CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IMPROVE YOUR OUTCOMES
An Update on Protocols, Products and Treatment Options
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use along
with protocols needs to be discussed with our team as well as the interdisciplinary referrals we have. The process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treatment options and how they are to be utilized.
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
Tricia is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. Tricia has over 40 years as a dental hygienist to share with her audiences. Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years.She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term. Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award. An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor and business owner her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations! Tricia Osuna sponsored by VOCO.
Think Like a Periodontist: How a Dental Hygienist
Should Approach Caries and Pulpal Disease
Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS
All mechanical dental hygiene therapy affects the tooth pulp to a certain degree. Providers must be aware of the pulpal and periapical status of the dentition in order to prevent complications during or after treatment. Furthermore, caries of the secondary teeth is still the most common oral disease and diagnoses of root caries continue to increase as people live longer and keep more of their teeth. This presentation will help guide dental hygienists when they encounter these pathoses and provide treatment options that can be discussed with patients
Upon completion of this course and hands-on workshop, participants will have gained knowledge and practical experience with:
Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS
Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS is a board certified periodontist and has been a full-time staff member at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998. He is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Master of Science degree through Marquette University. From 1991 to 1995 he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service and practiced general dentistry on numerous Indian Reservations in northern New Mexico. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is Past President of the Arizona Society of Periodontists. Dr. Ambrose received his Master of Science in Oral Biology from Marquette University in 2000 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2002
COVID-19 and the Mouth-Body Connection
Angela Martin, RDH, BSDHc
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives dramatically concerning hand-hygiene, social gathering and most importantly, our personal healthcare. Due to the public’s recent heightened awareness of the COVID-19 virus’s effects within the body, the demand of further research is necessary to understand the intricacies of the virus. This course discusses and reviews current, relevant research and statistics as it pertains to the Oral and Systemic Link and the COVID-19 virus. Key topics range from the updated leading causes of death in the U.S., effects of IL-6 in regards to Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID-19 implications, and chronic inflammatory disorders related to periodontal disease and pathogens. Resources for the dental provider to effectively communicate and display findings with patients are reviewed in detail. The Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist will have the understanding and tools to educate their patients about the mouth-body connection and how it is related to the COVID-19 virus.
Angela Martin, RDH, BSDH
Angela Martin is an experienced dental hygienist who has encompassed various roles during her 18-year career in dentistry. After graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, she was inspired to enter healthcare by her grandfather. Following 13 years as a clinical Dental Hygienist, Angela is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene with an education focus, while working full-time with the Pacific Dental Services University Relations Team. Her current role of Senior Specialist focuses on creating and maintaining relationships with dental hygiene programs nationwide and providing advanced education regarding the “real world “ of dental hygiene post licensure, as well as career building resources. With mentorship as her core belief and best practice, Angela is the current Component Trustee for the Southern Nevada Dental Hygienist Association and member of their local student mentor initiative. Most importantly, is spending quality time with her daughter, and zoom crashing cats. They travel, explore, and learn more about giving back to the community while volunteering with local animal shelters. Angela Martin sponsored by Pacific Dental Services