Dental: Denture Cleansing
19.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course
Most denture patients, as well as patients with removable orthodontic appliances, tend to be haphazard in practice when it comes to cleansing their dental appliances. Dental professionals and patients alike appreciate that cleansing of removable partial dentures (RPDs), complete dentures (CDs), and orthodontic appliances is essential to remove particulate matter as well as stains arising from food, beverages, and tobacco products. Ideally, cleansing ensures a fresh and odor-free mouth.

Effective denture cleansing is imperative to maintaining oral health and possibly preventing systemic diseases by removing dental plaque and microorganisms from the denture and other oral appliances (de Lucena-Ferreira, Ricomini-Filho, da Silva, Cury, & Del Bel Cury, 2014; Mojarad, Khalili, & Aalaei, 2017; Neppelenbroek, 2015; Salles et al., 2015; Sharma, Garg, & Kalra, 2017). In fact, there is a strong positive correlation between denture cleanliness and lower bacterial colonization of dentures, as quantified by both the total anaerobic count and total aerobic count (Øilo & Bakken, 2015).
  
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the diversity of microorganisms that can be found on dentures and the associated health risks.
  • Discuss the relationship between yeast infestation of dentures and both oral and systemic health.
  • Describe the correlation between candidal infestation of dentures and denture-induced stomatitis.
  • Describe the different denture cleansing modalities, including manual brushing and effervescent cleansers.
About the Authors:
J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, MSc, PhD, FADM, FRSC,
is professor emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, where he also served as director of biomaterials research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has written more than 400 scientific papers and 16 books, and contributed chapters to 15 monographs on dental biomaterials and materials science. Dr. von Fraunhofer is the author of the well-regarded monographs Dental Materials at a Glance and Research Writing in Dentistry, published by Wiley-Blackwell. His special interests are the biomechanical properties of materials used in medicine and dentistry and the degradation, wear, and corrosion of materials in the biosystem.

Stanley J. Lech, BS, MBA, is a pharmaceutical and consumer health executive at SJL Scientific and Innovation Consulting and founder of Clover Hill Healthcare. Previously, Mr. Lech was president and chief strategy and scientific officer at PharmaMax Corporation. He has also held various leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline, including as vice president of global wellness research, a position in which he was responsible for directing GlaxoSmithKline’s research and development efforts for a diverse range of over-the-counter products, and as vice president of innovation, worldwide product development, in which position he was responsible for recent innovations in the field of denture care and patient comfort, with particular interest in the cleansing and sanitization of oral appliances.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Denture Cleansing

19.95
About the Course
Most denture patients, as well as patients with removable orthodontic appliances, tend to be haphazard in practice when it comes to cleansing their dental appliances. Dental professionals and patients alike appreciate that cleansing of removable partial dentures (RPDs), complete dentures (CDs), and orthodontic appliances is essential to remove particulate matter as well as stains arising from food, beverages, and tobacco products. Ideally, cleansing ensures a fresh and odor-free mouth.

Effective denture cleansing is imperative to maintaining oral health and possibly preventing systemic diseases by removing dental plaque and microorganisms from the denture and other oral appliances (de Lucena-Ferreira, Ricomini-Filho, da Silva, Cury, & Del Bel Cury, 2014; Mojarad, Khalili, & Aalaei, 2017; Neppelenbroek, 2015; Salles et al., 2015; Sharma, Garg, & Kalra, 2017). In fact, there is a strong positive correlation between denture cleanliness and lower bacterial colonization of dentures, as quantified by both the total anaerobic count and total aerobic count (Øilo & Bakken, 2015).
  
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the diversity of microorganisms that can be found on dentures and the associated health risks.
  • Discuss the relationship between yeast infestation of dentures and both oral and systemic health.
  • Describe the correlation between candidal infestation of dentures and denture-induced stomatitis.
  • Describe the different denture cleansing modalities, including manual brushing and effervescent cleansers.
About the Authors:
J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, MSc, PhD, FADM, FRSC,
is professor emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, where he also served as director of biomaterials research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has written more than 400 scientific papers and 16 books, and contributed chapters to 15 monographs on dental biomaterials and materials science. Dr. von Fraunhofer is the author of the well-regarded monographs Dental Materials at a Glance and Research Writing in Dentistry, published by Wiley-Blackwell. His special interests are the biomechanical properties of materials used in medicine and dentistry and the degradation, wear, and corrosion of materials in the biosystem.

Stanley J. Lech, BS, MBA, is a pharmaceutical and consumer health executive at SJL Scientific and Innovation Consulting and founder of Clover Hill Healthcare. Previously, Mr. Lech was president and chief strategy and scientific officer at PharmaMax Corporation. He has also held various leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline, including as vice president of global wellness research, a position in which he was responsible for directing GlaxoSmithKline’s research and development efforts for a diverse range of over-the-counter products, and as vice president of innovation, worldwide product development, in which position he was responsible for recent innovations in the field of denture care and patient comfort, with particular interest in the cleansing and sanitization of oral appliances.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.