We are excited to partner with Philips this year! This will be the best deal you’ll see all year for 5 CEs, lunch, a free Sonicare toothbrush, a Kendra Scott booth, and the ability to network with other hygienists!

DATE: Friday, April 3, 2020 TIME: 8:45AM – 3:30PM (doors open at 7:45 AM)

LOCATION: Omni Hotel Downtown Austin, 700 San Jacinto Street, Austin, TX, 78701

SPEAKERS: Olga Ibsen, RDH, MS & Mary Hughes, RDH, BS 

REGISTRATION: Online, one (1) registration per e-mail address. Full day participants will receive the following: 

  • 5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) based on lecture and participant interaction 
  • A delicious, healthy lunch in the Omni Hotel 
  • A gift bag with a Philips Sonicare power toothbrush and other fun products 
  • Registration is $69.00 and will be taken on a first come, first served basis online 
  • Please register before March 26, 2020 – Visa, MasterCard and American Express are all accepted. 

RSVP’s are only accepted through online registration on the following secure website with ESC Ventures: 


  • Registrations will not be accepted at the door! If you do not provide your credit card and receive email confirmation for your payment you are not registered for the symposium. Registration questions: please reach out to 
  • This is an exclusive, invitation-only event; please check with the GADHA if you have any doubts regarding this exceptional offer. 

Speakers and Course Details: 


OLGA A. C. IBSEN RDH, MS, FAADH Olga A.C. Ibsen is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut and formerly an Adjunct Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. She has made significant contributions to the Dental Hygiene Profession as an educator, clinician, author and editor. Olga has played a significant role in the clinical practice of dental hygiene for over 35 years. She co-authored the textbook “Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist” published by Elsevier (now in its 7th Edition). Ms. Ibsen is a contributing author to all eight editions of Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene and to Mosby’s Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. She presents CE courses on Oral Pathology at dental and dental hygiene meetings nationally and internationally. She is a Consultant Member to the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (formerly NERB) where she prepares and evaluates test questions. Additionally, she serves on the editorial advisory board for “Dimensions of Dental Hygiene”. In 2016, she received The Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene from the ADHA and in 2017 the Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award from Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 

Course Title: Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional Course Description: Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional -This course covers the seven diagnostic methods that contribute to a final diagnosis. They include the following features: clinical, radiographic, historical, laboratory, surgical, therapeutic, and differential methodology. Several lesions and conditions in each category will be discussed from etiology to prognosis. The strength of the diagnosis for each lesion will come from one or more diagnostic methods. Lesions will include those associated with the inflammatory process, immunity, infectious disease, developmental disorders, genetics, neoplasia, and oral manifestations of systemic disease. Documentation procedures, biopsy techniques and referral options will also be explored. Remember that statistically, one patient dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. This course will provide you with an enlightened, highly informed approach to managing oral lesions and conditions. 

Participant Objectives: 

  • Describe the ‘gold standard’ in the diagnosis process 
  • List seven diagnostic methods with examples of successfully diagnosed lesions/conditions 
  • Identify the characteristics of both benign and malignant pathology 
  • Differentiate patient medical history information that may be contributory to a successful diagnosis 
  • Identify and describe leukoplakia, erythroplakia, radicular, residual, dentigerous and primordial cysts 
  • Define and describe three genetic conditions discussed under clinical or historical diagnosis 


MARY HUGHES, RDH, BS – is Dental Education Partners CEO, Founder, and Instructor. Her passion for dentistry, training, and helping individuals achieve their full potential is a hallmark of her career and the founding of Dental Education Partners. Mary has always brought a passion to deliver the highest standard of periodontal care for patients. She began her career as a Registered Dental Assistant and fell in love with dentistry, continuing her education as a clinical dental hygienist after graduating from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Mary became an expert in staff training and effective patient communication coaching methods, which tripled daily hygiene production for the office and operatories of colleagues she also coached. As a natural educator, her career transitioned to corporate dentistry to professionally consult with dental offices, emphasizing comprehensive treatment and increasing treatment enrollment. Mary was promoted to roles including International Training Manager, Senior Director of North American Sales, and Senior Director of Professional Relations. Mary has the unique credential of being certified as a Professional Selling Skills Trainer by Achieve Global®. She is a member of the ADHA and has been published in peer reviewed dental journals. Mary joined Tralongo as Vice President of Clinical Growth and is dedicated to serving the organization to achieve excellence and maximize growth opportunities. 

Course Title: Oral Cancer Screening – When You Know Better, You Do Better Course Description: One American dies every hour from oral cancer – how many are your patients? Let’s face it, most dental practices still screen for cancer with a white light exam which cannot detect cancer until it is in stage 3 or 4 squamous cell carcinoma. As dental professionals, once we know better we must do better. Attendees will learn the latest statistics and risk factors, review the rationale for adjunctive screening devices, and discover a protocol they can easily implement in their office. In addition, attendees will learn tips for patient campaigns and communication. 

Participant Objectives: 

  • Oral cancer statistics and health risk factors 
  • Rationale for adjunctive screening technologies 
  • Protocol for oral cancer screenings 
  • Tips for creating Oral Cancer Awareness in your office 
  • Best practices for patient communication 

Philips reserves the right to cancel the program and refunds will be provided to all paid registrants. Cancellations requested within 11 days of the symposium will not receive a refund. Contact Leigh Reeves with any questions at: 

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 217878. 


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