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Implementing A Risk Assessment Program into Dental Hygiene Practice

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Presented by: Jo-Anne Jones


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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
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $40.00
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Oral Cancer and HPV

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Presented by: Dr. David Clark


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  • Steps involved in performing a thorough extra-oral/intra-oral soft tissue examination
  • Current risk factors for oral cancer including the emerging evidence surrounding the role of HPV in oropharyngeal carcinoma
  • Signs and symptoms: ASK-LOOK-FEEL
  • The various tools/steps used in arriving at a definitive diagnosis
  • Current treatment modalities, including pre-treatment dental management initiatives
  • Treatment complications/side effects
  • Supportive therapies for clients undergoing treatment for oral cancer
  • Future research/treatment initiatives in oral cancer – where are we heading?
  • Communication with clients about oral cancer

Dental hygienists are in a strategic position among oral health-care professionals to play a key role in this facet of oral care. Ongoing efforts at early detection and diagnosis of all forms of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma remain crucial to improving the current five-year survival rate for this disease.

2 Hours
Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $150.00
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The Oral Systemic Link: Changing Lives through the Power of Your Message

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Presented by: Jo-Anne Jones


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Current research points to an association between oral health and some of today’s most prevalent and deadly diseases namely cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, respiratory illness, autoimmune disorders etc. The common pathway is the inflammatory process often referred to as the ‘secret killer’. With periodontal disease recognized as the most common, chronic inflammatory disease known to mankind, there is much we can do within the realm of our profession to educate our clients.  

The webinar will introduce a new clinical and communication tool that will aid in obtaining a more significant medical history update during ongoing client care. Having this information will allow the dental hygienist to communicate the importance of oral health and overall health with deeper connectivity and relevance to the client.  

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Understand the correlation between oral health and systemic health according to current science and accepted research
  • Recognize the role of the inflammatory pathway in initiating disease states within the body
  • Elevate understanding of the link between good oral health and overall health to dental hygiene clients
  • Incorporate a clinical and communication tool that will enable a more meaningful conversation regarding oral and systemic health

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
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $40.00
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Pharmacology for Clinicians

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Presented by: Dr. Jose Lanca


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This course will discuss the relevant implications of medications used in the treatment of systemic disorders on oral health. An overview of clinically relevant adverse effects of medications commonly used in the treatment of systemic diseases, including anti-hypertensives, bronchodilators, anti-epileptics and anti-coagulants, will be provided. This will be followed by the discussion about oral care to clients with special needs, such as Parkinson’s disease and Down syndrome.

1.5 Hours
Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $150.00
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Three Clinical Topics in 90 Minutes

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Presented by: Dr. Michael Glogauer


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This fast-paced, informative session will cover three topics of emerging interest in oral care prevention and treatment:@@@MoreBegin@@@

  • How to carry out an evidenced-based clinical practice. The practice of evidence-based dental hygiene is a process of lifelong, self-directed, problem-based learning, which leads to the need for clinically important information about diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Nowadays, the practice of dental hygiene is becoming more complex and challenging because of the continually changing health of clients, use of technology and equipment, the increasing emphasis on continuing professional development, the information explosion and the consumer movement associated with advances on the Internet. The need for reliable information and the electronic revolution has come together to allow the “paradigm shift” towards evidence-based health care. This talk will review how to best acquire knowledge in order to practise evidence-based dental hygiene so that the gap between clinical research and real world dental practice can be minimized.
  • Treating clients with cardiovascular disease. This session will review what you need to know and do to safely treat clients with cardiovascular diseases. It will also address what you need to do in order to protect your clients (and yourself) from adverse health events related to oral care and their underlying heart disease.
  • Addressing oral health needs of the geriatric population. This segment will help you understand the needs and best approaches to managing the oral health of our growing aging population, which is having a significant impact on our practices. Oral health professionals need to more effectively assess and diagnose oral problems, as well as skillfully providing a diverse and frequently complex range of preventive and periodontal services to geriatric clients. This course will focus on understanding the important aspects of the actual delivery of dental hygiene services and maintenance of care of geriatric clients. It will highlight the importance of comprehensive client evaluation, the impact of basic science principles on aging, the impact of chronic disease and its treatment, and some of the socio-demographic factors that affect an older person’s quality of life.
1.5 Hours
Member Price: $59.00
Non-member Price: $118.00
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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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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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