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Patients as Co-Therapists-Avoiding Pitfalls & Enhancing Success in Dentisty

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Maggiano's Little Italy

240 Oakbrook Center

Oak Brook, IL 60523

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DOMINIK DUBRAVEC, DDS, MMSC, PC presents:

PATIENTS AS CO-THERAPISTS: AVOIDING THE PITFALLS AND ENHANCING SUCCESS IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE

Open to doctors and staff.

Registration and continental breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am

Lecture presentation 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

A luncheon will be provided.

7 CE's will be awarded to each participant.

Tickets go on sale January 5, 2017. Early-Bird General admission tickets are $65 if purchased before April 1, 2017. General admission tickets are $75 per person, if purchased on or after April 1, 2017.

Ticket sales are limited, so please reserve your ticket ASAP.

Morning Session - "The Impact of Alternative Medicine on Clinical Dentistry: Complimentary or Conflicting?"

Are you recording medication histories that include resveratrol, curcumin, probiotics, gingko biloba, fish oil, elderberry or milk thistle? Do your patients ask you to recommend on "natural" oral health products? The resurgence of herbal medicine has produced confusion and conflict among health care providers and patients alike. Patients mistakenly equate the terms "natural" and "standardized" with safe and effective. Many patients have embraced nontraditional medicine as a way to become "co-therapists" in their disease state management. Dental professions must avoid making negative generalizations about alternative therapies in order to stay involved in the therapeutic decision-making process.

  • Navigating the Herbal Landscape - Legal and Regulatory Issues/Effectiveness?

  • Dental Impact of Top-Selling Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines

  • Evaluation of Alternative Products for Treatment of Oral Diseases - Toothpastes, Mouthwashes, Tonics, Gum Massage Oils, Systemic Supplements, and Probiotics

  • Successful Patient Management - Professional Information Sources

Afternoon Session - "Oral Health Products for Home Use: What Works?"

Is it safe to use whitening toothpaste every day? Why is oral tissue sloughing after product use? What works best for sensitivity? How can I get some relief from this dry mouth and the bad breath that goes with it? Patients ask you questions about home use dental products more frequently than they ask about any other oral health subject. They need your professional guidance now more than ever in making the best decisions based on their unique set of circumstances.

  • Information, Sources and Evaluation Methods - What to Look and Ask For

  • Dentrifices (Fluoride, High Fluoride, Gingivitis, Baking Soda, Alternatives)

  • Dentifrices (Tartar Control, Desensitizing, Whitening)

  • Saliva Enhancement Products (Calcium, Phosphate, Enzymes, Probiotics)

  • Mouthrinses (Fluoride, Low-Fluoride), Xerostomia Comfort Products, Halitosis Treatment




  • Karen A. Baker, B.S., M.S.

    Karen A. Baker, B.S., M.S.

    University of Iowa

    Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine


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