Kathleen's Blog - February 28, 2023
February 28, 2023 at 5:00 AM
<strong><span style="color:rgba(178, 150, 199, 1)">Kathleen&#x27;s Blog - February 28, 2023</span></strong>

This week's blog is brought to you by: Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

Tell Me and I Forget; Teach Me and I May Remember; Involve Me and I Learn…the signature of rdhu and why you keep coming back for more! And why as a presenter, my ‘happy place’ is rdhu and why I keep coming back!

I’m excited to announce that we will be offering another experiential oral and oropharyngeal cancer screening workshop upon request. Space is limited for the Saturday, April 1st workshop so register early!

First, let’s test your knowledge as so much has changed in the world of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Please find answers below!

1. Over 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by a very common virus that almost every adult will experience in their lifetime. True or False

2. The 1st subtle sign of oropharyngeal cancer is a sore throat. True or False

3. The risk for cancers of the oral cavity is 30x higher for those who combine heavy use of alcohol and tobacco. True or False

4. The increase in smoking has attributed to higher incidence of oral cavity cancers. True or False

5. Over 90% of all future HPV-attributable cancers can be prevented by the HPV vaccination. True or False

The morning session leaves an indelible mark on both your mind and your heart. You will experience first-hand through a visual journey of oral/oropharyngeal cancer survivors. Every ‘story’ will be connected with a translation to clinical practice….essentially what did we learn.

The afternoon will be putting theory into practice with hands-on experiential learning. This will include anatomical landmarking and palpation techniques, documentation exercises, viewing live exam through use of AirPlay with screening devices plus a number of other surprises in store to support you in your clinical practice.

I’m pumped for this as I know this information saves lives! Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for your dedication and commitment to offering the best possible opportunities to your clients to discover oral abnormalities in the earliest stages. See you April 1.

What your colleagues are saying about this workshop;

Informative, genuine, great speaker. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. ~ Melissa

Engaging, informative and interactive. ~ Lori

A lifesaving course! Thank you Jo-Anne! rdhu never disappoints! ~ Jenn

Really appreciated the hands-on learning. Thank you Jo-Anne for letting me feel your thyroid. I often get discouraged with the extra oral exam as I feel I’m missing things – thank you! I will not get discouraged. ~ Anna

Educational, entertaining and most of all relevant to what is held deep to my heart and practice of dental hygiene and oral health. 100% recommend to all health care providers. ~ Heather

It was a day of great awareness & learning. Jo-Anne really is a great presenter. ~ Nicole

Quiz Answers

5.T 4.F 3.T 2.F 1.T

Thank you for reading! Please see below for what is coming up and have a great week ahead!

Kindest regards,