Friday, August 13, 2021
10:30 AM—1:00 PM
Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use along with protocols needs to be discussed with our team as well as the interdisciplinary referrals we have. The process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treat-ment options and how they are to be utilized.
This course will provide information for the clinicians to be able to:
- Modify diagnosis assistance with the team and rationale for changes in assessment forms and diagnostic tools
- Distinguish which new-to-market products should be brought into your practice
- Integrate materials and products for a variety of uses in the dental office from infection control, dental hygiene therapy, oral cancer screening, patient communication and instrumentation
- Develop effective communication with patients and assist in the business of the dental practice
- Formulate strategies that incorporate efficiency in patient treatment for more productive scheduling
This course is sponsored by Orascoptic, Septodont and Hu Friedy.
Presented by: Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
Tricia is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. In June of 2018 Tricia celebrated 40 years as a dental hygienist . Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years. Tricia presents on topics such as new products, infection control, ergonomics, oral cancer, organ donation and recipient patient care, vaping and more!
She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term. Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award.
Tricia has authored numerous articles on a variety of topics such as: Empowering Dental Hygienists / Magnification / Xerostomia / Digital Radiography / Ergonomics / The use of Safety Syringes / Handpiece Selection Criteria / Intra Oral Cam-eras / Amalgam Separators / Local Anesthetic Reversal Agents /and many others. She authored as a chapter in the book, Demystifying Smiles, on fluoride utilization.
An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor and business owner her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations!