Test Don’t Guess: Salivary Diagnostics for the Dental Team
May 20, 2011, 12:00 PM
Schein facility, 4617 121st St. Urbandale, IA 50323
The role of dental professionals in total health is more important thanever. Leading research scientists have confirmed that periodontal disease is an inflammatory reaction tothe presence of pathogenic bacteria, and that some individuals are genetically more susceptible toperiodontal infections. New evidence has linked the presence of HPV in an oral mucosal infection to theincrease risk of oral cancer. It has been a challenge in the past to identify those individuals with these riskfactors. Now, clinical diagnostic testing is available to the dental professional to establish risk and guidetreatment therapy for patients with periodontal infections, as well as identify those at increase risk for thedevelopment of HPV-related oral cancer. Join us as we look at the world of salivary diagnostics, a vitallyimportant step towards the optimal standard of care for the health of your patients.
Understand salivary diagnostic testing for periodontal pathogens and genetic susceptibilityIdentify SRP-Resistant Micro-organisms and their complexesUnderstand the use of oral HPV testing as an early screening for increase risk of oral cancerdevelopmentUnderstand clinical laboratory certification process.Recognize and discuss the changing demographics for oral cancer today.Understand the DNA-PCR testing process for bacteria, viruses and human geneticsRecognize the role of diagnostic testing in more predictable therapy and increased productivity
Speaker: Diane Larson, RDH
Diane is a 2000 graduate of North Central Technical College in Wausau WI. After completing her hygienedegree she relocated to the Twin Cities where she worked in private practice until September of 2009. Aspart of her strong commitment to Continuing Education, she completed the Mastership program in DentalHygiene with the JP Institute in the fall of 2007. She currently serves as a Clinical Specialist for OralDNALabs enabling her to educate and motivate dental professionals to provide a higher standard of care fortheir patients. She currently lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and yellow lab.
pproved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not implyacceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.(1/1/2009) to (12/31/2012)
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