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H&DDHS invite you and your healthcare colleagues to attend our Continuing Education/Product Conference:
Title: THE ORAL SYSTEMIC CONNECTION: SELF-OFFICE-CLIENT
Join us for the exceptional learning experience.
May contribute to Q&A goals/objectives.
|Investment Before TBA|
|H&DDHS Members:||$125.00 (per attendee)|
|Non-Members:||$150.00 (per attendee)|
|Dental Office (3 or more):||$25.00 off individual registration|
|Registration after TBA:||$160.00 (per attendee)|
|On-site Individual registration:||$160.00 (per attendee)|
Free Antioxidant Scan for all attendees
Breakfast, Lunch and Nutrition Breaks Both Days included
Topic: THE ORAL SYSTEMIC CONNECTION-SELF/OFFICE/ CLIENT
INTRODUCTION: As health care professionals and providers, we the dental hygienist have so much to offer the existing medical community. We are beginning to understand the dynamics between the mouth and body connection. This new knowledge will necessitate the dental and medical cross-referenced client assessment more than ever before in the history of healthcare. The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, has published the new "Standard of Care" and the new "Code of Ethics" 2012, which dictates that we need to work within an integrative health care system. It is time to address what career option paths we as Dental Hygienists now have for ourselves , for our offices and for our clients.
CAREER OPTIONS: What are the current career options for the RDH and how might they change over the next few years? There is very important information which has emerged from science within the industry of oral health care. You have an opportunity to learn about it here. What does the current dental and medical business model need? Right now more than any other time in healthcare history, there is scientific research publishing information on the “Oral Systemic Link”. The RDH has a role in the medical and dental community to offer “in the field" services. What are those services and what tools can we as Hygienists use to get there?
SELF: The platform is to first address your own “Self” health! Did you know as RDHs working inside clinical environments that we are exposed to chemicals, radiations and much more? Come and learn how to measure your own early health indicators and find out just how“well” you really are. We will have free screening equipment which will assess your own oral systemic health wellness. These diagnostic screen tools would cost at least $150.00 for you to do on your own, assuming you could find an office that is able to provide this information. We will provide you with the information to confirm that your own body is in proper balance, so that you will understand how vital this information will be for your clients. You treat clients all day long taking x-rays, disinfecting instruments with aerosols and much more. Come and learn why “Saliva is the new blood.” The actual screening time for the anti-oxidant scan only takes a few minutes, considering we are talking about your own health , your families health and of your clients health too! Learn how to offer non-clinical SafeKiss™ assessments for those dental offices that are searching for new medical assessment. This information will be providing new technology for your dental restorative and preventive care programs. Be ready to expand your “Self” into new“Career Options” and create more opportunities to increase your own “wellness score”. Come and learn how to utilize the Biophotonic scanner to obtain your anti-oxidant score. What is your Ph. level? What is an alkaline diet? Learn about a holistic approach to wellness. Do you suffer from wrist, neck or headaches? Come and learn where your hot spots are with the Thermal Imaging Camera which may also be used in breast examination.
10:30-11:00am Mid morning break - EXHIBITORS
OFFICE- A trained Systemic Hygienist Consultant with an Oral Systemic Health Assessment Report are key factors for a complete dental and medical diagnostic report, which will improve the outcome for our clients to achieve overall health care . Using tools like the microscope, velscope, the bana test, or CRP and a systemic health assessment format to follow the client, the RDH will now have a chance to really help aid the Medical screening process . We can address these issues now, which have been overlooked in the past because they were not understood. Now we can become a necessary part of the integrated health care system.
Using office equipment that will“not hurt”; we can offer an exciting new Oral Systemic Health Assessment Report, which the client can then take to their medical doctor for review. What may not have shown up on their physical exam, may allow the physician further insight and initiate further investigation to a previously undiagnosed condition. When an RDH through the dental office has learned how to offer non-clinical services called SafeKiss™ assessments, which can so effectively benefit community health, why would we not embrace this technology?
We go to work daily inside an environment which we call our second home. We create a comfort zone for our client’s preventive dental care, offering our clinical services with comfort. Your operatory is like your kitchen. You set it up “just so” and “organize it” “just so”! But guess what, you are now being asked to set up oral systemic screening services inside medical and chiropractor offices….did you know that the mobility of the future Hygienist will offer the option of traveling to different locations? What does this mean? It means using your“non-clinical” services to produce a report that the medical doctor and the chiropractor can read as they need to be able to rule out any current oral systemic health issues which may contribute to their client’s care.
12:30-2:00pm Lunch break - EXHIBITORS
CLIENT - Our clients are so used to hearing us tell them “You need to floss!” or “You need to brush more!” It is our responsibility to advise our clients about their oral health care status. We undertake this task tirelessly, considering that bleeding gums and heavy tartar build up could be a symptom of a client being pre-diabetic, which may not be diagnosed by his/her doctor, because the only early symptoms are found in the mouth. A SafeKiss™ assessment could catch this condition early. All the more reason to consider becoming an RDH, “Systemic Health Consultant” and offer non-clinical Oral Systemic Health Assessment Reports for your medical community. Your dental office will be held in high regard by your local physicians because catching any life-threatening disease early will help to save lives, and avert potential health risks and the possibility of financial difficulty for both patient/clients and their communities.
