The Monticello Component of the VDHA presents:
*6 hours of Continuing Education*
February 22nd, 2018
~ Morning Session ~
Oral Disease: Are we watching a silent killer?
Guest Speaker: Lisa Maisonet, RDH, PHDHP, EFDA, CDA
This session will enhance attendee’s knowledge on the latest research on the oral systemic link, will review advanced periodontal protocols that can lead to improving oral health, and will challenge dental professionals to create collaborative relationships with the medical community. Attendees will leave motivated to make a greater impact on the lives of the patients they serve on a daily basis.
Lisa is the Director of Operations for her current employer and guides 13 separate practices in designing systems that focus on prevention in patient care and training opportunities that allow them to implement new products and technologies in complimenting patient outcomes. Lisa earned her degrees in MD and PA, is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Adult Education at Penn State and is serving as President of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association.
~ Afternoon Session ~
The Crisis of Addiction and What Dental Hygienists Can Do to Make it Stop
Guest Speaker: Carole Pratt, DDS
This session will discuss the evolution, description, and trajectory of the current crisis of addiction in Virginia with a particular focus on opioids, both prescribed and illicit. An interactive session will explore the myriad presentations of the crisis to the dental hygienist, followed by specific strategies for making a difference in this public health emergency. The presentation will end with a hands-on training of how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®).
Dr. Pratt is the Senior Advisor and Confidential Assistant for Policy to Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Commissioner of Health. Her work is focused particularly on the crisis of addiction and resulting overdose deaths in Virginia. She practiced general dentistry in rural Virginia for 32 years, is a past president of the American Association of Women Dentists, and served four years as chair of the Virginia Board of Health. She was vice chair of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid) board, chaired Virginia’s Small Business Advisory Board, and served as a member of the Virginia Economic Partnership Board. She was a National Rural Health Association Fellow, an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow working in the personal office of Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, in Washington.