Tuesday Feb. 21, 2023, 7:00pm – 9:00pm via Zoom
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Learning Club Event
Speaker: Nicole Fortune, RDH, MBA
CE: 1 CE
Cost: Members: $0, Non Members: $10, Students: $0
As hygienists, we see an increasing number of patients with dental implants. Part of our process of care must include close inspection to determine the implant’s health and any potential risks to long term success. This course will review common risk factors that lead to the loss of soft and hard tissue support. Surgical and non-surgical cases will be reviewed to aid the clinician in understanding the available treatment modalities and how to predict their success.
- Identify factors that increase the risk for tissue deficiencies around dental implants
- Review non-surgical and common surgical techniques for tissue repair/regeneration
- Learn when intervention is indicated and recognize cases where non-surgical techniques may be most successful
- Discuss implant success versus survival and ‘reasonable’ health
Nicole Fortune RDH MBA Biography
Nicole is a registered dental hygienist who has extensive experience in periodontics, providing non-surgical and preventative care. Nicole believes the best patient care happens when combining her dental hygiene knowledge with the latest technology. She is a recognized expert in training dental hygienists in areas of periodontics, including dental endoscopy, laser assisted hygiene care and dental implants. Nicole has delivered multiple educational presentations to Vermont Technical College Dental Hygiene School, University of Michigan’s Ramfjord Symposium, The National Osteology Foundation and The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, as well as numerous other clubs and professional groups across the country.
Nicole holds many certifications including CO2, Diode and Nd:Yag laser certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Vermont Dental Hygiene Association, The Academy of Laser Dentistry, The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and the Patient Treatment Coordinator’s Association. Nicole has been a Straumann Consortium Speaker, a clinical expert and speaker for the Facial Art Forum and an integral part of the Implant Care Practitioner training program through RDH Innovations. She is a Dental Codeology key opinion leader and is directly involved with creation of new dental codes. She was awarded Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2017 in Vermont. Nicole earned her hygiene degree and her BA from the University of Vermont. She also holds an MBA from Champlain College. Nicole was recently hired by Young Innovations ti be their Clinical Education Manager.