Sealants, the First Line of Defense!

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 128TH
  • Cost: $175
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 156 C
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Irene Iancu, RDH is a Toronto based practicing independent dental hygienist who owns her own dental practice, Toothlife Studio. Her practice opened in July 2020 and as of November 1st celebrated 450 new patients using social media as the main focus for new patient acquisition. Irene is also a clinical and theoretical dental hygiene instructor at Oxford College, Quality Assurance and Peer Mentor with the College of Dental Hygienist’s of Ontario, international speaker, and author. On social media Irene is also knows as @Toothlife.Irene and shares tips and tricks with her 45,000 followers over 3 different accounts

In this course the instructor will discuss the caries process, treatment offerings that assist in preventing future lesions, and how to have these tough conversations with the patient chairside. Attendees will use caries assessment tools to identify early signs of carious lesions and oral pH and acidity of foods to determine the need for preventative measures. The instructor will also review the process for sealant placement, and attendees will practice placing sealants on a typodont. Remineralization strategies with over the counter remedies along with in-office therapeutic options for long-term remineralization and caries resistance will also be assessed.

In this course attendees will:
  • Describe the caries development process and appropriate intervention strategies
  • Implement an effective in-office fluoride treatment protocol based on appropriate patient risk for caries development
  • Understand an effective in-office glass ionomer treatment protocol to select effective interventions
  • Develop an effective at-home fluoride treatment protocol
  • Demonstrate and place sealant on a typodont

This course is also offered on Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, 146TH
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist

The 3M Oral Care grant has been applied to this course. Thanks to 3M Oral Care for course materials.