Jo-Anne Jones Speaker

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Lecture Synopsis:
The haunting words of Whitney Houston, "I’m Every Woman, "Whatever you want, Whatever you need, Anything you want done, baby, I'll do it naturally 'Cause I'm every woman It's all in me. It's all in me!"

We have been sold a bill of goods encouraging women to be all things to all people maintaining the perfect "10" persona and image. We are called to be the ultimate business woman sharing the responsibility of contributing to and managing the family income often sandwiched between raising children and caring for aging parents; the equivalency of 2 full time jobs. This is all accomplished while maintaining composure and grace by day and morphing into a sex goddess by night! Right...

Everything we experience on a daily basis is a direct manifestation of where we focus our energy, attention and consciousness thinking. We all have day to day challenges. What if these challenges could be turned into opportunities?

The Perfect ‘10’ will explore the signs of burnout and recognize the pathway to prevention through a highly interactive presentation. The perfect ‘10’ will also include an overview of the top 10 foods, exercises and lifestyle habits.

Life isn’t about surviving the storm. It’s about dancing in the rain. We have one life and it can change in a heartbeat; let’s make it the best it can be!

“The Perfect 10 was a refreshing change to other information sessions. Nice to have a women's health day to be educated on ways to improve and maintain good health. The speaker was at the top of her game; interesting topic, relevant and up-to-date. Aside from that full marks on entertainment value alone; a tough act to follow.” RDH Attendee, Philips Symposium 2017.

“Both speakers were tremendous, enthusiastic, loved both topics and came away totally enriched! I have been to many seminars over my 24 year career and I would say this was the best professional development program I have attended!!!! Thank you so much!!! RDH Attendee, Philips Symposium 2017.


It’s time to emerge with an elevated understanding of the gender differences that have plagued the sexes from the first footprints in the Garden of Eden. Explore the humorous side of gender differences and also take a provocative look at how the diseases of influence are affecting both differently;

  • Under age 50, why are women’s heart attacks twice as likely as men’s to be fatal?
  • What are the disturbing subtle signs of female heart disease that go unnoticed?
  • What is the cause behind the alarming increase in oral cancer and why men may be at increased risk?
  • Why do women wake up out of a general anesthetic faster than men? (HINT: Probably because we have so much to do...)

Join Jo-Anne Jones, selected by DPR to join the ‘Top 25 Women in Dentistry’ and a 7th consecutive year Dentistry Today CE Leader for a time to refresh and elevate our personal ability to balance motherhood, marriage, relationships, health and career. Get ready to discover your personal best.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the science and history behind sex-based biology
  • To recognize gender differences as they apply to today’s most prevalent diseases, medical challenges and oral cancer
  • To incorporate risk assessment and management into clinical practice
  • To be equipped with clinical resources and patient education materials for your clinical practice

From a childhood dominated by fear to an award winning, international, speaker, Jo-Anne Jones combines raw emotion, humor and an inspiring account of how critical turning points in our lives can actually lead to some of our greatest accomplishments.

What is the one thing separating you from greatness? If fear were removed and failure was not an option, what would you pursue in your life? Who told you, you can’t do it?

The past is often a ‘present’. Thankfully we all go through adversity where our coping mechanisms are broken down. It is through these experiences that we are often led to our greatest insights. Have these experiences placed you at the top of the mountain or made you feel like you were going over the edge?

Through a guided exercise, attendees are presented with an opportunity to explore self-awareness and examine the aspects that are holding them back from realizing their greatest potential.

A must attend for today’s professional and a call to action to ‘dare to dream!’

Learn to dream again and take positive steps to change the outcome of your circumstances.

About the Presenter Jo-Anne intertwines personal life stories demonstrating the immense connection between adversity in life to empowerment and change. Jo-Anne’s emergence as a motivational speaker was inspired by her belief that we all have the power within to change the outcome of our circumstances. Jo-Anne shares with her audience key strategies that lead to self-discovery and self-acceptance. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. We have one life to live. Let’s make it the best it can be.

What colleagues are saying about Jo-Anne Jones;

“This class and speaker was awesome. I haven t stopped thinking about it. Such an important topic and the time flew by. I could have listened to her for hours. She has changed my oral cancer screening exam routine for the better.”

“Jo-Anne Jones was an amazing speaker. She is so passionate about her quest to get this message out on Oral cancer. I feel every dental health provider should hear her speak so we can get the word out on Sex and Oral Health and slow this transmission down through education.”

“One of the best speakers I have had in my almost 30 years of attending Yankee! She must be invited back next year! Every dental professional needs to hear this message.”

