THE POWER OF PREVENTION - Hand-outs will be given out during the session.
Three (3) hours of CE Available
Friday, April 26, 2013
Cost is $15.00.
Andrea S. Wiseman, RDH is a National Preventive Specialist for 3M ESPE, and brings over 30 years of experience in dentistry to her presentations. She will provide her audience members a thorough review on CaMBRA, protocols for caries risk assessment, dialog to assist the oral health care provider in patient communication. Audience members will also review, fluoride varnishes, and have the opportunity for a hands-on application. She will also review the basics of preventive medications, including new technologies, which will assist patients in obtaining optimal oral health.
Caries Management by Risk Assessment, or CAMBRA, represents a shift from simply treating caries to proactive prevention and treatment. Through learning about CAMBRA, and implementing the recommendations and protocols, dental clinicians have a valuable opportunity to help patients take charge of their oral health.
Despite mounting clinical evidence demonstrating the usefulness and effectiveness of CAMBRA, the guidelines have yet to be adopted in many private practices. For dental clinicians, CAMBRA represents a valuable opportunity to increase patient education, acceptance to treatment, practice productivity and profitability.
Objectives of course:
• Determine how to evaluate a patient’s disease indicators, risk factors and protective factors to determine their level of caries risk.
• Understand accepted clinical guidelines and treatment options to help patients manage existing oral health issues based on their level of risk.
• Understand how risk assessment can help to identify the appropriate restorative treatment plan depending on the patient’s risk level.
• Learn how to increase patient acceptance of oral disease treatment options using proven clinician/patient communication techniques.
This program is ideally suited for a 3 hour clinical session with, Pediatric, Orthodontic, Periodontal, Prostodontic and General dentists and hygienists.
Andrea Wiseman, RDH, brings 30 years of dental experience including an A.S. in Dental Assisting, San Antonio Junior College, San Antonio, Texas, and Florida Gulf Coast Junior College, Dental Hygiene Program, Ft. Myers, Florida. Andrea has been an Oral Healthcare Consultant for the past 9 years, working for OMNI Oral Pharmaceuticals and now 3M ESPE Prevention. She was a Dental Assistant for 6 years, a Dental Assisting Instructor at Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, for 3 years, and has worked as an RDH for the past 17 years. Andrea is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Texas Dental Hygiene Association, and past president of the San Antonio District Dental Hygiene Association, and Gulf Coast Dental Hygiene Society of Ft. Myer, Florida. She is a mentor to all oral healthcare providers as well as an advocate against oral diseases.