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- Dental Hygiene
- Inspiration/ Motivation
- Oral Cancer
- Oral Systemic Health
- Virtual Presentations
Sherry Priebe, RDH, BDSc, MSc
Do you know the specific cultural health risks and habits that can cause oral diseases and cancer? Is your technology at the leading edge for fighting oral disease?
Sherry Priebe is impacting the lives of people around the world with her innovative dental hygiene life focus to “assist people to attain optimum oral health through research, education and clinical practice.” She has presented her masters’ research study of cultural oral habits and oral cancer in Asia and the global risks of oral cancer in Scotland, Brazil, Vietnam, Dubai, USA and Canada. Make global connection and knowledge transfer about oral cancer, disease prevention, and oral health your superpower as you promote overall health.
Defend Your Patients Against Oral Cancer
We see a broad mix of people from global cultures as patients in our dental practices. Do you know the specific cultural health risks and habits that can cause oral diseases and cancer?
Oral disease is not only epidemic in some parts of the resource-poor world, but also shockingly prevalent in our resource-rich, affluent world. The work of the oral health provider is more important than ever due to global trends and the alarming rise in oral cancer incidence rates. Oral health professionals are in the best position to notice mucosal changes that may be pre-cancerous or cancerous, make the patient aware of them; those discoveries may save patients’ lives.
Be a global superhero for your patients. Oral health professionals can make a world of difference!
This course raises oral health professionals’ awareness of unique risks associated with widespread cultural and social oral habits, such as chewing betel nut, khat, smokeless tobacco, and using coca leaf or kola nut. Understanding the social and cultural context of these practices is integral to helping patients mitigate and overcome adverse effects on oral health, human wellness, and global health. This course illustrates how culturally homogenous but geographically dispersed populations can have a profound effect on local dental practices as people migrate worldwide.
Make global connection and knowledge transfer about oral cancer, disease prevention, and oral health your superpower as you promote overall health. Participants will be powerfully engaged with graphic images and videos from 15 years of global research on cultural oral habits, with a specific focus on research based in Vietnam. Participant interaction is invited regarding the crisis in oral health in the dental practice and to motivate preventive solutions.
- Describe the benefits of awareness of oral cancer to both patient and provider
- Recognize the cultures which exhibit high oral risk behaviors and what those behaviors are
- Explain the results achieved through increased awareness of cultural risk habits
- Demonstrate skills and competence when seeing patients for oral exams to detect oral lesions
- Create a professional development plan to continue to learn and implement the awareness of global trends in oral cancer
Suggested Format: Full or Half Day; Lecture, Workshop, Keynote
Suggested Audience: Dentist and Team Members
Dental professionals do not want their patients to hurt during treatment. Patients seldom understand that oral disease is what causes their pain. Patients want painless oral health care from dental professionals who have achieved clinical confidence in higher functioning skills, along with systems that make them unique and different. Ultrasonic treatment is the most revolutionary system available to take dental care to the next level of superior client service. It helps meet the demands of today’s non-surgical periodontal therapy. This course uses examples and data from the speaker’s hands-on experience and scientific research in order to challenge and motivate the participant to utilize innovative ultrasonic technology.
The result: Patients who achieve optimum oral health with as little pain or discomfort as possible.
- Describe the benefits of ultrasonic technology for both patient and provider
- Demonstrate increased skills and competence when using ultrasonic systems
- Explain the results achieved through ultrasonic therapy and non-surgical periodontal treatment
- Create a professional development plan to learn and implement periodontal therapy
Suggested Format: Half Day; Lecture, Workshop, Keynote
Suggested Audience: Dental Hygienist, Dentist
Do you wonder if the equipment you are using is the best fit for your patients? Is your technology at the leading edge for preventing oral disease?
New treatments and innovative systems in diagnostics, therapies, and oral disease prevention are creating advanced dental hygiene management to help patients who suffer from compromised oral health.
New technology often guides patient acceptance of preventive and periodontal therapies for oral diseases that have few typical symptoms, such as pain or discomfort. This course challenges and motivates oral health professionals, through scientific research of the latest leading-edge technologies, to be knowledgeable and sophisticated leaders in improving patient health. Explore new tools, such as lasers; periodontal probes with cameras; piezoelectric ultrasonic systems with implant debridement developments; saliva tests for periodontal disease, caries, and oral cancer screening with adjunct devices.
The participant will be engaged powerfully through a visual presentation and interactive learning that encourages dental hygienists to provide a full spectrum of the highest quality services available to the patient.
- Describe the benefits of new diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive technology for both patient and provider
- Demonstrate skills and competence when using new systems
- Explain the results achieved when using new technology for optimal oral health and the treatment of periodontal disease
- Create a professional development plan for further learning and the implementation of new technologies as an adjunct to periodontal therapy and patient care
Suggested Format: Half Day; Lecture, Workshop, Keynote
Suggested Audience: Dental Hygienist, DentistGeneral Dentist and Specialist; Team Members
She has presented her masters’ research study of cultural oral habits and oral cancer in Asia and the global risks of oral cancer in Scotland, Brazil, Vietnam, Dubai, USA and Canada. Sherry has been honored and awarded for her oral cancer study in Vietnam with the prestigious “World Dental Hygiene Award in Research” sponsored by the SUNSTAR Foundation for Oral Health Promotion in collaboration with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. She was presented with the award at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Scotland in 2010.
- Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
- Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare: Dr. Michelle Haddad Memorial Seminar
- Global Health and Innovative Conference, Yale University
- International Federation of Dental Hygienists Conference
- Long Beach Dental Hygienists Society
- National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology; and University of Odonto-Stomatology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Pacific Dental Conference
- Redwood Empire Dental Society
- Third District Dental Society
- UBC Dentistry
- UBC/VN Dental Hygiene Initiative, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (multiple)
- Vancouver & District Dental Society Winter Clinic
“Excellent job! Excellent information! Her message needs to be heard. Very good.”
“That was so different. What a great motivational speaker you are!”
Why choose Sherry?
- Since 2003, Sherry has researched the lifestyle risk habits of the Vietnamese through an annual working visit.
- Sherry presented her Masters’ research study of cultural oral habits and oral cancer in Asia and the global risks of oral cancer in Scotland, Brazil, Vietnam, Dubai, USA and Canada.
- In recognition of her oral cancer study, Sherry was honored with the prestigious “World Dental Hygiene Award in Research”.
- Her technology presentations empower the dental hygienist to provide a full spectrum of the highest quality services available to the patient.
- An international speaker, Sherry impacts the lives of people around the world with her innovative dental hygiene, education and clinical practice.
View Sherry’s articles here.