Alternate Title: Sex and Oral Health: What is the Connection?

According to the CDC, nearly all sexually active Americans will have a HPV (Human papillomavirus) infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common.

What are the implications to dentistry and how should our oral cancer screening be adjusted to compensate for this new profile? There are many questions arising due to this escalation. How is the virus transmitted and once an infection becomes active, will it ever go away? How does an infection transform into a malignancy? Who is at risk? Why are men at least 6X more predisposed to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer? Above all, how do we communicate this to today’s dental patient? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a frank, open discussion complemented by a guided visual gallery of HPV lesions. High risk extraoral and intraoral anatomical areas will be reviewed as well as identifying the subtle life-saving signs that accompany HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer that are so often overlooked.

Today’s dental professional needs to be informed and be pro-active. This requires the knowledge, the skill-set and the educational resources to effectively address this changing profile in clinical practice. Join Jo-Anne Jones, 2017 Dentistry Today CE Leader and recipient of the PennWell Award for “The Most Important Dental Story Published” written on this subject for a presentation that will change the way you screen for oral cancer forever.

Learning Outcomes:

The attendee will be able to;

  • Understand critical statistical information regarding oral and oropharyngeal cancer that every dental professional needs to know
  • Discuss the transmission of the virus and the transformation to malignancy
  • Recognize the critical components of a comprehensive extraoral and intraoral examination and the life-saving subtle symptoms
  • Identify the dental professional’s role in early discovery of mucosal tissue changes and potentially life-saving outcome through screening methods
  • Be equipped with clinical and educational resources for your dental practice

“Highly authoritative content—Jo-Anne Jones presents the alarming epidemiology of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer as comprehensively as top scientists in the field and in a way clinicians can understand readily. This disease pattern will change the way we view oral cancer screening in practice. Jo-Anne equips clinicians to understand what they can do now to best serve their patients as continuing research helps us to further understand possible strategies for better risk-based screening and earlier detection.” Emily Utoft Durand, RDH, RF Regional Coordinator, National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

“I have had the honor of working with Jo Anne Jones RDH for almost 10 years. Jo Anne has the unique ability to provide programs that are not only highly emotional and engaging, but that are also motivational. The programs ensure participants take action and become part of the change to find oral disease at the earliest possible stage. She is a true pioneer. Her material is always the most current and well researched of any speaker I have seen on the topic of Oral Cancer. Her program is a must see for any dental healthcare provider.” Wayne Rees, Senior VP, LED Dental Inc.

An interactive hands-on workshop designed to equip today’s dental clinician with the skill set to recognize and identify the earliest warning signs of HPV and non-HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Breakout sessions will involve hands-on use of adjunctive screening devices, AirPlay mirroring of a live examination and the review of techniques both extraoral and intraorally to provide your practice with the best possible opportunity for earlier discovery of oral cancer.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the current statistics related to the sexually transmitted Human papillomavirus and its connection with oropharyngeal cancer
  • To perform a systematic extraoral and intraoral examination with attention to high risk anatomical areas related both to HPV and non-HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancer
  • To recognize the subtle, life-saving signs and symptoms that may accompany HPV oropharyngeal cancer
  • To be introduced to clinical resources that will aid in assessment, documentation and management pathways of an abnormal finding
  • To be equipped with clinical resources and patient education materials related to this new profile

“Jo-Anne’s content is evidence-based and immediately applicable to practice. She presents a thoughtful approach to help dentists and dental hygienists understand the way head and neck cancer is changing in our population and how that impacts the way we listen to, examine, and advise our patients every day.” Scott Durand, DDS, Wabasha Dentistry, MN

“Great speaker! Lots of valuable info and very inspirational for dental professionals. I learned a lot of new things that I will be adding to my oral cancer screening. Very grateful. Thank you...” Jenna Pitirri, RDH

“Excellent information. Jo-Anne’s passion for the message she is delivering is evident. Many, many ‘take aways’ to be implemented into clinical practice.” Wendy Brand, RDH

“Jo-Anne's energy and enthusiasm when she presents is infectious. Her examples, explanations and sense of humor keep her audiences engaged and interested. She spoke for my spring meeting at the Suburban Collection to 400 dental professionals and I am having her again next year in Michigan.” Cathy Malito Vestrand, Manager Vestrand Consulting Services LLC

Are we still treating periodontal disease as an infection when leading authorities have redefined periodontitis as an inflammatory disease? The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) redefined periodontal disease from an infectious disease to an inflammatory disease. Today the AAP refers to periodontitis as an inflammatory disease with far reaching destructive effects on systemic health and in January 2017 released a newsletter reaffirming the need to address chronic inflammation. The link between periodontal disease and systemic health is becoming increasingly clear and is the benchmark of innovative healthcare delivery. Long running, ongoing chronic disease such as periodontal disease tips the body’s balance towards chronic inflammation. Is your practice compliant with the newly published JADA guidelines for evidence–based clinical recommendations in the non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontitis?

