridge our care for late patients or perform bloody bib prophies on patients with low dental IQ or be told we are ‘just’ a dental hygienist despite the immense education, training and hand skills required for our work… and yet, here we are.

Research continues to unpack the incredible importance of inflammatory management for generalized systemic health, airway management lends itself to occlusal and tethered oral tissues influencing general health and a renewed sense of vitality has empowered a nation of COVID-19 survivors to seek preventive healthcare.

While we may perhaps question the value and worth of our role within the healthcare profession, we must always remember that WE are the answer.  Join Katrina Sanders as she walks participants through a lively, interactive program focused on elevating the work of the mid-level oral health care provider.  Afterall, we aren’t ‘just’ the dental hygienist, and this is our opportunity to unite, elevate and reimagine how we show up, not only for our patients, but for ourselves.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 2

    Course Type: Live Conference

    Published Date: July 22, 2024

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 2 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is Free for 2 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 1-5933-22187. Expires July 21, 2024. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 2 units of continuing education.”


    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
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    11/1/2022 to 10/31/2024.
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    AGD code: 770/550


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