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Dental Hygiene Highway

Navigating Airway Health

A conference for the elevation of dental hygienists

You are invited to our upcoming virtual conference, the Dental Hygiene Highway: Navigating Airway Health. As the premier event in the field of dental hygiene, this conference is meticulously curated to provide you with a transformative learning experience, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to excel in the dynamic realm of airway health.

The Dental Hygiene Highway conference promises a comprehensive agenda designed to enrich your professional knowledge and expand your horizons:

  • In-depth Learning: Earn up to 5CE while immersing yourself in cutting-edge presentations and workshops covering a wide range of topics, including the role of myofunctional therapy in pediatric dental care, the impact of oral myofunctional disorders on overall health, and the latest advancements in oral cancer screening techniques.

  • Interactive Sessions: Engage with our expert speakers and fellow attendees through live Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. Share your insights, ask questions, and collaborate with like-minded professionals from around the globe.

  • Recording Access: Enjoy the ability to watch and rewatch lectures with exclusive member access to conference recordings for up to 3 months!

  • Exclusive Membership Offer: As a special incentive for conference attendees, we are pleased to offer complimentary inclusion of annual Silver membership to join the International Association of Airway Hygienists (IAAH).  Enjoy access to a wealth of benefits, including up to 12 CE credits annually, mentorship opportunities, social networking events, and promotional discounts.

Speakers & Agenda

We are honored to present an esteemed lineup of speakers who are pioneers and thought leaders in the fields of myofunctional therapy and airway health:

9:00 - 10:00 AM

 Oral Cancer Screening: “It’s More Than Grasping the Tongue”

Join oral cancer screening coach Susan Cotten BSDH, RDH, OMT, in this content-rich, engaging presentation that dives into the components of a comprehensive head and neck evaluation. Using a combination of instructional screening videos, photos, and case presentations, attendees will leave with actionable steps to implement a comprehensive screening. Attendees will gain an understanding of how screening for oral cancer, myofunctional disorders, and sleep-disordered breathing can be achieved simultaneously.

10:00 - 11:00 AM 

A Revolution in Children’s Dental Evolution: How to Influence Children’s Oral Health Without a Scaler

Joy Lantz

Dentistry has evolved in the past to including oral-systemic links.  Currently, the focus is on sleep, airway and myofunctional therapy.  There is one group that has been left to the wayside; the infant and toddler population.  We are missing a big link to future problems by waiting on seeing these children. The future of dental hygiene and oral health is early disease prevention before needing a scaler. You will never think about your job the same. Instead of dreading seeing young kids on your schedule, you will see these as the most important appointments of the day knowing you are impacting these children’s oral health and future.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Look Before You Leap: Avoiding Common OMT Pitfalls

Angie Lehman

OMT as a career path for RDHs is trending right now! Many hygienists have taken a leap of faith and signed up for an Introductory course only to find themselves confused and overwhelmed by information that conflicts with their expectations. This course will give new and prospective RDH/OMTs a strong foundation and solid footing as we explore five common misconceptions about the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Empower Your Practice: The Breathe 4.0 Protocols for Airway Health

Dr. Sandra Kahn

Join us for an enlightening session aimed at revolutionizing your dental practice with the groundbreaking Breathe 4.0 Protocols for Airway Health. As dental hygienists, you are the guardians of oral wellness, with the profound ability to shape the oral health landscape of every patient you encounter.
In this empowering lecture, we will delve into the transformative potential of converting mouth-breathers into exclusive nose breathers, unlocking a realm of improved gingival health and reduced decay rates for your patients.

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