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BCDHA Virtual Study Club: Biofilms: Inside and Out of You Description

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oral Biofilm: Inside and Out of You with Nancy Dewhirst.

Microbial biofilms are interesting and important! Understanding biofilms leads to better management and control of human and animal health and disease. Biofilms are vital to life but may be an important source of disease and contamination in fluids, equipment, and natural or built environments. This seminar explores methods, strategies and products to prevent, remove, and manage unwanted biofilms in dental
buildings and equipment, and addresses biofilm infections of dental relevance.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will:
• Understand the microbial and physical nature of biofilms
• Identify known risks and benefits of biofilms in various settings
• Discuss biofilm diseases
• Be able to apply strategies to manage dental office reservoirs for biofilms
• Find resources and products to continue learning about biofilms

About our Speaker

Nancy Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is an adjunct dental hygiene faculty member at West Coast University and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a California Dental Association Speakers Bureau member. She is the editor-in-chief of OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice, has had many articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.

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April 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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