For Dentists and Dental Hygienists:
3, 4 hour or full day program based on content focus

Course Description:

As we observe the reorganization of healthcare delivery throughout the world, the dental hygienist is now evolving into a key healthcare specialist. This program paves a new direction in specialized roles to include advanced clinicians, knowledgeable and effective motivators combined with recognizing that prevention is our only tool to optimal oral and general health.

Each module of this course will focus on a changing dynamic in hygiene therapy introducing the latest technologies offered in today’s prevention strategies. Patients today are more informed of their options as they live longer and fuller lives. The participants will learn and share their ideas in exploring the skills necessary to become the dental hygienist of the next decade.

  • Diagnostic instrumentation and utilization of risk assessments
  • Motivational interviewing in guiding patient self-care
  • Selective instrumentation in healthy versus compromised patients
  • Transitions to minimally-invasive procedures and elective cosmetics
  • Capitalizing on your greatest skills in the healthcare team
  • Reorganizing dental care delivery using all team members
caperila_lillian Lil Caperila has enjoyed over 35 years of experience in dental hygiene practice and teaching. In 2000, Lil accepted a position in the corporate environment as a Professional Educator and Manager of Education Programs with Premier Dental Products Company in Plymouth Meeting, PA. This role has afforded her the opportunity to deliver well over 500 seminars throughout the United States and among her colleagues internationally.

A graduate of Montgomery County Community College with an A.S. degree in applied science and certificate in dental hygiene, she has practiced in the Philadelphia area as a periodontal co-therapist for 24 years.

In 1989, Lil achieved her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University and later completed her master’s degree in instructional design and training from Penn State University.

Lil served as the President of Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association in 1999-2000, and the recipient of the ADHA Irene Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Dental Hygiene as well as National Award for Student Advisor at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

In 2009, Lil was selected as the first alumnus of her college to be named to their Alumni Hall of Fame at Montgomery County College. In 2014, the college selected Lil as one of their Fabulous 50 Alumni celebrated during their 50th anniversary.

Last month, Lil received confirmation as a contributing author for the chapter on Dentinal Hypersensitivity in a new dental hygiene textbook entitled: “Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice” published by F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.