Providing Oral Health Education during COVID-19: Current Practices and Recommendations
COURSE NUMBER: 658
Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD
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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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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Aug 2, 2021
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Aug 1, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
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.
- 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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