PROGRAMS

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Objectives:

  • Understand the different types and physiological components of stress as well as effects on the oral cavity

  • Understand self-care methods to prevent career burnout

  • Learn to adapt practice approaches for the anxious patient

  • Utilize clinical technologies to provide a more comfortable patient experience and relieve provider stress

Program 1
Namaste In My Op​

A career in dentistry is STRESSFUL! Learn to achieve your personal & professional wellness full-circle as it starts with you, applies to the clinical setting, and changes the outcome and approach to patient care.

 

Delve into YOUR personal stress profile and learn tools to modify and adapt to it in this interactive, fun and relatable course.

 

Predict your patients and learn to avoid the stress they can bring upon you. Lastly, review the clinical tools and techniques that help manage the career stress of a dental professional.

(3 hours - two-parts upon request)
Handout to be completed prior to course. 

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Objectives:

  • Understand oral pH and its' range of effects on the oral cavity as well as the implementation of pH testing

  • Learn about Salivary buffer capacity and its important role alongside oral pH

  • Identify oral conditions that relate to imbalances in oral pH and individualize care for the patient to promote healthy pH, buffer capacity, and remineralization

  • Define oral dysbiosis and symbiosis

  • Review how certain dental products could contribute to an imbalance in oral pH, while others can support a healthier oral pH

Program 2
The Missing pHuzzle Piece​

Do you ever have the patient that appears to be doing everything right with their homecare, but can’t escape the cycle of decay? Or the patient that proudly admits their lack of home dental care, but always seems to be healthy? Sometimes, looking in the mouth you can tell things just don’t make sense, but why?

These patients are in our presence every single day, and while something just doesn't add up, it can be difficult to understand exactly what is happening, why it's happening, or how to address it. 

This course will evaluate these situation and how oral pH plays a major role, but is most often the missing puzzle piece. Learn how to approach creating a change, which involves a paradigm shift from our traditional 'brush more, floss more, use more fluoride' type of thinking. Are you ready to discover the missing pHuzzle piece?

 (3 hours)

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Objectives:

  • Review the typical outline of a hygiene recare appointment and how long it has remained unchanged

  • Learn new technologies and protocols that will allow you to restructure the hygiene appointment  for better patient compliance and outcomes

  • Review biofilm and its role in oral disease

  • Discuss the barriers to implementing practice changes

  • Review verbiage to improve patient compliance and acceptance of new treatment methods

  • Understand 'why' a clinical practice shift is necessary for advancing towards total systemic health

Program 3
Prophy-cient Practice: Step into the new age of preventive care​
We all know well the typical outline of a hygiene recare appointment - radiographs, scaling, OHI, reappoint. One could argue that this is also the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results...
 
Clearly, it is time for a change in how we practice preventie care and emerging practice methods that can help create this change are finally available. These methods will completely change the outline of the hygiene appointment reflecting new and necessary technologies and treatment methodologies that lead to better clinical outcomes.
 
Take a step closer to proficient practice!

 

(2-3 hours)

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