IDEM Singapore 2022

Risk management

Bondi, AUSTRALIA

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From: 9:30 AM

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

To: 12:30 PM

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

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Come and join DHAA NSW members at a CPD breakfast at the beautful Bondi Beach. We have our insurance partners BMS presenting on risk management and Dr Derek Mahony presenting on the dental hygienists role in dental sleep medicine.

Synopsis for "Risky Business"

Regular interaction with clients is a daily occurrence for Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists. With this in mind, you may face situations where your clients claim an alleged breach in your professional duties. Beyond this, there are many other risks faced each day, therefore it’s important to have a strong understanding of professional indemnity insurance and ways to reduce practice risk. BMS’ presentation will cover examples of industry claims, ways to reduce practice risk and key aspects of the professional indemnity insurance policy, as well as other products available exclusively to DHAA members.

Synopsis The medical role of Hygienists in Dental Sleep medicine

Is there anyone in a better position than the Hygienist to discover the signs and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Your field of operations is right there at the opening of the airway. 

You can’t miss the signs. 
You can see if a large tongue is blocking the passageway to the pharynx. You can see if the sides of the tongue show a scalloping which is indicative of a forceful gasping for precious air. Is the airway blocked laterally by large fauces or tonsils? You can’t miss the patient’s Mallampati score.

Do the occlusal surfaces of the posterior teeth show evidence of bruxism? Are the incisal edges of the anterior teeth worn down? Does your patient have acid reflux? TMJ pain? A severely receded (retrognathic) chin?

And in your interview with your patient do you learn that your patient has daytime sleepiness, often dozes off while watching TV or at the movies, and even worse, feels sleepy while driving? 

Were you informed that the patient’s spouse complains about loud snoring? 
Do you see an overweight patient with a large diameter neck? 

Listen to the alert! 

These are some of the more common signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. They are so easy to see. These warning signs are sitting right there in the hygienist’s field of operations and they are screaming out, “Notice us. We are here to destroy your patient”. “We can cancel out all the good that you do for this patient.”

For a diligent Hygienist to miss these warnings would be to surrender a great opportunity to help patients enjoy a better quality of life and, in fact, to save lives. The rewards to you, your practice, and your patients are considerable- both emotionally and financially.

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Dr Derek R Mahony

BDS (Syd), MScOrth (London), DOrthRCS (Edinburgh), MDOrthRCPS (Glasgow), MOrthRCS (England), FRCD (Canada), Morth RCS (Edinburgh)/CDS(Hong Kong), FICD

Dr Mahony is a Specialist Orthodontist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. He has built his practice, clinical teaching, and worldwide reputation in offering early interceptive orth...

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Speakers at this event...

Dr Derek R Mahony

BDS (Syd), MScOrth (London), DOrthRCS (Edinburgh), MDOrthRCPS (Glasgow), MOrthRCS (England), FRCD (Canada), Morth RCS (Edinburgh)/CDS(Hong Kong), FICD

Dr Mahony is a Specialist Orthodontist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. He has built his practice, clinical teaching, and worldwide reputation in offering early interceptive orth...

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