Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE

 Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE

Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE

Thursday, April 7, 2011
1. 9 am – 12:00 pm
2. 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
ODA Courses
3 CE Credits each



1. Perky Perio 
This course is for the dental health care professional who’s still slightly interested in periodontal disease and looking for exciting new material and sure ways to present, treat and maintain it.

It’s hard to believe that periodontal infections can create so much trouble in the body. Come find out the hows and the whys. The physiology of infections isn’t that complex. The hygienist with an eye towards health is invited to this exciting program of science.

Learning Objectives:
• New and better disease detection
• Manage the infection using blood markers
• Find ways to communicate with your patients
• Treatment options you’ve just read about

2. The Ultimate Prevention Plan - Conception to College

From birth to High School Graduation, oral health care providers in private practice have a unique prevention based relationship with their patients. By teaching caregivers and eventually becoming the first oral care provider to an infant or small child we build a relationships that will allow a child to grow up virtually free of dental decay. Follow along as we travel through the first milestones of life and touch on different ways to incorporate preventive strategies and modalities for all of life’s curves and events. This half day course is packed with information most hygienists wonder about, or wished they knew more about.

The goals of this course are to ignite dental hygienists imagination and extinguish boredom. They include finding the treasures in the oral health care aisles at the store, as well as new science to help our patients keep their teeth a life time. The Ultimate Prevention Plan ~ Conception to College includes mothers (care givers) infants, children, teens, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer treatments, piercing, properly fitted mouth guards, soda pop, chewing gum and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Caries Balance
  • Diabetes and oral health
  • Sleep apnea in children
  • How xylitol can change the face of caries incidence
  • Appropriate use of fluoride


Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, FACE is an international speaker, writer, and practiced general dental hygienist. She is a graduate of Marquette University and the school of hard knocks.  Ms. Gutkowski is an award winning writer and international speaker. She also publishes and authors of The Purple Guide series of books. She is the past President of the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association and CareerFusion coach, Leadership Award Winner from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. She is also the 2008 Alumna of the Year award winner from Marquette University School of Health Science. Her courses center on early diagnosis and minimal invasion by the care providers. Her books are available online at