Today’s RDH: The Primary Care Provider

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated our role and importance in contributing to the well being of our population.

Lecture Synopsis:

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated our role and importance in contributing to the well being of our population. Keeping healthy in a viral world will be on everyone’s mind. Dental hygienists have always been a valued primary care provider and critical within the regulated health-care profession, however, in today’s world we are invaluable beyond measure. The requirement to reduce the chronic inflammatory burden of periodontal disease is more important than ever before, represented in the current periodontal disease management guidelines. The success of our treatment outcomes and the systemic health of our patients depends on this.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To recognize the critical and primary role of the dental hygienist in a post-COVID world 
  • To understand the burden of chronic inflammation on systemic health
  • To integrate therapeutic strategies into our treatment planning to lower risk of systemic disease
  • To ensure our patients understand the oral systemic link messaging and importance of their oral health appointments

About the Presenter:

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. Jo-Anne’s no-nonsense approach and dynamic speaking style that has made her one of North America’s most sought-after lecturers in the dental community. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR's Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2022 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 12th consecutive year. A frank and open lecture style, a focus on translation of knowledge direct to practice complemented by the provision of educational and clinical resources has earned Jo-Anne many loyal followers both nationally and internationally.

Session Reviews:

“I just finished watching your presentation for the PDC, ‘Today's RDH: The Primary Care Provider.’ You are an excellent speaker and presenter; I left your presentation feeling educated and excited to practice hygiene. You rock! Thank you for your time and all that you do!”
Arianna Marsden, RDH – Pacific Dental Conference 2021 Attendee

Book Jo-Anne for your event:

Contact Jo-Anne for a complete list of speaking topics and further information. 905•719•4166 or by email.


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