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Todays Life Saver: The Head and Neck Reality Check
April 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$45.00 – $80.00
Friday, April 28, 2017
Vermont Technical College Room 215 Williston VT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This course provides a contemporary look at oral cancer and important components to include in your Oral Cancer Screenings and Patient Education. Learn new statistical information on oral cancer prevalence, the efficacy of present-day head and neck exams, how to change patients’ perception for the value of “screening, not just cleaning: and how early detection saves lives!
Discussion will also help you encourage your tobacco user patients with: promoting tobacco cessation; the prevention of oral cancer, the poor prognosis of periodontal treatment, the decreased longevity of dentition and restorative dentistry and quality of life.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will:
- Know the steps to follow for oral cancer screening
- Steps for office implementation of Oral Cancer Awareness
- Coach and educate patients in options for smoking cessation
- Give information on self-exam
- Be aware of options for early detection of oral cancer
- Know some products available from oral cancer foundations and other useful websites
- Document information given to patients
Presented by: Donna Yanus, RDH, RYT
Ms. Yanus received her dental hygiene degree at Luzerne County Community College and continued her education at Penn Dental School in Philadelphia. There she received certification for the administration of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide sedation.
Donna has significant experience working as a office manager and clinical dental hygiene including non-surgical periodontal therapy utilizing laser technology. In addition, she is a Dentrix representative as a certified office trainer.
Joining the Oral Cancer foundation motivated Donna to begin lecturing on the importance of implementing “the complete head and neck oral cancer screening for dental offices” as it was determined that the dental community is the first line of defense to increase public awareness of this debilitating disease.REGISTER