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Esther Wilkins Symposium

Live Online Webinar
Saturday, November 6, 2021 | Two Live Webinars. Attend one, or both!

Registration is free. Webinars are hosted on Zoom. You must register for each webinar separately.

Morning Session

9:45 am - 1:15 pm EST

  • What is the Impact Nicotine Vaping has on Oral Health?


Afternoon Session

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

  • The Misinformation Effect: Evaluating the Science for Patient Care



Kelley M. Martell, RDH, BSDH, MSDH is a Registered Dental Hygienist and currently sits as Department Chair for Interdisciplinary Health Sciences and Allied Health Programs at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. She has vast experience and knowledge in all aspects of dental hygiene practice with a special concentration in preventive dental hygiene care and non-surgical periodontal therapy. She has over 20 years of experience in clinical and didactic dental hygiene education. Kelley has conducted original research related to nicotine vaping and oral health which has been published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, and she has contributed to the upcoming 14th edition of Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist in the chapter relating to The Patient with Nicotine Disorders. She has lectured on the topic of vaping and its relationship to oral health throughout New England and the Southeast. Kelley obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northeastern University and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Dental Hygiene Science from The Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston, MA. She completed her Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA.

Cathy Draper, RDH, MS is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Foothill College in the Biological and Health Sciences Division, and practiced clinically for over 40 years in a general, cosmetic and implant practice in Mountain View, California. Cathy has presented continuing education programs across the country and internationally on a variety of topics ranging from the human papilloma virus and oropharyngeal cancer, implant maintenance, and infection control. She has been a frequent contributor to a number of publications, including two dental hygiene textbooks, and is the current managing editor of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. In addition to her years of service to the dental hygiene profession, Cathy has been a library reference associate at the Stanford Hospital Health Library, assisting patients and their families access scientifically based health information since 1994. In 2015, she received the Stanford Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award. She was the 2020 recipient of the ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene.


The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association. This program will provide 6 contact hours of continuing education credit (3 contact hours per session).

Credit: All participants must register for each session under their individual profile on, attend the entire presentation and complete evaluation of the presentation. Upon evaluation completion, participants will receive an electronic statement of credit. Attendance will be verified.

Evaluation: All participants will have the opportunity to review the presentations and speaker, and to identify future educational needs. Evaluation completion is required to claim credit


Catherine K. Draper, RDH, MS and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.