Ms. Lisa Mallonee Diet, Nutrition, Oral & Systemic Health Dallas, TX


*Registration opens December 6, 2022.
  • MPH, RDH, RD, LD
  • Professor and Graduate Program Director, Texas A&M School of Dentistry
  • Author, The Dental Hygienists' Guide to Nutritional Care , Wilkins' Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Thursday Courses
Th201 - Assisting Essentials
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00

Dr. Mark Hyman 

Assisting Essentials

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Listen, learn, and laugh your way through a fast-paced, humorous review of "The High Impact Private Practice Dental Assistant." Learn how to capitalize on other skills to improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your team produces. Learn systems you can implement today to lower stress, prevent burn out, and increase your enjoyment of dentistry. Review clinical cases from the doctor and team perspectives. Debate the fact -communication is a wonderful thing; you should try it sometime. Employ systems to lower stress and prevent burnout.

 

Ms. Shannon Pace Brinker

From Our Side Of The Chair: Materials and Techniques for the Dental Assistant

9:30 - 11 a.m.

This fast-paced lecture discusses everyday products, equipment, and materials that assistants use and should be familiar with. Learn about the latest dental materials and how they can impact your practice. There may even be a few giveaways!

 

Lunch is on your own 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

Ms. Stephanie Botts

Protecting your Most Valuable Instrument: Your Body!

12 - 1:30 p.m.

The dental profession is at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), with up to 96% of practitioners reporting pain due to clinical work habits. This is due to repetitive movements, bending, twisting, reaching, incorrect operator and patient positioning, and performing repetitive movements in a static posture.

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the working environment to the practitioner, instead of forcing one's body to acclimate to the environment. Practicing proper ergonomics can increase productivity, decrease pain, and lengthen one's career. Allowing the individual to practice pain-free, ergonomics can increase the quality of one's life and work satisfaction.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will learn ergonomic techniques, stretches and equipment choices to allow them to practice pain-free.

 

Ms. Lisa Mallonee     

Life Saving PPE Essentials: Diet, Exercise, Self Care

1:30 - 3 p.m.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As dental professionals, we are in a unique position to provide our patients with the highest degree of preventive healthcare. There has been a dramatic shift in lifestyle habits over the last year. Masks, face shields, gloves, glasses and expensive air filtration systems in our dental offices help guard and protect us at work BUT what we do OUTSIDE of our dental operatories to maintain our bodies and health should be a KEY priority in each of our lives.

Following the presentation, attendees should be able to:
1. Discuss how lifestyle habits contribute to the aging process, sleep quality and weight.
2. Integrate emerging science on diet, exercise and self-care into a personal plan of action.
3. Redefine exercise as a method of health maintenance rather than weight loss.
4. Identify healthy eating patterns and lifestyle modifications to promote optimal health.

 

Th304 - Size Matters: Obesity and Periodontal Health
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The population is growing and so are its waist lines! How can the dental team be part of the solution to the obesity crisis? In this course we will discuss ongoing research regarding diet and nutrition as it relates to oral health. Attendees will learn practical applications to promote healthy habits for ourselves and our patients. 

Friday Courses
Fr256 - WARNING: Being Female May Be Hazardous to Your Health! Women, Nutrition and Oral Health: Implications Throughout the Lifecycle
Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00

From the teenage years to the golden years a woman goes through many changes. Some of these changes often have an impact on oral health. As oral health practitioners, dentists need to arm themselves with knowledge about these various changes to better provide female patients with optimum care. In this course you will learn the interrelationship between oral health and overall health at various stages throughout the lifecycle.

Fr334 - Nutrition Myths, Diet Fallacies and Magical Unicorns: Oh MY!
Time: 1 - 2:30 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Everyone wants to find the holy grail of weight loss - giving in to diets that promise rapid loss of pounds, no exercise and the ability to eat whatever he or she wants! Fad diet practices can impact oral health and treatment outcomes. Weight loss surgery is a growing trend for those who have struggled with losing pounds. This course will help dental professionals recognize the potential implications for the oral cavity of these types of weight loss strategies.

Saturday Courses
Sa364 - Life-Saving PPE Essentials: Diet, Exercise, Self Care
Time: 10 - 11:30 AM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As dental professionals, we are in a unique position to provide our patients with the highest degree of preventive healthcare. What we do to maintain our bodies and health should be a KEY priority in each of our lives. Following the presentation, attendees should be able to: 1. Discuss how lifestyle habits contribute to the aging process, sleep quality and weight. 2. Integrate emerging science on diet, exercise and self-care into a personal plan of action. 3. Redefine exercise as a method of health maintenance rather than weight loss. 4. Identify healthy eating patterns and lifestyle modifications to promote optimal health.