Continuing Education

H&DDHS invite you and your healthcare colleagues to attend our Continuing Education Conference:

Title: “The Oral-Systemic Link: Evidence Based Practice Implications for Dental Hygiene Clinician and Client”
Date: NOVEMBER 14th, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Carol Barr Overholt, RDH, BEd. More Info

Early Registration Deadline: October 2, 2015   REGISTRATION FORM

Location: Best Western Plus
              2412 Queensway Dr, Burlington, ON L7R 3T3
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              On-site registration: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Investment Before Oct. 2, 2015  
H&DDHS Members: $95.00 (per attendee)
Non-Members: $120.00 (per attendee)
Students: $50.00
Registration after Oct. 2, 2015:
Members $120.00 (per attendee)
Non-members $130.00 (per attendee)
On-site Individual registration: $130.00 (per attendee)

Continuing Education for the HDDHS

‘The Oral-Systemic Link: Evidence Based Practice Implications for Dental Hygiene Clinician and Client’

This course will explore periodontal inflammation, inflammatory mediators and the potential effects of both, on the tissues of the body and systemic health of the client. The suggested link between periodontitis and systemic health, will be examined. Medical conditions considered in this discussion will include: diabetes, preterm low birth weight infants, cardio- and cerebrovascular diseases, arthritis and osteoporosis, among others.

Participants will:

  1. Examine localized inflammation as it pertains to the periodontal wound, including the cellular, vascular and host immune responses
  2. Discover the varied mechanisms by which the host destroys periodontal tissue, and the correlative effect of circulating inflammatory mediators on other host cells and tissues
  3. Consider the research literature that examines the relationship between periodontal disease and specific client illnesses and conditions including: Diabetes, Cardio-/Cerebrovascular diseases, Preterm Low Birth Weight infants, Arthritis and Osteoporosis, among others.

Carol is in her 23nd year of full-time teaching in the Dental Hygiene Program at Niagara College. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Dental Hygiene Program in 1982 and then completed a one year residency in Periodontics.

Her academic background includes combined studies in philosophy, with a focus on ethics, and a Bachelor or Education in Adult Education.

Her professional interests include ethics in healthcare, cultural diversity and, in improving access to affordable dental hygiene care for underserved populations in the community.