Patricia McLean Symposium for the Dental Hygienist 2014


 Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course

Annual Patricia McLean Symposium for the Dental Hygienist

This course is sponsored in part with an unrestricted educational grant from Sunstar Americas, Inc.

Date & Time:

Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

A networking sandwich lunch is included.

Continuing Education Credits: 5*

Parking: $20 discounted fee

Location:  Columbia University Medical Center, New York City

Education Fee:  $125 Hygienists; $110 CDM Alumni; CDM Faculty/Staff

Note: A limited number of scholarships, based on financial need, are available through the Patricia McLean Fund for Dental Hygiene. Applications must be in writing to: Melissa Welsh, CE Director, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.


Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH, BSDH, MSc, FADIA 



Joycelyn A. Dillon, RDH, MA - Associate Professor and Chair, Dental Hygiene Department, New York City College of Technology


Peri-Implant Maintenance: An Evidence-Based Approach 

Presented by: Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH, BSDH, MSc., FADIA


Course Description:

Plastic? Titanium? Ultrasonics? How do you, as a hygienist, decide what technology is the best choice for treating your implant clients? The field of dental implantology is vast, ever-changing and can be intimidating. It is vital to be able to thoroughly assess and address the maintenance needs of your implant clients, both in the office and at home. If you want to learn the most current, evidence-based maintenance protocols and how to implement them in your practice, then this course is for you!  It will cover:

·  History of and rationale for dental implants: Why Implants?

·  Implant types, terminology and surface preparations

·  Assessment and treatment parameters for peri-implant mucositis, peri- implantitis and peri-implant cementitis

·  Maintenance protocols for both in-office and client home care

Course Objectives: 

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

·  Understand the types of implants, general terminology, and surface treatments available in the market today

·  Identify and develop a protocol for treating peri-implant mucositis, implantitis, and cementitis

·  Differentiate between the latest technology, instruments and products for in-office implant maintenance

·  Develop customized home care protocols for your clients

Is Your Practice Ready to Treat the Older Adult?

Presented by: Joycelyn A. Dillon, RDH, MA


Course Description:

Ms. Dillon will address the need for the dental team to be ready to treat the older adult. As the older adult population continues to increase significantly, there is a dire need for education of the dental health team regarding needs specifically related to the older adult.  This course will discuss common oral conditions in the older adult and recommended current treatment modalities. It will also address the need for specific physical accommodations in the dental facility and treatment modifications that may be necessary for optimal treatment of the older adult.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

1. Differentiate between aspects of the physical dental facility layout that are ideal for the older adult and those that are not.

2. Identify changes that occur in bodily organ systems with aging that may or may not affect the oral cavity.

3. Identify systemic conditions commonly found in the older adult that affect the oral condition.

4. Identify oral conditions commonly found in the older adult.

5. Discuss current treatment modalities recommended for oral conditions in older adult.

6. Identify treatment modifications necessary for treatment of the older adult.

7. Demonstrate education of the caregiver and various aspects of home care instructions for the older adult


Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH, BSDH, MSc, FADIA is a humorous, charismatic, knowledge-wealthy presenter with nearly three decades in the field of dentistry, 20 exclusively in implants, and a mission and passion to affect CHANGE! She is a 2013 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction recipient. Edie is the former Executive Director, Certified Educator and Founding Fellow of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA). For over 7 years, Edie owned a private dental hygiene and cosmetic spa until spinal surgery ended her full time clinical career. 

Currently, Edie is a Clinical Trainer/Advisor for The Implant Consortium, a Corporate Trainer for Balancing Life's Issues, Inc. and an independent speaking professional. She served on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Practice Hygiene, is a Thought Leader for Hu-Friedy, A Key Opinion Leader for Crown Seating, Sunstar and PDT instruments, a make-up artist, published author and equestrian.  Edie is also the Volunteer Coordinator for CASEA, Voices for Children (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Gunnison Country, CO and, along with her husband Chris, runs a transitional living facility, for men recovering from addictions, called The New Adams House in Crested Butte, CO.

Joycelyn Dillon, RDH, MA received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from New York City Community College (now New York City College of Technology), after which she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene at Columbia University.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ms. Dillon is also a recipient of the ADEA Colgate Allied Program Director’s scholarship and a recipient of the ADEA Leadership Institute Fellowship – class of 2011.

She has thirty eight years of experience in clinical dental hygiene. Additionally, she is a dental hygiene educator with 23 years of experience (with an emphasis on Periodontology and Clinical Practice).She is also an extended member of the New York State Board for Dentistry and a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.  She is presently employed at New York City College of Technology as chairperson and associate professor of the Dental Hygiene Department.  She has taught Dental Hygiene at New York University and Hostos Community College and has also lectured nationally and internationally on topics such as infection control, periodontal classification, periodontal measurements and geriatric dentistry.

Ms. Dillon still makes time to do a few days of clinical practice per month, at a practice she’s been with for over 26 years. She has published articles on various topics, most recently in the Journal of Dental Education and the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontists.

REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is online. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: Continuing Education, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by phone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

CE CREDIT  Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/01/2013-12/31/2017. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Participants: Continuing Education credits awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her licensing board(s) and to report credits to the appropriate authority. *Some states such as PA and NY do not accept credits for practice management courses. For the convenience of practitioners living in those states, Columbia will provide a certificate for partial credit for the portion of the course eligible for CE credits.

COLLEGE POLICY   Sponsorship of a course by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy of the College or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty at any time.