inland northwest dental hygiene study club

The Inland NorthWest Dental Hygiene Study Club (INWDHSC) was started in September 2006. To date, it is the largest hygiene study club in the country with the purpose of providing continuing education to the top hygienists in the Inland Northwest. Co-founded by Dr. Engen & Dr. Nygaard, the INWDHSC has brought in renowned local and national speakers.

To contact the INWDHSC for information, or to get on the waiting list, please contact our club coordinator Stacy at Stacy@DrEngen.com. You can also check us out on Facebook for upcoming events.

Calendar for 2018-2019 Session


Friday, November 16, 2018
“The Chamber of Self-Medication Secrets”
Self-Medication, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning and
“Take It On The Run, Baby!”
Substance Abuse, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

tom viola

Presented by: Tom Viola
Location: The Centennial – 303 W. North River Drive
Registration: 7:30 AM
8 AM – 3:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)


Friday, March 22, 2019
“The 4 “S’s” of Optimal Aging” and “Oral Health and
Dental Management for the Pregnant Patient”


barbara steinberg

Presented by: Dr. Barbara Steinberg
Location: The Centennial – 303 W. North River Drive
Registration: 7:30 AM
8 AM – 3:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)


Friday, May 10, 2019
“Clinical Considerations in managing the Diabetes Patient in the
Dental Office”
and “Dental Complications: Peri-implant Mucositis and Peri-implantitis”

brian mealey

Presented by: Dr. Brian Mealey
Location: The Centennial – 303 W. North River Drive
Registration: 7:30 AM
8 AM – 3:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)

Friday, November 16, 20188AM – 3:30PM


Friday, November 16, 2018
“The Chamber of Self-Medication Secrets”
Self-Medication, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning
and
“Take It On The Run, Baby!”
Substance Abuse, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning
Presented by: Tom Viola

tom viola THOMAS VIOLA, the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

Course Description: “The Chamber of Self-Medication Secrets”
Self-Medication, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

Armed with limited, and often biased, information and faced with rising prescription drug costs, our patients continue to self-medicate with a variety of prescription and non-prescription drug products. Many patients add or substitute prescription and non-prescription drug products in their medication regimen, unaware of potentially serious adverse outcomes and often without mention during a review of their medical history.

This program will provide participants with an overview of the dental considerations of the most popular prescription and non-prescription drugs and supplements which our patients use to self-medicate. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to techniques useful in successfully identifying self-medication and obtaining a complete patient medication history.

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common prescription and non-prescription drugs used to self-medicate and their potential dental considerations.
  • Identify the most common herbal products and nutritional supplements used to self-medicate and their potential dental considerations.
  • Identify the most common licit and illicit substances of abuse and dependence and their impact on dental therapy.
  • Discuss techniques useful in identifying self-medication and obtaining a complete and accurate medication history.
  • Discuss strategies necessary for successfully managing self-medicating patients.

Course Description: “Take It On The Run, Baby”
Substance Abuse, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

It’s a fast-paced world and, unfortunately, many of our patients seek the assistance of substances to cope and get through their busy, trying days. However, the use and abuse of both illicit and licit substances has the potential to produce systemic adverse reactions and life-threatening medical emergencies during dental treatment.

This program will provide participants with an overview of the most common substances of abuse, along with their potential contraindications to dental therapy and the resulting necessity, if any, for dosage modifications of commonly used dental drugs. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies and treatment planning techniques essential for successfully identifying, and delivering proper care to, our substance-abusing patients.

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of substance dependence and abuse on dental therapy and on overall patient health.
  • Identify the most common illicit and licit substances of abuse and dependence and discuss:
    • Street names
    • Common adverse effects
    • Oral manifestations
    • Dental treatment considerations
  • Describe techniques useful in identifying and addressing substance dependency.
  • Discuss strategies necessary for successfully managing substance-abusing patients.

