Ms. Shannon Nanne Oral Pathology Sagamore Hills, OH

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  • Executive Director, The Global Oral Cancer Forum
  • Authored articles in RDH, JPH, In Focus and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
  • Recipient, The Award for Excellence in Public Service from The Oral Cancer Foundation

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

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
Boning Up on Osteoporosis: An Update for the Dental Team

This highly informative session will provide the most current evidence for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Intertwining medical
and dental management throughout, allowing participants to gather personal and professional insights.


9:30 - 11 a.m.
Ms. Judy Bendit
Something to Chew On: The Effects of Aging on Oral Health

Just like all of us, our patients are advancing in age and are facing some complicated age-related consequences . Food impactions,
expanding restorations, temperature sensitivity, xerostomia, grinding and erosion are just a few of the many issues they will face as they
grow older. This course looks at the contributing factors that will be affecting our aging patients and provides an opportunity to discuss their
personal, and our professional dilemmas. We will chew on the facts and spit out potential solutions that will help us all age tastefully.


Note: Lunch is on your own from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Attendees will receive a $10 food and beverage voucher when arriving at the course, courtesy of Hinman Housing Powered by Eventsphere. The voucher can be redeemed at any Levy outlet in the Georgia World Congress Center.


12 - 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Samson Ng
Oral Pathology Update for the Hygienist 

Please join us for this interactive clinical-radiological-pathological correlation seminar designed to review clinical relevance of radiology/
pathology and dental therapeutics that hygienists commonly encounter in a community practice. This seminar will focus on clinical mucosal
examination identifying “WNL” versus “atypical” findings; principle of radiographic interpretation (nothing black and white, only something
in between; and clinical identification and management of oral viral, and fungal infection.


1:30 - 3 p.m.
Ms. Shannon Nanne
Jump With Me! Take That Step to Treating the Entire Patient, Not Just the Oral Cavity We Are Used To!

We are experts in our field trained to recognize abnormalities, provide patients’ education, teach prevention techniques, screen for early
detection, and provide prompt treatment. This is good intra-orally, but what happens when we see a mole on a patient’s face, lip, eye or skin
that keeps getting bigger every time we see them? About three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers
occur globally each year. By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to save a life!

Th313 - Prevention vs. Prosecution: How This Life Could Have Been Saved
Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
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Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The goal of cancer screening is to identify cancer early. Early diagnosis provides
a greater chance for a cure. Many people have abnormal sores in their mouths
with the great majority being noncancerous. Effective screening technique is
critical. Patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol use or prior head and neck
malignancy have a significant risk of developing cancer. Various management
options will be demonstrated to make patients comfortable managing their
symptoms associated with cancer therapies.

Friday Courses
Fr347 - The Oral Cavity: A Window Into Systemic Diseases
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Room: ,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Many medical conditions and diseases have oral side effects and complications
associated with them such as Xerostomia, Candida Infections, Stomatitis,
Mucositis and Burning Mouth Syndrome. Suffering from these conditions can
interfere with nutrition, function, overall health and quality of life. Attendees
will return to their practice ready to implement specific strategies in order to help
improve the lives of patients suffering from these conditions and recognize what
they may be suffering from within the oral cavity window.

Saturday Courses
Sa295 - Become a Hero of Dentistry and Solve the Dry Mouth Mystery!
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Room: ,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Xerostomia is not a disease but it is a serious condition that is annoying and
uncomfortable. Xerostomia is usually caused by a disease or an underlying
condition. It affects a patient’s quality of life while speaking, eating or even trying
to sleep. Hypo-salivation can damage the tissues of the mouth while presenting
a clinical challenge. Twenty-five percent of patients suffer from this affliction.
Contrary to myth, age is not a cause of dry mouth. This course will turn attendees
into dry mouth superheroes!

Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses