Dental Implant TEAM Network: Dental Hygienist Track
An extraoral examination can save a patient’s life. As clinicians, the goal is early detection and identification of pathological lesions. The focus for dental hygienists has been oral pathology for which, as allied healthcare professionals, there are components of your extraoral examination that are uncharted territory.
This lecture is designed to empower the dental hygienist to make notice to specific dermatological tell-tale signs of systemic disease. Utilizing case studies and condition imagery to identify early signs of cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and pre-diabetes. This lecture will ignite a fire within every single person in the room to be more vigil regarding the extraoral examination as they are with the intraoral.