Southeastern Massachusetts Dental Hygienists' Association
- Sixth Annual Fall Seminar -
- 8 CEU'S -

"An Intriguing Look into Forensic Dentistry"
Lena Karkalas, DDS
Forensic dentistry is the application of dental knowledge to criminal and civil laws that are enforced by the criminal justice system. Forensic dentistry aids law enforcement by using dental records such as radiographs, ante-mortem (prior to death) and post-mortem (after death) photographs and DNA. This course is designed to introduce dental team members into the fascinating field of Forensic dentistry and how it's used to solve crimes in the community.

"The Future of the Dental Hygienist in Massachusetts" Katherine Pellulo, RDH, Med
This portion of the seminar will educate the dental team on the Massachusetts legislation process. We will be brought up to date on upcoming and exciting changes in our profession.

"Your Body is Talking... Are you Listening?"
Francine Luizzi-Bench RDH, CDA, MS
Elise Mueller RDH
All Dental professionals exert their bodies in ways that are non-ergonomic or detrimental to their musculoskeletal health. In this research based active learning course, dental team members will learn practical and enjoyable strategies to prevent and manage occupational discomfort utilizing yoga poses and stretches, dental technology and equipment and proper operator positioning. The course will end with 45 minute stretches appropriate for all fitness levels.

McGovern's on the Water, Fall River
Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:00am-4:00pm
Members: $90 Non-members: $115
Registration Deadline: October 8th

"Lunch and Learn"

Brian Radar - Nanova Inc.

Brian will represent Nanova during our lunch hour. He will introduce us to new and upcoming products
we will see entering the dental market. Some of these products include Starbright fluoride varnish and Novapro sealant material.


MAIL TO: Robin Chieppa, 974 Darling St, New Bedford, MA 02745
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** Continental breakfast and full luncheon will be served.
** Please arrive by 7:45 to have breakfast and be seated. Our first speaker will begin promptly at 8:00 am

Meeting Date: 10-18-15 SMDHA
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COURSE TITLE:  Implant Therapy and the RDH
DATE:  Wednesday, October, 14, 2015
LOCATION:  The Doubletree Hotel, 99 Erdman Way; Leominster, MA  01453
TIME:  6:00pm- 9:00pm; Dinner (6:00-7:00), Speaker (7:00-9:00)
CEU's:  2
COST:  ADHA Members:  $40.00; NON-Members:  $60.00
Make Checks Payable to:  WDHA
SPEAKER:  Dr. Timothy Hempton, DDS
Dr. Timothy J. Hempton, DDS is a Periodontist and Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts' University for 25 years, where he served as Assistant Director of Graduate Periodontics for 12 years and Director of Graduate periodontics from 2012-2014.  He also taught at Harvard University for 3 years.  Dr. Hempton was awarded the Dean Award for excellence in Teaching at Tufts in 2014, and has lectured on Periodontics at Yankee Dental Congress and across the U.S.  He has also been featured in Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.  Dr. Hempton maintains a private practice limited to periodontology and implantology, in Dedham, MA.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  To facilitate a better understanding of the overall process of implant dentistry, this course will review practical implant maintenance procedures, the etiology of implant complications, the basics of surgical placement, site preparation and restoration with either fixed or removal prosthetics.  Treatment planning considerations involving anatomical concerns and systemic factors will also be reviewed.
Program Objectives: 
  • Discuss the anatomy of the bone level fixture and adjacent tissues.
  • Explain the role of reduced bone volume, genetics, occlusal trauma, and systemic factors in the risk of implant complications and failure.
  • Explain the presented classification system for implant maintenance.
  • Identify the suggested armamentarium for implant maintenance.
  • Identify the local factors that play a role in the success of implant therapy.
  • Describe the role of plaque-induced inflammation in peri-implant tissues.
  • Discuss the research regarding periodontal diseases and the success of implant therapy.
  • List strategies for reducing the risks of implant complications and failure.
RESPOND BY:  Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Mail Responses to:  Jennifer Singel; 633 Mechanic St.; Leominster, MA  01453
Questions:  Jennifer Singel, 978-466-6694

Worcester District Dental Hygiene Association

Clinical Photography for the Dental Hygienist

Dr. Cairo & Dr. Handsman

SATURDAY October 24, 2015 

3 CEU's


8:30 AM TO 12:00 PM
The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, Mass 01583

Members: $50
Non-Members: $75
Course Description: 
 The use of digital photography in the dental office is an increasingly popular tool for patient education.  Learn how easily, photography can be the single greatest tool at improving your patient's case acceptance.

Course Objectives - At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  1. Be familiar with the armamentarium necessary and types of images needed with selection of appropriate mounts.
  2. Be able to classify types of gingival recession and determine where treatment is appropriate.
  3. Be familiar with different treatment modalities for treating gingival recession.
  4. Explain how intraoral photography relates to aesthetic dentistry.
Dr. Brandon Cairo
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1993 from Saint Michael's College in Winooski , VT and  Afterwards, he then attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD.  Since Graduation, he has been an active member of the American Dental Association,Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Worcester District Dental Society.  Currently he is a participant in the Spear Study Club and the Seattle Study Club ( since 2004)  both in Worcester, MA.  Dr. Cairo  continued his post-doctorate education by attending multiple Dawson Academy Seminars, and is an ongoing student at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne,  FL ( since 2001).  Dr. Cairo continues to hold appointments in both University of Massachusetts Medical School and Family Health Center since his active involvement in the General Dental Practice Residency Program in Worcester, MA (Since 2005).  He has been an Associate Clinical Professor for  the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine APEX program, and is currently an Associate Professor for both clinical and didactic courses at Quinsigamond Community College in their Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs. 
Dr. David Handsman, D.M.D., M.D.S.
received his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University, and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Temple University.  Distinguishing himself in the areas of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Handsman received his Master's in Dental Science from the University of Tennessee while contributing to vital research developments in Microbiology and Immunology.  
A consummate professional constantly seeking out the latest methods and techniques, Dr. Handsman is involved in numerous dental organizations and study clubs including: Diplomate; American Board of Periodontology, American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Massachusetts Periodontal Society, Massachusetts Dental Society, Worcester District Dental Society, Secretary; Worcester District Dental Society 2006-2010, Vice Chair; Worcester District Dental Society 2010-2012, Chair; Worcester Dental District Society 2012-2014, Adjunct Faculty; Quinsigamond Community College, Dept. of Dental Hygiene 2008-Present, Advisory Board; Quinsigamond Community College, Dept. of Dental Hygiene 2013-Present, Member of Central New England Dental Research Group, Faculty Club Member and Study Club Leader of Spear Education.
In high demand on the dental lecture circuit, David devouts many days of the year teaching dentists and dental personal on an array of periodontal treatment therapies.
Dr. Handsman maintains a vibrant private practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Worcester, Massachusetts. 
A native of New Jersey, David decided to relocate to the Central New England area, where he frequently takes advantage of the beautiful terrain, hiking and biking local trails.  During the winter months you might catch Dr. Handsman skiing Mt. Wachusett or cross country skiing local trails.

Registration FormClinical Photography

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Please mail this form and a check made payable to "WDHA" to
Ruthann Zamarro, RDH              Questions call Ruthann at:
341 Salisbury St                                    
Worcester, MA 01609