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Effective Tobacco Interventions: You Can Make It Happen

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Presented by: Monica Bennett

 

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada, and the majority of tobacco users want to quit. Tobacco cessation interventions are proven to be effective in helping tobacco users make an attempt to quit. Dental hygienists have an important role to play in supporting clients to stop using tobacco. In fewer than three minutes, they can make a difference in the health of their clients. Participants will learn about cessation tools and resources, including the Smokers’ Helpline Fax Referral Program, to help clients quit tobacco use.

 

Topics include:

 

  • Tobacco and health issues in Ontario and Canada
  • The reasons people smoke
  • Understanding nicotine dependence and nicotine withdrawal
  • The fundamentals of tobacco interventions and the role of dental hygienists
  • Special populations
  • Minimal contact intervention
  • Using the 5As protocol (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange)
  • Pharmacotherapy
1.5 Hours
Member Price: $59.00
Non-member Price: $118.00
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Implementing A Risk Assessment Program into Dental Hygiene Practice

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Presented by: Jo-Anne Jones

 

The 2012 Standards of Practice and the National Entry to Practice Competencies and Standards for Canadian Dental Hygienists clearly state that we are to apply principles of risk assessment and subsequent client specific management strategies.  The assessment phase of the Dental Hygiene Process of Care (which is the structural framework to which all dental hygiene services should be based upon) involves the systematic collection and analysis of data to identify client needs including risk assessment. 

The webinar will introduce a new online complimentary resource that may be implemented into dental hygiene practice through an interactive portal created by leading dental experts.  Based upon the answers provided, the tool will assess client risk, provide clinical guidelines and develop a personalized handout with customized clinician recommendations.  The online risk assessment process will be reviewed as a supplemental tool to aid in the provision of quality care.  

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the webinar the participant will be able to;

  • Recognize the need to incorporate a risk assessment program into dental hygiene practice in order to comply with best practices and entry to practice competencies and standards.
  • Understand the relevancy of assessment data related to elevated risk for dental disease including caries, periodontal disease and oral pathology.
  • Better identify disease indicators that pinpoint existing conditions or concerns and factor in the patient’s history
  • Implement a developed, evidence-based risk assessment calculator to guide client specific treatment planning and customized recommendations into dental hygiene clinical practice.

Jo-Anne Jones, RDH – Speaker Bio
Jo-Anne Jones is a well-recognized international speaker bringing life, energy and inspiration to her presentations.  She is also a consultant, author and successful entrepreneur.  Jo-Anne is president of a practice management and clinical training company focused on delivering results-oriented solutions for today’s dental practice. 

Jo-Anne has been selected as one of the DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2015 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 5th consecutive year.  Jo-Anne is a sought after writer for leading dental journals and publications including Oral Health, Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry Canada, RDH Mag, Dentistry Today and Dental Hygiene Today. 


Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers.

1 Hours
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Radiation Protection Officer Certification Course

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Presented by: ODHA
This course pack (course materials) has been designed as an introductory level Radiation Protection Officer Certification Course for Ontario Dental Hygienists. The course focuses on the general concepts of x-ray production, radiation biology and protection, quality management and radiation safety standards in Ontario. Successful completion of the course will prepare dental hygienists to act as Radiation Protection Officers and radiation safety advisors in their area of practice.
Member Price: $60.00
Non-member Price: $75.00
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The Dental Hygiene Process of Care: Is Your Practice on Track?

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Presented by: Jo-Anne Jones


In all dental hygiene practices, client-specific treatment planning should be based on the dental hygiene process of care (DHPC). Documentation needs to reflect assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, the care plan, a record of interventions as well as the required process for evaluation. This session will highlight the most common deficiencies found at an on-site review including the required documentation to reflect the DHPC. Participants will have an opportunity to self-assess their dental hygiene practice and emerge with a strategic plan to simplify their documentation requirements. The new standards of practice will provide the framework essential for ensuring ongoing quality in dental hygiene practice.

3 Hours
Member Price: $99.00
Non-member Price: $198.00
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Oral Care and the Geriatric Patient: An Emerging Reality

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Presented by: Dr. David Clark

 

An aging population with longer life expectancy and improved quality of life has created an increase in the number of older clients with heightened oral health-care expectations and treatment needs. Retention of teeth predisposes to an ongoing risk of caries and periodontal disease, conditions that can be further intensified by concerns of xerostomia due in large part to increased medications in this client population. Sensory alterations in taste can affect nutrition, while other conditions include psychological/neuropathic as well as pathology of the oral mucosa, including neoplastic disease. This session will discuss the oral care conditions of the aging client and why it is important for dental hygienists to understand the myriad states of chronic disease that these clients live with on a daily basis. Increased evidence shows a correlation between periodontal disease and chronic systemic disease such as cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease and diabetes. Treatment, management and prevention of oral disease will improve not only their oral health but will also have a significant impact on their general health.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Develop an increased awareness and background knowledge of the common chronic diseases most prevalent in the geriatric client population.
  • Become familiar with the numerous medications used in the management of these chronic diseases and their side effects as well as the pharmacokinetics unique to this specific age group.
  • Utilize flexibility in oral care treatment planning for these clients.
  • Understand the significance and importance of a preventive protocol as part of the overall oral care management.
  • Be more innovative and proactive in oral health education for other health-care providers including staff at nursing and long-term care homes.
3 Hours
Member Price: $99.00
Non-member Price: $198.00
New Course

The Not-So-Silent Epidemic: Update on Obesity and Diabetes

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Presented by: Susan Isaac

 

Participants will learn why diabetes and periodontal diseases are no longer a bi-directional relationship and that obesity must be front and centre in all components of the process of care. Topics will address high-risk behaviours related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, prevalence and age groups affected, and how obesity and diabetes impact on oral health and the body. This session will help dental hygienists initiate conversations that will help guide health decisions for those at risk for obesity and diabetes. Various management and health promotion strategies related to obesity and diabetes will be discussed as well as how to incorporate current research on obesity, diabetes and periodontal disease into client care.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Understand current trends and statistics with regard to obesity and diabetes.
  • Explain typical diagnosis and treatment options for obesity and diabetes and their relationship to oral health.
  • Summarize the relationship between obesity, diabetes and periodontal disease.
  • Relate all biological, physiological and psychological changes to risk assessment, oral systemic link and gender biology differences.
  • Share successful strategies that consider a client facing the challenges of obesity, diabetes or both.
1.5 Hours
Member Price: $99.00
Non-member Price: $198.00
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Supporting Oral Health Through Naturopathic Medicine

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Presented by: Dr. Natalie McCulloch, Dr. Nicole Sandilands


During this 90-minute session, participants will learn about oral health from a naturopathic perspective. An introduction on the topic of naturopathic medicine and how it fits in with the current health-care system will be provided. Discussions will focus on various signs and symptoms that may present in the oral cavity and the connection to systemic disease. Key signs and symptoms that dental professionals should be aware in their client population, as well as common drug and herb interactions will be highlighted.

1.5 Hours
Member Price: $59.00
Non-member Price: $118.00

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