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Dental Hygiene Program Hosts Oral Health Conference

Dental professionals from across northcentral Pennsylvania attend the 16th annual Oral Health Conference in Penn’s Inn.
Dental professionals from across northcentral Pennsylvania attend the 16th annual Oral Health Conference in Penn’s Inn.
Tom Viola, speaker, teacher, author and registered pharmacist, provides insight on pain management in the dental profession.
Tom Viola, speaker, teacher, author and registered pharmacist, provides insight on pain management in the dental profession.

The dental hygiene program hosted the Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center’s 16th annual Oral Health Conference on Oct. 27. The event was held in Penn’s Inn and attracted 200 dental professionals from across the state. The audience included 81 graduates of the Penn College program and 36 second-year dental hygiene students. Rhonda S. Walker, alumni relations specialist, and Kimberly R. Cassel, director of alumni relations, attended to welcome the alumni group to campus. The keynote speaker was Tom Viola, registered pharmacist and certified consultant pharmacist, who provided a presentation on the pharmacological aspects of pain management for dental professionals titled “I Haven’t Got Time for the Pain!”
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