Inflammation often being referred to as the ‘silent killer’ is one of the hottest topics of research. The latest research surrounding the oral systemic link is both startling and compelling. Current research points to an association between oral health and some of today’s most prevalent and deadly diseases namely cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, respiratory illness, and autoimmune disorders.

What if we now could slow down the destruction caused by chronic inflammation and impact not only oral health but systemic health? If we continue to choose to ignore we are at a standstill in our treatment progress resulting in further destruction and unpredictable outcomes. Sound familiar?

Science and research by leading authorities presents a call to action for dental professionals to challenge our thinking. The newly published JADA guidelines 'favor' only one adjunctive therapy to SRP. We have the ability to change lives through the power of our message and the science of our treatment. If the knowledge shared is put into practice, it will change the not only the way we treat periodontal disease but also the outcomes we can expect to receive. It’s time to put our words into action and recognize our role in reducing inflammation and sustaining overall health for our dental patients.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion the course, the participant will be able to;

  • Understand the most current and compelling research related to the oral systemic link
  • Recognize the role of the inflammatory pathway in initiating disease states within the body
  • Elevate understanding and treatment of periodontal disease as an inflammatory rather than an infectious disease
  • Understand and apply the 2015 JADA Guidelines into clinical practice and treatment delivery
  • Empower the patient through the provision of resources to understand the oral systemic connection

“Best lecture I’ve been at in a long time. Absolutely vital information that everyone should hear.” Dr. John Thiessen, DDS, Victoria, B.C. 2016 Pacific Dental Conference attendee.

“You will receive practical insights and wisdom, gathered over a professional lifetime of experience. Jo-Anne’s humour, impactful stories and passion for helping others truly unleash their personal power, is a combination that translates into more career satisfaction and fun. Thank you Jo-Anne, for making a difference in my life!” Susan Isaac, RDH, BSc. D., B.Ed. M.Ed.

In our changing economy, here’s what’s certain; a smart, experienced team, a focus on quality care and excellence and an ability to powerfully communicate.

A well-orchestrated dental practice built upon strong systems and excellent team communication recognizing that the dental hygiene department is a huge contributor to overall practice success. Do your patients truly value their dental hygiene appointments or do they view as ‘just a cleaning’. Do you seem to be attracting new patients however not seeing the results in growth of the practice? Have you ever heard ‘I only want what my insurance covers’? Unfortunately, all too often. The general public often view the dental hygiene appointment as a ‘feel good’, non-essential health service rather than a critical contributor of overall wellness.

Discover how to create value both in communication and services that will raise the bar and attain loyalty from your patients. Learn how to convey this message powerfully and minimize the last minute cancellation and other challenges that are undermining the success of your practice.

Join Jo-Anne Jones, RDH and one of Dentistry Today’s 2017 Continuing Education Leaders for an opportunity to re-energize the team with a renewed confidence in handling the day to day challenges and opportunities in today’s dental practices. A must for all team members!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the inner workings of today’s successful dental practices recognizing the contribution of the dental hygiene department as critical
  • Maximize the support of your administrative and clinical teams for one another
  • Provide your patients with information every patient needs to know about ‘their’ oral health, ‘their’ dental benefits and empower them to take responsibility
  • Emerge with administrative and clinical resources to assist you with the day to day challenges that are common to all dental practices

Xerostomia or dryness of the oral cavity is now affecting 1 out of every 5 adults and has become one of the most common oral health pathologies. There are over 500 drugs which contribute to this oral condition. Also advances in medicine and therapeutic modalities have resulted in a steadily increasing human life expectancy. With longevity we can expect salivary hypofunction. The rapid rise in diabetes and autoimmune disorders only further magnifies this oral condition and warrants the need for effective and innovative strategies.

As the population ages and the ‘silver tsunami’ rolls in, are we prepared to address the challenging condition of xerostomia? Learn how to identify and evaluate salivary hypofunction, recommend effective self-care measures and provide solutions that work! Participants will engage in a ‘live study’ demonstrating risk assessment for clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To define normal salivary function vs. xerostomic conditions
  • To apply evaluative salivary assessment into clinical practice
  • To understand the prevalence and etiology of xerostomia related to today’s population
  • To effectively treat the xerostomic patient both chairside and with self-care measures
  • To be equipped with clinical resources to aid in treatment and education

Whether you are looking for a refresher course or simply wish to elevate your knowledge, this lecture is for you! The Dental Hygiene Process of Care (DHPC) is the structural framework to which all dental hygiene practice should base patient specific treatment planning upon. The ‘assessment’ phase of the DHPC is a critical component and one of the primary duties and responsibilities of a registered dental hygienist reflected in the American Dental Hygienists Association’s Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice.

