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ADA and ADHA offer new course at two meetings

September 17, 2012

By Kelly Soderlund, ADA News staff

San Francisco—Teaching dentists and dental hygienists how to work together more effectively during challenging economic times and throughout their careers is the topic of a new course at Annual Session.

Building Optimum Oral Health Care Teams (course 7343) will be presented from 8-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. There is no fee for the course, and participants are eligible to receive three hours of continuing education credits.

The American Dental Association and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association collaborated to offer this course at both the ADA’s Annual Session in San Francisco and at the ADHA’s 2013 Annual Session in Boston. Dr. Robert Gottlieb, Suzanne Newkirk, a registered dental hygienist, Dr. James Rozanski and Lisa Shaw, also an RDH, will present the course.

“My daughter and I would be lost in our practice without our hygienists,” said Dr. Mark Zust, chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice. “It’s important for us to be able to work together in a positive environment and have the same goal of providing the best patient care possible.”