Lisa Bell, RDH, MPH
The mouth is our primary connection to the world: it is how we take in water and nutrients to sustain life, our primary means of communication, the most visible sign of our mood, and a major part of how we appear to others. Oral health is an essential and integral component of overall health throughout life and is much more than just healthy teeth.
This report summarizes the most current information available on the oral disease burden of people in Wisconsin. It also highlights groups and regions in the state that are at highest risk for oral health problems and discusses strategies to prevent these conditions and to provide access to dental care. Comparisons are made with national data whenever possible and to the Healthy People 2010 goals when appropriate. For some conditions, national data, but not state data, are available at this time. It is hoped that this information will help raise awareness of the need for monitoring the oral disease burden in Wisconsin and guide efforts to prevent and treat oral diseases and enhance the quality of life of Wisconsin’s residents.
PDF available here.
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Register now at https://www.cvent.com/events/EventRsvp.aspx
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The WDHA Indigo Conference planning committee is excited to announce our amazing lineup of speakers and events for this year’s meeting. We will be celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the profession of dental hygiene at this historic event so save October 4-5, 2013 on your calendars now.
This year’s event will again be held at the Kalahari Resort and Water Park so plan to bring your whole family along for the fun. Registration will begin in April but you can book your hotel accommodations now! We have been ad-vised by the Kalahari staff to make hotel reservations early as the entire resort is booked with conferences and events that weekend. You can reserve your room now by calling the hotel directly at (877) 565-2477.
Ask for the WDHA special conference rate of $104 for Thursday, $129 for Friday and $149 for Saturday (based on single/double occupancy in standard rooms).
We have secured a wonderful slate of speakers for this year’s event. To date, the following speakers have confirmed their attendance at this year’s 100th year celebration of dental hygiene:
- Hands-On LASER Course with Dr. Scott Benjamin
- Dr. Richard Nagelburg – “Patient Health-Not Just Oral Health”
- Dr. James Lichon – “Treating Patients with Cardiovascular Disease – What To Know and What To Do – Plus Treating Yourself To A Healthier Life”
- Dr. Allison Dowd – Treating pediatric and special needs patients
- Sharri Crowe, RDH –“Handle With Care”
- Kelly Brenner – Infection control
- Linda Bohacek, RDH – Veterinary Dental Hygiene
- Public health expert panel
- Plus more!!
This event will again feature student Table Clinic Competition, the Silent Auction, many vendors and few surprises as well!
We hope that you will make plans to attend this exciting celebration of our profession and gain valuable ed-ucation while taking advantage of this networking opportunity. If you have questions please contact the conference chairs Matt Crespin or Debbie Schumacher.