Greater Loudoun Hygiene Study Club

A professional Study Club for Dental Hygienists, affiliate of Seattle Study Club

Now in our 3rd year, with membership growing by leaps and bounds, the Hygiene Study Club looks forward to a truly amazing year packed with many different topics and unique experiences. Our 2012-2013 calendar is expanded to include 6 programs, 2 of which will be in conjunction with Greater Loudoun Study Club. Our year kicks off in October with the latest updates on diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea, presented by Dr. Robert Gallegos and Dr. Jay Vandervort. Early in November the hygienists will learn techniques and resources for the management of TMJ from Dr. Walter Collazo. On November 30 the GLHSC is invited to join GLSC for an all day presentation on Dental Pharmacotherapy and Impact of Alternative Medicine by nationally recognized expert Karen Baker. January has VCU’s esteemed Professor of Oral Pathology and storyteller extraordinaire, Dr. John Svirsky bringing us up to date on Oral Pathology. In March we will head out to the new Purcellville office of Dr. Tom Grisius for training in Orthodontic appliance care. And our year wraps up in April with a lecture and hands-on presentation entitled “Mastering the Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Scaling Device” brought to us by Brasseler USA.

Mission: Since 2004 Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has proudly sponsored the Greater Loudoun Study Club, a member of the Seattle Study Club whose mission is bringing educational excellence and advancement to dentists around the world. In 2010 we began a study club exclusively for Loudoun County Dental Hygienists; the Greater Loudoun Hygiene Study Club. This study club is dedicated to excellence in the field of dental hygiene. Our goal is to facilitate higher learning to help you be the best in your profession while creating a team environment that fosters lasting friendships among peers.

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April 26th was an excellent meeting for doctors, hygienists, and staff. Dynamic speaker Marco Brindis presented so much important information on the Conus system for full mouth implant reconstruction. Greater Loudoun Study Club says a big Thank You to Dentsply for partnering with us to bring this cutting edge education to our members.

We are looking forward to a full day of education from another world class presenter!

Tuesday March 5, 2019

[02/21/19]   Leesburg Family Smiles-Dr.’s Collazo, Brown,and Lincoln- need a sub hygienist Monday February 25th from 9am to 6 pm.
The office is located at near the Wegmans. Please help out if you can :-)

Please contact Nancy at [email protected]
1614Village Market Blvd, Ste. 100
Leesburg VA 20175
703 777-8777

Thank you CROSSTEX for an informative meeting on the important topic of infection prevention!

Join us January 31st and stay on top of your game with the best, most current information on dental water safety and infection prevention. Presented by Crosstex

Looking forward to this extremely timely and important presentation.

Looking forward to a great meeting Tuesday Oct. 16th. Dr. Jones will be reviewing Oral Pathology and talking about the dangers of vaping, its impact on oral health, and the signs and symptoms dental hygienists must know.

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Join us this year as we explore the many FACETS of Dental Hygiene!

Don't miss this fabulous meeting! Isolite Systems is graciously sponsoring our meeting and several lucky hygienists will go home with an Isovac! Come learn about this latest technology.

We had a packed house for tonight's presentation on Sleep Medicine by Dr. Tracey Nguyen. Lots of valuable information on a new and very important topic in dental healthcare.

We are kicking off 2018 with an expert presentation on the HOTTEST topic in dentistry today! Don't miss it!

[11/07/17]   Greater Loudoun Study Club Presents
David Schwab
“Creating a Culture of Accountability”
Friday November 10th
8:00am-12:00pm Doctors and Staff (4 hours CE)
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Dr. Dulles 20166

Looking forward to a productive seminar with Practice Management guru David Schwab. "An internationally known seminar speaker, Dr. Schwab presents practical, user-friendly practice management and marketing seminars for the entire dental team. Fast-paced, filled with humor, and overflowing with “pearls,” Dr. Schwab’s seminars are as popular as they are useful. His lecture topics include developing brand identity, effectively using social media, revving up internal marketing, improving verbal skills, providing team leadership, and increasing case acceptance." See you November 10th!

No October meeting, but we are looking forward to a great presentation on Friday November 10th!

Greater Loudoun Hygiene Study Club practices exercises to strengthen and heal from work related stress and strain. Thank you Dr. Perron!

Many thanks to Dr. Perron for our fabulous Kick Off meeting! So much great information, instruction and exercises to help us feel our best and deal effectively with the physical stress that is an everyday reality of dental hygiene practice.

Click here to support Operation Smile Dominican Mission organized by Jade T Bernard Since 2009, Operation Smile has conducted medical programs in the cities of La Romana, Santo Domingo, and La Vega. In 2013, Operation Smile partnered with professors and students at Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo to launch the country’s first dental program. On October 14-21st 2017...

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Enjoy these last days of summer! Looking forward to seeing you all September 14th!


Greater Loudoun Hygiene Study Club

Greater Loudoun Hygiene Study Club is ending the year in a wonderful way- together with our doctors and staff, learning to stay healthy and ways to help our patients stay healthy!!

What a fabulous way to end our year! We had an amazing turnout and are learning so much about heart attack, stroke, & diabetes prevention from Dr. Amy Doneen.

time change for Friday, breakfast at 8 am. Looking forward to a great meeting, so much important information!

