All-On-Four Implant Maintenance (AO4) for Registered Dental Hygienists

Kirsta Herring, BCH, RDH, All-On-Four Implant Maintenance (AO4) for Registered Dental Hygienists
Speaker: Kirsta Herring, BCH, RDH
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.25
Format: MP4 Video
This course to addresses the fundamental foundations for suggested All-On-4 hygiene maintenance appointment best-practice protocol when carried out by Registered Dental Hygienists.
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 3/21/2024
  • Expiration Date: 3/21/2027
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.25 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 490.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

This course to addresses the fundamental foundations for suggested All-On-4 hygiene maintenance appointment best-practice protocol when carried out by Registered Dental Hygienists. An overview of the anatomical features AO4 prosthetics, step-by-step cleaning procedures, as well as patient education talking points will be discussed. A briefing of the rationales for mechanical and chemotherapeutic techniques involved in the cleanings is also included in the course.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand hygiene needs of All-on-4 restorations
  • Learn how to do hygiene maintenance of All-on-4 restorations
Description of Speaker:
Kirsta is a dynamic RDH and health educator with well-rounded experience in providing exceptional dental hygiene treatment and health education to her patients. She is excited to be branching out into the world of continuing education to share her passion for discovering and sharing the latest in oral health promotion and disease prevention with fellow dental providers. Her love for all things oral health bloomed from a seed being planted by her RDH mom, who has been practicing for almost 40 years. She always knew the dental field was her happy place. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Community Health while swimming competitively at New Mexico State University, she stepped into the dental world working as an oral health outreach coordinator at the NAPPR Dental Support Center, a program dedicated to serving the Albuquerque Area IHS dental clinics and their patients, as well as their surrounding communities, with hands-on clinical and educational support. After learning and growing as an oral health outreach coordinator and discovering a passion for developing and presenting educational material, she moved on to her alma mater to run the NMSU student health program and further honed her presentation development and delivery skills. After a few years working in public health, she decided to make the leap into clinical dentistry and attended Carrington College in Mesa, AZ. Her first job out of dental hygiene school was at a practice that carried out All-On-Four surgery procedures and she was one of two RDH's trained on-the-job to carry out implant maintenance cleaning procedures. She has been a practicing RDH for over 3 years now and continues to grow in her whole-hearted passion for linking people, whether it's her patients or fellow providers, with the knowledge and motivation necessary to embrace and integrate healthy choices in their personal and professional lives while doing the best she can to keep them smiling. Her presenter goals consist of providing dental professionals with fresh perspectives on the latest clinical education in a relatable but professional manner.

At the time of the release of this course, the speaker declares that, in the last 12 months, neither her nor any family member have had any commercial interest in any products involved in this course.

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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 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026. 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 1.25 hours of verifiable CPD.

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