Speaker Information

Ms. Karen Davis
Richardson, TX
Hygiene

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst
Laguna Beach, CA
OSHA/Clinical Safety

Ms. Renee Graham
Lake Park, GA
Radiology

Dr. John Kalmar
Powell, OH
Oral Pathology

Ms. Sheri Kay
Black Mountain, NC
Team Development/Advanced Communication

Dr. Bethany Valachi
Portland, OR
Dental Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health


Prevention Convention

Prevention Convention


 


8 - 9 a.m.


Ms. Karen Davis


Think Outside the Mouth: Treatment Planning for Nonsurgical Periodontal Treatment


Discover what lies beyond traditional quadrant scaling and root planing for optimal nonsurgical results. This course will provide you an update on oral and systemic health interactions and will challenge you to consider risk factors “outside the mouth” to customize treatment plans to reduce disease risk and improve wellness. Discover keys to managing gingivitis and periodontitis long-term with your patients. You will leave equipped to identify existing patients with active disease, enroll them into nonsurgical treatment and integrate technologies to enhance outcomes.


 


9 - 10 a.m.


Ms. Renee Graham


Communicating with Confidence


Understanding the importance of relationships and the steps involved in creating an environment of trust and confidence between patient and practitioner are essential factors in helping patients feel comfortable when making dental decisions. But what factors drive the decision making process of dental patients? How does confidence in communication impact patient decisions and contribute to patient retention and treatment acceptance? Why is a comprehensive hygiene examination so critical to treatment acceptance? Why is a comprehensive hygiene examination so critical to treatment acceptance and collectively what role do these dynamics play in building patient trust and practice revenue? This course will review factors that influence dental patient's decision making and discuss the basics concepts of effective communication and relationship building. The importance of collaboration, co-diagnosis, and communication between the doctor and the hygienist will be highlighted including tips for implementing an efficient, consistent, and productive hygiene examination.


 


10 - 11 a.m.


Ms. Sheri Kay


Change your Thinking... Change your Hygiene Appointment


Today's research in psychology, human motivation, and neuroscience all relate to our work with patients. This energizing program for hygienists inspires new thinking and provides opportunities to facilitate patients toward making optimal health choices. Although some may refer to these as the "soft skills" they are actually the ones most necessary for practice health and profitability. As a perfect addition to the behavioral aspects of the hygienist/patient relationship, this program also delivers actionable "Monday morning tools" for: -Defining/enhancing your perio protocols -Using digital photography to deepen powers of observation -Engaging patients in co-discovery -Enhancing listening and delivery skills -Gaining clinical closure


 


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


 


12 - 1 p.m.


Dr. Bethany Valachi


Hygiene Shouldn’t be a Pain in the Neck


A staggering 80% of hygienists who retire early are forced to, due to work-related pain. This research-based seminar bridges the gap between dental ergonomics and work-related pain to help you prevent injury and increase career longevity. Discover how equipment selection, adjustment and positioning are affecting your health. -Learn how muscle imbalances can cause neck and shoulder pain and effective ergonomic interventions -Discover self-treatment strategies for preventing neck pain -Identify 3 ergonomic criteria to select dental loupes that will improve your neck health…not make it worse!


 


1 - 2 p.m.


Dr. John Kalmar


Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: The HPV Dichotomy


 This course will provide current data regarding  oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer and their distinct risk factor profiles, particularly regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.  The anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx will be reviewed and typical clinical presentations of cancer at both sites will be contrasted.   The role of the dental practitioner in the detection and diagnosis of tonsillar cancer will be discussed, including the use of commercially-available salivary tests for HPV.  Information regarding the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination will be presented and the potential role in vaccination in tonsil cancer prevention will be discussed.This course will provide current data regarding  oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer and their distinct risk factor profiles, particularly regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.  The anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx will be reviewed and typical clinical presentations of cancer at both sites will be contrasted.   The role of the dental practitioner in the detection and diagnosis of tonsillar cancer will be discussed, including the use of commercially-available salivary tests for HPV.  Information regarding the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination will be presented and the potential role in vaccination in tonsil cancer prevention will be discussed.
Objectives-      To review and discuss the current data regarding oral cancer and classic risk factors-      To review  the anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx and typical clinical presentations of cancer at each location-      To understand the association of HPV infection with oral cancer and tonsillar cancer- To review and discuss the value of HPV testing in oral and tonsillar cancer- To review HPV vaccination guidelines, the impact of vaccination on cervical precancer/cancer and the potential impact on tonsillar cancer in both men and women


 


2- 3 p.m.


Ms. Nancy Dewhirst


Hot Topics in Infection Control


Update your understanding of important clinical safety issues. This class blends science with reality, reviewing CDC Guidelines and State regulations for infection control. You will learn updates on how to address hand hygiene, recommended immunizations, personal protective equipment, instrument processing, disinfection and dental water asepsis. Enjoy active learning about the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control practices.


 



Course: Th201
Date/Time: 3/22/2018   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Type: Registered
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Dentist Fee: $150.00
Other Fee: $90.00
Keyword(s):
Hygiene