The reality is our clients are living longer. Statistics Canada says by 2024, 20 per cent of the population will be over 65 years of age. This means, as preventive health-care specialists, we need to focus on educating our clients on their oral condition and together create a long-term vision designed to preserve and protect their dentition — and oral health.
Using cutting-edge techniques, this course will help participants assess the oral condition, identify risk factors and make sure clients know the implications of their condition. The session places importance on having dialogue with clients and asking the right questions to determine why the oral condition is deteriorating and ensure their commitment to continuity of care. The goal is to enhance your skills to identify the signs and symptoms of declining healthy dentition and through effective communication and ongoing education become a trusted advisor to your clients.
CDHBC QAP Competency – B2, D6
Implement the Classifications of Periodontal and Peri-implant Disease and Conditions in an innovative phase-in approach. Review the skills needed to assess, analyze data, and apply the classification tools. Do you know what to write? Do you know how to use this information to create a treatment plan? Knowing the answers to who, what, when why and how to apply the classifications will increase your commitment to its use.
This system’s application provides a common language to our clients, our practice, and the collaborative health care team. The goal is to utilize the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Disease and Conditions, confidently communicate the importance of findings to our patients/clients and document.
In the second phase we examine case studies, incorporate ADPIE, including the Classification system and create Dental Hygiene Diagnosis statements to record in the progress notes. Once a client/patient is classified, this will guide the individualized treatment required for disease management.
CDABC QAP Competency – D2
Anna Louise Tolan, RDH is a practicing dental hygienist, educator and lecturer who draws from 37 years of clinical expertise, specializing in periodontal and implant therapy, and person-centered care. A passionate and popular presenter, she has more than two decades of experience facilitating lectures and hands-on learning. Her commitment and expertise in using evidence-based protocols in the process of care make her a popular master clinician and international speaker. She received her Fellowship from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and serves on several industry advisory committees as a key opinion leader.