Study Clubs

Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Offers a Dental Hygiene Study Club

The art and science of dentistry is always changing, which is why Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry offers a study club for dental hygienists. Our goal is to provide an interactive, engaging, and effective environment where dental hygienists from Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland can gather together to learn and grow.

Group study has been shown to be a highly effective way to learn. Here are just a few of the powerful benefits of studying with other dental hygiene professionals.

Review New Products and Technologies

Stay informed on the latest technologies in dentistry, including upcoming dental instruments, products, or techniques that could make patient treatment easier and more effective. During group study, hygienists have the chance to discuss new products and technologies, as well as researching ways to implement them safely and efficiently in their practices.

Interactive Study

The American Dental Hygienists Association is constantly releasing new statements, research studies, and procedural guidelines to make dental hygiene safer and more effective. During our meetings, we frequently discuss these new recommendations and offer interactive study for our attendees.

Meet New Friends and Network

One of the best things about our dental hygiene study group is the chance to meet new friends in the same field and create larger networks of dental professionals. From fellow hygienists to periodontists in Washington D.C., you will be able to rub elbows with some of the area’s finest dental experts.

Gain New Perspectives

Group study is also a great way to gain new perspectives regarding dental care, patient interactions, billing and coding procedures, and a myriad of other topics. Come to our meetings to discover new ways to make your dental office run more smoothly and effectively.

Engage in Real-World Discussions

Our regular dental hygiene group study sessions don’t center around long lectures. Instead, we encourage our visiting professionals to engage in real-world discussions with each other to share ideas, knowledge, and perspectives. Our goal is to uplift the entire group by finding fresh solutions to routine dental hygiene concerns.

Complete Continuing Education Hours

Every state has its own rules regarding continuing education. Our group study time might count towards your yearly continuing education hourly requirements. Check out the rules in your state, or visit www.adha.org for a more complete list of licensure requirements.

Maryland

Licensing Fees
$182
Cycle Length
Every Two Years
Renewal Dates and Deadlines
Between May 1 and June 30. For licenses ending in odd numbers, renew on odd years. For licenses ending in even numbers, renew on even years.
Allowable Study and Volunteer Credits
Up to 17 hrs. self-study permitted. Up to 8 hrs. voluntary dental hygiene service permitted.
Special Requirements and Reporting Criteria
CPR Infection control up to 2 hours every cycle. Abuse and neglect up to 2 hours every other cycle.

Washington, D.C.

Licensing Fees
$136 (+$25 local anesthesia)
Cycle Length
Every 2 Years
Renewal Dates and Deadlines
Dec. 31 of odd years
Allowable Study and Volunteer Credits
Up to 8 hrs. self-study permitted.
Special Requirements and Reporting Criteria
CPR 2 hours of infection control.

Virginia

Licensing Fees
$75
Cycle Length
Every Year
Renewal Dates and Deadlines
March 15th
Allowable Study and Volunteer Credits
Unlimited self-study permitted
Special Requirements and Reporting Criteria
If hygienist monitors patients under sedation, they require 4 hours of continuing education in CPR every 2 years.

Periodontists Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.