The Unspoken Risk Behind Today’s Social and Sexual Behaviours: The Impact on Oral Health
Presented by: Jo-Anne Jones, RDH
Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry. Jo-Anne is the president of an educational and clinical training company and has been invited to join the 2018 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 8th consecutive year. The ‘Elizabeth Craig Award of Distinction’ was presented to Jo-Anne in recognition of her exceptional and ongoing commitment to promoting the dental hygiene profession. Her career has continued to evolve as a motivational speaker for Fortune 500 companies, professional women’s groups and associations.
At the center of today’s health promotion strategies is the improvement and maintenance of oral health. A number of current social and sexual behaviours are placing our dental patient risk. E-cigarette use among youth is now a significant public health concern, the combination of alcohol and energy drinks and the escalating incidence of HPV-associated oral and oropharyngeal cancers are just a few of the trends that are impacting the health of today’s dental patient. Discover how the reflection of these behaviours impacts our day-to-day dental hygiene practice.