PHILIPS Wellness Connection

Vancouver, BC
Friday, January 18, 2019
8:45 am–3:30 pm (registration and breakfast 8:00–8:45 am; lunch is included)

Registration deadline extended:
December 10, 2018

Vancouver Marriott Downtown
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

Member Pricing: $69.00 plus applicable taxes
CDHA IPN and Educator Pricing: $54.00 plus applicable taxes
Non-Member Pricing: $138.00 plus applicable taxes


8:00–8:45 am Registration and continental breakfast
8:45–11:30 am Session #1: Societal Trends and Behaviours
11:30 am–12:30 pm Lunch
12:30–3:30 pm Session #2: Going to Pot

Participants will receive a gift at the end of the day.

Societal Trends and Behaviours: What is the Impact on Oral Health?


At the center of today's health promotion strategy is the improvement and maintenance of oral health. A number of current social and sexual behaviours are placing dental hygiene clients at risk. E-cigarette use and vaping among youth is now a significant public health concern. The obsession of escalating sugar in daily diets, the combination of alcohol and energy drinks, and the growing incidence of HPV-associated oral and oropharyngeal cancers are just a few of the trends that are impacting clients’ health. Oil pulling, charcoal whitening, and other trends will be reviewed separating myth from evidence-based science.

We need to be vigilant in our assessment of risk to better enable us to manage disease and more importantly, prevent disease. The incorporation of risk assessment and evidence-based clinical guidelines into today’s dental practice is both exciting and rewarding, replacing routine dental care with client-centered risk management and disease prevention.

Learning objectives

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore lifestyle trends that have an adverse effect on health and well-being
  • Apply the most current clinical guidelines for treatment and disease management
  • Incorporate effective chairside and self-care treatment protocols to proactively address the impact of current societal trends
  • Apply a developed risk assessment program complemented by evidence-based protocols


Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

As a successful entrepreneur and international, award-winning speaker, Jo-Anne brings life, energy and inspiration to all her presentations. The veteran dental hygienist turned educator has a no-nonsense approach and dynamic speaking style that has made her one of North America’s most sought-after lecturers in the dental community. Jo-Anne has been selected as one of DPR's Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2018 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 8th consecutive year.

A frank and open lecture style and a focus on audience engagement complemented by the provision of educational and clinical resources has earned Jo-Anne many loyal followers both nationally and internationally.

Going to Pot: Weeding Out Potential Benefits and Dangers of Marijuana Use


Legalization of marijuana in the United States and Canada has outpaced research into its possible benefits and risks to systemic as well as oral health. While many states and provinces grapple with legalizing marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use, it has become apparent that the cannabis industry is generating tremendous profits in those areas permitting its use. As profits grow and access to marijuana products becomes easier, healthcare professionals need to be aware of signs and symptoms associated with cannabis use and recommend appropriate treatment strategies to address negative sequelae. During this session, learn about current research developments in a lively forum designed to encourage audience participation.

Learning objectives

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history behind marijuana use
  • Differentiate the different types and methods of use for cannabinoid products
  • Recognize various medical applications for marijuana
  • Distinguish oral signs and symptoms of marijuana use
  • Recommend appropriate home care and nutritional strategies for cannabis users


Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS

Armed with degrees in dental hygiene and oral biology, Betsy presents scientifically based dental hygiene continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics involving the biologic basis for oral and systemic disease prevention, microbiological and immunological aspects of oral disease, implications of stress on oral and systemic health, oral pathological concerns, head and neck anatomy and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery. Betsy is committed to presenting programs including current research involving links associated with oral inflammation and heightened risk of heart attack and stroke. Betsy relocated back to her home state of Idaho where she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and taking in the breathtaking scenery with friends and family.


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