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 (Hygiene Study-Club) for upcoming events.

 

Dental Hygiene Study Club

“Life is your Best Medicine: Strategies for Optimal Living”
Presented by: Dr. Low Dog
Location to be announced
8 AM – 3:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
October 2, 2015 – Friday
“Health & Fitness for your Well Being and Longevity”
Presented by: Dr. Amy Doneen
Location to be announced
8 AM – 3:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
February 12, 2016 – Friday
8 AM – 12:30 PM (Breakfast provided)
“Risk Managent”
Location to be announced
Presented by: Chris Verbiest with Nordic
“Medical Emergancies”
Presented by Dr. Mark Paxton
“The Profession of Hygiene: Where hygiene started and where it is now”
Presented by: Yvonne Aiken, RDH, MSDH
10 year celebration!!
April 15, 2016 – Friday

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October 2, 20158AM – 3:30PM

“Life is your Best Medicine: Strategies for Optimal Living”

Presented by: Dr. Low Dog

img_1 Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Dr. Low Dog’s exploration of natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine, massage therapy and martial arts before going on to earn her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

An internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and herbal medicine:
1. Dr. Low Dog was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (2000-2002)
2. She served as the elected Chair of the US Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Panel (2000-2010)
3. She was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2010-2014)
4. She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 40 peer-reviewed articles, written 20 chapters for medical textbooks, and has authored two National Geographic books, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine.
5. Dr. Low Dog served as the Fellowship Director for the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (2005-2014), where she oversaw all aspects of curriculum and training for physicians and nurse practitioners in integrative medicine.

Dr. Low Dog is President of Integrative Medicine Concepts, LLC. An Educational and Consulting company that creates innovative training programs and products for health promotion. For more information, see: www.DrLowDog.com/about

Round Table Discussion Course Description:

Round Table Discussions Learning Objectives:

 

February 12, 20168AM – 3:30PM

“Heath & Fitness for your Well Being and Longevity”

Presented by: Dr. Amy Doneen

AmyAmy L. Doneen, DNP, ARNP
Amy L. Doneen, DNP, ARNP is the co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. She is the medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Washington. Doneen is also Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences School of Nursing. She is an international speaker on cardiovascular disease prevention and the co-founder and instructor of the Bale/Doneen Method course for the prevention of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. She is the chair of the Pacific Northwest Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association.

Products Session Course Description:
While working on her graduate thesis, Amy was shocked to discover many women at risk for heart attacks and strokes are missed by the current standard of care, with devastating or even fatal consequences.

Heart Attacks & Ischemic strokes are triggered by an inflammatory process that can be initiated and exacerbated by periodontal disease. The Bale/Doneen Method bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry while promoting optimal health and wellness in all patients while preventing heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

Products Session Learning Objectives:

  • The vascular link between periodontal disease and heart attack & stroke risks.
  • Understand event reality and the general concept of atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation.
  • Elucidate the inflammatory relationship between periodontal pathogens and atherosclerosis.

 

May 21, 2016

“Arteriology: Where disease and inflammation collide. Recognizing the oral/systemic Connection”

Presented by: Dr. Amy Doneen

1. Synopsis:
The oral/systemic link is based on the connection between vascular health and inflammation. Heart Attacks and Ischemic strokes are triggered by an inflammatory process that can be initiated and exacerbated by periodontal disease. The Bale/Doneen Method bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry while promoting optimal health and wellness in all patients while preventing heart attacks, strokes and diabetes

2. Course Outline: Delivered in am and pm – lasting 3 hours each delivery
Red Flags: who is at risk?
Event Reality: Understanding what causes an ischemic event.
Arteriology vs Lumenology – Understanding vascular disease.
A global understanding of Inflammation: The oral/systemic Connection
Root Causes: Numerous Pathologies that create an inflammatory atherosclerotic backdrop.
Appreciating the role of the oral health specialist in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
Clinical Application: demonstrate how to create/facilitate relationships between the medical and dental community.

3. Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will appreciate the vascular link between periodontal disease and heart attack and stroke risk.
  • The dental professional will be able to elucidate the inflammatory relationship between periodontal pathogens and atherosclerosis.
  • The audience will understand event reality and the general concept of atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation.

 

April 15, 20168AM – 12:30PM

“Risk Management”

Presented by: Chris Verbiest

Chris Verbiest
Chris has been in the insurance business since 1980, With Moda (NORDIC parent Company) since 1995, and working exclusively with dentists in risk management and insurance matters since 1998. Nordic and its sister company DBIC insure approximately 5,000 dentists over 7 states, but primarily in Washington, Oregon , and Idaho.

Course Description:
The class will highlight basic risk management principles for a general practice with an emphasis on hygiene and perio.

Learning Objectives:
This will be a presentation on dental laws. Chris will share some cases and their outcomes, talk about malpractice and malpractice policies, and allow time for discussion and questions.

