Portlandia Dentistry: An Evidence-Based Exploration of the Alternative Dentistry Movement

Tobie A. Jones, DMD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

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Course Description

The huge boom in alternative medicine and a waning trust in the healthcare system coupled with information only a quick search away has led to a growing and diverse variety of unconventional approaches to healthcare. The field of dentistry is not immune from this movement – our patients are exposed to a variety of alternatives to conventional care, self-care, and even conspiracy theories in regards to their oral health. Exactly what is the information that our patients being are exposed

to? What are the current trends in alternative dentistry? Where did some of these unique ideas originate? And, most importantly, what does the literature say (or not say) about them? In this course, you will get the answers to these questions (and more). You will learn how to effectively communicate with your patients in regards to alternative dental care and provide them with evidence-based advice, while at the same time respecting their autonomy and personal choices.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the alternative dentistry movement.
  • Connect trends (products, procedures, ideas, etc.) in alternative dentistry to what the evidence says.
  • Identify ways in which you can provide high quality care/advise to your patients while respecting their autonomy and personal choices.

Instructor

Dr. Tobie A. JonesTobie Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the Director for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry. After graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 2011, Tobie spent four years in the Navy as a general dentist at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. In 2016, she joined OHSU as full-time faculty, and is currently the course director for both the first and second year dental students’ pre-doctoral Comprehensive Care courses, and the university’s IPE course, Foundations of Patient Safety and Interprofessional Practice, which is taken by all first year health professions students.

Course Logistics

DATE:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

LOCATION:
Online Webinar

TARGET AUDIENCE:
The Dental Professional

TIMES:
5:00pm – 6:30pm Pacific time

TUITION:
$59/Participant

CREDITS:
1.5 hours

*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

REGISTER FOR COURSE HERE


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.