Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia
TODS Featured Speaker – Dr. JoAnn Gurenlian
What’s “Bugging” Your Patients: An Overview Of Infectious Diseases Of The Mouth
Saturday October 26, 2013 8:30am – 10:30am **Special Time**
Many of us are familiar with three main infectious diseases of the oral cavity: caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis. However, there are numerous bacterial, viral, and fungal infections that may challenge the patient’s health as well as challenge our diagnostic and treatment skills. This course will review common (and not so common) infectious diseases of the oral cavity. Etiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis will be presented for each disease.
JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, has a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master’s degree in dental hygiene from Columbia University, and a Doctoral degree specializing in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gurenlian has been active in dental hygiene for over 35 years having served as a former chairperson of the Department of Dental Hygiene at Thomas Jefferson University, former President of the ADHA, and current President-Elect of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. She is an entrepreneur offering consulting and continuing education services to health care professionals. She has experience as a clinician, educator, administrator, and researcher. Dr. Gurenlian is also currently serving as Professor and Graduate Dental Hygiene Program Director at Idaho State University. She maintains adjunct faculty status with the Department of Dental Hygiene of Burlington County College and of Montgomery County Community College.
Dr. Gurenlian served as author of the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis and Oral Medicine column for Access. She is the coauthor of the text Preventing Medical Emergencies: Use of the Medical History, has published over 140 papers, and conducted over 400 presentations. Dr. Gurenlian served as chair of the Advisory Committee on the Future of Dental Hygiene, and coauthored the report “Dental Hygiene: Focus on Advancing the Profession. Dr. Gurenlian served as Chair of the Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dental Professionals Workgroup (PPOD) of the National Diabetes Education Program. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Alfred C. Fones Award, Irene Newman Award, ADHA/Warner Lambert Award for Excellence, and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Gurenlian is an internationally recognized speaker who addresses topics related to the dental hygiene process of care, oral pathology, oral medicine, diabetes, women’s health, women’s cancers, and leadership and professional development.