Microbial organisms are phenomenal creatures capable of impacting our lives in a variety of positive and negative ways. Because the oral cavity contains a large, diverse population of microbes, in or on the human body, it is imperative that the oral healthcare provider understand bacterial and viral dynamics in order to render effective care and provide patients with appropriate homecare recommendations. Microbiology - an often daunting field of study to master - will presented to course participants in a relaxed, fun, dynamic manner that maximizes learning while providing truly amazing facts to ponder and incorporate into treatment strategies. Be prepared to be amazed by the microscopic world!
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betsy) Reynolds, RDH, MS, armed with degrees in the dental hygiene and oral biology, presents scientifically-based dental hygiene continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Avidly committed to making the dental sciences understandable and relevant, Betsy devotes time and energy to publishing articles and book chapters designed to enlighten and inspire clinicians. 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, oral piercing and body modification considerations in care delivery, head and neck anatomy and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery. Betsy lives in her home state of Idaho where she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and taking in the breathtaking scenery with loved ones.
Total Training Time: 7Hours
CDE Credits: 7 Hours
Following the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand microbial dynamics
- Relate bacterial cell wall structure to pathological potential
- Recognize bow microbial resistance develops and impacts treatment protocols
- Understand biofilm dynamics in recommending oral care treatment strategies
Location: BCD Room 605
Credit: 7 Hours
AGD Codes: 012 Anatomy, 013 Microbiology, 024 Microbiology
TAMBCD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quickly response please email your questions through the online registration website
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s).
CONFIRMATIONS: Will be sent by e-mailto the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course cancellation. All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account and CANNOT be refunded. “No Shows” for a course forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail.The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket.
As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.
The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.
In 1996, the College of Dentistry entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
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