Chronic low-grade infections in the mouth elevate systemic inflammation and have an impact on all body systems. Understanding the bidirectional connections is rapidly evolving. Primary oral healthcare practitioners and organizations strive to improve healthcare delivery more efficiently and, more importantly, individualized care plans using current, evidence-informed methodologies.
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Ms. Penny Hatzimanolakis, RDH
Educator: Since 2002, Penny has been dedicated and educated at UBC in the graduate periodontics, undergraduate Dental, and Dental Hygiene Degree Programs and has received awards in Teaching in 2012, 2017 and 2018 and Research awards in 2017, 2018.
Scientific investigator: the main focus is on therapeutic modalities for periodontal diseases, including implants. She has published and co-authored in multiple peer-reviewed journals, nationally and internationally, via live stream webinars and conferences.
Oral healthcare practitioner: Since 1994, her practice setting is with a periodontics/prosthodontics specialty team with a philosophy grounded in supporting comprehensive patient-centered care plans.
Dental community member: she has served on various boards with current positions on the Pacific Dental Conference Committee since 2007 and BCDHA anti-stigmatism. Regularly volunteers in several programs supporting the lower Vancouver Eastside.
Company owner: UpScale Consulting supporting business management, clinical skills and program development, Penny collaborates and empowers colleagues in delivering a “better” practice of oral and overall care for the public.