To continue on with sharing the deficiencies that we found in this year's QA Records submissions....
2 weeks ago, on the On-Track Tuesday, we talked about creating a good Goal Statement and that it should be SMART.
Last week, we focused on the deficiencies with regards to the Activities/Bibliographies.
This week we would like to focus on documenting your learning and ensuring that you are specific with changes made to your practice and the benefits to your clients/practice.
With that, I would like to share Stannous Fluoride as a goal sample for 2021.
Are you aware of all the benefits that Stannous Fluoride has to offer your clients?
Check out dentalcare.ca to order your FREE samples, and see for yourself!
For more information on Stannous, please find the compendium below (as a download). This could be a great activity for a Stannous goal!
I plan on improving my practice by...
Learning about how Stannous Fluoride can help my clients in need so that I can continue to provide optimal care, backed by science, and help improve my client's oral health.
- In this section you could add the benefits (and give details under each benefit). What you don't want to put in this section:
- I learned the benefits of stannous fluoride (too vague)
This was one of the major deficiencies we saw this year. No. What are the benefits of Stannous Fluoride? That's what you must document. Think about the facts of your reading or a handout or the notes that you would take. That is what should be documented. Not a general statement.
Here's an example:
Stabilized stannous fluoride dentifrice is unique, with multiple mechanisms of action that deliver multiple benefits.
Benefits of Stannous Fluoride:
- Anti-Plaque benefit
- Anti-gingivitis activity
- Anti-caries benefit
- Anti-erosion benefit
- Anti-hypersensitivity benefit
- Anti-calculus benefit
- Anti-stain and whitening benefit
- Anti-halitosis benefit
Stannous is multi-beneficial: In addition to anti-caries, the actions of stannous fluoride against oral bacteria impart effectiveness against plaque, gingivitis, and halitosis.
Stannous fluoride also promotes the occlusion of open dentinal tubules associated with hypersensitivity and binds to enamel surfaces to protect against acid erosion.
Stannous Fluouride ions:
- Binds to toxins (e.g., lipopolysaccharides)
- Blocks endotoxins’ reactivity with toll-like receptors
- Blunts inflammatory destruction to reduce/prevent gingivitis
(There will be lots more learning that you can document from the compendium found below at the bottom of this email)
Changes to Practice/Benefits to clients:
Yes, I made changes to my practice because of my learning which has benefited my clients and my practice.
I ordered Crest Gum DeToxify and Gum and Sensitivity samples, which contains Stannous Fluoride, to give/recommend to my clients.
For those who continued to purchase and use the paste, I noticed a significant change in my client's oral health. Since Stannous Fluoride offers many benefits, I am able to help my clients who suffer from: sensitivity, gingivitis, acid erosion, plaque build-up, stain and halitosis.
My clients really notice the difference in their oral health.
For those who are using the iO power brush and stannous, versus a manual brush, I am seeing a huge improvement. This has helped my clients oral and overall health and motivates them to want to keep their mouth clean and healthy and interested in keeping up with recommended treatment.
I hope you enjoyed this example of a Stannous goal. Besides the button below that leads you to the Stannous Compendium, you can find more info on Stannous in the CE portion of dentalcare.ca as well as Compass. Use Compass (as an Action-Research project to track your client's progress). If you haven't received the 4th Edition of Compass, you may want to do this ASAP. I am truly honoured to help create the Compass program to help dental hygienists manage their professional development.
Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead. Please take a look below for what is coming up!