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Prevention & Treatment of the Wear & Tear on Oral tissues

May 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Vermont Technical College, Room 401 B, Williston, VT
6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
3 CEU’s

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This course will provide a comprehensive look at prevalent oral conditions and concerns. Included in the program is information to help your patients achieve oral health and understand the connection to their systemic health. Based on current scientific evidence, this course will present assessment strategies and therapies to manage xerostomia, erosion, caries and dentinal hypersensitivity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of saliva and causes of xerostomia
  • Identify prevention and treatment of oral complications of xerostomia, in addition to palliative treatment for symptom relief
  • Discuss the prevalence and mechanism of dentin hypersensitivity
  • Differentiate between caries and acid erosion while incorporating therapies for the prevention and management of erosion, caries and dentin hypersensitivity

Presented by: Diane Peterson, RDH, M. Ed

Diane Peterson is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, covering seven states in the Northeast region of the country. She joined Colgate from Vermont Technical College where she was a full time faculty member. Diane graduated from the University of Vermont with an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science Degree in Education at the University of Vermont. She has nearly thirty years of clinical expertise in the field combining many roles including clinician, educator, advocate, and researcher. She has developed and presented courses to student dental professionals, professional associations, dental societies and study clubs. Her focus is to provide dental professionals with current scientific research and information to assist them with making active, evidence-based recommendations in their clinical practice. Diane is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

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May 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association


Vermont Technical College (201)
201 Lawrence Place
Williston, VT 05495-7166 United States
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