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Introduction - Providing Oral Health Education during COVID-19: Current Practices and Recommendations (ce658)

Providing Oral Health Education during COVID-19: Current Practices and Recommendations

COURSE NUMBER: 658

Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD

Credit Hours:

1.5 Hour(s)

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The purpose of this interactive course is to provide dental practitioners with strategies to effectively educate patients about oral hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the benefits of using a rechargeable electric toothbrush t...

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Overview

The purpose of this interactive course is to provide dental practitioners with strategies to effectively educate patients about oral hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the benefits of using a rechargeable electric toothbrush to enable patients in their self-care.


The COVID-19 pandemic has made a profound change to how the dental professional practices. As dental professionals adapt to new infection control guidelines, they are faced with the challenges on how to still deliver oral hygiene education. In addition, there has also been a change to how patients seek dental care and how dental professionals are adapting their process of care.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 2, 2021

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Aug 1, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    148

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on dentistry and patients.
  • Describe how COVID-19 has impacted chairside clinical practice in delivering oral health education.
  • Discuss the importance of why oral health education is even more important than ever during a pandemic.
  • Discuss strategies to safely and effectively deliver oral health education including the use of a rechargeable electric power toothbrush as part of an oral health education program.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

Dr. Harold A. Henson has done consulting work for P&G. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Harold A. Henson

Harold A. Henson

RDH, PhD

Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene and is Director for Center of Teaching and Learning at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He has taught all levels...

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