Nutritional Strategies to Promote Post-Procedural Immune Health and Detoxification, Megan Bartnett
Dental providers have a unique opportunity to educate their patients about the impact of nutrition on their oral health. While traditionally, this advice may have been limited to factors such as sugar intake, research supports a much closer look at the connection between nutritional status and oral health outcomes. Now, more than ever, providers are faced with the impact of poor nutritional status on health outcomes, putting the onus of nutritional counseling on the healthcare community, at large. Nutrition is the foundation of optimal immune function, tissue health, circulatory performance, detoxification efficiency, and microbial balance. Targeted improvements in nutritional status prior to oral interventions can lead to significantly better outcomes.
- Identify critical nutrition factors that prepare a patient for oral interventions and procedures
- Understand nutrition strategies that support oral and gut-mediated microbial immune response
- Use three simple tools to boost detoxification pathways for faster post-procedural recovery
Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines
Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on OSHA inspection checklists. But the process of testing and treating waterlines is often misunderstood or even forgotten about. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we are producing in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our DUWLs. And just like the biofilm in the mouth, it can be stubborn to remove. How can you keep you and your patients safe? In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this course will turn you into a Waterline Warrior and motivate you to go back to the op and Crash the Biofilm Party!
Understand the importance of clean dental unit waterlines
Define the steps needed to “pass the test”--shock, test, treat, maintain
- Discuss products on the market that can make your job easier
Start with the Need. The Opportunity is There. Charissa Wood, RDH
The need and opportunity are clear: half of American adults have chronic periodontitis. By the time they reach 65, 70% of Americans are afflicted with a disease that is preventable. Most of them have co-morbidities. Millions more have gingivitis and also need your care. With Perio Protect, you can provide better homecare with better results and your office will benefit too. Simply focus on the need for early disease detection, treatment, and long-term sustainable health.
We need to put patients’ oral health into a larger context of general wellness. Once we have this framework, we will workshop your goals for patient health, practice case presentation for easy delivery, and translate all of this into practice growth.
- Decide your standard of care and your number
- Develop realistic goals for your hygiene team
- Identify your optimal patient candidates for Rx tray therapy.