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The Benefits of a Hygiene Microscope

Presented by Tosha Kozloski, RDH
Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
On Demand CE Webinar. Recorded May 4, 2023. Review December 31, 2023
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COURSE FEE:  Complimentary

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credits

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  010 Basic Sciences. Pharmacotherapeutics, Emerging Technology

MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Webinar | Recorded May 4, 2023. Review December 31, 2023

SPEAKER: Tosha Kozloski, RDH  BIO HERE

CE SUPPORTER: TOSH. Treating Oral-Systemic Health

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser


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COURSE SUMMARY:  Is there any secret about why intra-oral cameras are all the rage in dentistry? Of course not. We've all seen the benefits of “showing versus telling” for restorative dental needs. This course will show how a phase-contrast microscope is an intra-oral camera for periodontal disease. Phase- contrast microscopes have come a long way since the 80’s. From the ease of use, price point, and now 4K live video, seeing really is believing! The slithery motion of pathogenic bacteria not only grabs our patient’s attention, but it also gives us the ability to show versus tell them what is causing their gingivitis, or periodontal disease. This interactive and objective tool enhances the clinician’s and patient’s understanding of the infection, allowing for better and more personalized treatment options.


  1. Recognize the role of biofilm in periodontal disease.

  2. Identify the difference between a high risk and low risk plaque (aka biofilm) samples.

  3. Understand the key players in the mouth-body connection, and their role in causing periodontal and systemic diseases.

  4. Appreciate how a hygiene microscope aids in the shift from a mechanical model to a medical model in dentistry.

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Tosha Kozloski, RDH

Tosha Kozloski, RDH, is the founder of TOSH (Teaching Oral-Systemic Health). She’s a dental consultant and educator dedicated to creating health-centered clinicians, bridging the dental-medical gap, and reigniting careers. Tosha teaches teams to pivot from the often-practiced reactionary model to a science-backed wellness model. She’s proven that a wellness-centered hygiene program creates value-based dentistry, a huge benefit in any economy! Tosha is an expert educator in dental hygiene. Her skillset allows her to teach dental teams across the globe how to engage their patients, become inspired clinicians, and skyrocket their production. When practice owners adopt these wellness-based principles, they achieve a healthier, happier, and more profitable hygiene department.

Tosha Kozloski,RDH
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DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: This course is sponsored by TOSH. Treating Oral-Systemic Health. Tosha Kozloski, RDH is the founder of TOSH Treating Oral-Systemic Health, and declares a financial affiliation with TOSH.

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company, Virtual Dontics®. Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based upon the speaker's own clinical experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.    Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.

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