by Ann-Marie C. DePalma, RDH, BS
Dental implants. Many hygienists work in practices that restore and/or place implants, but are you comfortable in your knowledge of them? Do you know how to discuss treatment options and maintenance of implants with patients? Did you know that offering implants for any edentulous area is the “standard of care?” If you answered no to any of these questions, then programs designed by Lynn Mortilla, RDH, and the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries are for you.
Lynn is the executive director and a certified educator of the ADIA, a component association of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists - the only professional implant association dedicated to the needs of the dental team, hygienists, assistants, and business staff. The ADIA offers high quality, cost effective continuing education programs for the dental team to stay abreast of the rapidly advancing science of implant dentistry. Hygienists who participate in ADIA programs receive the most up-to-date information regarding their role in implant dentistry. All of Lynn’s programs are implant related and include: