Fri, Apr 26|
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster
"Clues to a Devastating Illness" and "I Can Breathe Clearly Now"
“Clues to a Devastating Illness: Severe Mental Illness and Oral Health - How Xylitol Can Help!” and “I Can Breathe Clearly Now: Protect Yourself and Your Patients with Xylitol” presented by Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS
Time & Location
Apr 26, 2024, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
About the event
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“Clues to a Devastating Illness: Severe Mental Illness and Oral Health - How Xylitol Can Help!”
Severe mental illness (SMI) is a life-altering disease that affects people just as they are beginning to discover
the freedoms of adulthood. In addition to the psychosocial challenges faced by this population, many confront
a myriad of oral health issues including xerostomia and tooth loss. Because of their illness, affected individuals
often do not seek oral health care services, thereby developing new oral health problems and exacerbating existing disease. These patients need special care and understanding when they seek oral health care services. This session offers oral health professionals insight into SMI and how to provide care in a safe and respective manner. This course also offers dental health professionals an easy alternative to help the oral needs of their clients, such as xylitol that aids in wetness, reduces dental decay, and reduces plaque formation. The Five W’s of xylitol, the Who, What, When, Where, and Why, will become clear upon completion of this course. In addition, attendees will be able to offer a healthy, tasty alternative for increasing wellness and total health for their clients.
“I Can Breathe Clearly Now: Protect Yourself and Your Patients with Xylitol”
As dental professionals across the world are learning to work with a new level of infection control and PPE
protocols, one of the main concerns is how we can protect ourselves and patients from Covid-19. New research
has emerged showing a simple, yet powerful, aid in the form of xylitol nasal spray can help in the fight against
the novel corona virus. We know now more than ever that health begins right up front - with the nose and mouth
being the gateways to our respiratory system. As oral-systemic health care providers, we have an obligation to
our patients to continue gaining greater knowledge on how to achieve a healthy communal microbiome between
the mouth and the upper respiratory tract. This course will first include an overview of xylitol’s role in oral health.
Then it will delve into the multidimensional benefits of using xylitol in the nasal and sinus passages and why use
of Xylitol Nasal Spray and Sinus Irrigation products is a revolutionary approach to help us stay healthy during
cold, flu, and allergy seasons.
Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS
Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS, is a Regional Education Manager for Xlear, Inc. She teaches health professionals the general and dental health benefits of quality xylitol products with presentations and literature and assists dental offices in incorporating xylitol into the dental hygiene protocol.
Lisa has practiced dental hygiene in Maryland and Virginia. She developed an organization called “Dental Voice for Mental Health” that assists mental health care recipients in caring for their oral health with awareness and education. Lisa writes articles and is featured in dental and mental health publications.