Dental Probiotics: The Time to Implement is Now

May 27, 2024

Presenter / Speaker Bio
Kerry Lepicek is a registered dental hygienist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in various practice settings and works part-time in general practice. As an international speaker, she has delivered lectures throughout Canada, the United States, and Bermuda. Kerry is knowledgeable on the topics of oral biofilm, halitosis, the oral-systemic connection, and the dental hygiene process of care. Her primary focus is educating her patients and the dental profession on periodontal health and wellness. In addition to being a section editor for The Hygiene Corner with Women In Dentistry, she serves on the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health and is a cast member of The RDH View talk show. She is a published author and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts. Kerry has recently won the Distinguished Service Award from ODHA. Her practical advice that will transform your practice and benefit your patients’ health.

Event Description & Objectives
Are you ready to take your patients’ oral health to the next level? Let’s explore the world of Oral Probiotics. Did you know certain strains can reduce periodontal pathogens, such as P. gingivalis, F. nucleatum, A. actinomycetemcomitans, and S. mutans? This groundbreaking research offers countless benefits for patients with gingivitis, periodontitis, caries, and halitosis. Join us as we discover the indications for using and integrating dental probiotics into your practice’s protocols. Together, let’s bring a healthier smile to your patients’ faces.
Objectives:

  • Identify patients who can benefit from oral probiotics.
  • Understand how to reduce periodontal and caries risk by implementing additional adjunctive treatment options.
  • Learn how to incorporate dental probiotics into your patients’ treatment plan.