UOR Handouts

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Course Date: Thursday, June 21, 2022

Course Title: My Bad Habits Lead to You

Speaker: Erin Haley-Hitz, RDH, MS, PHRDH

Description:

Building good habits is the backbone of all health and wellness success for patients regardless of the practice setting. By bringing a coaching mindset into the dental setting dental hygiene professionals will have more success in motivating dental patients to achieve better success within their oral health routines and ultimately affecting their overall total health. When we make the mistake of always remaining in the expert seat, we can make the experience in the dental chair more about the provider than the patient. By supporting patient autonomy, we can create patient driven goals, which will then result in patient driven results. As dental hygienists, this is what we all strive for, less stress and more fun in our career through healthy habits.

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Credits: 1

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Course Date: Thursday, June 21, 2022

Course Title:  Premedication Guidelines for Dental Professionals

Speaker: Susanna Scherer, RDH, BS

Description:

Compared with previous recommendations, there are currently very few patients who require antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) prior to dental procedures. The purpose of this course is to help dental professionals understand the current guidelines for AP prior to dental procedures. We will examine the growing concern for antibiotic resistance and the role of dental professionals toward antibiotic stewardship. This course will also focus on the 2021 AHA Scientific Statement which reaffirms the 2007 recommendations that emphasizes good oral health and regular access to dental care as more important that AP for a dental procedure.

Sponsor: Waterpik

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Credits: 1

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Course Date: Thursday, June 21, 2022

Course Title: Holistic and Integrative Medicine in Dentistry

Speaker: Christel Authuori, MA, RDH, FAADH, E-RYT 200, NBC-HWC

Description:

This course addresses the psychosocial, physical, emotional, and spiritual factors contributing to and determining one’s health and healing—or not– and explores the rationale, principles, and practices of integrative medicine…  We will look at some evidence-based complementary and alternative approaches and modalities that can be used within a conventional dental treatment plan, The mind/body connection and the personal innate healing capabilities will be discussed and we will examine the benefits of the integrative approach on oral and systemic disease.

Supported by: American Academy of Dental Hygiene

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Credits: 2

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Course Date: Thursday, June 21, 2022

Course Title: “HPV and Oral Sex – You want me to discuss what with my patients?”

Speaker: Catrice Opichka, RDH, MS

Description:

In this course we will touch on the impact HPV has had on oropharyngeal cancer risk and shed light on how we can improve oral cancer detection in our practice. Will explore how to lead our team in building a protocol for patient education that can be customized to fit the culture in our individual practice. We will discover methods to encourage the involvement of the entire dental team by providing the tools necessary for effective HPV communication.

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Credits: 2

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Course Date: Friday, July 22, 2022

Course Title: Let’s Stage & Grade That Perio Patient – It’s The Right Thing to Do! 2018 AAP Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases

Speaker: Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.Ed; and Lillian Caperila, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed.

Description:

  • Discuss staging/grading for periodontal disease and how it will benefit patient care and management.
  • Create treatment modalities that are evidence-based protocols for specific types of periodontal diseases according to the new classification system.
  • Identify patients who may benefit from adjunctive strategies of disease management and overall reduction of bioburden through teledentistry approach.
  • Develop individualized homecare regimens utilizing staging and grading to motivate and encourage patients to improve their oral health.

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Credits: 2

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Course Date: Friday, June 22, 2022

Course Title: Implementing Laser Dentistry into your Dental Practice…Can you see the Light?

Speaker: Angie Wallance, RDH

Description:

  • Review laser types, device characteristics, and clinical applications
  • Reflect on today’s laser safety standards and regulatory requirements
  • Analyze practice management issues including financial and insurance considerations, malpractice, ethics, record keeping, and informed consent
  • Along with basic level understanding in dental laser usage

Join Angie in learning Lasers and be excited about what you can do for your patients and for yourself as a Laser Dental Hygienist

Sponsor: VOCO

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Credits: 2

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Course Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Course Title: Between the Threads: Uncovering Comprehensive Implant Therapeutics for the Dental Hygienist

Speaker: Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Description:

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates about 3 million dental patients in the United States have dental implants with a projected 500,000 implants being placed each year. In many cases, dental implants are oftentimes utilized as a means of replacing decayed, diseased or periodontally-involved teeth in oral conditions that are less than favorable.  As research continues to unpack data around the increasing failure rate of dental implants in previously or actively diseased oral conditions, the role of the preventive dental hygienist becomes increasingly imperative.

Sponsor: Waterpik

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Credits: 2

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Course Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Course Title: Super Healer, Super Hero: Changing Our Focus to a Bio-Logical Dental Health Approach for the 21st Century

Speaker: Barbara Tritz, RDH, BS, MSB, HIAOMT; and Kriston Reisnour, RDH, BSDH, CCSH, CSOM, FAAOSH, HIOMT  

Description:

Venture beyond traditional dental hygiene philosophies and practices to become the true healer, super healthcare professional, and keystone provider you’ve always longed to be. Why does traditional learning believe that a prophy by itself will make an unhealthy mouth healthy? Look deeper than your scaler and polisher to gain a complete understanding of how inflammation, the immune system, gut dysbiosis, poor nutritional habits, and even orofacial disorders all play a role in overall oral and systemic health. This course will provide you with up-to-date information and techniques that can confidently be applied in a Bio-Logical 21st century dental hygiene practice.  Fall in love with your profession all over again and elevate your patient’s care while utilizing a modern evidence-based approach.

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Credits: 2

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