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September 10, 2016: CPR renewal - 4 CEU

Tuesday September 13, 2016 - 2 CE - CDHA MEMBER BONUS EVENT

SPEAKER: Julie Morrill, RDH, BS  Clinical Education Manager; Hu-Friedy

TOPIC:  “Conquering Biofilm with Ease, A Shifting Paradigm” 

SPONSOR: Hu-Friedy 

Sat. Oct. 1, 2016 - Oral Cancer Foundation Symposium - EVENT CANCELLED

SPEAKER: Amber D. Riley, RDH, MS

TOPIC: “Red, White & Blue, what does it mean to YOU? Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Team” 

WHERE:  Hoag Hospital Conference Center

Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016 - 2 CE  - CDHA Member Bonus Event

CHANG ORTHODONTICS hosts LBDHS members at their Los Alamitos office.

SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Chang                                            


Wednesday, November 16, 2016: Dinner and 2 CE

SPEAKER: Dr. Susan Sklar, Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine


TOPIC: “Living Life with Vitality:  Hormones and Health”

WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott, Cypress  

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6 PM

Cerritos College  hosts LBDHS on campus for student research projects

SPEAKERS: Cerritos College Senior DH students 

2 CE - An annual LBDHS tradition!

Location: Cerritos College

Saturday, January 28, 2017  - LBDHS joint meeting with OCDHS - 3 CE & BREAKFAST

TOPIC: When Alzheimer’s Disease Affects a Patient  

       SPEAKERS:  Kari Walker, MS Gerokinesiology & Brenda Kibbler, RDH, RDHAP, BHSc

HOST:  Alzheimer's Orange County 

Breakfast Sponsor: Center for Oral Health

Saturday, March 4, 2017 Breakfast and 4 CEU  

 TOPIC: Instrumentation Trends: A Hands-On Course

SPONSORAmerican Eagle Instruments

Are you looking for a hands-on learning experience?

This course is designed to introduce the attendees to advances in instrument design, techniques and metals.  Nothing in the practice of dental hygiene is static and keeping current with technology is imperative. This hands-on course allows the participant to review and practice the basics of instrumentation and ergonomics while learning and experiencing the latest in modified periodontal instrumentation techniques.


SPEAKER: Lory Laughter, RDH, MS

Lory is currently serving as the President Elect of CDHA. She is an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She studied Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University, graduating in 1994. In 2015 Lory earned a Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of California - San Francisco. Lory was the recipient of the 2011 Professional Achievement Award from Idaho State University and 2015 Sunstar America Award of Distinction.

WHERE: The Grand  Event Center,  4101 E Willow St. Long Beach, 90815 

Saturday April 1, 2017: Breakfast and 4CEU

"Dont be an April Fool" stay up to date in an ever changing world. 

Infection Control Update and the Dental Practice Act Review

Speaker: Noel Kelsch RDHAP

 Noel Brandon-Kelsch is the infection control columnist for RDH magazine, a syndicated newspaper columnist and has been published in many books and magazines. She is an international speaker, writer and Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. She takes tough subject matter and presents it in such an interesting way that it becomes thought provoking even to those not involved in her industry.

 Noel’s research on infection control and cross contamination continues to enlighten dental professionals and protect patients.

TOPIC: "The Mandatory Classes"

SPONSOR: The Kerr Group of Companies

WHERE: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

4745 Yorktown Avenue,  BLDG 19 Ballroom, Los Alamitos 90720

 2015 - 2016 events

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 7 am - 1 pm - Oral Cancer Symposium

A Collaboration with The Oral Cancer Foundation, Hoag Family Cancer Institute and Long Beach Dental Hygienists' Society 

  • Joel Laudenbach, DMD - Oral Medicine Specialist - Western College of Health Sciences
  • Eva Grayzel, Oral Cancer Survivor 
  • Brian Kim, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, Hoag Hospital

HOAG NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE Conference Center, 3900 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 

October 17, 2015 - Joint CE meeting with OCDHS - The Power of Purple

Speaker:  Dr. Brian Nový            TOPIC: The Potty Mouth Predicament

November 14, 2015 - Saturday Seminar & Breakfast  

Infection Control Update &  California Dental Practice Act and You! 

Speakers: Adelle Krayer RDH, MA and Tricia Osuna RDH, BS, FAADH

 February 6, 2016  - Saturday Breakfast and Seminar - 6 CE  SPONSORS: 

SPEAKER: Susan Wingrove RDH, BS

Topic: Focus on Dental Implants Success—Maintenance and Home Care

SPEAKER:  Kristen Stephens RDH, BA -  a LBDHS Past President, Master's degree candidate 

Topic:  Has Perio Gone Viral? 

March 2, 2016 - Evening Dinner Meeting - 2 CE

Speaker: Dr. Ravi Smith, DDS, MS, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Harbor DHS President

Topic: Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygiene Practice


Speaker:  Kristy Ménage Bernie, RDH, MS, RYT

Topic:  Time to Toss the Floss?! – You be the Judge!  2 CE   


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