Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Our next Hygiene Study Club will be Monday September 19th. We will have an evening with Sonicare. We are excited to have Tracey with us. See her info below. She will discuss the two below topics.
You’ve Been Slimed! Emerging Biofilm Science and Therapeutic Decisions. What if the use of a power toothbrush could change the composition of dental biofilm to benefit the patient’s oral health? Dental biofilms are one of the major contributing factors for both periodontal diseases and caries infections. Through emerging research, we now know not all dental biofilm is bad. Novel and compelling science from Philips Sonicare demonstrates the ability of Sonicare* to transition the biofilm composition from a pathogenic state towards a benign state and
eventually to a beneficial state.
In addition, the potential of Sonicare to enhance the delivery of chemotherapeutics into biofilm, such as fluoride from toothpaste, will be explored. These research findings could significantly impact self-care regimens and long-term oral health.
*Note: Sonicare is a sonic powered toothbrush manufactured and distributed
by Philips Oral Healthcare
Customized Care Program for Healthy Patients and a Healthy Practice: This high-energy, practical, “how-to” program will explore the benefitsof using a “Customized Care Program” for patient care. According to the ADA, a patient assessment should be done on each patient at every appointment. This course will teach participants how to integrate five time-efficient comprehensive clinical screenings to improve restorative/
esthetic identification and perio therapy enrollment. Periodontal therapy referral to support restorative treatment plans will be outlined.
Strategies for effectively discussing the emerging science of the oral systemic link will also be discussed compelling patients to want the dentistry they need. Dental professionals are moving beyond a “mouth-only” approach toward whole-body wellness through a customized care approach.
Tracey Jacobs, BSDH, RDH
Manager, South Professional Education
Philips Sonicare Global Profession Education
Territory: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN
Tracey is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene.
She is a member of the American Dental Educators Association and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Serving several leadership positions including President of the Florida Dental Hygiene Association, she is most noted for her dedicated service as the FDHA Event Planner since 1996.
Tracey manages seven states within the South region for Philips Sonicare and presents a variety of educational programs nationwide. With 20 years of clinical experience, she continues to practice dental hygiene part-time in Central Florida.
Tracey enjoys photography, power yoga, and coordinating family celebrations. She resides with her family in Orlando.