Lyme Disease: Don’t get ticked off!

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will:

  • Understand the history of Lyme Disease
  • Become familiar with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Learn the essential facts of Lyme Disease
  • Understand the host dependency and the virulence factor
  • Learn self assessment after the bite
  • Be familiar with types of testing for microbes
  • Understand various therapies for Lyme Disease
  • Become familiar with the affects of Lyme Disease on the body
  • Understand toxic threats and their relationship to Lyme Disease
  • Learn about dental concerns with the Lyme patient
  • Understand alternative treatments for Lyme Disease

Infection Control for the Dental Professional

Course Objectives:

It is critical that every dental office practice and understand effective infection control techniques. By practicing these techniques, the incidence of infection can be reduced.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will:

  • Understand OSHA regulations and their importance
  • Recognize potential modes of transmission in the dental setting
  • Understand aerosol transmission and how to screen for potential hazards
  • Recognize and be able to implement the steps to be taken to protect the dental professional
  • Understand the importance of vaccinations, education and how exposure plays a key part in the cycle of infection
  • Define prevention strategies that can be implemented in the dental office for infection control
  • Safe injection practices
  • Understand and perform proper hand hygiene
  • Understand how to implement the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Understand environmental control measures in the dental office (surfaces, water lines, water quality and biofilm)
  • Medical waste management

Sitting is Killing Us: The Health Hazards of Sitting Too Much

Course Objectives:

Everyone in the dental team is at risk for a variety of health conditions that can be dangerous and painful. Having the knowledge of these conditions and the techniques to improve overall health are vital to a healthy pain-free life. Prolonged sitting and repetitive stress movements can be catalysts to many pain causing and life threatening conditions for the dental professional

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will:

  • Learn what changed in our daily lives since the last century
  • Learn to respect the blueprint of the human body
  • Understand the serious health effects related to sitting
  • Define and understand the cardio-metabolic risk with sitting
  • Understand Behavior and Mortality
  • Implement practical changes to sedentary behavior
  • Implement practical changes sitting in the dental environment
  • Understand why exercise before or after work isn’t enough

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

Dentistry for the Ages: Caring and Connecting for the Geriatric Patients (With Patience)

When it comes to providing care for each of the generations, all things are not equal.

The social, economic, technological and medical advances our oldest patients have experienced in their lifetimes are incomprehensible to teens who have never known a world without cell phones and the internet.

Treating geriatric patients requires special skills in both clinical and interpersonal communications. Multiple morbidities and medications increase the incidence of xerostomia in older patients, placing them at greater risk for periodontal disease, oral infection and caries. Cognitive impairment can reduce their ability to perform appropriate oral care at home thus modified approaches during dental appointments and patient education are required.

Theresa McCarter provides a comprehensive overview of the generations and insights into working with patients over 65. Gain skills for managing medication induced xerostomia, along with special considerations in oral health. She also reviews the critical importance of regular, professional dental care to reduce oral-systemic implications. Learn the protocols for over-the-counter medication selection and management in this special population.

  • Evaluate the future growth of the elderly population
  • Understand the health obstacles of today’s geriatric population
  • Develop an increased understanding of geriatric vulnerability to medications
  • Examine current studies that correlate poor oral health to other age-related conditions (physical, cognitive and sensory)
  • Identify the oral challenges associated with a geriatric adult living alone and know what signs to watch for
  • Understand the elements of xerostomia, the pH of a dry mouth and the signs and symptoms relating to this condition
  • Translate and transfer knowledge of oral health products specifically designed for patients with low salivary flow
  • Gain perspective on how to effectively earn the trust and confidence of patients in aging populations
  • Explore how to bridge the generation gap in providing oral health to the aging population

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

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Professional Training

Hygienewize, LLC is a Licensed Training Provider for the American Red Cross.

CPR, First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) The BLS courses teach the essential skills needed to perform high-quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

This course can be added onto the Infection Control Course and tailored to fit your needs.