Dental Hygiene Alumni Day

Registration & Fees

MCG/Augusta University Alumni: $85
All Others: $115

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Due to new credit card processing guidelines our policies and procedures have changed. We can no longer accept mailed or faxed registrations with credit card information. If you wish to register via check please download/print the registration form and mail it along with your check to the address listed on the form.


The registration fee, less a $75 administrative charge, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by April 12, 2019.


Attendancee for the entire program is approved by Augusta University for 4.25 ADA CERP Hours. Florida License Continuing Education Credit Number is P00018.


The purpose of this course is to provide Dental Hygienists with the continuing education they need to successfully provide preventive oral care.


At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe national and global trends related to the incidence and prevalence of HPV associated head and neck cancers.
  • Understand how characteristics or oral and oropharyngeal cancers differ.
  • Discuss theories associating bacteria, inflammation, plaque biofilm and saliva with HPV positive head and neck cancers.
  • Identify ways to enhance their current practices to address HPV associated head and neck cancers.
  • Develop approaches to patient education regarding the prevention of HPV-associated head and neck cancers.
  • Discover how putting employees first leads to enhanced patient care
  • Discuss the difference between patient awareness and patient education
  • Explain risk-based recommended intervals for prophy’s, x-rays, and fluoride treatments
  • Recognize the limitations of dental floss
  • Identify the best strategies for caries management
  • Examine the benefits of sealing over incipient decay
  • Analyze the body of evidence on the water flosser and recommend it to appropriate patients
  • Develop the confidence needed to implement these changes

Course Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements- Kandyce M. A’see, RDH, MS, Course Director

8:00 a.m. HPV: A Cause for Concern - Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. That’s Not What I Learned in School - Carol Jahn, RDH, MS

12:15 p.m. Adjourn

12:30 p.m. 2019 Sigma Phi Alpha Members Annual Meeting

 Course Faculty

Guest Faculty

Jacquelyn Fried, RDH, MS, Adjunct Faculty and Associate Professor, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a certificate in dental hygiene from the Ohio State University. She earned her master’s degree in dental hygiene from Old Dominion University. Ms. Fried has been in dental hygiene education for over 30 years. Her research interest areas include administration in higher education, tobacco prevention and cessation with focuses on the role of the dental hygienist, epidemiologic issues, and genetic influences related to addiction. Of late, she has been engaged in public speaking addressing oral cancer and HPV and publishing articles on infection control. Ms. Fried is actively involved with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), serving as a member of its editorial review board, Council on Research and the Tobacco Intervention Task Force and the Council on Education. Ms. Fried is published widely, has received awards for her teaching abilities and is a previous recipient of the Warner Lambert/ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene.

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS, has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis. She has been a dental hygienist since 1982. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik, Inc

Course Director

Kandyce M. A’see, RDH, MS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Augusta University. Kandyce received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at South Carolina State University and both her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Master of Allied Health at the Medical College of Georgia. She worked as a hygienist in private practice for 2 years before becoming a Dental Hygiene Educator at Augusta University. Kandyce teaches in the clinical and didactic settings, as well as online. She also serves on various committees within the institution as well as participates in several community service activities.


Augusta University Alumni Center 919 15th Street Augusta, Georgia 30912


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Comfort Zone

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs

The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilites or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

Cancellation Policy

Augusta University is not responsible for any circumstance making it impossible to attend their continuing education courses due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilities. If Augusta University cancels a continuing education activity you will be refunded your registration fee. Augusta University is not liable for any associated lodging, transportation or additional expenses.

Program Photography

If you wish to opt out of any photographic images during the CE course, please notify the course director at the time of the program!


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