Education & Careers

National Dental Hygiene Board Review

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Ready to get more from your board exam review? Join the new ADHA interactive community for a National Dental Hygiene Board Review course, available on-demand, anytime you choose. Designed to help you prepare for the new computer-based dental hygiene licensure exam, the course is taught by knowledgeable and experienced professors and recorded live. This newly formatted review course offers students the flexibility to study and review all course materials anytime on his/her own computer from anywhere in the world, and eliminates the cost of travelling and over-night stays.

Course Highlights

  • Online Learning Survey Tool to assist students in assessing their online course readiness prior to registering
  • Video Samples to clarify course content
  • All live sessions are available to registered participants for 60 days after the last live session
  • Comprehensive hard copy Study Guide containing all course materials is included with registration. Study guide will be mailed out 1 week prior to the start of the first live course.
  • NEW! Self Assessment Exam tool is included as part of your course registration. This allows you to test your knowledge on the various subject topics.

Please note that all student registrations and technical issues for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam Review are processed online at CE Webinar™.

Course Resources

Register

The National Dental Hygiene Board Review online course is offered in a series of sessions; however you may view the recordings as long and as often as you like during the 60 day registration period. Review for your board exam YOUR way.

Cost: $295 per student

Option #1: Individual Registration:

Register now

Option #2: Group Registrations:

Save when 10 or more of your classmates register for the review course:
10% Discount (you Save $29.50) - Schools with 10 to 19 registrations
20% Discount (you SAVE $59) - Schools with 20 or more registrations
Payment for group registrations can be made in one of two ways:

Individual student registrations: send your schools name via email to cll@adha.net; You will receive a customized registration link unique to your school for you and your classmates to utilize to register online at the discounted rate on their own. The registration discount will be applied based on the number of your classmates who register to participate. Once at least 10 students from your school have individually registered, using your classes unique link, the discount will be applied. This means if you are student 1-9 registering, YOU WILL NOT see the discount when you checkout. Once the 10 student registers, everyone in who has already registered (1-9) will receive a credit back.

School Check: If your school would like to register a group of students with one form of payment, please complete the Group Registration Form and mail the completed form and payment check made out to:

CE Webinar
P.O. Box 935
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Once the group registration form and payment is received, CE Webinar will set up accounts for each student, register them for the course and send participants specific instructions on how to access the course via e-mail. Please note copyright law requires that every participant be registered for the course.

Option #3: Licensing Agreement:

A site licensing contract is the perfect adjunctive tool for all of the students in your program. ADHA is now offering an annual licensing contract for dental hygiene programs. All of the online course sessions will be available for use by faculty and students in an accredited dental hygiene programs.

National Board Review – 3 year contract

Cost: $4000 annual fee provides access either the Fall 2014 series OR the Winter 2015 series, for classes of up to 20 students. For larger classes, each additional student over 20 pays $195 per student.

Each accredited dental hygiene program may purchase a site license for the ADHA Online National Dental Hygiene Board Review course.

Site license provides access to all authorized students and faculty of a single dental hygiene program for either the Fall 2014 or Winter 2015 series.

Each program that purchases a site license will be required to complete an “End User License Agreement (EULA)."

Download the End User License Agreement and submit. Be sure to note this agreement is for the Fall 2014 or the Winter 2015 live session.

Course Content

Based on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, the course will cover three general subject areas: scientific basis for dental hygiene practice; the provision of clinical dental hygiene services; and community dental health and research principles. To further help you prepare for the exam, the course also features an on-demand module on test-taking strategies and methods to further develop your critical thinking skills.

Content areas to be reviewed include:

  • Dental Materials
  • Periodontology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition & Biochemistry
  • Radiology
  • Community Oral Health
  • Research Principles
  • Case Studies
  • Test- Taking Strategies

Course Schedule

All live Saturday morning sessions will begin at 9:00am Central Standard Time.

Upon conclusion of the course, all recorded sessions will be available to review for 60 days after the last live session. View all sessions as often as you want, when you want within the 60 day time frame.

FALL SERIES 2014

ALL TIMES INDICATED ARE CENTRAL TIME

October 25    
8:40am Log in, Watch Intro video Cynthia Amyot
9am-11:00am Periodontics Keerthana Satheesh
11:00am-12:00pm Case Studies Keerthana Satheesh
12:00-1pm Nutrition Kylie Austin
     
November 1    
9:00am-11:30am Clinical Dental Hygiene Jennifer Pieren
11:30am-1pm Radiology Kristina Okolisan
     
November 8    
9am-10am Dental Materials Christine Nathe
10am-12pm Community Oral Health Christine Nathe
12pm-1pm Research Principles Christine Nathe
     
November 15    
9am-11:30am Pharmacology Tom Viola
11:30am-1pm Oral Pathology Kristina Okolisan
1pm-2pm Watch Test Taking video Bill Hendricson

WINTER SERIES 2015

ALL TIMES INDICATED ARE CENTRAL TIME

January 17    
8:40am Log in, Watch Intro video Cynthia Amyot
9am-11:30am Clinical Dental Hygiene Jennifer Pieren
11:30-1pm Radiology Kristina Okolisan
     
January 24    
9am-11:30am Pharmacology Tom Viola
11:30am-1pm Oral Pathology Kristina Okolisan
     
January 31    
9am-11:00am Periodontics Keerthana Satheesh
11:00am-12:00pm Case Studies Keerthana Satheesh
12-1pm Nutrition Kylie Austin
     
February 7    
9am-10am Dental Materials Christine Nathe
10am-12pm Community Oral Health Christine Nathe
12pm-1pm Research Principles Christine Nathe
1pm-2pm Watch Test Taking video Bill Hendricson

Speakers

Each session of the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam Review Course will be taught by a knowledgeable and experienced content expert through a live online forum.

Introduction and Final Tips (Recorded Sessions)

Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, MSDH, Ed.D.- Dr. Amyot, Ed.D., serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Instructional Technology and Faculty Development, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry. Dr. Amyot has been a full-time faculty member at UMKC since 1993 serving three years as Director of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies and five years as Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene. She served two years as Interim Vice Provost of Online Education. She teaches at all levels of the curriculum; doctoral, predoctoral, graduate and undergraduate. Dr. Amyot has received numerous distinguished teaching awards from the School of Dentistry and is a recipient of the university wide Elmer Pierson Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Missouri Distance Education Leadership Award from the Missouri Distance Learning Association. Cindy has served as co-chair of the UMKC School of Dentistry promotion and tenure committee and chair of the faculty development committee. Her research interests include: portfolio assessment of student competency, community-based service-learning, access to care and distance and online education. Her service to the university and profession is extensive. She served as Chair of the Council on Research for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association for several years. Dr. Amyot served as an educational consultant for the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. She has held several offices in the UMKC Alumni Association and served on numerous committees throughout the university. Dr. Amyot is the recipient of the 2014 Alfred C. Fones Award, a national award recognizing outstanding achievement and dedication to the profession of dental hygiene.
She was named the recipient of the 2007 ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship and was awarded the Pfizer/ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene in 2004.

Test-Taking Strategies (Recorded Session)

William Hendricson is assistant dean for Education and Faculty Development at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Dental School. Bill was the faculty development specialist for the academic health center in San Antonio where he directed the semester-long University Teaching Excellence Course (UTEC) for 15 years. He was director of Faculty Development for the Regional Academic Health Center in the Rio Grande Valley and has conducted master teacher courses for the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the Texas A & M Medical School. He directed a year-long research and grantsmanship fellowship for the North American Primary Care Research Group for nine years. Bill is senior consultant for the Academy of Academic Leadership, where he directs the Institute for Teaching and Learning. He is a member of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education, is an instructor in the ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program and was associate editor of the Journal of Dental Education from 2000 to 2009. He has published 104 papers, chapters and monographs on health professions education and served as a consultant to more than 150 universities and professional organizations.

Nutrition & Biochemistry

Kylie J. Austin, RDH MS ECP-I, obtained a BS in Nutritional Science from Kansas State University, a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, and a MS in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry. She has previously served as a didactic instructor for Periodontics, Nutrition and Oral Health, and Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Administration. She has also served as a clinical and radiography lab instructor at the UMKC School of Dentistry and Manhattan Area Technical College Dental Hygiene Program. She has a special interest in public health dental hygiene and holds an Extended Care Permit, which provides an opportunity to work with the Healthy Smiles School-Based Dental Hygiene program as part of the Kansas State School Screening and Sealant Program. She currently serves as a consultant for the UMKC School of Dentistry and has worked collaboratively with UMKC faculty members to recently publish research in the areas of school-based dental hygiene, portfolio assessment, and boards review courses. Kylie is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Education Association, and Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

Dental Materials, Community Oral Health and Research Principles

Christine Nathe, RDH, MS, is the professor and director at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Division of Dental Hygiene, and she also serves as Vice Chair of Dental Medicine at UNM. She has published numerous articles in dental hygiene venues and speaks worldwide on dental public health issues. Ms. Nathe has practiced in various settings around the world including private practice, nursing homes, prisons, schools, and the military, and consults for various governmental agencies and private dental industry. Her books Dental Public Health and Research: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist, 3rd edition and Primary Preventive Dentistry, 8th edition are used throughout the world to educate hygienists on the science and practice of dental public health and primary dental care. She is the public health columnist for RDH and serves an editorial reviewer of many dental hygiene periodicals. Ms. Nathe served as chair of the American Dental Hygienists' Association Council on Public Health. She has received the ADHA/Johnson & Johnson Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene, the ADHA/Colgate Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award, the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UNM School of Medicine, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University, School of Dental Hygiene in Norfolk, Virginia; Outstanding Alumni Award from Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio; the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and most recently the Old Dominion University 40th Anniversary Outstanding Educator's Award.

Oral Pathology and Radiology

Kristina Okolisan-Mulligan RDH, BS, MA, earned her Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Education at the University of Detroit Mercy. Kristina has been teaching at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for 22 years, lecturing in General Pathology, Oral Pathology, Radiology, Evidence Based Dental Hygiene Care, and Board Review to dental hygiene students. Kristina Okolisan is course director in Management of Evidence Based Dental Hygiene Care and co-directs Radiology and the Radiographic Interpretation course. Kristina also lectures and teaches didactic and clinical radiology to pre-doctoral dental students, graduate students, and dental hygiene students. She has been the recipient of many Outstanding Faculty Awards given by both dental and dental hygiene students.

Ms. Okolisan’s interests include assessing clinical competency with the development of portfolio, where she serves as the Clinical Competency Advisor to the dental hygiene students. Her research interests include emerging methodologies and educational research in radiology. Kristina co-authored a chapter on Oral Pathology for an upcoming text Dental Hygiene: Application to Clinical Practice, and was also a contributing editor for “Modern Hygienist” where her column “Pathways” includes her favorite topics in pathology and radiology.

Kristina Okolisan-Mulligan is the past Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section Chair for the American Dental Education Association, and also a member of: American Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and Michigan Association of Dental Hygiene Educators.

Clinical Dental Hygiene

Jennifer Pieren, RDH, MS, is a faculty member at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Before that, she was an assistant professor at The Ohio State University and a faculty member at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. She has taught all levels of clinical dental hygiene, including clinical radiology and pre-clinic. She also teaches several laboratory and didactic classes, including medical dental emergencies, periodontics, local anesthesia and pain control, dental materials and dental hygiene research. Ms. Pieren has published research on the use of automated external defibrillators in the dental setting and social media, and she was a previous runner up of the DENTSPLY/ADHA Graduate Student Clinicians Program. Ms. Pieren received her associate degree in dental hygiene and her bachelor’s degree in allied health from Youngstown State University and her master’s degree in dental hygiene education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Education Association and Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

Periodontology and Case Studies

Keerthana Satheesh, DDS, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry. She obtained her DDS from University of Missouri- Kansas City, a certificate in periodontology and a master's in dentistry from the University of Minnesota. She has been working as a clinical assistant professor full-time at the UMKC- School of Dentistry since 2003. Dr. Satheesh is actively involved in clinical and didactic teaching to the dental students and graduate periodontal residents. She also maintains a private practice as an associate periodontist part- time.

Pharmacology

Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP., is a registered pharmacist and pharmacy consultant as well as an educator, professional speaker and published writer. He is a member of the faculty of the dental hygiene programs at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Penn., Manor College in Jenkintown, Penn., Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ., Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ. and Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. As an educator, Mr. Viola has instructed dental hygiene students in pharmacology and anatomy and physiology and has provided many professional board review courses. As a professional speaker, he has presented numerous continuing education courses on pharmacology and local anesthesia to practicing dental professionals nationally and internationally. As a published writer, he is a regular contributor to several dental and dental hygiene professional journals, including RDH magazine and AGD Impact.

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99% of students selected ADHA’s online board review course because they wanted the flexibility of an online course and liked how it was spread out over four weeks. 97% believed each week the faculty explained the concepts clearly in an organized way. And, 91% stated the hard copy study guide contributed to their success in this online course.

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Technical requirements

CE Webinar™ and the technology it employs is designed to be compatible with the vast majority of users, particularly those using the PC and Macintosh platforms. All registrants are responsible for testing their personal computers for individual configuration and Internet compatibility issues before registering for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam Review Course.

Please review CE Webinar™ Technical Requirements before registering for the course.

Mac Users

Macintosh users must use the audio streaming option by clicking on the Audio Link for Mac Users listed under the Course URL of the COURSE ACCESS INFORMATION section or the telephone option by dialing in and listen to the audio portion. VoIP/Computer audio is not supported on the Web-based meeting console OR the recorded lectures.

If you are having technical difficulties, please contact CE Webinar™ Technical Support.