This lecture will highlight the most common deficiencies of the assessment phase often due to limited time or practice constraints. Participants will have an opportunity to self-assess their own dental hygiene practice with an objective to minimize risk for the dental hygienist, the practice and the patient. Knowledge translation is a focus providing each participants with a documentation template providing a systematic approach to documentation requirements applied to assessment in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the dynamic nature of the assessment phase and how it impacts the care plan and implementation
  • Understand the relevancy of data collection and appropriate assessment strategies to develop a patient specific treatment plan
  • Recognize and identify the determinants of health and oral health into the assessment process
  • Identify patients for whom the initiation or continuation of dental hygiene interventions are contra-indicated.
  • Apply knowledge of documentation requirements in the patient chart as it relates to the assessment phase of the DHPC
  • Integrate clinical resources immediately into practice which will aid the assessment phase

*This offering may be in lecture format or a hands-on workshop.

Whitening has become a phenomenon from mobile whitening to the more sophisticated whitening programs all driven by consumer demands. The desire to attain the ‘perfect smile’ has resulted in teeth whitening becoming a multi-million dollar industry. Recent surveys reflect that virtually everyone believes an attractive smile is an important social asset. Our society wants it now and wants it fast, hence the birth of higher powered in-office whitening systems. Clinical studies have shown that when a light source is added to the whitening process, the results are enhanced.

Historically sensitivity has been one of the greatest stumbling blocks to achieving optimal whitening results. With advancements in innovative product design, there are a number of options that deliver fast, comfortable and effective results. The support of strong evidence based science will be highlighted to provide the dental professional with a solid conviction to guide their decision making.

Learn how to educate and empower your dental patient to choose wisely and not be persuaded by marketing rhetoric. A comprehensive review of products that are readily available to the consumer and the latest innovative whitening systems will be discussed. Be educated, be informed and make the best choice for your dental patient!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the science and mechanisms of professional teeth whitening products
  • Evaluate and assess the dental patient pro-actively to ensure best treatment outcomes
  • Apply effective desensitizing protocols in clinical practice
  • Identify optimal recommendations and contraindications
  • Evaluate the science behind in-office whitening systems

At the center of today’s health promotion strategies is the improvement and maintenance of oral health. A number of current social and sexual behaviors are placing our dental patient at risk. Case in point; one of the social trends that we now face is e-vaping. In December of 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a groundbreaking report "E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults" that concluded e-cigarette use among youth is now a significant public health concern and steps must be taken to discourage use of e-cigarettes. This is only one example of the social trends that now exist.

Another trend we now face is that HPV-associated (Human papillomavirus) oral and oropharyngeal cancer are escalating and most common among men. Cancers of the head and neck have historically been caused by tobacco and alcohol, however more recent studies demonstrate that approximately 70% may be linked to HPV. Sexual behaviors have placed men at a greater risk. How does our oral cancer screening exam have to change to respond to this newer profile?

These are only a couple of the examples of what today’s dental professional faces in day to day practice. The employment of external motivation is a common practice in yet an exercise in futility. How do we as a dental professional internally motivate our dental patient to behavioral change? Through the use of case scenarios and illustrative techniques, the dental professional will emerge with a clearer understanding of how to successfully address the needs of today’s dental patient. Attendees will be provided with a listing of educational materials and clinical resources for their practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, the attendee will be able to;

  • Identify the social and sexual behaviors that are placing oral health at risk
  • Understand the ‘vape’ debate and what the dental professional needs to know
  • Discover the ‘secrets’ of internal motivation with your dental patient
  • Implement a thorough medical history update outside of the treatment room
  • Immediately apply a developed risk assessment program complemented by evidence based protocols into your practice to address caries, perio and oral cancer screening
  • Equip the dental patient with educational materials promoting oral health and healthy behaviors

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Jo-Anne Jones Introduction AV Requirements 2017

A/V Requirements

• Wireless Lavaliere
• Projector screen
• Lectern or covered table for computer
• Audio required for video in presentation
• LCD Projector for PC
• 3 prong extension cord availability
• Set up Preferences:
   - Theatre or classroom style for lecture.
   - Classroom style for interactive workshops.

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