2 Hours for associated CEU credits

Course Description:

Millennials recently surpassed the baby boomer generation as the nations’ largest percent of the population. What does this mean? Millennials may now make up the majority of our patients, our co-workers and even our employers. Discover trends and preferences about this important demographic to assist in managing conversations in the dental setting and possibly learn to embrace the generation that is poised to take over the world!

  • Provide overview of the generational categories and personality types
  • Identify Millennial population
  • Discuss oral and overall health challenges that this population may encounter
  • Review communication preferences to attract new patients, enhance patient compliance and case acceptance
  • Identify leadership opportunities for Millennials
  • Learn to create dynamic professional teams with various generational and personality types
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS graduated with her dental hygiene degree from the University of South Dakota in 1995. For the two last decades, she has been actively involved in dental hygiene leadership and advocacy on the local, state and national level. She has expertise as dental hygiene faculty with public health programs, periodontics and local anesthesia. She has facilitated strategic planning, legislative efforts and leadership training for dental hygiene associations in 6 states on the west/pacific coast and has worked with legislators in Nevada and Washington DC on access to care issues. Lancette is a past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists Association and is a past recipient of the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year award. On the national level, she recently served for 4 years on the board of directors for the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) and currently serves on the national ADHA Leadership Development Committee.

Currently, Lancette works as a clinician in private practice, in the corporate world as a professional educator, as a public health dental hygienist and is a member of the Premier Dental Professional Speaker Bureau. Lancette also launched a nonprofit school based oral health program in rural communities in northern Nevada in 2016. In this current school year alone, her program may reach over 10,000 students ranging from age 4 to age 20. She has the opportunity to work independently and provide all dental hygiene services to underserved populations with her Public Health Endorsement. Her experience in dental hygiene education, leadership and clinical practice has enabled her to develop CE courses that are relevant for the entire dental team.