Courses

IDENTIFYING METHAMPHETAMINE ABUSE AND DEVELOPING A TREATMENT PROTOCOL

As dental healthcare professionals, it is vital to be aware of the illegal use of Methamphetamines (MA).  MA has a direct effect on a person’s health, lifestyle, ability to function and mental status.  Unlike many other street drugs, the use of MA is on the rise.  Dental professionals must have knowledge of the symptoms of use, possible side effects, drug interactions with medications and dental treatment considerations.  This will aid in delivering appropriate dental treatment and patient education.

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INFECTION CONTROL WITH A TWIST

Ever sit through an infection control class and wish you had a pillow? Noel Kelsch decided to change that using humor and cutting edge information. This course will give you up to date and practical information to keep both the clinician and the cli- ent safe. Stressing the essential value of breaking the chain of infection at every level the attendees will return to their offices equipped with practical, clearly defined steps to assure adequate infection control in the dental setting. Utilizing Noel’s OSHA designated outreach trainer status this course includes an update on the OSHA and CDC recommendations.

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INFECTION CONTROL: HAND HYGIENE AND CARE

The CDC states that 88 percent of disease is a result of hand contact. This course will give you the strategies to reduce that percentage. The goal of this course is to reinforce the steps necessary to prevent the chain of infection and cross contamination in relation to hand hygiene. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a “hands on” manner to review hand hygiene, nail care and prevention of disease.

 

 

SERVING CLIENTS FACING END OF LIFE: ORAL COMFORT CARE

All of us will face the affects of death in our lives and careers. This course not only gives you the insight and tools for interacting with people who are facing death or have experienced a loss in their lives but it also provides you with strategies for comfort care, protocols, and treatment planning for patients facing death.

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ELIMINATING BOXED THINKING:

Becoming a Change Agent in the Dental Office

Ever have one of those days when you feel like your patients just are not getting it? In this humorous yet informative class you will learn the steps to motivating change and cutting edge materials to enhance patients’ perspective of dentistry.  Noel gives you the tools to understand the psychology of dentistry and learning styles of patients.

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MENTAL HEALTH AND ORAL HEALTH

46% of the general population at some point in their lives will experience the impact of mental illness.  This course will equip every attendee with the understanding of classifications, etiology, treatment, oral impact and dental interventions for clients living with mental disorders. This course will give you the tools to implement a program from the chair or in the community.  It will allow you to apply integrated medicine, informing other health care providers and patients of the oral preventive tools.

 

 

THE DENTAL PROFESSIONAL’S APPROACH TO ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR:

Addictive behaviors have become an ever increasing part of the American way of life. These behaviors need to be recognized, understood, and incorporated into the health care professional’s treatment plan. This course provides an over view of addictive behaviors and tools to design treatment plans to meet the needs of patients dealing with addiction.

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SERVING UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

Recognizing and serving the needs of underserved populations are complex tasks. This course helps the medical professional identify the needs of underserved population and the barriers to serving those needs. The attendees will leave equipped with the tools to improved access to care, provide services and preventive measures. This course will help the dental professional understand alternative roles and settings for serving patients.

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UNDERSTANDING HIV-AIDS AND DEVELOPING A TREATMENT PROTOCOL

The time to understand and develop a treatment protocol for clients who are experiencing HIV or AIDS is long before the client sits in the chair. Many of the symptoms of HIV/AID can be found in the oral cavity. This course will help you be prepared to meet the needs of clients who are facing the effects of HIV/AIDS. Through understanding modes of transmission, the impact on immune system, clinical manifestations and treatment protocols in the dental setting you will be equipped to meet those needs. An overview of Standard Precautions for prevention and infection control procedures will be introduced.  

 

 

COLLABORATIVE CARE: IMPLANT MAINTENANCE, THE TEAM APPROACH

When patients receive implants whether it be at from their personal dentist or by referral to a specialist it is vital that all health care professionals involved in treating the client are collaborating. From the client’s physician to the dental hygienist, there are steps all along the way that need to occur for the best possible outcome. This course will review the anatomy of a dental implant, patient evaluation tools, plans for post operative care, proper home care, maintenance visit protocols, life long prevention tactics for the dental team and client.

 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE BALANCE -PROBIOTICS

The World Health Organization describes probiotics as “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” These benefits are far reaching from intestinal health to disease prevention. Recent studies have shown that probiotics have major impacts on oral health. The knowledge of the dental implications of these amazing microorganisms is vital for patient care. Dentistry previously focused on the reduction of the bacterial load to reduce dental diseases. There is a need for a new paradigm shift due to antibiotic resistance and frequent recolonization. Probiotics and bacterial replacement therapy are a part of that shift. This course will give you the understanding and protocols for implementing probiotics in your protocols for patient care in the dental setting.