Presenter: Neli M. Gontier
Moderator: Victoria Leck
Originally Presented: January 18, 2017
CDHA Member Pricing: $10.00
Duration: 60 minutes
Available Until: : April 19, 2017
Proceeds to CFDHRE
This webinar will cover several current developments in the area of oral infections and the formation and life-cycle
of biofilms. The topics addressed within the webinar include: An infectious state versus a disease state: How
they differ; Biofilms; Transmission of pathogens and what is necessary for the development of disease; Common
and less common oral infections seen in dentistry, their origins and relationships to each other; Traditional
versus more progressive treatments; Relationships between oral diseases and chronic systemic inflammatory diseases;
Effects of oral pathogens on the clinical setting and the implications for infection prevention and control;
Unseen risks to clinicians and patients within the clinical setting
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:
With over 25 years of dental experience, Neli Gontier regularly shares her passion towards, and deep respect for,
the microbial world and the practice of infection control. During her many years as a clinician, academic coordinator,
instructor, management consultant, and corporate manager, Neli gained a great deal of knowledge and developed
her skills for teaching and facilitation. She has since written several online continuing education courses and
continues her work as a corporate trainer/facilitator, public speaker and key opinion leader. Through this program,
she hopes to shed new light on some of the lesser known relationships between bioﬁlms and our health. She is
passionate about the subject matter and hopes to influence other health care professionals to learn and do more
to improve their standards and scope of practice.
Victoria has 25 years of experience as a dental hygienist, with 18 of those spent in public health. She is a graduate
of the dental hygiene program at Canadore College, holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Ryerson
University, and a master's degree in health management from McMaster University. Victoria is the manager of professional
development at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that your access to this course will expire one year from the date of purchase; course registration fees are non-refundable.
DISCLAIMER: Please note courses and on demand webinars cannot be completed on tablets and other mobile devices.
Proceeds from the nominal webinar registration fee for CDHA members will be donated directly to the Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education.
The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education exists to develop a fund to enable / enhance dental hygiene research and education in Canada, in order to enhance the oral health and well being of Canadians.
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