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Thyroid 101: The Butterfly Effect

Course Description: 

 Are you ready to elevate your role as a dental professional and make a lasting impact on your patients' lives? As dental professionals, we are the first line of defense in recognizing potential systemic issues. The thyroid gland plays a monumental role in overall well-being. However, symptoms of thyroid disease can often go unnoticed or be mistaken for other conditions, especially in the multi-tasking, fast-paced lives most Americans live.

 In Thyroid 101, we will unravel the intricacies of the thyroid, uncover the tell-tale signs of thyroid dysfunction, locate the thyroid gland, and give you tools to embrace the vital role you play in caring for your patient’s WHOLESELF wellness.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the function of the thyroid Gland
  • Identify common symptoms of the thyroid Disease
  • Pinpoint the location of the Thyroid Gland
  • Understand your clinical role as a dental provider 

Speaker Bio:

Janiece C. Ervin, RDH, BSDH, is a seasoned clinical dental hygienist with 20 years of experience. As a speaker and published author in RDH Magazine and Inside Dental Hygiene Magazine, she is dedicated to preventing workplace disengagement and promoting joy in professional environments. A Certified Workplace Wellness Specialist, Janiece designs impactful wellness programs that foster positive workspaces.

 A dedicated entrepreneur, she founded DEN Smiles, a travel dental hygiene company, the DEN Study Club, a national educational platform, and The DEN List, a comprehensive dental community resource. Janiece actively contributes to the dental community through her writing and volunteer work with the Colorado Dental Hygiene Association, where she has held multiple board positions.



Ask Dr. Derek Session 

After the Thyroid 101 course Dr. Derek will answer questions that have been submitted. (all questions will be submitted anonymously to Dr. Derek)

Why is Dr. Derek putting himself out there?  He wants to be a lifeline for you in your dental career. He understands and respects the critical partnership between the Dentist and Dental Hygienist. This month's Saturday School Event is funded by Dr. Derek so that he may continue to pour back into his dental community. 

What can you ask Dr. Derek? He said anything BUT do keep it clean and professional.

Here are some example questions:

  • Afraid to ask your boss a question? Ask Dr. Derek
  • Clinical questions? Ask Dr. Derek
  • What would you do about ____? Ask Dr. Derek


Register for Thyroid 101: The Butterfly Effect with Ask Dr. Derek Session

Your AGD Pace CE credit is provided by Dental Explorer Network for this course. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions