That’s Not What I Learned in School 2.0

Saturday, April 23

1:30 - 5 PM

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

Did you learn that floss is the magic elixir preventing everything from caries to bone loss? Or perhaps you are still providing “routine care” that includes yearly radiographs and fluoride treatments. While education provides the foundation, it depreciates over time as new research, therapies and treatments emerge. This course will empower you to move out of your comfort zone and feel confident adopting new evidence-based strategies for everyday patient care.

This session will enable participants to:
•Discuss the role of evidence in making treatment decisions
•Explain the importance of staging and grading in classifying periodontitis
•Examine how risk plays a role in determining appropriate intervals for re-care appointments, radiographs, and fluoride treatments
•Understand the importance of antibiotic stewardship
•Identify the best strategies for caries management
•Recognize the limits of dental floss


Carol Jahn, RDH, MS

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS, has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St. Francis. She has been a dental hygienist since 1982. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik Inc. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her partner, Larry, and their dog, Toby.

Conflict of Interest: Affiliation: Waterpik; Consultant: Church & Dwight, Inc.

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS