Monterey Bay Dental Hygienists' Association

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 A new presentation by internationally recognize speaker, Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS


“THE STRESS MESS: THE IMPACT OF STRESS ON ORAL AND SYSTEMIC HEALTH”

 
     SATURDAY OCTOBER 28TH
     SEACLIFF INN 7500 OLD DOMINION COURT, APTOS, CA 95003
     CALIFORNIA CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION 8:00AM
     4.5 CE UNITS PRESENTATION
     8:30AM-1:00PM

An opportunity to have Betsy Reynolds return here to inspire us with her innovative thinking and provide the most contemporary clinical and scientific evidence available!

COURSE AND SPEAKER INFORMATION
Stress has become an integral part of everyday life. Whether rushing to an appointment across town during rush hour or dealing with difficult patient scenarios, we are often “stressed out” by the end of the day. How does stress affect our ability to make clinical decisions? How does chronic stress affect overall health? How can people better manage stressors to decrease its adverse effects on well-being? This course will help the participant answer these and many more questions through a fun; interactive program based on the latest research findings.
Also included in this program will be how chronic stress impacts oral and systemic health. As a recognized risk factor for periodontal diseases, stress reduction strategies for patient care will be presented in order for the participant to devise and implement treatment plans addressing stress-related sequelae. Because stress effects can be gender specific, a portion of the course will be devoted to how men and women differ in stress management, stress responses and stress manifestations. Following the presentation, the participant will be able to:
arrowRelate the physiological aspects of the stress response to systemic and oral manifestations
arrowUnderstand the effects of stress on immune system function
arrowRecognize how stress impacts periodontal health
arrowEmphasize dietary strategies to minimize detrimental effects of stress to dental hygiene patients
arrowUnderstand gender differences in stress responses
arrowIncorporate stress relieving strategies in the office and home setting

 Click here to download the COURSE HANDOUT

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