To Serve, Preserve and Protect: Treatment Planning for Life
Presented by: Anna Louise Tolan, RDH, FADIA
A clinician, educator and lecturer, Anna Louise has three decades of dental hygiene practice, specializing in advanced non-surgical periodontal therapy, dental implant therapy and the medically compromised client. She received her Fellowship from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and serves on advisory committees a key opinion leader. Her passion and expertise in using evidence-based protocols in the process of care make her a popular instructor and guest speaker at dental hygiene societies, study clubs and dental groups including ODHA, CDHA and ICOI Conferences.
The reality is our clients are living longer. Statistics Canada says by 2024, 20% of the population will be over 65 years of age. This means, as preventive health-care specialists, we need to focus on educating our clients on their oral condition and together create a long-term vision designed to preserve and protect their dentition – and oral health.
Using cutting-edge techniques, this course will help participants assess the oral condition, identify risk factors and make sure clients know that implications of their condition. The session places importance on having dialogue with clients and asking the right questions to determine wy the oral condition is deteriorating and ensure their commitment to continuity of care. The goal is to enhance your skills to identify the signs and symptoms of declining healthy dentition and through effective communication and ongoing education become a trusted advisor to your clients.
Identify risk factors leading to deterioration of tooth, structure and tissues
Discuss the effects of xerostomia, systemic diseases, chronic medical conditions, medication, diet and erosion on tooth enamel and tissue
Implement strategies to address and prevent the loss of enamel, dentin and cementum
Become proficient at preventing, preserving and reconditioning enamel, cementum, dental and oral mucosa
Create an approach that educates clients on the value of protecting their teeth and gums and improves client compliance
Integrate dental aids and medicaments to promote healing and protect dentition for the long term