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Dental day and dental hygiene day

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Oct 24th 2016

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Dental day and dental hygiene day

  1. 1. Dental Day and Dental Hygiene Day DEAN LEFEBVRE INSTRUCTOR SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
  2. 2. What is Dental Day and Dental Hygiene Day?  a collaborative, intraprofessional dental event where high risk groups are invited to receive free advice and dental care based on their individual needs  As many barriers as possible are eliminated to increase utilization  Try to encourage prevention and commitment to oral health  Barriers: finances, transportation, childcare, employment, fear, social support, language, culture, education
  3. 3.  Regina Food Bank  Regina Open Door Society  Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dental Clinic clients  ESL program @ Saskatchewan Polytechnic  Syrian refugees Target demographic
  4. 4. Timelines  2010: Invited to participate with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and Dental Health Educators to provide oral hygiene education to members of the Regina Food Bank  2011: SIAST Dental Program asked to be the lead on the oral health care for the event  2012: Funding made available to support DH services at SIAST Dental Clinic and first year of Dental Day  2013-2015: Dental Day grew each year in volunteers, patients seen and treatment completed  2016: Introduction of Dental Hygiene Day
  5. 5. Cost of Treatment Provided 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 Dental Day 2012 Dental Day 2013 Dental Day 2014 Dental Day 2015 Dental Day & DH Day 2016 Total Treatment Provided Series 1 Column2 Column1 Treatment provided • Check-ups • Restorations • Extractions • Root canals • Denture work
  6. 6. Clients Seen 0 20 40 60 80 100 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 42 62 75 82 75 Number of Clients
  7. 7. Goals  Safe and welcoming environment  Servicing a need within the community and targeting people who really need help  Collaboration between professionals and companies  Learning opportunities for Saskatchewan Polytechnic students
  8. 8. Sponsors and volunteers  Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition ($1500/year)  Oral B (2012-2015: $500)  SDHA (2016: $250)  Henry Shein (Henry Shein Cares Foundation): most supplies, autoclave, sensor and technicians  Sinclair Dental: supplies for Dental Hygiene Day, autoclave and bags  Saskatchewan Polytechnic: use of facility and free parking  Starbucks: free coffee  Costco, Safeway, Sobeys ($50)
  9. 9.  3 restoration kits  1 extraction kit  2+ high and low speed handpieces with couplers  Any unique burs or items you may prefer to use  A list of the materials and instruments provided will be sent in advance  Ex. Etchant, Gauze, Curing Lights, Wedges, Matrices  Dental Assistant – option of bringing one or being assigned  Provided: Dental Assistant, clinic runner(s), radiographs, disposable supplies How does it run?
  10. 10.  Dental Assistant – option of bringing one or being assigned  Provided: Dental Assistant, clinic runner(s), radiographs, disposable supplies  Treatments: extractions, restorations, endodontics  One patient / hour; Clients seen before if charting and radiographs required  Provider creates the treatment plan + complete documentation How does it run?
  11. 11.  Stations: Charting and Health Histories, Check ups, Radiographs, Post- Operative, Oral Hygiene Instruction  Free parking and Child Care  Raffle Baskets  Lunch and snacks provided  Media involvement How does it run?
  12. 12. Further Treatment Required?  All clients are followed up after care  Some dentists have completed the care in their own offices  Clients are encouraged to book in the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dental Clinic  See a dentist in private practice
  13. 13. Dental Hygiene Program  Presently the Dental Hygiene Program is a 2 year course that runs from the end of August until the first week of June  Length: 76 weeks: Year 1 - 38 weeks; Year 2 - 38 weeks  September, 2017 will be the first intake for the 3 year Program  Year 1- Anatomy and Physiology, English (Literature, Critical Reading/Writing), Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry/Organic Chemistry,  Year 2 & 3- Dental Hygiene specific classes and more clinical experience
  14. 14.  Accreditation in May, 2017  New Saskatchewan Polytechnic Academic Model  Inclusion of employability skills  A commitment to include indigenous content within curricula  An increased focus on applied research and scholarship  Admission requirements and processes that provide informed options and support for applicant  A move from cohort-based programs toward more flexible delivery of courses Dental Hygiene Program
  15. 15. New Academic Model Continued  Use of campus facilities for more hours in a week and all months of the year  Standardization of course and term lengths  Assessment processes that are authentic and in keeping with other institutions’ practices  Increased options for learning pathways, both internally and externally  A renewed focus on student learning and instructional excellence  An organizational culture shift toward innovation, learning and continual improvement
  16. 16. How are our students doing?  25/26 students passed the National Board Exam last year  We are at least 10% above the National average in most categories  Employers request SIAST/Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads  SDHA continues to increase in numbers

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