Why is Dental Neglect Killing People, When Saving Lives is so Easy and Profitable?
Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 12pm CT
Presented by Erica Olsen, RDH and Chris Kammer, DDS
Available for 1 CE Credit
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Oral Cancer is killing one American every hour! Dentists take a lot of blame here because they aren’t finding it fast enough. That is unacceptable! Is your office properly screening or being complacent? Oral cancer statistics are growing at an alarming rate with a decreasing life expectancy, due to the emerging risk factors from HPV. As dental professionals it is our job and ethical obligation to provide our patients with proper education, thorough head/neck exams and utilize technology available to us for the earliest detection.
90% of dentists are not using advanced technology to screen for oral cancer. By the time these dentists find oral cancer (that is, if they find it) it has advanced to a late stage disease that can lead to disfiguring surgical intervention and even death. Yet these dentists believe they are doing proper oral cancer screenings because they ask all the right questions, appropriately palpate extra and intraoral to look for visual signs with their eyes and magnification. That’s not an oral cancer screening because those dentists and hygienists essentially have their eyes closed. Friends we have to do better than that!
That "screening" is a deadly joke!
AAOSH is committed to disrupting the fact that the survival rate for oral cancer has not improved, in fact its worse! What kind of medical professionals are we if we just accept that? We can’t do that!!
Now meet Erica Olsen, a hygiene warrior with amazing passion! I urge you to hear her out so she can help you save lives. By the way there is no better feeling than when you do that, AND YOU WILL!! Now do you believe that she can set you on a course to not only save lives but be profitable while you do it?
Now you have no excuse!
You will learn
- The ability to educate your patients about Oral Cancer statistics and make it personal so it hits home!
- To dig deeper in the medical history, form risk assessments, how to approach uncomfortable conversations with our patients.
- Simple clear techniques of a proper head and neck exam in conjunction with technology enhanced visual screening of the oral cavity.
- Why incorporating technology into your protocol for early detection is a game changer and life saver.
- Oral health must haves for supporting our patients through cancer treatments and the oral side effects.
Erica Olsen, RDH
Chris Kammer, DDS
Dr. Chris Kammer is a past president and founder of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Kammer’s work has been presented at numerous dental conferences, conventions, and seminars, and has been published in leading dental journals. He is also on the technology team for Dental Products Report. In recent years he has been a passionate educator in the media and in professional forums about the importance of the oral systemic approach.