Kris Potts 817.975.9446

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Programs can be customized to fit the exact needs of your group from small to large, for the entire team or hygiene specific, 1-4 hours in length!

Prehabilitation: Oral Care of the Oncology Patient

  • It’s more than screening for oral abnormalities and providing dental care to patients diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Cancer of any type affects most of us, if not personally then a friend, family member or patient that visits your office. This course covers oral concerns of oncology patients and their caregivers, products to aid in treatment of those oral concerns and how the cancer diagnosis affects treatment considerations in your chair. 1-4 CEU

The Hygienist’s Role in Screening of Oral Abnormalities

  • An astute dental professional is able to recognize oral abnormalities as well as an array of other conditions affecting the oral cavity. The importance of a thorough intra/extra-oral exam and screening all patients for oral abnormalities is an essential part of everyday clinical practice.  Identifying areas of concern, clinical appearance, etiology and proper documentation are key aspects of early detection. Determining treatment options requires interdisciplinary communication between general dentist, registered dental hygienist, specialist and physician. 1-3 CEU

Risk Assessment and Caries Management

  • Dental caries is the most common oral disease seen in dentistry despite advancements in science and continues to be a worldwide health concern. Many suffer from caries infection and the number of individuals susceptible to carious lesions and dental caries continues to expand with increased age. Using risk assessment is an evidence-based approach to recognizing an individual’s risk for dental caries. Taking the appropriate steps to reduce this risk at the earliest indications and symptoms of disease rather than waiting for irreversible damage to the teeth to take place is preferred. 1- 3 CEU

Sometimes Spit Doesn’t Happen!

  • Xerostomia relief has become an increasing concern for dental professionals. Medications are sometimes prescribed prior to elementary school and as we age, polypharmacy can become a part of life. This course reveals the special needs of people suffering from dry mouth at any age for any reason and discusses the importance of creating a healthy oral environment prior to a patient undergoing medical treatments such as chemotherapy, kidney dialysis, or entering an assisted care facility. Also discussed in this course is a review of current dry mouth relief products and how to create and recommend a home care regimen individualized to each patient’s needs. 1-2 CEU

Xylitol, Xerostomia and Puzzle Solving

  • In this course you will learn the basic benefits of xylitol and its influence in improving overall health. Xylitol is a definitive player in keeping a balanced pH, preventing enamel demineralization, aiding remineralization and combating the ravages of dry mouth. In addition to the use of fluoride, many products are available as an integral part of a Caries Management protocol. Find out how easily you can incorporate these products into your patient recommendations to improve treatment outcomes and lower their level of risk! 3 CEU

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