UC Blue Ash College

Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Courses


The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is committed to providing quality, hands-on, continuing dental education to the entire dental team. Our outstanding courses will assist team members in expanding their scope of practice in the dental office. 


Opioid Education for the Dental Practitioner

  • Presented by Elizabeth McClure, RDH MEd and Beth Monnin RDH MSEd
  • 2 credit hours approved by the Ohio State Board.
  • Course Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • The course fee is $50

This two-hour course explores the opioid crisis in the US and dental professionals' role in assessing patients' pain control needs. The history and current state of opioid use, misuse, addiction, overdose, and death are also addressed. The course fulfills the mandatory Opioid Continuing Education credit required by the Ohio State Dental Board for license renewal of all Ohio licensed dental professionals (dentists and dental hygienists).

Registration deadline

  • Complete registration and payment must be submitted the Sunday before the course
  • Course minimum is 15 participants

Managing Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 

  • Presented by Luke Burroughs, RDH MPH
  • 4 credit hours approved by the Ohio and Kentucky State Dental Boards
  • Course Date: Friday, December 2, 2022   
  • 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at UC Blue Ash
  • The course fee is $99.00

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Dental Hygiene Program's comprehensive course in Medical Emergencies contains 4 hours of instruction in the topics regarding Managing Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office required by the Ohio State Dental Board and the Kentucky State Dental Board. The course will be provided to all dental personnel.

Registration Deadline

  • Complete registration and payment must be submitted the Sunday before the course.
  • Course minimum is 15 participants.
  • Course maximum is 50 participants.

Silver Diamine Fluoride for EFDAs and Dental Hygienists

  • This course is presented by Molly Mihbachler, RDH, MS and Maggie Biddle, RDH, MS.
  • Course Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at UC Blue Ash
  • The course fee is $125.00

This course is 2 credit hours that explores the dental professional's role in use of silver diamine fluoride in the dental practice. This course contains a didactic and clinical component and fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board's educational requirement for a dental auxiliary to place silver diamine in Ohio.

Consider taking this course in conjunction with Interim Therapeutic Restorations for EFDAs and Dental Hygienists to maximize the skills utilized under teledentistry.

Registration Deadline:

  • Complete registration and payment must be received the Sunday before the course.
  • Course maximum is 30 participants.

Interim Therapeutic Restorations for EFDAs and Dental Hygienists  

  • This course is presented by Heather Ferris, RDH, EFDA, BSDH
  • Course Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at UC Blue Ash 
  • The course fee is $125.00

This course is 2 credit hours that explore the dental professional's role in the use and placement of interim therapeutic restorations. This course contains a didactic and clinical component and fulfills the Ohio State Dental Board's educational requirement for a dental hygienist and/or dental auxiliary to place interim therapeutic restorations under teledentistry in Ohio.

Consider taking this course in conjunction with Silver Diamine Fluoride for EFDAs and Dental Hygienists to maximize the skills utilized under teledentistry.

Registration Deadline:

  • Complete registration and payment must be received by the Sunday before the course.

Coronal Polishing for the Certified Dental Assistant 

  • This course is presented by Maggie Biddle, RDH, MS and Molly Mihlbachler, RDH, MS. 
  • Course Date: Friday December 9, 2022
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at UC Blue Ash
  • The course fee is $450.00.

It is approved by the Ohio State Dental Board for 7 hours; 3 hours of didactic instruction and 4 hours of clinical instruction and evaluation. You must be on time, stay for the entire instructional period and pass the course test and clinical evaluation to receive these credits.

Registration Deadline:

  • Complete registration and payment must be received by the Sunday before the course date.
  • The course minimum is 6 participants.
  • The course maximum is 14 participants.

Air Polishing Technology for Predictable Biofilm Management

  • Presented by Anne Singer Miller, RDH, MS, Scientific Relations Manager, Northeast Region Territory, Proctor & Gamble Company
  • NEW course date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Lecture only fee is $50
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lecture plus lab practice fee is $150
  • (Choose the option that you want on the payment form)

The UC Blue Ash College Dental Hygiene program wants the dental community to know and understand the technologies in biofilm management that our graduates have learned and adopted into their practice. This course has been designed for both dental hygienists and dentists to learn about and experience hands on biofilm removal using low abrasive powder air polishing. This technology takes dental hygiene treatment to a higher standard of care. 

This course will prove an overview of the management of biofilm through the use of low abrasive powders and supragingival/subgingival air polishing. Without subgingival disclosing solution, how do we as clinicians know when we have removed the subgingival soft biofilm when treating patients? Technology has opened up the opportunity for clinicians to efficiently and comfortably remove soft deposit from subgingival areas in a minimally invasive way. Air polishing with low abrasive powders has been shown to be safe on dental structures and dental materials including implant surfaces.

Course objectives:

  • Discuss the complexity of pathogenic oral biofilm
  • Explain the concept of guided biofilm therapy
  • Identify technologies that lead to improved clinical patient outcomes
  • Detail air polishing powder characteristics
  • Discuss scientific evidence supporting air polishing technologies

Registration deadline

  • Complete registration and payment must be submitted the Sunday before the course.
  • Course minimum is 15 participants
  • Course maximum is 40 participants 

Contact Information

Dental Hygiene Program
Phone: 513-558-9478
Email: dentalhygiene@ucblueash.edu