Perio in the Peninsula – Great Guts

Perio in the Peninsula – Great Guts

Presented by: Dr. Uche Odiatu

Your gut flora.  Your resident microbiome.  Your 100 trillion little friends that call YOU home.  Microscopic in size, yet powerful enough to impact your overall vitality.  A recent hot topic in science and research, the gut microbiome has attracted a lot of attention for its ability to make you feel great (or make you not want to leave your home!).  In this full-day session, you’ll gain insights into your resident microbiome and you will learn five ways to support making your body the ideal place for good bacteria to thrive and ultimately, enjoy optimal oral health and improved vitality.

Presented in December 2017 as part of the Perio in the Peninsula Continuing Education lecture series

Perio in the Peninsula 2018 – Ultimate Patient Experience

Perio in the Peninsula 2018 – Ultimate Patient Experience

Presented by: Sean Kashanchi
Senior Management Consultant at Gallup, a global analytics company

To provide the ultimate patient experience, every moment can and should be orchestrated.  From the costumes, the cast, the scripts, and the stage – everything matters.  Learn how we orchestrate the patient experience in order to provide a remarkable visit.

Presented May 2018 as part of the Perio in the Peninsula Continuing Education Lecture series

Perio in the Peninsula 2018 – Mental Health in Dentistry

Perio in the Peninsula 2018 – Mental Health in Dentistry

Presented by: Dr. David Clark
BSc., DDS, MSc (Oral Pathology), FAAOP, FRCDC

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Demonstrate how mental health and oral health are closely intertwined and how one can directly impact the other.

2. Comprehend how medications used to treat various forms of mental illness can interact with other drugs used in dentistry.

3. Understand how oral health problems can arise as manifestations of mental illness as well as being side effects of numerous psychiatric medications.

4. Understand the disabilities and stigma associated with mental illness as well as enhancing one’s knowledge of the various psychiatric disorders so as to be better prepared to provide dental treatment on a highly individualized basis.

Psychiatric diagnoses highlighted in this presentation will include:
– mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder)
– eating disorders
– anxiety disorders/panic disorder
– addictions
– dementia

Presented November 2018 as part of the Perio in the Peninsula Continuing Education series

Perio in the Peninsula 2018 – Office and Medical Emergencies

Perio in the Peninsula 2018 – Office and Medical Emergencies

Presented by: Dr. Peter Nkansah
MSc., DDS, Dental Anesthesia Specialist, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto

Medical emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time.  Fortunately, most medical emergencies in our offices come with some warning.  As well, there are some medical emergencies that are common.  This interactive session will discuss the incidence and treatment of the most frequent medical emergencies, like myocardial infarction.  The importance of your team’s training and organization will be covered with emphasis placed on the medical emergency kits and their use and the dental team’s organization and approach to emergency care.  Much of the discussion will come from scenarios.  Let’s see if we’re ready for the next medical emergency.

Presented May, 2018 as part of the Perio in the Peninsula Study Club