Learn strategies to support the next phase in your business cycle – to develop or expand your independent practice. Find out how time management and effective human resources can reduce stress and facilitate growth.
Always a hot topic, this session will discuss scientific studies on biofilms in dental unit waterlines and the risk management approach for reducing health risks. Testing and cleaning systems will be compared.
Participants will learn their obligations and role in the research, content, implementation and maintenance of specific IPAC policies and procedures that meet CDHO requirements. Sample policies will be examined.
This presentation will examine clues that provide evidence of high-risk factors for oral and systemic disease. Clinicians will learn to expedite risk assessments and lower risk of disease using the latest clinical technologies.
Join this instructive session for a walk through the SMILE portal and learn about the changes that affect portfolio content as well as the reasons for some of the follow-up calls from the CDHO assessor.
Backed by scientific evidence and with a focus on protection for client and clinician, this session will establish best practices needed to sequence ultrasonic procedures in order to reduce aerosols, droplets and splatter.
In this lecture, dental hygienists will gain an appreciation and understanding of a client’s overall psychological health as it impacts and influences the clinician’s ability to provide optimal oral care.
This session will highlight some of the common oral signs and symptoms of disease and will help you identify and understand the different microbiological, nutritional and systemic causes for many oral conditions.
Be prepared to recognize and manage medical emergencies; this includes having an appropriate emergency drug kit. This session will emphasize client safety and how to reduce the risk of a medical emergency.
How the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the important role dental hygienists have as primary care providers will be addressed as well as specific treatment strategies for staying healthy in a viral world.
Certain events have placed clients at heightened risk for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. At this session, learn about subtle life-saving symptoms and critical screening methods that can increase the likelihood of saving a life!
Learn to identify and better understand the impact of drug addictions on oral health and take proper steps to ensure optimal care for clients. Different treatments and safe alternatives to opioids will be discussed.
Safe client care is key to discussions on clinical implications of polypharmacy, drug interactions and adverse effects of medications widely used in the management of conditions, e.g., asthma, hypertension and cancer.
The action mechanism of hydrogen peroxide and differences between tooth whitening and bleaching products will be discussed. Gain knowledge and confidence to recommend home and professional tooth whitening options to clients.
Expand your understanding of the DHPC as defined within CDHO Standards of Practice, and leave this session with practical skills required to successfully incorporate the process of care into your practice.
Learn to recognize red flags as risk factors of systemic disease and how they can enhance the assessment of your client’s overall health. Explore new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of oral infections.
Emerging and re-emerging diseases such as COVID-19 stresses the importance and need to adapt to change, stay on top of best practices, and ensure the care and safety of clients, clinicians and co-workers.
This lecture will assess oral care products and trends and arm clinicians with evidence-based research so they can respond to clients’ questions and suggest products and services that can improve their oral health.
Irrefutable scientific evidence will show how your clients’ lifestyle habits can ramp up inflammation or dial it down. Discover how stress, eating habits, sleeping patterns and physical fitness can impact treatment outcomes.
Examples will depict core indicators of physical, emotional neglect and financial abuse that can be recognized while providing oral care treatment. Learn how to support and respond when elder abuse is suspected.
Learn how and why the classification system was improved, what the system means in practical terms and how it can be used to improve person-centred care and influence a client’s overall health and behaviour.
How the classification system allows clinicians to classify the client based on staging and grading and can determine treatment for periodontitis will be discussed. CDHO expectations for using the system will be clarified.
This session features case studies as they relate to improved classifications for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions, and how to apply the system to achieve proper treatment using Guided Biofilm Therapy.