Oral Hygiene Products Update: Navigating the Product Aisle for Oral Health (Oct. 2020)

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Begin Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:45am to 12:00pm



CE Credits: 3 credit hours
Tuition: $90 
Location: Log in from the comfort of your home or office. On the Wednesday before the course, you will receive an email with login instructions. 
Schedule: Online meeting room opens at 8:45 am ET for registration; Course: 9 am–12:05 pm ET
Speaker: Theresa McCarter, RDH, BSDH
Educational Method: Live Lecture and PowerPoint Presentation (Zoom Meeting)
Intended Audience: This course is appropriate for general dentists, hygienists, and dental team members.
Questions: Pam Calvert, Program Coordinator, 859-323-8187 or pam.calvert@uky.edu  |  Meagan Castro, Staff Assistant, 859-323-8155 or meagan.castro@uky.edu
Online registration closes: 4:30 pm on October 22, 2020

Course Description 

Every day, new oral care products enter the marketplace, and dental professionals need to understand them to be able to inform patients about better choices and oral care habits. In this course, Theresa McCarter explores the oral care aisle from top to bottom, covering new formulations, ingredients, active properties, characteristics and mechanisms of action. Explore current trends in oral health product development and the latest entries to the market in toothpastes, toothbrush designs, mouth rinses, interdental cleaning aids, denture cleaners and fixatives, saliva substitutes and more. Become the expert your patients need to navigate the oral healthcare aisle and make the right choice for their individual healthcare needs.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Gain updated knowledge on products in the oral health industry 
  • Master the efficacy of toothbrushes, floss, toothpastes, and mouth rinses on the market today
  • Explore new products in the oral health industry along with their benefits and deficits
  • Understand products for oral malodor and xerostomia and the ingredients that help produce the best product for each condition
  • Analyze products relating to remineralization, whitening and sensitivity


McCarterTheresa McCarter, RDH, BSDH 
Hygienewize, LLC

A practicing clinical hygienist in California, Arizona and Alaska with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Theresa McCarter, RDH, BSDH knows that a successful practice starts with an educated team. Theresa is passionate about helping teams reach their full potential through continued education and her continuing education company Hygienewize, LLC, meets this need. Not only does life-long learning help teams stay relevant within the industry, continuous learning also empowers team members to deliver the best possible patient care. Theresa is a part time clinical instructor at Carrington College in San Jose, California. She is a licensed training provider for The American Red Cross and provides CPR and BLS training across California and Arizona. A community health speaker for the Monterey Bay Dental Society, she is also a member of the National Speakers Association, Dental Speakers Bureau and Dental Speaker Institute. Her passion for education is further exemplified in her role as a substitute elementary teacher. Theresa specializes in educational courses designed from personal experience. As a result, her courses are not only current and practical, they are also interesting and highly engaging. Her rule number one is “You Gotta Have Fun.”

Conflict of Interest 

Our speaker has no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service and or company that will be discussed on considered during this presentation. If they do, this has been noted in the promotional material and will be made available to participants at the start of the program. The staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry have no relevant financial relationships to disclose pertaining to this course. Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Refund Policy

A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the course date. A 50% refund less a $25 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing one week prior to the course date, with no refund thereafter. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date. Please note that a written request must be received before a refund may be processed. Registrants may choose to receive a full tuition credit toward another course taken within the academic year.

Cancellation Policy

UK College of Dentistry Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or modify a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued. Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfare or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation.


University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UK College of Dentistry University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UK College of Dentistry’s current term of recognition is May 2019 through December 2023. 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry designates the October 23, 2020, activity for 3.0 hours of continuing education credits.  

Registration Options

Due to the Continuing Education staff working remotely, only online registration is available at this time. 

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