ABOUT THE EVENT

Saturday, December 5th 2020, from 11:00am - 2:15pm EST

Registration Fee: $45 for 3 LIVE CEUs

Join DC Dental Hygienists' Association for an online CE event you don't want to miss! Two 1.5 hour CE courses will be presented for a total of 3 CEUs, and don't miss the Holiday Mega Raffle!

Event Agenda: 

  • 11:00 AM -12:30 PM: Mental Illness & Oral Health: Xylitol Can Help by Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS (1.5 CEU)
  • 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM: Holiday Mega Raffle & Break
  • 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM: Unmasking the Psychosocial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS (1.5 CEU)


Holiday Mega Raffle Details

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Purchase Tickets

*Anyone can purchase tickets for the raffle. You do not need to register for the event or be present to win. DCDHA will inform you if you are a winner!

Prizes

  • The LM furcation Kit ($296 Retail Value)
  • Easy Flow Machine ($100 Retail Value)
  • Kai Cap (Grey), Comfort Shield, and Fun Socks (Black) ($60 Retail Value)
  • XLEAR Adult Basket: Spry Mint Toothpaste & Mouthwash, Case of Spry Mint Gum, 2 Small Adult Nasal Sprays, 2 Tubes of Spry Gum/Mints, T-shirt & a Dental Themed Mask 

Follow this link to purchase your raffle tickets - Purchase Tickets



Courses

Mental Illness & Oral Health: Xylitol Can Help! by Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS


Mental illness is a life-altering disease that affects many people just as they are beginning to discover the freedoms of adulthood. Many among this population also confront a myriad of oral health issues including dry mouth (medication-induced) that leads to tooth loss. Because of the illness itself, chaos and financial distress, affected individuals often do not seek oral health care services thereby developing new oral health problems and exacerbating existing disease. This course offers health professionals and caregivers an easy alternative to help the oral needs of their clients. It is impossible to completely avoid sugar in our diets and to enforce adequate oral hygiene. A more realistic approach would be to consider incorporating a natural sweetener substitute, such as xylitol, that aids in wetness reduces dental decay and plaque formation, into the daily lifestyle. The five W's of xylitol: the Who, What, When, Where, and Why will become clear upon the completion of this course. In addition, attendees will be able to offer healthy tasting alternatives to increase wellness and total health for their clients.

Objectives:

After attending this presentation, the learner will be able to: 

  • Understand the predisposition, prevalence, and related pathophysiology of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and chronic depression as described in Standard Care
  • Recognize the risks, causes, signs, symptoms, and treatments for MI
  • Understand the value of Functional Psychiatry and “Psychobiotics”
  • Identify the oral manifestations of MI
  • Become familiar with modified approaches for providing oral health care to patients with MI
  • Understand the general health and dental health benefits of xylitol
  • Comprehend how xylitol interferes with bacterial, fungal, and Sars-CoV-2 function


Unmasking the Psychosocial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the people of the USA like no other event in most of our lifetimes. This course will bring to light, with the information at hand, the psychosocial effects this has had on many lifestyles. We have not had time to know the long-term effects; we are gathering information on the short term. Not all effects are negative, some positive effects have occurred. We will include both for our: first responders, families, medical recipients, business owners, students, elderly, nursing home residents, and of course our pets. This course will help the dental professional in understanding and empathizing with those patients personally effected by this Covid 19 pandemic as well as identifying oral health changes resulting from these psychosocial stressors.


Objectives

After attending this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the psychosocial stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify the oral health changes due to psychosocial stressors
  • Explain the examples of negative and positive effects on specific demographics
  • Have a platform of understanding for our patient's emotional and oral health needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic


Please note: This LIVE event is not recorded for viewing on-demand. No refunds are able to be provided for missed attendance. This is in accordance with AGD/PACE guidelines. DCDHA members will be given a coupon code for discounted registration - coupon codes used will be referenced with a DCDHA member list, non-members using the code will be asked to pay the difference prior to the event. 

Presented by

  • Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS

    Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS

    Lisa Stillman is a Regional Education Manager for Xlear Inc. She teaches health professionals the general and dental health benefits of quality xylitol products with presentations and literature and assists dental offices in incorporating xylitol into the dental hygiene protocol. Lisa has practiced dental hygiene in Maryland and Virginia. She developed an organization called “Dental Voice for Mental Health” that assists mental health care recipients in caring for their oral health with awareness and education. Lisa writes articles and is featured in dental and mental health publications. 2008 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction Recipient 2008-2017 CareerFusion Certificate/Attendee

Don't Miss This Amazing Event!

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 from 11am to 2:15pm EST

Register - $45

What Else Do I Need To Know About This Course?

  • 3 LIVE CEUs (online live attendance)

  • Everything is ONLINE, once you sign up you will access a link to join the live webinar

  • At the end of each course, you will be prompted with instructions on claiming your CE certificate

  • DCDHA members will receive a coupon code for discounted registration