Clinical Educators Workshop

June 14 and 15, 2024 (sold out)

Fones Clinical Educators Workshop educators

Since 2010, the Annual Fones Clinical Educators Workshop has been held at University of Bridgeport's Fones School of Dental Hygiene.

This program offers regional educators the opportunity to attend courses focused on educational methodology as well as collaborate with other health science and dental hygiene faculty and administrators.

Please join us to be among colleagues and friends as we consider ways to learn and to teach while being mindful of ourselves, our students, and their patients.

To those interested in being on a wait list, please reach out to

Friday, June 14, 2024

8-8:30 a.m. Arrival and Light Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m. Taking Clinical Education on the Road: Teledentistry & Mobile Dentistry
Jennifer Boyce, DMD
Amanda Sargent, MS, RDH
9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Risk Management in Dental Hygiene Education: Ensuring Ethical, Professional, And Safe Patient Care Throughout the Clinical Curriculum
Anna Matthews, RDH MS
Khrystyna Vyprynyuk, RDH MS
Isis Marsh, RDH MS
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Effective and Ineffective Clinical Teaching in Dental Hygiene Education
Vicki Pizanis, RDH, MS EdD
Educator’s Platform
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Minimally Invasive Dentistry & Prevention Using Silver Diamine Fluoride
Melissa Sipos, RDH, BSDH, Preventive Care Consultant, Elevate Oral Care;
Christy Georgoulis, BS, RDH
3-4 p.m. Workforce Readiness: A Look at the Changing Dynamic of Employment Opportunities
Wendy Bebey, RDH, BS
Academic Relations Manager
Young Innovations
4-6 p.m. Reception, Vendor Fair, and Research Posters

Saturday, June 15, 2024

8-8:30 a.m. Arrival and Light Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. Let’s Take Scaling to The Next Level: Advanced Instrumentation in Dental Hygiene Education
Cathie Collier, B.Ed, MS, Clinical Educator,
Jacqueline Isabella, RDH, BS
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Local Anesthesia Review and Refresh: OSCE and Simulation Education
Marion Manski, MS, RDH, Director, Associate Professor
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. The Journey of Universal Designs for Learning in Dental Hygiene
Christine Biro, RDH, MSHS;
Maria Cholewinski, RDH, MSED
2-4 p.m. A Framework for Incorporating Implant Dentistry into Dental Hygiene Education Programs
Shavonne Healy, MSDH, RDH, A Higher Learning

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