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Awareness, Inc. continuing education

November 4, 2017

Explore. Erosion. Explosion.

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Registration 8:00am, Lecture 8:30am – 4:00pm

Registration payment is run through PayPal
Registration fee includes all handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and complimentary parking.

Credits: 6 Continuing Education Credits (CEU) Questions:

Email [email protected] or Call Lucy (262)375-2682

Registration ends Oct 28, 2017.
No refunds after October 21, 2017; prior to Oct 21, 2017; $10 service charge/transaction for refunds

VALUE $875
1 for $10 / 3 for $25 • Cash/Check Only
Proceeds used for Dental Hygiene Scholarships

Exploring the oral microbiome – Stunning revelations about how microbes actually create disease.
Recent discoveries about polymicrobial biofilms are both disturbing and thought provoking. Dental diseases are not classic infections. New molecular techniques demonstrate caries and periodontal disease are manifestations of dramatic, sustained shifts in microbial ecology that overwhelm the host immune system.
Microbes, once thought to be key in these disease processes, may play a minor role, while relatively unknown species, or even the entire microbial community, may be responsible for increased virulence, sustained acid production, enhanced inflammation and continued tissue destruction.
Homeostasis still remains the ultimate goal, but new disease concepts like dysbiosis, microbial consorsiums, inflammophilic bacteria, commensal pathobionts and keystone pathogens are changing the conversation and challenging how dental disease is viewed today.
The erosion explosion – Effects of a modern day witch’s brew
Today’s sports drinks, energy drinks, flavored waters, bottled teas, powdered drinks and beverage additives are creating a perfect storm. Modern day drinks, made from a sophisticated concoction of ingredients, accelerate tooth erosion, setting the stage for dentinal hypersensitivity. These drinks also impact the development of dental caries, a pH-mediated disease.
Appreciate the difference between classic infections and dysbiosis
Discover how commensal microbes become pathobionts
Learn how enamel and dentin caries differ ecologically
Understand the role of keystone pathogens and inflammophilic microbes in periodontal disease
Understand market trends in beverage sales
Appreciate the role of pH and titratable acidity
Learn why sugar free drinks still damage teeth
Compare “new drink” ingredients to soft drinks that have been around for decades
Discover how to make safer beverage choices
SPEAKER Anne Nugent Guignon RDH, MPH, CSP

Anne is internationally recognized for her numerous contributions to dental hygiene and dentistry over the last four decades. She is a practicing clinician, columnist, feature writer and Senior Consulting Editor for RDH Magazine and has authored textbook chapters on ergonomics and power driven scaling. Anne has been involved in the development and testing for a wide range of clinical products and equipment. She holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Texas Dental School. Anne has received many honors, awards and recognitions.
Our 2017 course is supported in part by: 3M, COLGATE, CROWN SEATING, ORASCOPTIC, and YOUNG DENTAL

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