How to be a Saliva Expert!The Chemistry of the Mouth and Body

Course Objectives:

By the conclusion of the presentation, the dental professional will:

  • Be able to analyze a patient’s pH and explain acid and base on the pH scale and it’s significance in optimum oral health
  • Have increased awareness of the chemical elements in the human body and their role in overall health.
  • Be able to explain to patients how specific elements in the body affect oral and general health
  • Have a greater understanding of Xerostomia, the pH of a dry mouth and the signs and symptoms relating to this condition
  • Be able to effectively recommend oral health products that are specifically designed for the patient with low salivary flow and match other conditions with appropriate products

Marijuana and Nicotine todaySmoking and Toking in the 21st century

Course Objectives:

By the conclusion of this presentation, the dental professional will:

  • Understand the history of Marijuana and it’s increase in potency over the last 5 decades
  • Become knowledgeable on the current laws and regulations on marijuana use
  • Have an increase in the knowledge of THC and its affects on oral and overall health
  • Understand the differences between tobacco and marijuana and their relationship. An increase in knowledge of tar and nicotine and the carcinogens related to smoking.
  • Become familiar with the terms relating to Marijuana use and the most current types of Marijuana that are available today
  • Be able to professionally discuss Marijuana use with their patients and offer current research in this area
  • Be proficient in the knowledge of Medical marijuana and other strains of the plant
  • Have the knowledge to offer guidance on maintaining a healthy body and healthy mouth
  • Understand the oral conditions related to smoking and and the various ways that tobacco and marijuana are used
  • Understand Xerostomia related conditions to smoking
  • Understand anti-smoking campaigns and other modalities available to discontinue use of tobacco

Malocclusion and BruxismWhat we see everyday!

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the dental professional will be:

  • Knowledgeable in occlusion and malocclusion and be able to easily classify every patient
  • They will be able to observe the oral cavity for signs and symptoms related to malocclusion and bruxism
  • The dental professional will be comfortable in discussing causes and habits related to bruxism. The dental professional will be able to discuss different treatment options and they will be able to educate the patient on the conditions related to bruxism
  • Understand medications, treatment modalities and lifestyle changes will be easier to discuss with patients and an increase in comfort on educating the patient on prevention and stabilization of the oral cavity will be achieved

How to teach our 21st century children oral health

Course Objectives:

By the conclusion of this course, the dental professional will:

  • Be able to comfortably conduct a classroom presentation or assembly for students K-12
  • Have a greater understanding of the wants and needs of children today will be understood and practical approaches to teaching oral health to this group will be enhanced
  • The dental professional will learn different approaches to reach the minds of our students today using technology and science to engage each of these groups
  • The dental professional will understand the developmental stages of each of these age groups and how they process information and engage in changing behaviors
  • Be able to create interesting and hands-on activities that can be adapted to each of these groups of students
  • Understand the importance of volunteering in the community and worldwide volunteer opportunities will be presented

Oral Hygiene Products Update!Products in oral health today

Course Objectives:

By the conclusion of this course, the dental professional will:

  • Have complete updated knowledge on products in the oral healthy industry.
  • Be proficient in the selection of toothbrushes, floss, toothpastes, and mouth rinses and will be able to discuss the benefits of each product.
  • Be able to identify new products in the oral health industry along with their benefits and deficits so the professional can make an informed recommendation to their patients
  • Understand products for oral malodor and Xerostomia and the ingredients that help produce the best product for each condition. Have a greater understanding of products relating to remineralization, whitening and sensitivity

Facial Esthetics: Botox and Dermal Fillers in Dentistry

By the conclusion of this presentation, the dental professional will:

Course Objectives:

  • Understand what Botox and other dermal fillers actually do
  • Be familiar with treatment options that are available in dentistry for these products
  • Understand therapeutic uses of Botox in dentistry
  • Understand therapeutic uses of dermal fillers in dentistry
  • Be familiar with other facial esthetics uses of these products outside of dentistry
  • Understand who can inject these products and how to be trained
  • Understand the prevalence of Botox and dermal fillers in dentistry

Lyme Disease: Don't get "ticked" off

By the conclusion of this presentation, the dental professional will:

Course Objectives:

  • Understand Myths and Truths about Lyme Disease
  • Understand the history of Lyme Disease and its transmission
  • The participant will be educated on the microbe Borrelia burgdorferi and how it is transmitted by ticks and other biting insects
  • Understand the conditions associated with Lyme Disease
  • Understand methods used for detection and treatments available
  • The professional can assist patients various treatments used  to combat the infection
  • Understand heavy metals in the body
  • Understand the concerns of patients with amalgam fillings
  • Awareness of use of antibiotics and the oral ramifications
  • All therapies for combatting Lyme Disease will be discussed and the participant will be well versed in information about this condition.