 

“Medical Emergencies”

Presented by: Dr. Mark Paxton

Mark Paxton,DDS
img2Dr. Mark Paxton was raised in Bellevue, Washington and received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University in 1976. Dr. Paxton received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1980 from the University of Washington and then completed a one-year, hospital based, general practice residency, at the University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle, Washington. Following his residency, he practiced general dentistry with the United States Air Force, and was stationed in Washington, D.C. and Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1989, Dr. Paxton began a four-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. Dr. Paxton’s training provided extensive experience in orthognathic reconstructive and facial esthetic surgery. Dr. Paxton is a Board Certified Surgeon and a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and also Board Certified with the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology.

Due to his interest in educational training and clinical research, Dr. Paxton was asked to remain on the teaching staff at Travis Air Force Base Medical Center following the completion of his residency. Through Dr. Paxton’s efforts as Research Director, clinical research projects on temporomandibularjoint (TMJ) surgery, maxillofacial reconstruction, rigid fixation and stability following orthognathic surgery, bone grafting and healing and many pharmacology studies have been completed.
In 1995, Dr. Paxton and his family re-located to Spokane, Washington and opened Spokane Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Shortly thereafter Spokane Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery became an accredited ambulatory surgery center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc (AAAHC), the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and Inland Empire. In July of 2000, Dr. Paxton opened a satellite office located on the South Hill of Spokane, and also welcomed Dr. Melanie Lang, D.D.S., M.D. as an associate. In 2005 Dr. Bryan McLelland also joined Spokane Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Together, Dr’s. Paxton, Lang and McLelland opened a third satellite office in Post Falls, Idaho in the summer of 2005.

In addition to providing patients with quality care and facilities, Spokane Oral and Maxillofacial along with the Northwest Foundation for Maxillofacial Research and Education offer various continuing educational lectures and events throughout the year to dental and medical professionals throughout the Inland Northwest.

Dr. Paxton’s professional accomplishments also include an appointment by Governor Gary Locke to serve a three-year term as a member of the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission. In 2006-2007, Dr. Paxton was nominated as the citizen of the Year by the Washington State Dental Association, Dr. Paxton has also served on the Executive Council for the Spokane District Dental Society, and was also appointed President of the Washington State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Society for 2001. Dr. Paxton is a current member of the Spokane District Dental Society Foundation, Sacred Heart Medical Center Pediatric Hospital Foundation and is a Trustee for the Washington State University ( WSU )Foundation. In addition, Dr. Paxton is a present member of the following professional organizations: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, American Cleft Palate Association, American Association of Hospital Dentists, Air Force Society of Clinical Surgeons, and the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Paxton interest in the care of patients with craniofacial deformities has also enabled him to serve as a volunteer for the non-profit organization, Hearts in Motion. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Paxton and staff have traveled on missions to Central and South America. During these surgical missions Dr. Paxton has provided care to many children and adults with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial deformities.

Dr. Paxton is married to Dr. Diane Paxton, an orthodontist in the Spokane Valley. The Paxton’s have two children, Christopher who pilots C-130 aircraft for the USAF and Lindsey who currently attends Gonzaga Law School. The Paxton family enjoys snow skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, biking and sailing adventures as well as spending time with family and friends.

Course Description:

Learning Objectives:

  • Be prepared for emergencies
  • How to handle an emergency situation in your office
  • The importance of running through emergency drills with your team
  • Be sure everyone on your team is trained for the job they are called upon to do in an emergency

Dr. Mark Paxton grew up in Bellevue, WA and received his undergraduate degree from WSU & his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from UW. He practiced general dentistry with the United States Air Force & completed his four-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Travis AFB in Northern CA. where he later was Research Director. He is a Board Certified Surgeon, a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and also Board Certified with the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology.

In 1995 Mark opened SOMFS an accredited ambulatory surgery center which was the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and Inland Empire. Mark served a 3-yr term as a member of the WSDQAC. In 06-07′ he was nominated as the Citizen of the Year by WSDA. He has served on the Executive Council for SDDS & President of the WA State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Society in 2001. He is a member of the SDDS Foundation, Sacred Heart Md. Ctr Pediatric Hospital Foundation and is a Trustee for the WSU Foundation. In addition, Mark is a present member of: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, ADA, WSDA, American Cleft Palate Association, American Association of Hospital Dentists, Air Force Society of Clinical Surgeons, Spokane Study Club and the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also serves as a volunteer for the non-profit organization, Hearts in Motion. Over the past twenty years Mark & his staff have traveled on missions to Central and South America.

Mark is married to Dr. Diane Paxton & have two children, The Paxton family enjoys snow skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, sailing as well as time with family and friends.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Paul H
Jun 29, 2014

 

Dr. Hahn was were excellent. Very efficient and told me exactly what to expect.

Arlene W.
Jun 29, 2014

 

Dr. Engen was great! He explained my diagnosis and the procedure required thoroughly. I was even asked if I liked the colors of paint for the office.