As a certified trained Systemic Hygiene Consultant you will now have the time to “take the oral systemic health assessments”. Are you constantly being “rushed”… and not having enough time for the intra and extra oral systemic health assessments? What if you could be shown how to take the entire hour for these assessments and generate extra income for these non-clinical services. Using the tools to help aid in the gathering of oral systemic health data, you will learn how to use a microscope, velscope, anti-oxidant scanner, Limbic stress Assessment – Zyto, Thermal Imaging Camera, pH paper, as well as learn how to instruct and educate clients in adopting an alkaline diet. You will also learn how to correlate findings for a medical report. As an Independent Practitioner, it would be possible to travel outside a dental office and set up your own business model as a Systemic Hygiene Consultant, and improve the quality of your client’s lives as well as your own.
3:30-4:00pm Conclusion- Summarizing “ORAL SYSTEMIC CONNECTION- SELF/OFFICE/CLIENT: Learn about the next day’s work stations and how to learn from each work station.
4:00-4:30pm End of Day- break to see exhibitors and get your free anti-oxidant wellness scan
Self-Office-Client Work Stations Each work station will have a rotation block of time for SELF-OFFICE-CLIENT and each group of registered individuals at these rotations will change at a specified time.
Attendees will be taught how to incorporate assessment taking equipment and products/nutrients from all categories into their career options!
10:00-11:00am/ First rotation Workstation
SELF - Each exhibitor in this rotation will offer instruction and exposure as to how their product benefits the health of the RDH, and how each RDH now has access to companies that support their ongoing overall “Self-Health”
OFFICE - In this rotation the “office exhibitors” will demonstrate with their own products on how these productsoffer ways in which your office can become a less toxic environment and a much safer place to work in!
CLIENT - Each vendor in this rotation will offer up demonstrations on how their assessment taking equipment works. They will choose one person to demonstrate on out the group for education purposes.
11:00-12:00pm Second rotation SELF-OFFICE-CLIENT Workstation
12:00-1:00pm Lunch break
1:00-2:00pm Third rotation SELF-OFFICE-CLIENT Workstation
2:00-3:30pm Review of day closing remarks with Question and Answer
3:30-4:00pm Conclusion of 2 Day ORAL SYSTEMIC CONNECTION -SELF-OFFICE-CLIENT
Speaker: Victoria K. DaCosta, RDH, BSDH, SHC
Topic: THE ORAL SYSTEMIC CONNECTION/PRODUCT DEMO DAY
Victoria DaCosta is the founder of SaluDent International, Inc. and a Systemic Health Consultant practicing in Santa Barbara, California USA. Her core competency lies in creation of a new “Integrative Oral Systemic Health Assessment™” IOSH software for the integrative/progressive dental office. The name of this assessment taking software is StrawBerry™. She is also the developer of the SafeKiss™ dental clearance assessment visit, “Systemic Health Consultant™” certification, the first organic “All Natural Prophy Paste™” and the founder of the “Holistic Dental Hygiene Association”
Victoria K. DaCosta - Business Background
Victoria DaCosta is from Santa Barbara, CA USA. She has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in over 200 dental offices during her hygiene career. It was during that time she realized the need for a standard level of medical/dental health assessment for all dental offices. In 2008 the American Dental Hygiene Association published their first ever “Dental Hygiene Standard Level of Care”, with “assessment taking” as number one. At the time of the ADHA’s publication, Victoria’s new IOSH assessment taking software StrawBerry™ had been on the market selling for one year. Because of this new 2008 ADHA publication Victoria realized that reinventing the dental hygiene career really could be an accepted reality. It is Victoria’s goal to introduce to her Hygiene profession-career options which could be available to them!
Victoria began her entrepreneur career in 2002. As a Dental Hygienist anxious to develop a new Hygiene standard level of assessment taking she was recruited by private investors to help make StrawBerry™ a reality. StrawBerry™ is the Integrative Oral Systemic Health assessment (IOSH) software thru which a Dental Hygienist has a tool to create a non-clinical dental hygiene visit. She has worked with the leading Integrative Oral Systemic Health leaders in the world to help make this happen for her Dental Hygiene profession! This is a new opportunity for the Hygiene world to add to their RDH licensure - Systemic Health Consultant™ (SHC) certification. The future for hygiene career options is now finally here as RDH, SHC!! Systemic Health Consultants™ are very much needed by the medical profession because of the new oral systemic health connection . Dental offices will now be expected to assess oral systemic health conditions. This assessment taking will be called “SafeKiss™”- a dental clearance visit. This Integrative Oral Systemic Health Assessment (IOSH) will be taken by a certified RDH, Systemic Health Consultant. SafeKiss™ visits may become a requirement!
Victoria K. DaCosta - Educational Background
Victoria DaCosta graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. To date ISU has been one of the top 10 Dental Hygiene programs in America. She has been taught and trained by the best! Her heart’s desire is to bring this kind of standard level of care to the Dental Hygiene international market.
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