Interdental cleaning is one of the most important home care steps for patients to maintain health and prevent disease, however are we always setting the patient up for success? Patients look to dental professionals for advice and instructions on how to maintain or improve their oral health but are we always recommending the latest research or meeting patients needs and wants. Floss meme and floss advertisements are everywhere we look, brushing and flossing go together like salt and pepper but is floss really the gold standard? How do we know what’s best for each patient? It starts with understanding embrasure spaces and making recommendations based on individual patients.
Topics to be covered include:
- How to identify class 1, class 2 and class 3 embrasure spaces
- How to measure and identify the needs for each space
- Understand what is important in an interdental brush
- Understand how to motivate your patient for interdental cleaning
About our speaker: Tabitha Acret
Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist. She studied a Bachelor or Oral Health at Newcastle University after working as a Dental Nurse and Practice Manager for 10 years and graduated in 2008. Since qualifying, Tabitha has become one of the most sought-after Hygienists and Educators in Australia and internationally with a fast-growing and loyal customer base of patients, dental professionals and media.
Tabitha was previously the National Vice-President for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and has volunteered in many roles since graduation for the Association. She also has a passion for educating with students, working as a Clinical Educator at Sydney University and currently works as a Clinical Educator for implant maintenance and non-surgical periodontal therapy. She lectures and writes regularly for both industry and consumer press on motivating patients, implant maintenance and disease prevention and periodontal therapy. Winner of the 2018 Leadership Award in Dental Hygiene and the 2019 Award for Clinical Excellence, Tabitha had dedicated her professional life to continued learning and sharing her passion with the dental community.
Outside of her busy work life of lecturing and working clinically in private practice Tabitha enjoys volunteering both locally and internationally to raise awareness to change the way oral health care is delivered to patients. Synopsis or further information on the webinar topic, how it relates to clinical practice etc.
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS- 8pm
SA, NT- 7.30 pm
WA - 6pm
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