Symposium 2017

South Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association

25th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium

September 29-30, 2017

Embassy Suites Kingston Resort   Myrtle Beach, SC

Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. – until Exhibit set-up

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. SCDHA Executive Board Meeting

Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Opening Session – SCDHA President
[Kensington DEF]
Students & Schools recognized (drawing held)

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“My Favorite Things …
Dental Hygiene Style”
[Kensington DEF]

Angie Stone has been called “The Oprah of Dental Hygiene” while
presenting this course! As Angie teaches how to make decisions
on product choices, she mentions items that have made a positive
impact on her life as a hygienist. Attendees may receive samples
of the many items discussed by Angie. It is not unusual to hear
hygienists squeal with delight and cheer during the presentation,
much like Oprah’s audience members used to do during her
“Favorite Things” show! Come feel Angie’s passion for improving
the lives of hygienists everywhere as she teaches how to make
“HyDuctions” and shares the HyDuctions she has made throughout
her career.

Speaker: Angie Stone, RDH, BS began her career in the Navy as
a dental assistant. After completing her enlistment she continued
to assist while obtaining her dental hygiene degree. As Angie
practiced hygiene she completed her bachelor in psychology.
She has taught in dental assisting and hygiene programs. She has
provided on site education to Dental professionals in 40 states, the
District of Columbia and 5 countries and territories, in addition
to numerous published articles. Her original research regarding
Xylitol and elders was published in a peer reviewed medical
journal in November of 2011. Angie’s Amazon best seller, “Dying
from Dirty Teeth,” was launched in March of 2015. Her company
HyLife, LLC brings oral care services to dependent elders because
they shouldn’t die from dirty teeth. Angie was awarded the Sunstar
Award of Distinction for her work with Xylitol and the geriatric

Note: Angie’s book “Dying from Dirty Teeth” will be available
for purchase at the Symposium.

Sponsors: Young Dental, Sunstar, American Eagle, GC
America, Xlear, Simply Hygiene CEUs: 3

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAK: 25th Anniversary Celebration
Visit Exhibits

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch ‘n’ Learn Buffet lunch
(new this year)
“Professionalism and Product Update”
[Kensington DEF]

Dentistry is moving forward, but has professionalism left behind? How has the introduction of new technology changed our
interpersonal behavior? Are you educated and up-to-date on current
dental products and technology? This course will discuss how
professionalism affects your decision-making, why evidence-based
research is vital to product selection and how you can incorporate all
of these to elevate the quality of your patient care.

Speaker: Cathy Richardson, RDH, MBA
has over 30 years of
experience as a clinician, educator, and business consultant. She
earned her BS in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of
Georgia (MCG) and an MBA from the University of Tennessee-
Chattanooga. As an educator, she was able to draw from her unique
career experiences to provide practical and relative experiences
for her students. Cathy developed managerial, organizational and
marketing skills through her years as Business Administrator with
a dental practice management consulting firm and as Regional
Manager with a dental loupe manufacturer. Her credits include
various state and local presentations as well as publications in
the journal of Contemporary Oral Hygiene and RDH Magazine.
As clinical specialist for Simply HygieneTM, she now works with
practicing hygienists and dental hygiene programs to promote
education through the introduction of new technology, products and
ergonomic practices.

Sponsor: Simply Hygiene CEUs: 1

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. SCDHA Business Luncheon
[Vista 1 & 2]

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Installation of SCDHA Officers

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. “They Shouldn’t Die from Dirty Teeth:
Oral Health of the Aged Population –
A Problem and A Viable Solution”
[Kensington DEF]

As our population continues to age and more and more people
become dependent on nursing home care, the problem of poor oral
health is growing quickly. It turns out that teaching care providers
to brush and floss their client’s teeth is not really the best answer.
Something needs to be done to stop this epidemic and the needless
suffering of our elders. This course addresses oral care issues facing
dependent adults, with a focus on nursing home residents and their
primary care givers, namely nursing assistants and nurses. This
course will get attendees energized about caring for this population.
Come hear about opportunities to help this population and feel the
excitement. This course appeals to dentists, hygienists and dental

