Tampa - Febraury 16, 2018


Tampa - Febraury 16, 2018

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Location: The Westshore Grand, 4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Date: February 16, 2018

Continuing education and speaker details:

Betsy Reynolds, RDH MS: Armed with degrees in dental hygiene and oral biology, Betsy presents scientifically-based dental hygiene continuing education programs nationally and internationally.  Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics involving the biologic basis for oral and systemic disease prevention, microbiological and immunological aspects of oral disease, implications of stress on oral and systemic health, oral pathological concerns, head and neck anatomy and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery.  Betsy is committed to presenting programs including current research involving links associated with oral inflammation and heightened risk of heart attack and stroke.  Recently, Betsy relocated back to her home state of Idaho where she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and taking in the breathtaking scenery with friends and family. Betsy declares no conflicts of interests in presenting this CE program

Course title: Going to Pot: Weeding out Potential Benefits and Dangers of Marijuana Use

Course Description: Legalization of marijuana use in many states has outpaced research into its possible benefits and risks to systemic as well as oral health.  While many states grapple with legalizing marijuana use for medicinal and/or recreational use, it has become apparent that the cannabis industry is generating tremendous profits for states permitting its use.  As profits grow and access to marijuana products become easier, it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to be aware of signs and symptoms associated with cannabis use and recommend appropriate treatment strategies to address negative sequelae.  Come prepared to hear current research developments in a lively forum designed to encourage audience participation.

Participant learning objectives: Following this presentation, the course participant will be able to:

·       Understand the history behind marijuana use

·      Differentiate the different types and methods of use for cannabinoid products

·       Recognize various medical applications for marijuana

·       Distinguish oral signs and symptoms of marijuana use

·       Recommend appropriate home care and nutritional strategies for cannabis users.




Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH: is a University of Southern California graduate and past president of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is a previous member of the Dental Board of California, and founding member of the American Board of Facial Esthetics. Her career spans a variety of roles, including consultant, clinician, educator, international presenter, author, mentor, and business owner.

Course Title: The Cheek Grabbing, Tongue Twisting, Neck Massaging Hunt for Health!

Course Description: Oral cancer screening - a topic some clinicians find uncomfortable discussing with patients - can be an abbreviated appointment service when we run short of time. Yet knowing this, it is one of the most important protocols performed in a dental practice with the power to save lives. This course will review up-to-date procedures necessary to perform an accurate screening; intra and extraoral visual and tactile assessments, the importance of patient histories and related symptoms, patient education tools, and accurate identification of lesions for referral. New research available will be presented to support our hunt for health!

Participant learning objectives:

·       Discuss morbidity and mortality rates which have gone unchanged for many years

·       Implement new modalities for screening, early discovery, recording and documentation

·       Recognize key risk factors for oral cancer

·       Empower patient involvement and translate what you identify into patient ‘comfort talk’

·       Influence referrals, recare, and appropriate oral cancer case management




Philips reserves the right to cancel the program and refunds will be provided to all paid registrants. Registrants may cancel if requested prior to 11 days of the event and will be charged a $20.00 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations requested within 10 days of the symposium will not receive a refund.  Contact Leigh at ESC with any questions at leigh.reeves@gmail.com


Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  1/1/15 to 12/31/18 Provider ID #217878.




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