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Friday September 23, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am

You Are The Key To HPV Cancer Prevention: How to Integrate HPV Vaccination Awareness and Education into Your Dental Practice

This course will be held ONLINE

Presented by: Jessica Reed, MSN GNP-BC, Maine Medical Association Center for Quality Improvement


The first hour of this course will be learning about the HPV virus and HPV vaccination. The second hour will explore evidence-based strategies to increase HPV vaccination awareness and education with the adolescents, parents, and the communities you serve. 


The HPV virus is thought to cause 70 percent of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States, which are preventable with the HPV vaccine. The incidence of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer has now surpassed cervical cancer in incidence. Dental professionals can have a critical role in providing HPV vaccination education and promoting the HPV vaccine as cancer prevention. Patient and parent HPV vaccination educational resources will be reviewed and links to these resources will be shared.







Friday November 18, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am

The Invaluable Assistant-Understanding Factors That

Contribute to the Success of Direct Restorative Procedures

Presented by: Amanda Willette


Course Description:
Finally! The last patient of the day and of the workweek. You allow your thoughts to drift to upcoming weekend plans as you assist for what feels like the millionth-class II composite of the week. You’re able to anticipate your Doc’s every need then suddenly, they ask you for that one material you know is hidden deep within all the materials they picked up at the last convention they attended. Sigh. Why does Doc do that? They are adamant they need it for this specific procedure. You are convinced they are just calling you out for letting your guard down. There are a multitude of factors that contribute to the overall success of direct restorative procedures, including material selection, proper mixing techniques, effective moisture control, and material placement. This course will review these factors and better prepare dental assistants for anticipating the needs of the doctor that extend beyond the mundane restoration.   


Learning Outcomes:

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  •        Describe desirable properties of commonly used direct restorative materials

  •        Identify restorative techniques utilized to minimize post-operative sensitivity

  •        Recognize the dental assistant’s role in contributing to the success of direct restorative procedures

The target audience for this lecture Dental Assistants and Expanded Function Dental Assistants

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