Speaker: Angie Stone, RDH, BS
(See bio from her a.m. course) CEUs: 3

4:00 p.m. CPR

Presenter: Richard Harvey

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. SCDHA President’s Reception
Live and Silent Auction
[Vista 1 & 2]

Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. “Putting the ‘I’ in Team,
Interprofessional Patient Centered Care”
[Kensington DEF]

According to research from the University of Iowa, “by 2020
the sheer volume of medical knowledge will double every 73
days.” Treating our patients as a whole versus focusing on a
singular diagnosis represents the future of healthcare delivery.
Communication among professionals provides a richness
of knowledge that creates a “dream team” for our patients.
Collaborative efforts to obtain, share, and process information
contributes to consistent patient centered care. This course is
designed to promote intra-office and inter-office communication
to cultivate partnerships throughout all aspects of healthcare. An
introduction and review of practice guidelines, customized referrals
and documentation will be explored. Reflection upon past “game
changers” in dentistry allows us to look forward and recognize
future inter-disciplinary opportunities in healthcare. Participants
will engage in a lively discussion on topics related to: elevating
communication skills, standardizing office protocols and tailoring
documentation. The time is now to “bridge the gap” in healthcare
through adaptation, customization and collaboration.

Speaker: Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MSDH, CDA has been
active in all aspects of the dental hygiene profession. She has served
as a mentor, clinician, consultant, researcher, and also as a dental
hygiene educator and clinical director. Kelly has served as past
president of the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association and also
as Chair of the ADHA Council for Public Relations. She has been
recognized for her outstanding leadership within health care and
university settings, and is a recipient of the ADHA and Johnson
& Johnson Award for Excellence. Williams is currently working
towards her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent

Sponsor: Philips Oral Healthcare CEUs: 3

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK and Exhibits

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Lunch ‘n’ Learn
“The HPV Throat Cancer Epidemic:
A Brief Update for Dental Providers”
[Kensington DEF]

Providers of Dental Care may be some of the first providers to
visualize lesions in the mouths and throats of patients during routine
dental screenings. HPV positive Oropharyngeal squamous cell
carcinoma or OPSCC incidence is increasing, and the incidence is
predicted to soon supersede the rates of cervical cancer. Terrence
Day, M.D., Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Center with
the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center will discuss the risk factors,
diagnosis, and treatment modalities associated with this rising
epidemic. Dr. Day has been active in both clinical and transitional
research as a principal investigator and as co-investigator in over
25 clinical trials. He has been the recipient of numerous research
grants and public health related advocacy funding for head and
neck cancer. He has edited three textbooks and authored over 100

Speaker: Terrence A. Day, M.D. received his medical degree
from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency
at Louisiana State University before pursuing a fellowship in
head and neck oncologic surgery at the University of California,
Davis and in craniomaxillofacial surgery at Inselspital-Bern,
Switzerland. Following his fellowship, he joined the faculty in the
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Chair and Director of the
Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in the Department
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University
of South Carolina. He also serves as Director of the Head and
Neck Tumor Center at the NCI Designated Hollings Cancer
Center at MUSC and has a joint appointment in the Department of
Craniofacial Biology, Department of Stomatology and College of
Graduate Studies.

Sponsor: Grant by CDC to PeeDee AHEC CEU: 1

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Womb to Grow, Modern health
for Prenatal and Preschool Patients”
[Kensignton DEF]

Your dental practice may not routinely treat prenatal or pediatric
patients, but everyone has a role wherever possible in providing
mothers and children the healthiest start possible. The U.S.
Surgeon General states that dental caries in our pediatric
population is one of the most serious health concerns in this
country. Research suggests that pregnancy can be one of the most
motivating times for parents to change habits. Therefore, it is an
ideal time to begin counseling the parent about the benefits of oral
health. Statistics show that if parents learn to make oral health a
priority for themselves, their children are more likely to inherit this
awareness. This evidence-based seminar nurtures your knowledge
of prenatal and pediatric oral health, reviewing the needs of the
pregnant patient, emphasizing the establishment of a dental home.
It also provides resources on how to integrate a formalized risk
assessment model and new strategies to implement that assessment.

Speaker: Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MSDH, CDA
(See bio from Saturday, 8:00 a.m. program)

Sponsor: Philips Oral Healthcare CEUs: 3