Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association
Spring 2018 Continuing Education Program
Saturday April 28, 2018-3 CE
Lord Fairfax Community College
Science and Health Building - Room 145
9:00 am-12:00 noon
Course: The Role of Dental Auxiliaries in
Recognizing Signs of Sleep Apnea
Bonnie Foster, DDS
Licensed in VA? Are you ready to begin the next renewal period? You can accomplish that at this at this meeting, the renewal period begins April, 1 2018. You may carry over 15 CE hours each renewal period. 18VAC60-20-50. Requirements for continuing education.
- How can the Dental Hygienist help their patients understand what OSA is and options for treatment
- Understanding airway anatomy
- Differentiate between normal night time breathing and OSA and screening tools that can be used in the dental office
- How is OSA classified in adults versus children
- Conditions associated with OSA
- Understanding the morning headache
- OSA is life threatening and is still undiagnosed in many patients
- Why are we seeing the dentist assuming the role in identifying patients with OSA
About Our Speaker………………………………..
Raised in a military family, Dr. Bonnie Foster grew up across the United States and in Cuba. She began her dental career as a Dental Assistant, followed by a successful career as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 18 years.
Dr. Foster returned to school and earned her Dental Degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She is very keen on staying informed on the latest developments in dentistry, which is why she continues to pursue continuing education. She attended post-graduate programs at the University of Minnesota and New York University, as well as training courses in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.
Drawing upon her unique dental career, Dr. Foster has lectured at conferences both domestically and internationally. She also provides pro-bono services through the Virginia Dental Association and has traveled overseas with the International Dental Implant Association Missionary Trip. To continue to provide her patients with the best available care, Dr. Foster continues to expand her reach and knowledge through advanced courses in Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Pain.
As Dr. Foster continues to remain ahead of the latest advancements in dentistry, she attends lectures and seminars in dental sleep medicine, craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). To date she has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in these fields and is a candidate for Diplomate status with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
In 2017, Dr. Foster was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
With her advanced training, Dr. Bonnie Foster hopes to not only help improve her patients’ oral health, but their overall health as well.
Registration Form – Spring 2018 CE Program
**NEW, register and pay online with PayPal.
GO TO: https://vdha.wildapricot.org/10-Northwest
You may also still register by mail/check if you prefer.
Complete this section and return with your payment.
Please retain a copy of this registration for your records.
_____ $30 ADHA/ADA Members
_____ $50 Potential Members
_____ DH Students-$10.00
Course Fee (includes continental breakfast)
Total Enclosed $___________
Make checks payable to VDHA and mail to:
Linda Gill, 7919 Church St. Middletown, Virginia.
Question about the course? Please contact Linda at 540-868-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do NOT contact Lord Fairfax Community College as they are not the course sponsor.
**If you are registering several individuals from one office, Please make copies of
registration for each person.
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VDHA Northwestern Component is an approved course provider by the Virginia Board of Dentistry. No refunds for no-shows or cancellation one week prior to course date. Courses will begin promptly at posted times. Registration begins ½ an hour before the course.
Linda Gill, MEd., RDH
7919 Church St,
Middletown, Virginia 22645