SAN ANTONIO DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
Lory Laughter, RDH, MS graduated from Idaho State University with her BS in 1994 and from the University of California San Francisco with an MS in 2015. Today she has a variety of career roles including Dental Hygiene Program Director and Assistant Professor at University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, speaking, writing and research. Lory wrote a monthly column in RDH Magazine from 2005 – 2018. She also has several peer-review published articles. She received the 2011 Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Professional Achievement Award and the 2015 Sunstar America Award of Distinction. She is a Key Opinion Leader for GC America Inc. and Philips (Sonicare). Lory has been a dental company start up consultant for Livionex and Nuvora Inc. Lory is a Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association and enjoys advocating for Dental Hygienists in California and the nation.
“Inflammatory Diseases: It’s Not Just Perio Anymore”
Friday, January 22, 2021 9am – 12pm 3 CEUs
Patients come to us with more than calculus and cavities. Systemic inflammation, the chronic pain that often accompanies it, and the medications used to treat the conditions can profoundly affect oral health. We must look beyond the mouth to adequately treat the increasing number of patients who live with systemic inflammatory conditions, especially the 23 % who suffer some degree of associated persistent pain.
This program presents information on the oral effects of inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and related medications; what to look for in the health history; how to gently care for sufferers; and when to consider a medical referral. It also recommends resources and educational materials and methods that clinicians can use to treat people with these issues.
- Learn about the relationship between oral health and more than twenty systemic inflammatory diseases
- Recognize oral manifestations and health history entries associated with inflammatory diseases
- Understand how the brain and body respond to chronic pain
- Identify strategies to provide comfortable dental treatment for patients with chronic pain
- Make appropriate medical referrals for possible inflammatory diseases
- Know where to locate resources and how to educate patients about inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and the oral side effects of the associated medications
“Abuse, PTSD and Daily Life: Signs You are Missing”
Friday, January 22, 2021 12:30pm – 3:30pm 3 CEUs
Abuse has many faces: Physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse. It touches almost every person either as a victim, friend or healthcare professional. Knowing the signs is essential in providing patient centered care, as well as support to those impacted by it whom you interact in daily life. As mandated reporters, this rarely discussed topic, will open your minds and hearts to a new level of understanding on how to recognize and offer aid on a subject which you may have never known much about. This course will provide a unique approach to recognizing the numerous signs of abuse and guide you in developing skills to provide assistance to those in need. Content delivered through presentation, discussion and survivor stories. By the conclusion of this course the participant will:
- Recognize the profound affect abuse, survival and PTSD has on
- Differentiate the signs and symptoms of abuse among age groups
- Distinguish the role of a mandated reported.
- Value the ability to provide support to those seeking assistance with abusive environments.