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Occupational Hazards and Oral Health

2017-05-24T07:25:18+00:00March 11th, 2016|

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.

The overall goal of this presentation is to provide information on the risk an occupation may play for oral health. After attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • 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
collins_fionaFiona has presented on dental caries and prevention, xerostomia, infection control, biofilm, sensitivity, tobacco cessation, dental materials, tooth whitening, and patient compliance. During her presentations, Fiona provides practical, science-based and thought-provoking information, involving the audience with an interactive approach. Her speaking experience has taken her throughout North America, as well as to Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. She has also participated as a faculty member at OSAP Boot Camps. Her writing experience has included CE articles, white papers, abstracts and newsletters. She is also a trainer and consultant, an editor for Dental Learning, and editor of the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s Dental World.

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.