Going up in Smoke: Health Issues of Vaping/Cannabis Use & The Dental Hygienist’s Role in the Care of Infant, Toddler & Adolescent Patients

Friday, January 24, 2020

 

Going up in Smoke: Health Issues of Vaping/Cannabis Use
Synopsis

This course will examine the smoking trends among different groups in the U.S. Recently, there has been record high statistics recorded for the amount of U.S. adolescents and young adults using novel tobacco and nicotine products. In this course, we will discuss smoking trends among different U.S. demographic groups. Participants will identify the differences in the nicotine content and health risks of hookah, snus, e–cigarettes, and Juuls. E-cigarettes/Juuls will be compared to traditional cigarettes for their potential to induce addiction and assist tobacco cessation. Participants will identify the barriers of tobacco cessation interventions and evaluate harm reduction products for smokers who are unwilling to quit. This course will also allow participants to become familiar with different types of cannabis and their potential effects on oral and overall health. This course will also evaluate the prevalence and legal status of marijuana use, the implications of acute and chronic cannabis use on dental care provision, and the recent outbreak of pulmonary diseases associated with vaping.

Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify new tobacco and nicotine products and discuss their health risks
  • Recognize the differences in tobacco exposure and nicotine content among various tobacco products and e-cigarettes
  • Evaluate the role of snus, Juuls, and e-cigarettes in harm reduction programs for smokers who are unwilling to quit
  • Identify barriers for chairside tobacco-cessation interventions
  • Discuss the legal status of marijuana use and prevalence of use in the USA
  • List the types of cannabis and method of use
  • Recognize effects of cannabis use on systemic and oral health
  • Identify implications on dental care appointment
  • List the resources for referral to address drug use and addition.

 

 

The Dental Hygienist's Role in the Care of Infant, Toddler & Adolescent Patients
Synopsis

This session will focus on the unique oral health needs of infants, toddlers and adolescents. During this course, we will discuss patient management, caries risk assessment, anticipatory guidance, parental education in oral hygiene, nutrition/diet, and the etiology and prevalence of early childhood caries. We will also analyze programs available for oral health care of children, such as the First Dental Home program. 

 

Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of oral health care for infants, toddlers and adolescents
  • Describe the First Dental Home program and other early childhood oral health program components
  • Accurately complete a caries risk assessment for infants, toddlers, and adolescents.

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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.


Tuition | Course Fee

$345 Dentist + 1* Allied Dental Personnel
$225 Allied Dental Personnel

*Information for allied dental personnel is required upon registration.
Unregistered allied dental personnel attended with dentist will be assessed the $225 course fee plus the $35 walk-in fee.


Course fee is due at time of registration.


We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.


About Our Speakers

 

   

Ruth E. Conn, RDH, MSDH, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Mrs. Conn earned a certificate in dental hygiene from UTSD in 1978, a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from UTSD in 2011 and a master's degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2015. Prior to joining the UTSD faculty in 2012, she practiced clinical dental hygiene for 34 years, working in family and pediatric offices. Mrs. Conn is also a member of the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Texas Dental Hygiene Educators Association, and the American Dental Education Association. She served as secretary for the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists' Society from 2014-2016. Mrs. Conn also won the Lorna J. Bruning Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2016.

 


   

Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA  is an associate professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in the Periodontics and Dental Hygiene Department. Ms. Patrounova earned a certificate in dental hygiene from UTSD and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Texas Women's University. Before joining the faculty at UTSD in 2009, she was a guest lecturer at the school and has been practicing dental hygiene in the Houston area for 10 years. Ms. Patrounova has authored several articles published in professional dental and dental hygiene journals. She is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists' Association, the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the Texas Dental Hygiene Educators Association.

 

 

 



Credit Hours

158 Tobacco Cessation - Lecture: Hours - 3
430 Pediatric Dentistry - Lecture: Hours - 3


Schedule

Time:

Registration | 7:30 AM

Introduction | 7:50 AM

Presentation | 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Location:

UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
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Email: PACE@uth.tmc.edu