Contemporary approaches to biofilm management in the 21st century’s oral health crisis – Group License

$39.00 / Student



Annual gross domestic product dollars spent on oral care in the United States has decreased each year since 2013, while the prevalence rates of periodontal disease and the percentage of dentally uninsured adult Americans continues to rise. This public health crisis puts added pressure on oral health-care providers to treat patients in oral dysbiosis. Manufacturers are responding with new and innovative technology that raises the standard of care and provides the tools necessary to treat this millennium’s dental patient. It is now up to practitioners to incorporate this evidence-based technology into their care plans and office protocols. This course will discuss the oral microbiome and the contributing factors to symbiosis and dysbiosis. Research trends in biofilm management that utilize the most current technology available will be presented to assist providers in treating the 21st century dental patient.

Education objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the oral health-care provider will be able to:

Develop a deeper understanding of health statistics in the United States as they pertain to oral health.

Differentiate between symbiosis and dysbiosis and relate those concepts to the etiology of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions.

Identify the potential role genetics plays in the predisposition and management of patients’ periodontal disease status.

Utilize the most current dental technology available for biofilm management to promote oral symbiosis.

About the Author

Lisa Mayo, MHA, BSDH, RDH, is the academic chair for dental hygiene, dental assisting, and surgical technology at Dallas College. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry and a master’s degree in health-care administration from Ohio University. She authored the textbook Power Instrumentation for the Dental Professional and has
published in Access, Canadian Dental Journal, Dental Economics, Dental Learning, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, RDH magazine, and StudentRDH. She has taught hundreds of national and international continuing education courses and can be contacted through her website at

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