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Fri, Oct 18

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Hilton Garden Inn Exton

"Cardiovascular Disease", "Biofilm Beware", and "What’s On Your Tray?"

Course 1: Cardiovascular Disease & Devices: Awareness for the Dental Hygienist Course 2: Biofilm Beware 2.0 Course 3: What’s On Your Tray?

"Cardiovascular Disease", "Biofilm Beware", and "What’s On Your Tray?"
"Cardiovascular Disease", "Biofilm Beware", and "What’s On Your Tray?"

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn Exton, 720 Eagleview Blvd E, Exton, PA 19341, USA

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Course 1: Cardiovascular Disease & Devices: Awareness for the Dental Hygentist

Objective(s): Attendees of this presentation will gain a familiarity of diseases of the heart, including heart valve, conduction system, coronary arteries, hypertension, and stroke. In turn, medical devices and procedures to treat those diseases will be presented from a perspective helpful to dental hygienists.

Diseases

  • Heart Valve
  • Conduction System
  • Coronary Artery
  • Hypertension
  • CVA (stroke)

Procedures and Devices

  • Heart Valves
  • Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Insertable Loop Recorders
  • Coronary Stents

Hypertension and CVA (stroke)

  • Importance of monitoring
  • Early recognition of StrokeGary Guenst, PA, MSEd

Course 2: Biofilm Beware 2.0

Oral biofilms are complex microbial communities that form on various surfaces in the oral cavity. These biofilms significantly impact oral health and are connected to overall health. Recent research on oral biofilms has revealed valuable insights into preventing and treating oral diseases. This presentation will provide an overview of current research on oral biofilms and discuss the connection between oral biofilms and oral health.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the recent research on oral biofilms in relation to the 2022 WHO Global Oral Health Status Report and the 2022 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Oral Health in America Report.
  2. Define how oral biofilms are connected to oral health and overall health.
  3. Discuss the latest research on biofilm disruption using ultrasonic instrumentation.
  4. Explain the importance of personalized medicine in maintaining oral health.

Course 3: What's On Your Tray? 

Elevate your clinical skills with an evidence-based approach to the contemporary use of ultrasonic instrumentation. View ultrasonic instrumentation as a “triple threat” to address all clinical needs of every patient while embracing the benefits of ultrasonic technology and the importance of appropriate insert/tip selection for What’s on Your Tray!

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the need for a variety of ultrasonic inserts/tips according to patient presentation and clinical significance.
  2. List the characteristics of ultrasonic inserts/tips that support an ultrasonic workflow.
  3. Describe the benefits of monitoring inserts routinely for effective and efficient clinical outcomes.

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