Audience: This course was created for doctors and hygienists. 

Learn from two hygienists that are living this new normal every day! Amber Auger & Nicole Fortune will walk you through the trials and tribulations of today’s hygiene world.  Dr. Lou Graham will also weigh in on how the doctor/hygienist relationship has changed to address the challenges of the current dental environment. Together these three dental clinicians will enlighten you to how best to navigate and work together to create a better work environment while putting patient care first.

Course Objectives:

• Identify technologies to improve the workflow and reduce occupational risks during the hygiene appointment
• Discover best home-care regimens to reduce patient inflammation
• Review effective case presentations to improve hand-offs and save time during the dentist examination
• Review techniques for sharpening instruments
• Review hand instrument techniques
• Identify how to best manage periodontal disease

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  • Course Details: 3 Live Lecture CE Credits - Subject Code 490 - No Prerequisites
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Oct 09 2020


Eastern Time
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 09 2020
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm




  • Amber Auger RDH MPH
    Amber Auger RDH MPH

    Amber Auger, RDH, MPH is a practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist. She specializes in taking the latest science and creating customized protocols to meet your practice’s goals. With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, Amber provides practical protocols for technology implementation, refocuses on the patient experience, and utilizes systemic approaches to Periodontal Therapy. Amber is the 2019 Award of Distinction recipient, ALD Certified laser trainer, a monthly contributor to RDH Magazine, featured author for Dentistry IQ, Editor of RDH Graduate Newsletter, and host of #AskAmberRDH. Amber also provides preventive services abroad yearly and is always seeking dental professionals to join her team. Amber can be reached through email at AmberAugerRDH@gmail.com.

  • Dr. Lou Graham
    Dr. Lou Graham

    Dr. Lou Graham, DDS is the Clinical Director of the Midway Education Center (MEC). He is also a global dental educator and is the founder of Catapult Group, a continuing education company that reviews dental products and hosts educational events in interactive formats. Dr. Graham is a published author in major dental journals and is now emphasizing that ‘a new norm’ is hitting dentistry both during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Graham maintains a private practice in Chicago, IL.

  • Nicole Fortune RDH
    Nicole Fortune RDH

    Nicole Fortune is a highly regarded dental hygienist, educator and professional speaker who has gained industry-wide recognition for her advanced knowledge of periodontics and peri-implantitis.  As a practicing hygienist, Nicole believes the best patient care happens when combining her dental hygiene knowledge with the latest technology. She holds many certifications including CO2, Diode and Nd:Yag laser certification. She is currently the only dental professional in Vermont who is certified in Perioscopy. Nicole’s dedication to patient care excellence, industry knowledge, and technological acumen earned her the title of Vermont’s Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2017.  She is a member of many professional groups including The Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention. She earned her dental hygiene degree at the University of Vermont and holds a MBA from Champlain College.