Tami Wanless, RDH MEd

Course Overview and Bio

Say you have 60 minutes. How would you use them? Redefine the potential in your dental hygiene appointment.


In this program, you will discover opportunities to identify the potential in your dental hygiene appointment to deliver extraordinary patient care. The 1110 Prophy code doesn’t always fit all your patient’s conditions; does it? This course will encourage participants to explore their dental hygiene assessment protocol and understand how to more accurately recognize disease conditions, using the new 2018 periodontal classifications. Ideas will be shared on how to avoid “giving away perio treatment” and move from standardized care to personalized care and increased productivity.


Emphasis will focus on instrumentation options for specific clinical conditions to assist you in achieving healthier patient outcomes. Additionally, we will discuss ways to effectively communicate and deliver treatment options your patient’s will accept. Join us to unlock the potential and infuse new life into your practice.


Make Every Minute Matter - Time Saving Sharpening Solutions


The only thing dull in this course will be the instruments we provide to practice your sharpening skills. It’s time to make the successful transition into consistent precise instrument sharpening leading to healthier patient outcomes. This lively hands-on course will explore the reasons you may avoid sharpening and inspire you to implement a simple “clock technique” that will improve your accuracy and instrumentation performance right away.


Come ready to learn how to sharpen effectively and efficiently, evaluate fresh new sharpening options and power devices while finding solutions to your sharpening obstacles. Participants leave this workshop with a strong sense of assurance and confidence and a renewed attitude toward sharpening. Individualized instruction and observation will enhance your command of the skills required to accomplish this critical task quickly and easily.  


Speaker Bio:


Tami Wanless, RDH MEd, is a Professional Education Manager at Hu-Friedy Mfg. and Adjunct Faculty in the department of Dental Hygiene at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. She holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University, A Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and an Associate degree in dental hygiene from William Rainey Harper college. 


Before joining Hu-Friedy in 2017, Tami spent nearly 25 years teaching at three of Illinois prestigious dental hygiene programs. She has nearly thirty years of experience in clinical dental hygiene practice and has led numerous dental hygiene missions worldwide providing care to underserved areas. She makes time to work in Private practice monthly in the Chicagoland area. 


Tami authors and presents on a multitude of dental hygiene related topics; predominately hands on instrument sharpening and clinical techniques.  She is committed to supporting dental professionals with research and experience. When not educating, sharpening, scaling or active in professional organizations, you might find Tami plotting the next dental mission trip. She is committed to dentistry and quality patient care while providing a lasting positive impression in the lives of learners. 


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