JPI RESOURCES FOR LEARNING

NUTRITION GUIDE AND eBOOK

The effect of nutrition on the immune system and oral health is receiving increasingly more attention.  As dental health care providers, we recognize the importance of a nutrient based approach in supporting optimal oral and systemic health.  Inferior eating habits have a negative impact on immune response, host susceptibility, chronic inflammation, and disease progression.  A well-nourished host has nutrients to help ward off bacterial assault and infection, maintain tissue integrity, and repair injured tissues not only in the mouth but the entire body. Nutritional counseling should be an integral part of all non-surgical periodontal treatment plans. This guide will provide a brief overview of nutritional aspects supporting oral health and can be used as a reference point for individualized discovery. This guide may be used to support your patient education.  Learn more at JPI Services

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Stress, The Immune System

Our Re-defined Role Post Covid -19

Treating Dental Disease

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the healthcare system and our lives, we all realize that many of our patients have been educated through the media and internet and have acquired an updated understanding of the importance of their immune system. It is now imperative that we too understand the immune system and communicate the host-immune challenges and the periodontal/dental connections to our patients. We are now better positioned than ever to have patients that our motivated to embrace optimum oral health.

Webinar on: Stress, The Immune System- Our Re-defined Role Post Covid - 19

This presentation focuses on the Oral Systemic Link and how changing our conversation with patients will motivate them to get their periodontal and restorative treatment done.  We need to support them to have a robust immune system, now more than ever.  As Dental professionals we have a unique role and as we change our conversation, our patients will see us in a different light.  Some of the main points focus on lifestyle choices to reduce stress as well as fortify the immune system.

Course objectives:

  1. Understanding the inflammatory process triggered by periodontal disease

  2. Description of diseases linked to perio

  3. Application of a Perio/Restorative treatment plan

  4. Communication for better case acceptance

  5. Profitability of an all-encompassing approach

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Return to Hygiene with Resilience

Dear Friends in Dentistry,

First, and foremost, we hope this letter finds you, your family and team well!  Thank you for your continued interest in The JP Institute training and services!  We realize that these are challenging times for all of us and we are all looking forward to returning to our everyday lives and finding an updated normal practicing dentistry in a way that we genuinely enjoy!   We are happy to hear that many have returned to practice and are finding a new flow. However, we are continuing to learn about the challenges, and we are here to help!

 

The Task at hand:

 

Continue to Create Joy and Prosperity for the Dental World while keeping our own team safe

      

  1. Questions: How do we continue to utilize effective communication supporting standardized, comprehensive care? 

  2. Can we achieve noticeable patient compliance while encumbered with PPE and time constraints?  

  3. What can we do to still maintain a gracious and healthy environment for our dental teams and generate the necessary profits?  

 

We have been working together as a team to research, understand and address the changing needs of our clients and profession.  As critical updates in science, legal and ethical responsibilities are changing rapidly, it has been a challenge to be certain on all recommendations.  However, there are some things that we are confident and certain about!  We have the experience to help our clients and profession find the new successful profitable, clinical business model as soon as possible. 

Most of our practices have already been preparing in so many ways for the “re-opening of their practice” and we realize that the top priorities of updating infection control, PPE, filtration systems, managing the utilization of aerosols and prepping for the new screenings and patient flow process have already been determined. 

With that said we have been interviewing our top clinicians, clients, researching, evaluating, and planning for the next critical steps toward achieving our “new normal” in dentistry.   We have identified some of the next important areas of refinements to create a healthy workflow in a true wellness environment and achieve necessary profits as quickly as possible.

The JP Institute has created a return to practice program designed to educate and motivate you and your team to establish updated protocols and communication skills that will support your next level of optimum care and oral systemic practice.  This unique return to practice training is designed as a custom program using a blended learning approach that will help support your individual practice philosophy and goals.  We are excited to offer you our complimentary Practice Profile Training Assessment to discuss your upcoming practice goals!   

Warmest Regards,

Jan Lazarus, The JP Institute, Owner

Periodontal Indicators & Covid - 19

Treating Dental Disease

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the healthcare system and our lives, we all realize that many of our patients have been educated through the media and internet and have acquired an updated understanding of the importance of their immune system. It is now imperative that we too understand the immune system and communicate the host-immune challenges and the periodontal/dental connections to our patients. We are now better positioned than ever to have patients that our motivated to embrace optimum oral health.

Article by Annie Harris RDH,MP, BSDH  Periodontal Indicators to Follow

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May 2020 -

Mental Health Awareness Month

Jan Lazarus RDH,MPD  Certified Health Coach and Stress Mastery Professional Educator shares a short video to learn how to tap into a valuable resource to build resilience.  If there was ever a time to activate your vagus nerve, it is NOW!. 

  

April  -

April - Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

In 2010, the National Cancer Institute estimated that approximately 36,540 people were diagnosed with oral cancer and approximately 7,880 people died of oral cancer. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) estimates that the five-year survival rate for people diagnosed early, when the disease has not spread beyond the original location, is approximately 83 percent compared to a 20 percent survival rate for those who were diagnosed when the cancer has spread to other organs. The incidence of oral cancer is also increasing, significantly among young people and women. Worldwide there are 350,000-400,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Oral Cancer Screening and the Dental Connection

The oral cavity is inhibited by many of the bacterial species. Some of them have a key role in the development of oral disease. Interrelationships between oral microbiome and systemic conditions such as head-and-neck cancer have become increasingly appreciated in recent years. Emerging evidence also suggests a link between periodontal disease and oral cancer, and the explanation being that chronic inflammation could be a major factor in both diseases. Squamous cell carcinoma is that the most frequently occurring malignancy of the oral cavity and adjacent sites, representing over 90% of all cancers. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are strongly implicated as etiological factors in certain cancers.4

Many dentists perform oral cancer screenings as a routine part of dental examinations and clinicians should remain alert for signs of potentially cancerous lesions while performing routine visual and tactile examinations in all patients during dental appointments.  The American Dental Association suggests that clinicians remain alert for signs of potentially malignant lesions or early-stage cancers in all patients while performing routine visual and tactile examinations, particularly for patients who use tobacco or who are heavy consumers of alcohol. 

Early detection is critical in increasing survival rates for patients who have developed an oral cancer; and recognizing and managing precancerous lesions is extremely important in prevention.  Early detection is also important because it reduces treatment-related morbidity and improves survival rates.