2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Ms. Nancy Dewhirst, RDH

Standing Up To Emerging Diseases

Thursday October 18, 2018  6:00pm – 9:00pm    

Generously Co-Sponsored by SciCan with an unrestricted educational grant

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst, RDH

CDHBC QAP Competency – A.1, C.4

Alberta Dental Association & College – Approved for CE

This seminar explores personal health issues such as new and altered diseases of importance to dental professionals including bloodborne diseases, respiratory and contact diseases.  Attention is given to resistant pathogens and biofilm diseases.  These issues are discussed relative to occupational risk, illness prevention, and post exposure responses.    Leave with a plan for managing today’s microbial challenges using Standard and Transmission-based precautions.

Learning Objectives – Attendees will:

  • Recognize and assess well-known infectious diseases
  • Be able to identify and explain current trends in infectious diseases
  • Be informed of and prepared for unexpected risks
  • Apply infection control and safety strategies to usual and unusual disease risks

Biography

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH presents interactive hands-on workshops, as well as seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide.  She is an Adjunct Professor & Course Director at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene.  Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars yearly, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau, and OSAP Speakers Bureau, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California.  Ms. Dewhirst has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters.  Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice along with 26 years as an educator.

2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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