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Meet Kathy

Kathy has been a dental hygienist, educator, speaker, author, consultant, seminar, and study club leader for over 40 years.  She speaks frequently about the correct classification, documentation, treatment planning, and CDT procedure code selection for patients when it comes to dental hygiene procedures. In addition, she holds a license with the ADA for Current Dental Terminology© which allows her to provide the most up-to-date understanding of current dental procedure codes.

Kathy S Forbes
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Unlocking Success Through
Dental Procedure Coding Excellence

With a passion for empowering hygienists and enhancing patient care through comprehensive knowledge of CDT procedure codes, Kathy's coaching and speaking engagements are transformative.

  • Extensive Experience in Dental Hygiene Education

  • Energetic and Engaging Approach

  • Simplifies the Complexities of Procedure Coding

Kathy S Forbes Speaker Packet


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"Thank you for everything: your insight, knowledge, and experience much appreciated as well as the humor!"

What They Didn’t Teach in Dental Hygiene School

The Dental Hygiene Coding Coach:

Unleashing the Potential of Dental Hygienists Through Expert Procedure Coding Knowledge and Transformative Training

ADA CTD Procedure Codes

Visit the ADA Website for Resources on CDT Procedure Codes

Kathy S Forbes | Sunstar Award of Distinction

Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction Winner

In 2023, Kathy S Forbes achieved a remarkable milestone in her career by being named a recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction. Established in 2002, the award has long been considered a pinnacle of the dental hygiene profession, honoring a select group of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and have excelled within their personal platforms. Among a total of 143 esteemed dental hygienists who have received this award, Kathy S Forbes stands out as a trailblazer and an inspiration. Her dedication to advancing the field of dental hygiene, her commitment to educating and empowering hygienists, and her unwavering passion for improving patient care have set her apart as a true luminary in the dental industry.

Inaugural member of the ADHA Professional Fellows Program

As a Fellow, Kathy S Forbes has demonstrated exceptional leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the advancement of dental hygiene. Her innovative work in the field of dental hygiene procedure coding, her extensive educational outreach, and her numerous speaking engagements have left an indelible mark on the industry. Kathy's achievement as a Fellow of the American Dental Hygienists' Association underscores her as a trailblazer and a respected leader within her profession, making her a trusted source of knowledge and guidance for dental hygienists nationwide.

ADHA Fellows


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Kathy's Comprehensive Collection of Dental Hygiene Insights

With a career spanning over four decades, she has poured her expertise and insights into a multitude of publications, providing valuable guidance for dental professionals across the world.

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