That’s Not What I Learned in School: Challenging Old Practices and Integrating New Techniques

Townie Meeting 2019 Lecture Series
This course is part of Townie Meeting 2019 Lecture Series
Series View Cost: $280
Course Count: 13
Series Credit Cost: Included
Total Credits: 23.25
 Currently this course is only available if you purchase the entire series.
Ms. Michelle Strange, That’s Not What I Learned in School: Challenging Old Practices and Integrating New Techniques
Speaker: Ms. Michelle Strange
Category: Hygiene
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Science is a moving target, and when we graduate, we are notoriously behind the new techniques and information for patient treatment. If you have ever uttered the sentences; “but that’s not what I lea...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 8/21/2019
  • Expiration Date: 8/21/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 670.

The fee to view the entire series is $280. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.

Science is a moving target, and when we graduate, we are notoriously behind the new techniques and information for patient treatment. If you have ever uttered the sentences; “but that’s not what I learned in school”’ then this course is for you. In this course, we will touch on the psychology behind why we hold to the techniques and products we used when we were in school and how we can move with science to improve our patient outcomes.

Description of Speaker:
Michelle has been a clinician in dentistry since 2000 and currently is a practicing hygienist, speaker, volunteer, educator, Educational Manger for TePe Oral Health Care, Inc., and podcast co-host for “A Tale of Two Hygienists”. She is a self-proclaimed dental nerd and sees the dental profession as not only her forever career path but her hobby. With a Master’s in Dental Hygiene education and a belief in lifelong learning, Michelle hopes to continue to learn and grow in the field of dentistry.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Identify the cognitive behaviors we see in ourselves as clinicians and in our patients when confronted with change.
  • List the ways that dentistry anticipates results from earlier recommendations but patients are not complying.
  • Analyze current at-home recommendations for patients including product give-a-ways
  • Review past expectations and employ new proposals to motivate patients
  • Determine the best methods to encourage patients and deliver treatment alternatives within your practice

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that she has had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: TePe Oral health Care, Inc.

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American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

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Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
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