Friday, March 22, 20198AM – 3:30PM


Friday, March 22, 2019
“The 4 “S’s” of Optimal Aging” and
“Oral Health and Dental Management for the Pregnant Patient”
Presented by: Dr. Barbara Steinberg

barbara steinberg BARBARA J. STEINBERG received her D.D.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

Dr. Steinberg specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients. She is a nationally and internationally invited lecturer in the area of dental treatment of the medically compromised patient and women’s health and has authored numerous articles and contributed to major textbooks on these subjects. For the last fifteen years Dr. Steinberg has been named by Dentistry Today “One of the Top Clinicians in Continuing Education”. Dr. Steinberg is a former spokesperson for the American Dental Association on Women’s Oral Health Issues and has had numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America. She represented the American Dental Association at a congressional briefing on Women’s Oral Health Issues and presently serves on the Health, Nutrition and Fitness Board of Women’s Day Magazine.

Course Description: “The 4 “S’s” of Optimal Aging”

Dr. Steinberg will present the impact of sex, sleep, stress on disease and aging. The importance of social networks, optimism and laughter and their benefit to successful aging will be discussed. In a fun and entertaining format participants will gain an understanding of what is involved to age well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the commonalities of successful aging and disease prevention
  • Discuss the impact of sex, stress reduction and sleep in maintaining a healthy life
  • Understand how optimism and strong social networks create the healthiest life styles
  • Experience laughter as the best medicine for a long healthy life

Course Description: “Oral Health and Dental Management for the Pregnant Patient”

This course will present the oral manifestations that may be encountered in pregnancy. Many myths regarding dental treatment for the pregnant patient will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the consensus statement produced by an expert workgroup meeting convened by the Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Dental Association coordinated by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

Learning Objectives:

  • To recognize the oral manifestations that may be associated with pregnancy
  • Dental treatment considerations as per the new national consensus statement endorsed by the ADA and ACOG
  • The common medications prescribed by dental practitioners and their safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Friday, May 10, 20198AM – 3:30PM


Friday, May 10, 2019
“Clinical Considerations in managing the Diabetes Patient in the Dental Office”
and
“Dental Complications: Peri-implant Mucositis and Peri-implantitis”
Presented by: Dr. Brian Mealey

brian mealeyDR. BRIAN MEALEY, D.D.S., M.S., is Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a former Director and current Consultant for the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Mealey is a former Trustee of the American Academy of Periodontology and has been a Consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs for over 20 years. Dr. Mealey served 21 years in the United States Air Force, first as a general dentist then as a periodontist. He has published two textbooks and over 100 articles and abstracts in the scientific literature. Dr. Mealey maintains an active clinical practice in periodontics and implant dentistry.

Course Description: “Clinical Considerations in Managing the Diabetes Patient in the Dental Office”

Over 30 million Americans have diabetes. Dental office personnel must become comfortable treating patients with diabetes individuals. This course has a clinical focus and emphasizes current medical therapies for diabetes, bilateral relationships between oral health and diabetes, dental treatment pathways for these patients, and prevention and management of diabetic emergencies in the dental office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the bilateral relationships between diabetes and periodontal diseases
  • Understand current diagnosis and medical management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Comprehend the potential impact of diabetes on dental care
  • Know different strategies for managing dental patients with diabetes

Course Description: “Dental Implant Complications: Peri-implant Mucositis and Peri-implantitis”

This lecture is designed to familiarize the clinician with the diagnosis and management of dental implant complications and conditions such as peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. The course will review risk factors for peri-implant inflammatory diseases as well as diagnosis and treatment of such diseases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of periodontitis as a risk factor for implant complications
  • Be familiar with the prevalence and diagnosis of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis
  • Comprehend the different treatment approaches that may be used in management of peri-implant diseases and conditions

PATIENT REVIEWS

Evaleen M.
Jun 29, 2014

 

He was very friendly, and made me feel comfortable about what was going to happen and the steps we needed to take.

Larry A.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Because of the internet information provided about his background and education, I feel I have a top level, up-to-date professional taking care of me.