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Michelle Strange, RDH invites the audience to ask questions on dental topics

Michelle  is an experienced and distinguished speaker on a wide range of topics involving oral care, dentistry, dental education, infection prevention, and more.

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Michelle Strange educates an audience on dental topcis

Michelle
   Strange

MSDH, RDH, CDIPC

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Michelle Strange manages the dental implant health by choosing products that do not harm the titanium

Sustaining Implant Health: The Significance of Maintenance in Achieving Long-Term Success

In modern dentistry, dental implants offer patients a viable option for tooth replacement. However, it's crucial to remember that the treatment of dental implants goes beyond the surgical or restorative phases.

 

Establishing a tailored maintenance program for each patient and their dental implant is essential for long-term success.

This program should consider the patient's motivation, dexterity, physical capabilities, and prosthetics to determine the most suitable at-home and in-office maintenance methods.

Michelle Strange helps to create long-lasting dental outcomes by teaching specific home care techniques

Creating long-lasting patient outcomes: No scaler required

The role of a dental hygienist has been primarily centered around calculus removal. However, it's essential to question the rationale behind this focus. Is calculus truly the cause of dental disease?

 

Taking a step back from our routine scale, polish, and floss procedures, we must critically examine why we use a scaler on the tooth and whether polishing away stains may have unintended consequences.

Instead, what if we reevaluate our patient care process, with behavior change and motivation taking precedence during appointments?

Is dentistry really about prevention?

Prevention-

The hollow leg of dentistry

The profession of dental hygiene was created on the concept of prevention.

 

If we take a moment to reassess what we do for our patients, are we preventing dental disease?

Have we gotten into a routine that doesn’t support prevention as much as

it supports treatment?

Biofilm management is the name of the game, both in-office and at-home. Focusing more on biofilm management during patient care could be what tips the scale for patients.

What if we flipped the script during our patient care process and placed behavior change and motivation at the top of the appointment?

If disease prevention is based on at-home biofilm management, flipping the appointment, and first coaching the patient vs. leaving it to last could be advantageous.

Michelle Strange discusses minimally invasive options for her patient

Preserving Smiles: A Journey into Minimally Invasive Oral Healthcare

Minimally invasive dentistry represents the cutting-edge frontier of oral healthcare, and this course will serve as your gateway to its myriad possibilities. Michelle will guide you through a broad scope of topics, ensuring you are well-equipped to deliver the highest level of patient-centered care.

Throughout this immersive learning experience, our participants will acquire a rich understanding of innovative techniques and strategies that elevate the standard of care and champion the preservation of valuable tooth structures.

Michelle Strange audits an practice for proper infection control

Would you pass
an infection control audit?

When someone becomes a barista for the first time, they go through a food safety course to ensure someone doesn’t become ill because of improper handling.

 

Are we ensuring each team member can care for patients without causing an infection control breach? If a patient asked our ‘grade’ for infection prevention, what would it be? Or, if an auditor from the dental board were to walk into your facility right now,

what grade would they put on the door when they left?

Michelle Strange teaches infection control for the surgical setting

Infection control in the surgical setting

Infection prevention is the foundation of patient care, especially in the surgical setting.

 

But, would you pass a dental inspection audit with your infection prevention plan?

 

As healthcare providers, we did not go into this profession to make people ill or sick. In fact, it is just the opposite. We are caregivers striving to create healthy patients. However, some patients are getting sick after their visit to the dental office, and some have even died.

 

Dirty dental unit waterlines, improper disinfecting practices, and inadequate aerosol prevention are examples of some of the lapses seen in infection control protocols.

 

Infection control failures in dental settings are an ongoing concern. We can all appreciate ways to break the chain of infection during viral outbreaks-- even during a typical cold and flu season--

but are we doing enough on a day-to-day basis to ensure that we prevent infection in our practices?

 

Infection control strategies are designed to prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in patients and injuries and illnesses in healthcare personnel.

Teledentistry- meeting patients

where they are at…

on their phones

Teledentistry is more than just staying in contact with patients as it also opens up the practice to a broader demographic and creates remote ways to carry out diagnosis and dental care.

 

It is shaping the future of dentistry as a whole, specifically, the dental professionals of the future.

Patients are wanting more ways to access their healthcare providers, and dentistry will need to adapt to better engage with patients.

Quotation Mark for people's comments regarding Michelle Strange's webinars and talks

Great info, felt like she was talking to you instead of reciting information.

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