Seattle Study Club

Looking forward to hearing Dr. Doneen speak on June 2nd!

Seattle Study Club speaker Dr. Amy Doneen reveals that millions of Americans have a dental disorder that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Greater Loudoun Study Club

Saw this friendly face this morning as Jay and I were enjoying our coffee and morning papers. Our own Restorative Advisor Bob Robert A. Gallegos. What a smart guy!

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Timeline Photos

Looking for a way to fill up all that free time? ;-)
Remember our upcoming meeting next Thursday, March 9th! Dr. Tom Grisius presents "Clinical Considerations in Orthodontics", 6-9 pm at Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North. See you soon!

American Eagle Instruments, Inc.

Please join us on Saturday, February 4th, 11 AM EST for a FREE 1 CE Webinar, Instrumentation Trends: The Future has Arrived.

Seems like everyone throughly enjoyed our Night at the Movies at Cobb Theatres. Great education from internationally respected experts on Dental Implantology and Peri-implantitis.

The reviews are in! Thursday's GLSC Night at the Movies was packed with excellent information and cutting-edge technique education. Dr's Leziy and Miller knocked it out of the park! It was a great evening shared by our Greater Loudoun Hygiene Study Club. Dental hygienists staying at the top of their game!

Thank you very much to Karen Siebert and American Eagle Instruments, Inc. for a fabulous holiday meeting last night! We raffled off 4 instruments, an office stool and 8 poinsettias! Santa Claus was in the house ;-)

Denver C130D

BIG thank you to Crown Seating for co sponsoring our meeting tonight and sending us this beautiful office stool to raffle!

Just Arrived!! Some Holiday Cheer, courtesy of CROWN SEATING! This beautiful Denver Saddle Stool with Memory Foam Seat will be raffled at our meeting tomorrow night!

Looking forward to our December 1st meeting! Sponsored by American Eagle Instruments, Inc.

American Eagle Instruments, Inc.

Starting to plan for our December 1st meeting with American Eagle Instruments!

Dr. Andrew Goldsmith explains why it is key for clinicians to have high quality instruments in this article below!

Here's a fun one, Dr. V and me at our first Dental Ball! San Diego 1992. Thank you to all our American Veterans :-)

Today in Periodontology presented by Lisa Marvil, D.M.D.

Image: Marvil Periodontics, P.L.L.C. - Lisa A. Marvil, D.M.D., M.H.S.

Thursday, October 13th 6-9pm
Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, 22400 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn
GLHSC presents:
Lisa Marvil, D.M.D. - Today in Periodontology

Lecture Synopsis:

This course will introduce participants to the most current topics and avenues of research in periodontology, including tissue engineering, laser therapy, and diagnosis and treatment of peri-implantitis.

Learning Objectives:

· Review and understand new and emerging topics in periodontology

· Learn about the role of lasers in periodontal treatment

· Review and understand the current recommendations in management of peri-implantitis

About our Speaker:

Lisa A. Marvil D.M.D., M.H.S.

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Fellow of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Dr. Lisa Marvil grew up in Loudoun County, had her first pony by the time she was three, was a member of the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club and attended Lovettsville Elementary, Blueridge Middle School and finally Loudoun Valley High School. It has always been her goal to return to Loudoun County where she has such fond childhood memories and raise a family of her own.

She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in English Literature and completed a Masters in teaching at Duke University. After the experience of teaching both abroad and in the US, Lisa decided she might be interested in pursuing something else. She called her family dentist in Leesburg and asked if she could come and help out, and from that moment on she was hooked. She left her small horse farm in Lovettsville, and Lisa attended dental school at Harvard University.

After graduating from Harvard where she was the recipient of the Quintessence Award for Excellence in Clinical Periodontology, she received a Masters degree in Health Sciences and her Certificate in Periodontology from the Medical University of South Carolina where she was chief resident in her final year. Her research interests include laboratory research in mucositis secondary to anti-neoplastic treatment and clinical evaluation of long-term implant survival rates. Dr. Marvil is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Found on Google from

We are looking forward to kicking off our GLHSC year October 13th with a Perio Review presented by Dr. Lisa Marvil. See if you can find her in these pictures :-)

Our 2016-2017 Kick Off at Topgolf was TEE-Rrific!! We had a wonderful evening meeting new colleagues and reconnecting with dear friends. We are looking forward to another year of excellence in professional education.

You can't beat treats at work!! My girl and Mariela

Staff enjoying #ediblearrangement !! Family Dentistry Gregory S. Direnzo, DMD and Kelly M. Lincoln, DDS

Expert Tip - Head and Neck Exams - Ms. Catrice Opichka

An important message from Seattle Study Club's own Catrice Opichka RDH. Many of you here in Loudoun Co. implement this into your practices already, but its a great reminder. Catrice is a wonderful speaker, hopefully she will present to our group next year.

Implementing a simple procedure in your practice could save lives. Ms. Opichka explains how in this Expert Tip.

Summertime fun! We went to the Loudoun County Fair and ran into Dr. Grisius and his son getting ready to auction their rooster. Dr. Vandervort was so impressed he bought it!

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