Dental Hygiene Symposium

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

What the JUUL?
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Vaping, e-cigarettes and the new harmful trend you may not know about. These devices are sleek, easy to use and all the rage among teens and young adults. But what is the impact on oral health? Let’s explore the current vape culture and address specific health concerns and the role of the healthcare provider.

You Will Learn

  • To identify e-cigarette, vaping/smoking trends and products
  • To understand oral and overall health risks associated with vaping devices
  • Current research on e-cigarette use
  • The role of the healthcare provider in vaping education, prevention and cessation

Diagnosis and Management of Periodontitis and Peri-implantitis for the Dental Hygienist
Richard Nathan, DMD, MS

Given the fact that millions of dental implants have already been placed and are in the recall programs of the nation’s dental offices, it is imperative that hygienists have a working knowledge of the diagnosis and management of peri-implantitis as well as periodontitis. This lecture will focus on subjects including the etiology, signs and symptoms of periodontitis and peri-implantitis, as well as non-surgical and laser therapy for the management of these diseases. There will be a discussion of the cofactors that may predispose patients to future implant failure. Dr. Nathan will also examine the current research as it relates to the issue of periodontitis and systemic diseases such as heart disease, preterm low birth weight babies and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease.

You Will Learn

  • To identify the signs and symptoms of periodontitis and peri-implantitis
  • The possible non-surgical and laser therapies to treat peri-implantitis
  • To understand what factors predispose patients to implant failure
  • The decision making needed to determine when teeth need to be extracted and replaced by implants
  • The relationship of periodontal disease to systemic outcomes
  • The systemic host response to periodontitis/peri-implantitis

It’s New, But is It Any Better? An Update on Local Anesthesia
Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA

This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A wide range of techniques and alternative anesthesia modalities will be presented, including compounded topical formulations, buffering of local anesthetics, computer-controlled delivery systems and more. Dr. Budenz combines the latest innovations in local anesthesia with the best techniques for delivery.

You Will Learn

  • The common causes of local anesthesia failures and how to better overcome these failures
  • How to achieve more effective and predictable anesthesia for any dental treatment procedure
  • The science behind new anesthetics and techniques that are now available in the dental marketplace or that are currently being researched
  • How to apply the latest anesthetic agent technology to your daily practice, and describe new trends in achieving profound patient comfort

Who Should Attend

This symposium is designed for dental hygienists and will focus on issues and topics that are of particular interest to them in their role in the dental office. The topics are also appropriate for dentists and other allied dental professionals.

Tuition: $225 Dentists; $169 Allied Dental Professionals*
(includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service)
Program: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Check-in: 7:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

*Dues-paying Dugoni School alumni & CDHA members receive a $30 discount. Contact for the discount code.


Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS, graduated with her dental hygiene degree from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and has been actively involved in dental hygiene education, leadership and advocacy on the local, state and national level for more than two decades. Lancette works as a clinician in private practice, in the corporate world as a professional educator, as a public health dental hygienist and is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker.

Richard Nathan, DMD, MS, is a professor of periodontics at both UCSF and the Dugoni School of Dentistry and was a private practitioner for 35 years. Dr. Nathan has lectured internationally on periodontics and has published articles in the Journal of Oral Surgery and the Journal of the California Dental Association. He received his dental degree from Tufts and a master of science degree in oral biology and certificate in periodontics from UCSF.

Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA, is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and vice chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He received his graduate degree in anatomy from UCLA and his dental degree from UCSF. Dr. Budenz has taught at the Dugoni School since 1984, and has extensive experience in head and neck anatomy, dissection and nerve tract identification with particular emphasis on dental local anesthesia. He has lectured nationally and internationally on local anesthesia, anatomy, oral medicine/oral diagnosis and cariology topics and has more than 35 years of general practice experience in San Francisco.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Glaxo Smith Kline, Ivoclar Vivadent and Premier Dental Products for their generous support of this program.

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