What About S.P.I.T.?
By: Druann Andrecht, RDH
SDCDHS 75th Anniversary Party!Tuesday March 23, 2013 at 5:45 p.m. Handlery Hotel 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
1 CEU for visiting Student Table Clinics