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Hygiene Study Group

We are excited to announce the launch of the Trammell Periodontics Hygiene Study Group and invite you to take advantage of this special opportunity to participate in local learning with your colleagues.

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Upcoming Courses

2020 August 27th Thur 6pm CST

OSHA and Infection Control 2021

Karen K. Daw, MBA, CECM

Even if you think you've heard it all before, you've never heard it the way Karen Daw, “The OSHA Lady,” delivers safety training for dental and medical professionals.

With a fresh, fun, and efficient approach, Karen keeps things moving, always grounded in real-world examples of what can go wrong (sometimes in a matter of seconds) if we let our guard down.

Complacency is the enemy in infection control and safety; Karen's in-depth, informative workshops put principle into practice by taking an unexpected, engaging approach to compliance training topics like: hand hygiene, sharps safety, instrument sterilization, and appropriate barriers for bloodborne, contact, droplet, and airborne pathogens.

So, leave the OSHA and CDC binders on their shelves for a little while, and let Karen guide your team through an entertaining, interactive, and potentially life-saving refresher course exclusively tailored for those working in healthcare.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand federal laws and guidelines regarding infection control and prevention.
  • Discuss new and upcoming regulatory standards that pertain to healthcare practices.
  • Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention requirements.

2020 October 29th Thur 6pm CST

Something in our Mist: Will Vaping Challenge Dental Professionals as Smoking Has in the Past?

Livestream with Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP

Although conventional cigarette smoking among young adults has declined markedly over the past several decades, there has been a substantial increase in the use of vaporizing devices. While originally designed as alternative delivery vehicles for nicotine in place of tobacco, advances in technology and lack of strict regulation have given rise to the use of these devices as delivery vehicles for a variety of substances, especially cannabis. Unfortunately, little information is available about the safety of the active and inactive ingredients present in products used for vaping. This program will provide an overview of cannabis, vaping, and their overall systemic adverse effects. Special emphasis will be given to the oral complications associated with vaping, as well as treatment planning strategies for patients who vape.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacology of cannabis, including its mechanism of action, routes of administration, and available formulations.
  • Compare smoking and vaping as alternate delivery systems for introducing drugs like nicotine and cannabis into the lungs.
  • Describe the oral and systemic complications encountered by patients who vape.
  • Explain currently available treatment strategies and patient care planning techniques for patients who vape cannabis.

2021 January 21st Thur 6pm CST

The Hygienist's Role on the Interdisciplinary Team

Livestream with David Mugford, DMD, PA

The dental hygienist spends more time in direct contact with patients over time than virtually any other health professional. As a result they are in a unique position to identify problems, educate and motivate their patients. Having a clear understanding of the benefits of comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment as it relates to periodontics, oral surgery, and dental implants as well as restorative care will give hygienists the best tools to encourage patients to pursue optimal care.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Evaluate gingival defects and recession in terms of stability, treatment needs and predicting treatment outcomes.
  • Identify peri-implantitis early and discuss treatment options.
  • Gain a better understanding of unstable occlusal patterns and symptoms that require restorative care, orthodontics and/or dental implants.

2021 April 15th Thur 6pm CST

Posture Pain Performance

Recorded Livestream with Brian Bradley, BKin

This high-energy presentation is a great opportunity to learn how to restore perfect posture, which is the beginning of undoing the limitations modern life can impose. Consistent Egoscue exercises become your plan for success, which translates to a happier and healthier you at home, at work, in life. This results-based presentation will have you laughing, learning, and on your way to a compelling future.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Improve posture, minimize pain, and enhance performance.
  • Realize lasting change can happen when you commit to health as a lifestyle.