Dental hygiene conference workshops

Author / Instructor Diane Millar’s hands-on workshops have been offered for dental meetings, conferences and dental schools throughout the US and in Canada. The workshops are designed for up to 24 attendees to learn state of the art scaling techniques and postural ergonomics in every quadrant. Individual instruction is offered to ensure protective instrumentation strategies and implement ideal working postures in every quadrant.

Dental Hygiene Workshop Description

  • The hygienist workshops are set up with portable simulation units and typodont models
  • LM-Dental ergonomic instruments with wider diameter handles are utilized Through video clips and hands-on participation
  • Attendees utilize a variety of universal instruments and Graceys while practicing
  • State-of-the-art advanced reinforced scaling techniques are taught in every quadrant
  • Attendees learn how to prevent repetitive motion skills by keeping a neutral hand, wrist and arm while scaling 
  • Instrument grasp and ideal scaling strokes will be reviewed and practiced
  • Injury prevention is taught by implementing larger muscle groups in the arms for scaling in place of smaller muscle groups in the hands and wrists
  • Injury prevention and time management for scaling efficacy is emphasized
  • Three to four units of Continuing Education will be provided for all workshops


Pacific Dental Conference 
March 7, 2019 - Thursday
Two Hands-on Workshops  
Vancouver convention center
Vancouver, BC  
Contact: Shannon Brown  
[email protected]  

Star of the North Dental Conference 
April 25, 2019 - Thursday  
Two Hands-on workshops  
St. Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul, MN  
Contact: Shannan Cook  
[email protected]  

Texas Dental Association Meeting 
May 3-4, 2019 - Friday and Saturday
Two Hands-on Workshops one Friday and one Saturday
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Contact: Lauren Beeman
[email protected]  
512-443-3675 ext. 129

ADA/FDI World Dental Conference 
September 6-7, 2019
Lecture – Friday, September 6  
Two Workshops – Saturday, September 7  
Moscone Center San Francisco, CA  
Contact: Jamie Mednansky
[email protected]  


Sentinel Periodontics and Implants Annual Dental Hygiene Seminar 
Longview, WA October 26, 2018

CDA Presents - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA September 8, 2018
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Western Society of Periodontology Annual Session
San Diego, CA  April 6-8, 2018
Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

Hinman Dental Meeting
Atlanta, GA  March 23-24, 2018  
Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

Chicago Dental Society - Mid-Winter Meeting
Chicago, IL  February 22-23, 2018  
Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

Bisco Canada in Partnership with rdhU
Ontario, Canada  November 3, 2017  
One Lecture, One Hands-On Workshop 

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
Bellevue, WA  June 15-17, 2017  
One Lecture, One Hands-On Workshop  

TDA - Texas Dental Association 
San Antonio, TX  May 4-6, 2017  
Lecture: May 4, Two Hands-on Workshops: May 5

Metro Denver Dental Society
Denver, CO March 25, 2017
two hands-on workshops

Thompson Okanagan Dental Society Meeting
Kelowna, British Columbia October 20-22, 2016
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Beaver Valley & Lawrence County Dental Societies Annual Hygiene Seminar
Beaver Falls, PA April 22, 2016
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry Continuing Education
Richmond, VA March 19, 2016
Two Hands-On Workshops

Orange County Dental Hygiene Society 
Santa Ana, CA March 16, 2016

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting 
Chicago, IL February 25-26, 2016
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Concorde Career Dental Hygiene College 
Westminister, CA February 17, 2016
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

RDH • Under One Roof
Las Vegas, Nevada July 15-17, 2015

ADHA CLL 92 Annual Session
Nashville, TN June 19-20, 2015
Two Hands-On Workshops

Texas Dental Association Meeting
San Antonio, Texas May 7-9, 2015
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

CDA Presents Scientific Session
Anaheim, CA April 30 and May 1, 2015
Two Hands-On Workshops

Western Regional Dental Conference
Phoenix, AZ March 19-21, 2015
Two Hands-On Workshops

Pacific Dental Conference
Vancouver, Canada March 5-7, 2015
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

British Columbia's Annual Dental Hygiene Association Meeting
Vancouver, Canada November 22, 2014
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Pasadena Periodontal Dental Hygiene Study Club
Pasadena, CA May 14, 2014

Western Regional Dental Society Conference
Phoenix, AZ April 3-5, 2014
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Nation's Capital Mid-Atlantic Dental Meeting 
WA, DC March 13-15, 2014
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Long Beach Dental Hygiene Society - Annual Breakfast
Long Beach, CA February 22, 2014

Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Career 
Clinton, New Jersey October 25, 2013
Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

Redwood City Dental Hygiene Society
Sonoma, CA October 12, 2013

Protective Instrumentation Strategies Orange County Dental Hygienists
Santa Ana, CA June 29, 2013
Hands-On Workshop

Mt. Diablo Dental Hygiene Society
Concord, CA April 27, 2013
Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

CDA Presents Scientific Session
Anaheim, CA April 11-13, 2013
Two Lectures