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Global Dental Hygiene Conference: Translating Knowledge to Action

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Ann Spolarich, Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, a partner organization in hosting the CDHA conference, that will take place in October 2017 in Ottawa.  Ann spoke about the theme of the conference as well as how prospective attendees could register to attend the conference and what they should expect in terms of topics to be presented. As we promised her, there is more information below in the post on the conference and the registration process. Enjoy the interview! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The conference ...

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COHN Webinar: Pediatric Oral Pathology: An Overview of Diagnosis and Management

I had the privilege to speak with Dr. Michael Sigal renowned expert in the field of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Sigal will host a webinar on the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development on June 13, 2017. The webinar is titled: Pediatric Oral Pathology: An Overview of Diagnosis And Management. We hope you enjoy the interview and get a chance to participate in the webinar.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The presentation will provide an overview of Pediatric Oral Pathology from infancy to early childhood with an emphasis on diagnosis and management. The patient examination and consultation process will ...

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COHN Webinar: Motivational Interviewing and Patient Engagement

Why don’t patients follow home care instructions? It is often frustrating for the dental professional to spend time on patient education to find out that the patient did not follow through with instructions. How the dental professional talks with the patient about their health influences their intrinsic motivation for change. Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach that seeks to engage and activate patients in their own health. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: All TMJ Patients are Nuts, Right? How to Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems

TMJ disorders are one of those areas where almost every dentist feels uncomfortable. In dental school we didn’t get much classroom information, and little or no clinical experience. Our treatments in practice are often hit and miss, without clarity on why sometimes we hit, and other times we miss. In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the relevant anatomy and discuss simple examination, diagnosis and treatment techniques that will allow you to stun your next TMJD patients with your understanding of their issues, and allow you to help many more people. Learning Objectives Review and remember the relevant anatomy of ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives!

Dentists are uniquely positioned among health-care providers to easily evaluate for signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy performed by a qualified dentist can also be an effective treatment, literally saving lives. In this lecture, Dr. Spencer will review the basics of normal sleep, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children. You will most likely be thinking that you and everyone you know must have sleep apnea before he is through! Don’t worry though, he will also cover diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, including the dentist’s role and appliance selection. If you or someone close ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain

Dr. Howard Tenenbaum spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his lecture at #ASM150 titled: Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain. Highlights Dr. Tenenbaum will address methods relating to taking a proper history for patients with facial pain. This will also include diagnostic and treatment methods and will be followed by case reports that exemplify the issues touched on in regard to history and diagnosis. Learning Objectives To learn how to take a proper history for patients with pain To learn how to examine and treat patients with chronic facial pain To understand the complexity of chronic facial pain Dr. Tenebaum’s lecture ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Hands-On Infection Control Workshop

Dr. John Molinari spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his lecture during #ASM150 titled: Hands-On Infection Control Workshop. Highlights This interactive workshop considers current concepts and available approaches in the application of infection control precautions. Recommended guidelines and regulations routinely provide clinicians with appropriate products and material choices designed to minimize crosscontamination and cross-infection. These are applicable in the areas of hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, eyewear, and gowns), instrument processing, sterilization monitoring, dental waterline asepsis, and surface disinfection, among others. This workshop considers appropriate application of representative infection control products and materials. Potential implications of misuse of items ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Fighting Dental Disease: Drugs, Bugs and Prescription Products

My interview with Dr. Peter Jacobsen went by in a flash! His sense of humor, light-delivery approach, and lively style leaves you glued to the screen, wanting to learn more about the topic presented. Dr. Jacobsen joined me to speak about his upcoming lecture at #ASM150 titled: Fighting Dental Disease: Drugs, Bugs and Prescription Products. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights What are the first, second, third drugs of choice for dental infections? Which antifungals have the greatest risk of drug interactions? Are OTC aphthous ulcers medications effective? Can the newest antiviral drugs prevent herpes attacks? Do they put Ginkgo Biloba ...

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