2, 3 or 4 hours for associated CEU credits
This program introduces a suggested “caries risk assessment” survey to identify an individual patient’s risk level for dental caries. Mapping a treatment plan is only successful when the dental team understands all factors that influence the caries pattern and its prevalence based on medical history, lifestyle behaviors and genetic/systemic factors.
Viewing several clinical cases, participants will soon recognize that different etiologies require different treatment decisions. Additionally, our need to shift our philosophy to a minimally-invasive one, we will begin to see how the latest diagnostic and fluoride technologies are changing our approach to care.
- Identify the need for implementing a Caries Risk Assessment for all patients in a practice
- Differentiate the stages of an active carious lesion and identify when remineralization therapy or surgical restorative treatment is indicated
- Discuss all current dietary challenges that place a patient at greater risk for dental and root caries
- Compare the latest products engineered to deliver “calcium and phosphate” and how it interacts to improve fluoride uptake
A graduate of Montgomery County Community College with an A.S. degree in applied science and certificate in dental hygiene, she has practiced in the Philadelphia area as a periodontal co-therapist for 24 years.
In 1989, Lil achieved her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from Thomas Jefferson University and later completed her master’s degree in instructional design and training from Penn State University.
Lil served as the President of Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association in 1999-2000, and the recipient of the ADHA Irene Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Dental Hygiene as well as National Award for Student Advisor at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA.
In 2009, Lil was selected as the first alumnus of her college to be named to their Alumni Hall of Fame at Montgomery County College. In 2014, the college selected Lil as one of their Fabulous 50 Alumni celebrated during their 50th anniversary.
Last month, Lil received confirmation as a contributing author for the chapter on Dentinal Hypersensitivity in a new dental hygiene textbook entitled: “Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice” published by F.A. Davis, Philadelphia.
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.