Recognizing that HPV is our number one sexually transmitted disease is one thing but deal-ing with the upsurge in oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-OPC) is another. Most of us are still stuck on the traditional oral cancer screening, even though 70% of today’s oral pharyngeal cancers will never be seen with our eyes. Most HPVOPC lurks in the back of the throat, veiled by the tonsillar pillars and the base of the tongue.
11/18/19 Mastermind Is the Water Safe? We Need to Know It Is with Insider Gaylene Baker, RDH, BSDH, MBA
Dental Unit Water Lines (DUWL) are used for almost every dental patient care procedure. They provide a cooling source from the heat of rotary drills and rinse away unwanted oral debris. Unfortunately, the DUWL can be a source of introduction of pathogenic microorganisms during patient treatment if not properly treated, monitored, and tested. Clinicians need to understand what a Colony Forming Units (CFU) growing in the water lines are, why the DUWL grow CFU’s, and various procedures that can be implemented to prevent them or remove them from the lines. It’s simple once it’s understood.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) has been used extensively around the globe for decades. SDF provides immediate relief from dentinal hypersensitivity, kills pathogenic organisms, hardens softened dentin making it more acid and abrasion resistant and does not stain sound dentin or enamel. This Mastermind will explain and discuss the uses, application, in-dications, limitations and contraindications of SDF.
We know there is link between oral and systemic health We know there is a link between oral and systemic health. Understand the WHY’s and HOW’s to an oral systemic practice. Take your patient care to another level with screening your patients that will save lives and build massive value that will increase revenue, reduce cancellations and increase your referrals to your practice. Make your patient care stand out and be superior to the average practice down the road.
Most periodontal patients struggle between office visits, and it’s no wonder why. Toothbrush, rinse and floss don’t reach past 3mm. Break the cycle of gingival inflammation and disease with the power of oxygen delivered deep into periodontal pockets via a prescription tray
The goal of calibration in the clinical environment is to promote and achieve clinical consistency. Calibration enhances patient satisfaction, and promotes mastery. Yet, calibration can be difficult to achieve because of time constraints, schedules, differing opinions, and individual bias resulting in variations of care, frustration and confusion with patients. The benefits of calibration are invaluable to ensure optimal patient care.
Any dental office that processes patient medical and insurance information—so literally every dental office—needs to be compliant with HIPAA to ensure our patients are secure and that charts are properly archived and transmitted.
Caries risk assessment has been around for a while. However, new findings of the true benefits continue to surface. Are professionals ethically bound to present a variety of options to are patients? Where are the lines? This rousing webinar will discuss the latest findings and professional boundaries.
The popularity of vaping among all ages is on the rise, often with unregulated products. The market is catering to the younger generation, marketing appealing and concealing devices and flavors. Few studies and long-term effects are widely unknown, education and screening patients is a key element in any dental practice. Attendees will learn the dangers, and impacts on the oral and systemic health conditions, leaving with the knowledge to discuss vaping with patients.
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