2019-2020 Dental Hygiene Series

2019-2020 Dental Hygiene Series

Once again, we are committed to bringing you the latest ideas and concepts to energize you and your practice. This year we cover topics including dental trauma on pediatric patients, intestinal microbiomes, salivary screening for Alzheimer's disease, dry mouth, ethics and jurisprudence (fulfilling licensing requirement) and, back by popular demand, Karen Baker will present the latest on oral health products.

This year’s programs are offered on an individual basis of $170 per day, per hygienist. Special savings: if enrollment is received in the CE office before October 15, 2019 the cost for the series will be $340 for the first hygienist and $310 for each additional hygienist from the same office. No transfers.

 

To register, go to:

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Location for all three programs:
Willows on Westfield
6729 Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 251-2628

 

Continuing Education Credit
You will earn 5 CEUs for participating in the individual lectures, a total of 15 for the series.
IUSD is an ADA CERP approved provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

DON'T FORGET: LICENSING RENEWAL DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2020

 

Disclosure Statement

Speakers are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by Indiana University School of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.


Part I - October 18, 2019
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Update in Dental Trauma and Soft Tissue Lesions in the Young Patient
Drs. Jim Jones and Juan Yepes
The Gut Microbiome and its Impact on Health and Wellness
Ms. Lindsay Dirlam

 

Part II - February 28, 2020
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Non-Invasive Screening for Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Mythily Srinivasan
Salivary Hypofunction: Implications, Diagnosis and Management
Dr. Susan Zunt
Indiana Ethics and Jurisprudence: Sexual Harassment and Opioid Education
Dr. Harvey Weingarten

Part III - April 24, 2020
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Update on Oral Health Products: How to Make Informed Choices
Ms. Karen Baker

Part I - October 18, 2019

Update in Dental Trauma and Soft Tissue Lesions in the Young Patient
Drs. Jim Jones and Juan Yepes
The Gut Microbiome and its Impact on Health and Wellness
Ms. Lindsay Dirlam

 

The first half of this course, "Update in Dental Trauma and Soft Tissue Lesions in the Young Patient," presented by Drs. Juan Yepes and Jim Jones, will provide you with the most up to date information regarding dental trauma and oral lesions in the pediatric patient.

 

Objectives

  • Understand the initial management of dental trauma
  • Learn the most updated classification of dental trauma and the initial treatment
  • Learn the most common soft tissue lesions in the oral cavity of children and adolescents
After lunch, nutritionist Lindsay Dirlam will present, "The Gut Microbiome and its Impact on Health and Wellness."  All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates, widely considered to be the father of modern medicine, spoke these words thousands of years ago, and they still ring true today. The digestive system does so much more than simply break down food to be absorbed - it protects us from infection, provides much of the immune system, and has a major role in regulating pain, cognition, and mood. It is also home to the gut microbiota – trillions of microorganisms that impact everything from mental health to body weight to risk of autoimmune or chronic disease. Without a healthy microbiota, other areas of health, seemingly unrelated to the gut, can be negatively affected. Factors such as diet, stress, geographical location, medications, and hygiene all directly impact the microbiota. This lecture focuses on how to improve the relationship between the gut microbiota and other body systems.

 

Speakers

Jim Jones DDS, PhD, EdD, is Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dent
istry, and Juan F Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Lindsay Dirlam, MS, RD, LD is a dietitian and practices in Indianapolis, IN

Part II - February 28, 2020

 

Non-Invasive Screening for Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Mythily Srinivasan
Salivary Hypofunction: Implications, Diagnosis and Management
Dr. Susan Zunt
Indiana Ethics and Jurisprudence: Sexual Harassment and Opioid Education
Dr. Harvey Weingarten

 

We begin the day with a lecture on the applications of saliva diagnostics in routine dental practice and its potential use in screening for Alzheimer’s Disease. This lecture will focus on advances in the clinicopathological relationship between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Objectives:

  • Update on fundamentals of salivary diagnostics for chronic inflammatory conditions with emphasis on oral-systemic disease connection
  • Update on potential of salivary diagnostics for neuroinflammatory - neurodegenerative connection, Alzheimer’s disease

 

Dr. Zunt will provide an update on dry mouth. Salivary gland hypofunction can result in the sensation of dry mouth (xerostomia) and have profound effects on oral health. Complications include dental caries, oral candidiasis, mouth ulcers, mouth malodor, alterations in taste, burning sensation, chronic cough, difficulty in speaking and swallowing.

 

Objectives

  • Identify the complications of salivary gland hypofunction
  • Review the methods to measure salivary flow rates
  • Review the current treatment options for salivary gland hypofunction

 

We finish the day with the required ethics and jurisprudence lecture for licensure fulfillment. Dr. Harvey Weingarten will present Ethical Dilemmas, Including: When does a hug turn into Sexual Harassment and Opioid Education and an Update on Indiana Dental Laws.

 

Speakers

Mythily Srinivasan, BDS, MDS, PhD, is an Associate Professor Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Susan Zunt, DDS, MS, is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology at Indiana University School of Dentistry, and member of the Oral Pathology Group.
Harvey Weingarten, DDS, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Part III - April 24, 2020

 

Update on Oral Health Products: How to Make Informed Choices
Ms. Karen Baker

 

Patients ask you questions about home use dental products more frequently than they ask about any other oral health subject. They need your professional guidance now more than ever in making the best choices based on their unique set of circumstances. Ms. Baker will compare manufacturer claims and objective clinical data concerning chemotherapeutic products for gingivitis and calculus reduction. Toothpastes claiming everything from superior mineralization to “5 shades whiter” will be listed in detailed tables to be used as a chairside reference when questions arise. The safety and effectiveness of controversial ingredients such as activated charcoal, peroxides, Coenzyme Q-10, melaleuca, and stabilized chlorine dioxide will be reviewed. Both OTC and prescription home use fluoride rinses will be rated based on relative caries and gingivitis reductions. New strategies for xerostomia including patient handouts will be provided. The safety and effectiveness of over-
the-counter whiteners will be compared to dental office dispensed and chairside products. An extensive and very current handout that will help you design optimal homecare regimens for specific patients accompanies this entertaining, yet comprehensive evaluation of homecare dental product information.

 

Objectives

After attending this course and reviewing hte handout, you should be able to:
  • select a dentifrice for a specific patient based on type of fluoride, gingivitis or calculus reduction, abrasiveness, cleaning ability, and safety with chronic use,
  • choose the most effective chemical treatments for halitosis,
  • evaluate mouthwashes based on pH, alcohol content, and therapeutic effect,
  • manage a patient with drug-induced xerostomia and/or mucositis,
  • explain important differences among bleaching
  • product characteristics including concentration of ingredients, viscosity, speed, ease of use, and cost per arch
  • recommend a specific powered toothbrush based on patient characteristics

 

Speaker

Karen Baker, BS, MS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Associate Professor in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.