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Legacy Lecture 60 Year Celebration
Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional and
The Future of Dental Hygiene
Co-Sponsored by Dental Hygiene Legacy and Philips-Sonicare - All Dental Professionals Welcome!

Event Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Location: Holiday Inn Hurstbourne - 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222

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Education Method: Live Interactive Format
Lecture: CEU(s) - 5

On-Site Registration/sign-in: Noon- 12:45 PM
Course: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12:00 PM Exhibit Tables Open
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Registration/Sign-In
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Introduce and thank Exhibitors
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Public Health Dental Hygiene
1:45 P M - 2:00 PM Break with Exhibitors
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Break with the Exhibitors
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Future of Dental Hygiene


12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
'Public Health Dental Hygiene'
Presented by:
Dr. Julie McKee, KY State Dental Director and Donna Ruley, RDH, KYDHA, Executive Director
Public Health Dental Hygiene: An option for improved quality of care and quality of life

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
'Oral Pathology for the Dental Professional'
Presented by: Olga A. C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH

The course will cover the seven diagnostic methods that contribute to a final diagnosis. They include the following features : clinical, radiographic, historical, laboratory, surgical, therapeutic, and differential. 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, two or more diagnostic methods. Clinical and radiographic features will be stressed. 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 covered. One patient dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. Every member of the dental team can help to reduce this dreadful statistic and this course promises to show you how!

Some of the Oral Lesions that will be discussed include:

  • White Lesions/Red Lesions
  • Nicotine Stomatitis
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Cysts
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Syphilis
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • White Sponge Nevus
  • Erythema Multiform
  • Periapical Cemento-osseous Dysplasia
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Candidiasis
  • Tobacco Pouch Keratosis
  • Anemia/Blood Dyscrasias
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Actinomycosis (case)

Course Objectives:
At the end of the program the participant will :

  • List seven diagnostic methods presented
  • Give two examples of lesions/conditions that are diagnosed using one or two of the diagnostic methods presented
  • State characteristics of a benign lesion
  • State characteristics of a malignant lesion
  • Describe the oral cancer screening procedures discussed.
  • State the “gold standard” in the diagnostic process.
  • Identify information on the medical history that can be contributory to the diagnosis of five conditions discussed under historical diagnosis
  • When is it appropriate to refer a patient to a specialist?
  • List three variants of normal diagnosed through clinical diagnosis.
  • Which diagnostic method is often most contributory to the differential diagnosis? Why?
  • Define leukoplakia and erythroplakia. Which condition is seen most often? Which one has the greatest potential of malignancy?
  • Define and describe a radicular cyst, residual cyst, dentigerous cyst, primordial cyst and odontogenic keratocyst?
  • List, define and describe three genetic conditions discussed under clinical or historical diagnosis.
  • What are the responsibilities of each team member in the diagnostic process

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
'The Future of Dental Hygiene in Kentucky'
Presented by: Virginia L. Woodward

Growing the Dental Workforce
In Search of Dental Care - Children

About the presenters: Olga A. C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH; Julie W. McKee, DMD; Donna Ruley, RDH; Virginia L. Woodward, RDH:

Olga A.C. Ibsen is an Adjunct Professor at New York University College of Dentistry, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has made significant contributions to the Dental Hygiene Profession as an educator, clinician, author and editor. She has been a part of the clinical practice of Dental Hygiene for over thirty years. She has co-authored the text “Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist” published by WB Saunders. She is a contributing author to Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene and to Mosby’s Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination She is a Consultant Member of the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners and a member of The Dental Hygiene Subcommittee on Examinations. Additionally, she serves on the editorial advisory boards for “Dimensions of Dental Hygiene” and “The Journal of Dental Hygiene.”

Dr. McKee received a degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky, a Dental Degree from the University of Louisville in 1983, and practiced General Dentistry for 10 years in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. She worked in state government, focusing on health care policy and regulation, managed a district health department north of Lexington for 12 years, and has held the position of State Dental Director since 2007. Her projects have included:

  • Fluoride Varnish Program established in Health Departments
  • Oversaw the General Dentists Training in Pediatric Technique
  • Funded Local Oral Health Coalitions, and
  • Worked to develop the Public Health Dental Hygienist licensure category

Being a graduate of both basketball powerhouses, she cheers for both UK and UofL in sports, but when they play each other, she wears purple!

Donna Ruley is a graduate of the University of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program. She is a product educator, webinar presenter, and a tradeshow exhibitor for national dental companies. Donna has been very active with the ADHA using her leadership skills to serve the dental hygiene profession at state and local levels. She is currently the Executive Director for the Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association. As Executive Director, she serves in many roles including office and website administrator, event and meeting planner, speaker and legislative liaison. Donna is the secretary of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition and serves on its’ Oral Health Literacy Committee. She is also a member of the University of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program Advisory Committee. She received the 2011 UofL Dental Hygiene Program Legacy Alumni of the Year Award.

Virginia L. Woodward is executive director of the Crime Victims Compensation Board and the Board of Claims, to which she was appointed by Governor Stephen Beshear in 2009. In 2010 she became the first Kentuckian to be appointed, and then elected, to the National Association of Crime Victims Compensation Boards. Virginia serves on the steering committee establishing the first Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy, which trained its first graduates in 2013. She has served as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, a Washington, DC -based Center for Policy Alternatives advisory committee, and the convener for the Editorial Board of the Commonwealth Policy Institute. Prior to her current position, she was executive director of the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions and executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Women. Virginia has maintained a clinical practice in dental hygiene and was an adjunct clinic instructor at the University of Louisville. A health care provider practicing dental hygiene for over 40 years, Virginia served two terms as president of the Kentucky Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and focused her efforts on making changes in service delivery and access to care for the elderly and the physically disabled. Virginia was the first dental hygienist named to the Kentucky Board of Dental Examiners (1982-1990), completed six years as the United States delegate to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists, and served as an international delegate with the People to People Ambassadors program in 2007. Virginia’s advocacy has included her commitment to ensuring affordable, quality day care for children as well as adults. She also actively supported an initiative to promote pay equity within state government – resulting in a Pay Equity Bill, which passed Kentucky’s General Assembly in 1996, and a Women’s Health Initiative addressing some of the key health concerns for Kentucky’s women – which became law in 1998. Most recently, Virginia’s 2013 legislative efforts resulted in enhancing victim assistance in Kentucky.


FEES On-Line Registration by
10/15/2014 11:59 PM
On-Site Registration after 10/15/2014 11:59 PM
Dentist: $125 $160
Hygienist: $55 $90
Auxiliary: $55 $90

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