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on Aug. 25-27 in San Diego. ICOI is one of the
preeminent organizations for dentists involved
in implant dentistry. ADIA is a component
association of ICOI for dental team members
who possess an interest and passion about
implants. ADIA offers certification program
for hygienists, assistants, practice managers,
and implant coordinators along with a variety
of other educational programs.
Participants in the summer symposium can
attend programs presented from the main doctor
program or from the auxiliary program. One day
of the ADIA program is devoted entirely to the
certification programs that run concurrently.
Many participants often take each of the certifications at different meetings to learn about all
aspects of the dental implant process. For more
information about ADIA or the summer symposium, visit icoi.org.
Although not continuing education
opportunities, textbooks offer both students
and practicing hygienists the opportunity to
learn new skills and refresh current skills.
Rachel Henry, RDH, MS, and Maria Perno
Goldie, RDH, BA, MS, have developed a
textbook, Dental Hygiene Applications to
Clinical Practice, published by F.A. Davis Co.
as a tool to achieve the path to hygiene success.
Many contributors (this author included) delve
into the clinical and nonclinical aspects of
today’s dental hygiene professional.
We all remember our dental hygiene educational experiences. For those of us whose hygiene
programs used Dr. Esther Wilkins’ textbooks,
the color of the textbook marks the beginning
of our careers. In 2016, the 12th edition of The
Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, a green
colored edition, has arrived!
Both textbooks can be purchased through
Lifelong learning is essential to the dental
hygiene profession. Most states require continu-
ing education credits for relicensure. While some
hygienists only meet the minimum CE require-
ments, many others are constantly seeking
new avenues of learning. These hygienists take
continuing education courses not for the cred-
its (some may or may not qualify for state re-
quirements) but rather for the joys of learning
and networking. If you are one of the hygienists
who wants to learn more every day, investigate
the opportunities presented here. You will be
amazed at what you will discover about den-
tistry, dental hygiene, and yourself.
Author’s disclosure: Ann-Marie is a Technology Advisor for Patterson Dental, a member
of AADOM, and Fellow and Educator of ADIA.
She is also a contributor to Dental Hygiene
Applications to Clinical Practice. She did not
receive any compensation from any of the
above for this column.
Thought for the Month: “Education is the key
to self-development and empowerment.” from
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great, Be Great! RDH