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Dental day and dental hygiene day

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Oct 24th 2016

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Dental day and dental hygiene day

  2. 2. What is Dental Day and Dental Hygiene Day?  a collaborative, intraprofessional dental event where high risk groups are invited to receive free advice and dental care based on their individual needs  As many barriers as possible are eliminated to increase utilization  Try to encourage prevention and commitment to oral health  Barriers: finances, transportation, childcare, employment, fear, social support, language, culture, education
  3. 3.  Regina Food Bank  Regina Open Door Society  Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dental Clinic clients  ESL program @ Saskatchewan Polytechnic  Syrian refugees Target demographic
  4. 4. Timelines  2010: Invited to participate with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and Dental Health Educators to provide oral hygiene education to members of the Regina Food Bank  2011: SIAST Dental Program asked to be the lead on the oral health care for the event  2012: Funding made available to support DH services at SIAST Dental Clinic and first year of Dental Day  2013-2015: Dental Day grew each year in volunteers, patients seen and treatment completed  2016: Introduction of Dental Hygiene Day
  5. 5. Cost of Treatment Provided 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 Dental Day 2012 Dental Day 2013 Dental Day 2014 Dental Day 2015 Dental Day & DH Day 2016 Total Treatment Provided Series 1 Column2 Column1 Treatment provided • Check-ups • Restorations • Extractions • Root canals • Denture work
  6. 6. Clients Seen 0 20 40 60 80 100 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 42 62 75 82 75 Number of Clients
  7. 7. Goals  Safe and welcoming environment  Servicing a need within the community and targeting people who really need help  Collaboration between professionals and companies  Learning opportunities for Saskatchewan Polytechnic students
  8. 8. Sponsors and volunteers  Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition ($1500/year)  Oral B (2012-2015: $500)  SDHA (2016: $250)  Henry Shein (Henry Shein Cares Foundation): most supplies, autoclave, sensor and technicians  Sinclair Dental: supplies for Dental Hygiene Day, autoclave and bags  Saskatchewan Polytechnic: use of facility and free parking  Starbucks: free coffee  Costco, Safeway, Sobeys ($50)
  9. 9.  3 restoration kits  1 extraction kit  2+ high and low speed handpieces with couplers  Any unique burs or items you may prefer to use  A list of the materials and instruments provided will be sent in advance  Ex. Etchant, Gauze, Curing Lights, Wedges, Matrices  Dental Assistant – option of bringing one or being assigned  Provided: Dental Assistant, clinic runner(s), radiographs, disposable supplies How does it run?
  10. 10.  Dental Assistant – option of bringing one or being assigned  Provided: Dental Assistant, clinic runner(s), radiographs, disposable supplies  Treatments: extractions, restorations, endodontics  One patient / hour; Clients seen before if charting and radiographs required  Provider creates the treatment plan + complete documentation How does it run?
  11. 11.  Stations: Charting and Health Histories, Check ups, Radiographs, Post- Operative, Oral Hygiene Instruction  Free parking and Child Care  Raffle Baskets  Lunch and snacks provided  Media involvement How does it run?
  12. 12. Further Treatment Required?  All clients are followed up after care  Some dentists have completed the care in their own offices  Clients are encouraged to book in the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dental Clinic  See a dentist in private practice
  13. 13. Dental Hygiene Program  Presently the Dental Hygiene Program is a 2 year course that runs from the end of August until the first week of June  Length: 76 weeks: Year 1 - 38 weeks; Year 2 - 38 weeks  September, 2017 will be the first intake for the 3 year Program  Year 1- Anatomy and Physiology, English (Literature, Critical Reading/Writing), Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry/Organic Chemistry,  Year 2 & 3- Dental Hygiene specific classes and more clinical experience
  14. 14.  Accreditation in May, 2017  New Saskatchewan Polytechnic Academic Model  Inclusion of employability skills  A commitment to include indigenous content within curricula  An increased focus on applied research and scholarship  Admission requirements and processes that provide informed options and support for applicant  A move from cohort-based programs toward more flexible delivery of courses Dental Hygiene Program
  15. 15. New Academic Model Continued  Use of campus facilities for more hours in a week and all months of the year  Standardization of course and term lengths  Assessment processes that are authentic and in keeping with other institutions’ practices  Increased options for learning pathways, both internally and externally  A renewed focus on student learning and instructional excellence  An organizational culture shift toward innovation, learning and continual improvement
  16. 16. How are our students doing?  25/26 students passed the National Board Exam last year  We are at least 10% above the National average in most categories  Employers request SIAST/Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads  SDHA continues to increase in numbers