Generously Co-Sponsored by Philips Oral Healthcare with an unrestricted educational grant
CDHBC QAP Competency – D.3, A.2, D.6
Your dental practice may not routinely treat prenatal or pediatric clients/patients, however, everyone has a role wherever possible in providing mothers and children the healthiest start possible.
Dental caries in our pediatric population is one of the most serious health concerns in this country. Research suggests that pregnancy can be one of the most motivating times for parents to change habits. Therefore, it is an ideal time to begin counseling the parent about the benefits of oral health. Statistics show that if parents learn to make oral health a priority for themselves, their children are more likely to inherit this awareness.
This evidence based seminar will nurture your knowledge of prenatal and pediatric oral health, reviewing the needs of pregnant clients/patients and emphasizing the establishment of a dental home. It also provides resources on how to integrate a formalized risk assessment model and new strategies to implement that assessment.
Ms. Susan Woodley, RDH, Manager Professional Education Western Canada
Susan graduated over 30 + years ago from Fanshawe College in the Dental Hygiene Program. She began practicing dental hygiene in general practice, though the better part of her career led her to practicing in orthodontics.
She enjoyed many years as a part time faculty member at the local college instructing both didactically and clinically. Susan has been involved in clinical research, and she is a published author for dental journals. She was a Professional Educator with RDH Connection for many years before joining Philips. She was president of her local Dental Hygienists’ Society for 5 years and was involved at the executive level for many years.
Susan is the Manager of Professional Education Western Canada/Ontario with Philips Oral Healthcare. She and her husband are proud parents of two married children who live in Kelowna and Australia and doting Grandparents to 3 wonderful grandchildren.