Course Outline: Many different home care tools are available on the market. From rinses, to toothbrushes, to interproximal cleaning aids, how do we know what to recommend to patients? What should be considered when developing a home care plan for each patient and bow do you implement it in the most effective way? This course intends to inform the clinician about the evidence behind different oral hygiene aids and guide the clinician through a decision-making process on what may work for their patients.
CDHBC QAP Competency – D6
Ms. Danielle Perry-Clark, RDH
Danielle Perry-Clark, RDH is a practicing clinical dental hygienist and clinical instructor at the University of Alberta. She received her Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology from the University of Alberta which explored epithelial barrier function in patients with severe periodontal disease and is currently pursuing her PhD. Her passion for research is fueled by the need for evidenced-based, patient centered care.
Danielle has served as Vice President for the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta and currently sits on the P&G Global Dental Hygiene Advisory and Advocacy Board. She has published 20 papers in the international scientific literature as well as book chapter published by Springer International. Danielle has presented her work at leading international meetings in oral health, including the International Association of Dental Research and the EuroPerio conferences, and has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the International Dental Journal and to be an Associate Editor for Clinical and Experimental Dental Research (Wiley). She has also received several prestigious awards including the 2019 Sunstar World Dental Hygienist Award for Research and was in the Top 20 CDHA Dental Hygiene Superheroes.