Tuesday March 23, 2013 at 5:45 p.m.
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
The ultimate goal of the dental hygiene profession is to treat disease, stop progression of disease, maintain health, and ultimately eradicate oral disease. For most of our patient recare appointment we concentrates on home care protocol education. Ever notice that when your patient returns for their recare visit, their mouth is generally in the same condition as that last visit? Albert Einstein once said,” Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and ex-pecting different results.”Perhaps it is time to take a new approach to your educational discussion. What if you changed it up and talked about S.P.I.T? This course will offer you the opportunity to broaden your scope of patient education regarding S.P.I.T.; Saliva, pH levels, and Integrating Therapies. Create a new vision for your patient and perhaps this will motivate and bring them closer to the goal of eradicating disease?
2 CEUs for the lecture
As a result of this session participants will be able to:
Identify two ways Saliva can be used as a diagnostic tool instead of blood
Describe potential effects of low pH beverages and foods on health
Develop a plan to Integrate Therapies with the medical and alternative medicine teams
Admiral Baker Golf Clubhouse – 2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego 92120
An Overview on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
By: Joy L. Moeller, RDH, BS
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy encompasses proper breathing, chewing and swallowing with behavior modification and support for eliminating habit patterns which may become a nightmare for occlusal stability. Part of periodontal stability is effected by the forces of these muscles as well as the effects of mouth breathing on periodontal health. This course will enable the hygienist to identify oral myofunctional disorders and determine if they want to become involved in this evolving, incredible therapy.
Understand the relationship of OMT to the treatment of periodontal disease.
Learn the science behind the treatment of oral muscle disorders.
Identify oral habits that interfere with proper oral rest posture.
Recognize the incorrect rest position of the tongue.
Determine if there is an incorrect swallowing pattern.
Lean how to incoporate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy into your practice.
Determine if there is adequate lip seal.
Examine and know when to refer labial and lingual frenum restriction.
Orofacial Myofunctional therapy is a program designed to re-pattern swallowing, chewing and breathing.
“California Dental Practice Act Review” and “Infection Control”
Ms. Andrews graduated from, and was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at University of Southern California and teaches General and Oral Pathology, clinical radiology and Dental Hygiene and Infection Control at West Coast University Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, focusing on infectious diseases, clinical safety, instrument sharpening, ergonomics and preventive dentistry. Ms. Andrews is a “top 100 U.S. Speaker”, and is on the California Dental Assoc., ADA and OSAP speaker’s/Consultants bureaus. Ms. Andrews is an experienced author of journal articles, has contributed to textbook chapters and guidelines such as the 2009 ADA Infection Control Wall Poster, CE courses, newsletters, product literature and website content.
Title: CDHA House of Delegates Location: Long Beach Hilton Link out: Click here Description: Continue to watch for more information. SDCDHS members in good standing interested in being a candidate for delegate contact Susan Clark, President at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sneha Patel, Editor at email@example.com. Elections will be held at the February 2013 General Meeting. Candidates will need to send a picture and 125 word biography to be printed in the December/January Bulletin. Start Date: 2013-05-31 End Date: 2013-06-02