Des Moines District Spring Meeting 2022



Des Moines District Dental Society Spring Meeting 2022

Friday, April 29

Open to ALL Des Moines District Spring Meeting and IDEAS22 registrants.


8:30 - 10:00 AMDr. Hazel GlasperThe Comprehensive Process: Health, Function, and Aesthetics 1.5
10:00 - 10:30 AMMorning Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - NoonDr. Hazel GlasperThe Comprehensive Process: Health, Function, and Aesthetics 1.5
Noon - 1:00 PMLunch in Exhibit Hall (included)
1:00 - 2:30 PMMs. Marti SantizoThe Science of Whitening, Something New to Smile About1.5
2:30 - 2:45 PMAfternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45 - 4:15 PMMs. Marti SantizoThe Science of Whitening, Something New to Smile About 1.5

Dr. Hazel Glasper  |  The Comprehensive Process: Health, Function, and Aesthetics (3 CEUs)
 8:30 AM to Noon

Course Description: The mouth is the gateway to the body. Too often patients approach the care of their mouths independently from the rest of their bodies. Empower patients to advocate for their health through a comprehensive and “wholistic” approach to dentistry while simultaneously increasing your value and their perception of dentistry. From increased production and collections to improved administrative and clinical team morale, and greater service excellence, the Principles of Health, Function, and Aesthetics are the key to practice growth and defining the role of dentistry in healthcare.

Des Moines District Spring Meeting 2022Hazel Glasper, DDS, received her Bachelor of Science in biology at Spelman College. She continued her education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she received her Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery. Dr. Glasper completed her post-graduate residency program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.

Her postgraduate work included training with some of today’s finest restorative and cosmetic dentists, including Pete Dawson, Ross Nash, David Hornbrook, and Bill Dorfman. Dr. Glasper teaches dental continuing education courses for dentists and their teams across the country, sharing her passion, knowledge, and skills in comprehensive dentistry. She leads the “Teach Me Dental” movement which is redefining how the public understands and treats their dental health.

In 1999, Dr. Glasper opened her practice at Revive Dental Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry to serve patients in Marriottsville, MD. Dr. Glasper is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland Dental Association, and Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. She is licensed in the states of Maryland and New Jersey.

Des Moines District Spring Meeting 2022

Ms. Marti Santizo  |  The Science of Whitening, Something New to Smile About (3 CEUs)
1:00 to 4:15 PM

Course Description: Would you believe 88 percent of your patients want whiter teeth? Delivering an easy to achieve, whiter, more youthful smile with virtually no sensitivity will make you a hero to your patients. This course reviews the science behind dental whitening, small steps you can take to increase treatment acceptance and implement an efficient, state-of-the-art whitening system that will transform the whitening experience for both you and your patient. This program discusses the mechanism of action of hydrogen peroxide with an enhanced peroxide delivery method, the synergistic effects of a shorter wavelength LED device and their combined implication for easier and more rapid tooth whitening. Strategies for engaging patient whitening discussions and the management of patient clinical outcome expectations will be explored.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the mechanism of action of tooth-whitening technology including enhanced peroxide delivery and shorter wavelength LED device.
  • Identify factors affecting whitening treatment expectations.
  • Practice communication skills to discuss whitening for greater patient acceptance.
  • Design effective marketing practices and programs for whitening as a practice builder.

Marti Santizo, RDH, MBAMarti Santizo, RDH, MBA, is a Professional Education Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals covering the Western United States. She joined Colgate following a diverse career as a private practice clinical hygienist, a corporate regional manager, and a dental hygiene program director.

Ms. Santizo graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dental Hygiene with her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Santizo has over 25 years of experience in private practice; 17 years were spent working with Dr. Gordon Christensen, where she sat on the board of Clinicians Report (CR, formerly known as CRA).

Ms. Santizo is an active member of ADEA and ADHA. She has served on the Utah Oral Health Coalition, Utah Dental Hygiene Educators’ Consortium, the Board of Directors for Clinicians Report (CR Foundation), and the Ethics Committee for the Utah Board of Dentists and Dental Hygienists. As both a Corporate Regional Manager and Dental Hygiene Program Director, she has educated dental hygiene students, territory oral care consultants, and practicing dental professionals on best products and practice techniques. Her ability to speak Spanish has been utilized to help with the translation of educational media and improve patient communication both in the operatory and in her humanitarian efforts in Latin America.

Des Moines District Spring Meeting 2022


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