Dr. Jamison Spencer

Sleep Apnea: Parafunction... or Protective Function

Dr. Jamison Spencer

March 14th, 2018 Online Course

For decades we have blamed grinding and clenching of the teeth on: 1. Stress, and 2. Malocclusion. While certainly emotional stress and occlusal factors can play a role in the etiology of bruxism, it is becoming clear that in many of our patients, obstructive airway issues may be a major driving factor. In this interactive presentation, Dr Spencer takes the ...

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Ms. Jo-Anne Jones

Xerostomia: Etiology, Clinical Evaluation and Innovative Strategies

Ms. Jo-Anne Jones

April 17th, 2018 Online Course

Xerostomia or dryness of the oral cavity is now affecting 1 out of every 5 adults and has become one of the most common oral health pathologies. There are over 500 drugs which contribute to this oral condition. Also advances in medicine and therapeutic modalities have resulted in a steadily increasing human life expectancy. With longevity we can expect salivary ...

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Ms. Betsy Reynolds

That’s Gotta Bug You!: A Look at Microbial Challenges That Impact Oral and Systemic Health

Ms. Betsy Reynolds

May 9th, 2018 Online Course

Microbial organisms are phenomenal creatures capable of impacting our lives in a variety of positive and negative ways.  Because the oral cavity contains the highest concentration of microbes in or on the human body, it is imperative that healthcare providers understand oral bacterial dynamics in order to render effective care and provide patients with appropriate treatment recommendations.  Microbiology—an often daunting ...

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Ms. Toni Adams

Becoming Cultured: Understanding Intercultural Communication To Enhance Patient Care

Ms. Toni Adams

June 13th, 2018 Online Course

The study of intercultural communication is a new and critical topic in dentistry.  Minority groups are the fastest growing segments of our population and they also have the poorest general and oral health.  Diverse cultural views profoundly influence how health is received and how health care is delivered. This program will help dental clinicians understand different cultural perspectives, including their ...

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Ms. Kris Johnson

Chronic Illness, Functional Medicine and the Dental Hygienist

Ms. Kris Johnson

Aug. 8th, 2018 Online Course

Functional Medicine is individualized health care, considering all body systems to discover root causes of disease. With the expansion of inter-professional healthcare, dental hygienists are in a unique position to provide additional information to their patients as part of the “puzzle” that can help guide them to optimal health. Dental hygienists typically see their patients every 3, 4, or 6 ...

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Dr Archana Pradhan

Disability Across Lifespan and Dental Management in General Practice

Dr Archana Pradhan

Oct. 10th, 2018 Online Course

With an increase in the prevalence of people with disabilities, dental professionals should be comfortable in providing care to their patients within their scope of practice, irrespective of the type of disability. Dental management of people with disabilities will vary with the characteristics and severity of each case, as well as their age and cognitive development. Due to little or ...

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