Welcome to the Connecticut Wine Tour

Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.Ed | The Ultrasonic Whisperer


Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF | The Dental WINEgenist

welcome you to a continuing dental education experience like no other

  • Event Overview

    8 CE Credits | Finger Foods | Cocktail Reception | Yoga | Wine Tours

  • Advanced Ultrasonic Instrumentation Hands-on Clinic

    [3 CE] Marianne Dryer, the Ultrasonic Whisperer, delivers individualized hands-on instrumentation in an energetic and supportive style

  • 2017 AAP Periodontal Classifications

    [3 CE] Katrina Sanders, the Dental WINEgenist, discusses the new periodontal classifications, including staging and grading disease. Case studies included

  • Co-Diagnosis Workshop

    [1 CE] Unpack ideas regarding how to deliver elevated patient care in collaboration with your doctor.

  • Cocktail Reception

    Ditch the scrubs and enjoy a complimentary black-tie cocktail reception in the evening.

  • Yoga

    [1 CE] Indulge yourself in a morning of stretching, deep breathing and relaxation with sunrise yoga

  • Wine Tour

    Scale all day, then ROSE with our all day wine tour through the Connecticut Wine Trail in a limousine bus

"Wine is, perhaps, the closest thing the planet has to an elixir of life"


Conneticut Wine Tour

08.30.2019 - 08.31.20109

Friday August 30 2019 - Saturday August 31 2019
Registration: 8:00am

The Hilton Garden Inn
5 Watson Road
Preston, CT


Marianne Dryer is a dynamic speaker, educator and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention and radiology technique. Marianne’s experience in dentistry spans over 30 years. She is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine. Marianne was the first year coordinator at Collin College in Dallas Texas for six years where she was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year. She has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College since 2007. Marianne is also a Periodontal Instrumentation Instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc., an educational program for dental and dental hygiene faculty. She has been a strong advocate for introducing ultrasonic instrumentation into dental hygiene curriculums earlier and with more structured, foundational content.

She has been a strong advocate for introducing ultrasonic instrumentation into dental hygiene curriculums earlier and with more structured, foundational content. 



Masters in Education, St Joseph's College of Maine
Outstanding Faculty Award
Advisor of the Year nominee


Katrina M. Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF is an edgy, talented and captivating dental educator whose unwavering desire for excellence within the dental industry is perfectly paired with her knowledge and passion for wine. Known as “The Dental WINEgenist”, Katrina is enthusiastic about creating an environment in which her course participants feel supported, empowered and connected.

A level 1 sommelier as recognized by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Katrina is blazing a trail for passionate dental providers with her continuing education coursework. Katrina offers course content that challenges traditional views on taboo dental topics. Her infectious energy lights a fire within colleagues to instill true change within the industry while inspiring their continual growth.

A seeker and a dreamer, Katrina believes that we have an opportunity to elevate dentistry in the world. She aims to inspire colleagues to step into their greatness as content experts who are rich in knowledge, unwavering in ethics and strong in character.


NEW: Katrina was featured in DeW Autumn issue — read here!


Level I Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
Member, Guild Somm
Premium Wine Lover, Direct Cellars
VIP Member, Aridus Wine Co.


"Because of her witty charm and ability to connect with others, Marianne excels as an educator. She is equal parts dynamic and authentically real. She is the kind of teacher we all hope to have at least once in our lifetime!"

                    ~Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD

"Every time I hear Katrina Sanders speak, I'm delighted by her smarts, humor and her one-of-a-kind style that has made me a big fan.  She's the kind of speaker I like the best: one who contributes to making the dental care experience better for everyone."

                    ~Dr Paul Homoly, CSP

Marianne Dryer is one of the most engaging, professional, knowledgeable and entertaining speakers I've ever had the pleasure of hearing.

                    ~Tammy Hale, MEd


We are incredibly humbled to support those who support us in our collective mission to encourage excellence and inspiration in the dental hygiene industry.

DS Sirona

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Dentsply Sirona, for the collaboration.

Contact Marianne to Participate as a Sponsor


  1. Hello there Katrina,
    I am Yvette Wagner RDH, the Greater Austin Dental Hygiene Association
    President! I am very excited that you chose our city for your event. I am in hopes of receiving more information on the details for your event so that we can promote it in our Austin component newsletter.
    I have watched your video and know that you are on the TDHA Facebook page, but I thought reaching out to you would be a good way of introducing
    Yvette Wagner RDH
    Greater Austin Dental Hygiene Association

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