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Sat, Oct 21


Allied Health Building Rm 147

Fall 2023 CE and Business Meeting

Join AKDHA for our fall meeting!

Fall 2023 CE and Business Meeting
Fall 2023 CE and Business Meeting

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2023, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Allied Health Building Rm 147, 3500 Seawolf Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA

About the Event

9:30am – 10:00am Registration 

10:00am-12:00pm Introduction to Handheld X-ray Systems (NOMAD) 2 CEU

Speaker: Lisa Wells, RDH

12:00pm-1:45pm State Dental Hygiene Business Meeting & Lunch provided for those in attendance

2:00pm – 3:30pm Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 1.5 CEU

Speaker: Dr Adamson

Early Registration ends 10/20/2023. Must be receive registration and payment by this date. Registration for virtual attendance after this date may result in delay of receiving the Zoom link and result in late attendance to the course.

Further questions, contact: Michele Summers, AKDAHCE@GMAIL.COM 

**AK DHA is not responsible for lost or misplaced CEU AK BoDE approved course vouchers. A $50 fee will be charged for the reissue of a certificate, only available for 2 years after course date, upon attendance verification**

COURSE TITLE:   Introduction to Handheld X-ray Systems (NOMAD)

Course Synopsis: This course is designed to familiarize clinicians with the NOMAD (or other brands) handheld x-ray system if they have previously only used wall mounted x-ray units or have limited experience with NOMADs. Many dental procedures require diagnostic radiographs, and it is to the benefit of both the patient and the dental professional that the dental professional takes accurate high-quality radiographs while exposing the patient and his/herself to as little ionizing radiation as possible. Note: the brand name “NOMAD” will be used interchangeably with the term “hand-held x-ray system” in this course, and will be used to denote any hand-held x-ray unit.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing this program, the dental professional should be able to: 1. The dental professional will know how to correctly hold and operate the NOMAD system to reduce occupational exposure to ionizing radiation 2. The dental professional will know how to maximize image quality on a radiograph by positioning the NOMAD system correctly 3. The dental professional will understand the risks to both patients and clinician if NOMAD system is used incorrectly (operator error). 4. The dental professional will be familiar enough with the NOMAD system to confidently answer patient questions regarding the NOMAD system

Speaker Information

Lisa Wells, RDH, BA. Lisa has been a licensed hygienist working in the state of Alaska since 2005. She has taught or co-taught several CE courses including “Implementing the New AAP Periodontal Classifications” and “Expanded Functions for Dental Hygienists in Alaska.” Lisa held a Collaborative Agreement license to administer topical fluoride treatments to students at a Title I school in Anchorage from 2012-2014.

Lisa is the current president of the Alaska Dental Hygienists’ Association. She served as Treasurer from 2005-2019, and VP/President-Elect from 2020-2022. Lisa earned a BA in Psychology from UAF in 1997.

COURSER TITLE: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

COURSE SYNOPSIS: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. The purpose of this course is to review the most common medical emergencies that can arise in the dental office and how to treat and stabilize patients for the next echelon of care. In addition, preventative measures will be reviewed as well as an example kit for basic medical emergency supplies.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing this program, the dental professional should be able to: 1. Recognize and characterize the most common medical emergencies 

2. Treat and stabilized patients undergoing acute distress 3. Understand how and when to administer various emergency drugs 

4. Understand how to prevent medical emergencies

Speaker Information

Dr. Adamson hails from Cadillac, MI. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and achieved his DDS degree at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo, NY. From there, Dr. Adamson commissioned into the US Army and completed a 1-year AEGD Residency at Ft. Carson, Colorado. Along the way, Dr. Adamson has completed the Combat Casualty Care Course and Prehospital Trauma Life Support Course at Ft. Sill, OK. He has competed in the Pacific Region’s Best Medic Competition and is trained as a Triage Officer during wartime duties. He is a member of the academic honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and maintains memberships with the American Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently stationed at Ft. Richardson and lives with his expecting wife, Dr. Brigid Daly, and their two Newfoundlands, Bear and Ciaran keep our country safe. In 2022 he attended Squadron Officer School, in Alabama at Maxwell AFB.

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