Occupational Health typically refers to the influence of your occupation on ergonomics and your overall health. In contrast, this presentation covers the influence of occupation on oral health. What do wine-tasters, swimmers, divers, sports players and musicians have in common? During this course we will discuss occupational risk and a variety of occupations that can place people at risk for specific oral conditions, as well as mechanisms to prevent and treat oral conditions related to these occupations. In addition, factors requiring consideration in the provision of dental care will be addressed.
- Review the occupation and occupational risk can play in oral health
- List and describe oral conditions that are influenced by occupational risk
- Describe the prevention and treatment of related conditions and other considerations in treating patient groups
Dr. Collins is a member of the American Dental Association, ADA Standards working groups, American Association of Dental Research, Chicago Dental Society, and OSAP. She is the ADA representative to AAMI, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. During her career, Fiona has lived and worked in five countries, and has held positions in clinical practice, education and industry. Dr. Collins graduated as a general dentist from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and holds an MBA and an MA from Boston University in the United States.