Teenagers-What Their Mouths Are Telling You but They’re Not

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Teenagers-What Their Mouths Are Telling You but They’re Not
Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: Hampton Conference Centre
200 Coventry Road Ottawa, Ontario
Presenter: Mariana Leon RDH, Manager, Professional Education-Easter Canada

Registration/Dinner: 5:30pm

The current and sometimes shocking health behaviors and trends in the younger generation can influence their oral and systemic health. The dental professional has an opportunity during the dental visit to identify risk behaviors and intervene with the teenager to make positive health choices. Participants will engage in a lively discussion on timely topics relating to teens. Dialogue will include oral and overall health issues associated with cola/sports drink consumption, eating disorders, obesity and substance abuse (Meth Mouth). Examining high-risk behaviors and gender differences prepare the dental professional to initiate conversations that will provide guidance with the health decisions that face the youth of today.

Mariana Leon, R.D.H. earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Maisonneuve College in 2009 in Montreal, in addition to obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from San Martin University in Peru in 2001, she has accumulated over seven years of clinical experience as both a dental hygienist and a dentist. In addition to working in her private practice, Mariana also taught English as a second language (TESL) in Peru. Mariana has a passion for education and Oral Health which serves her well in her role of providing educational programs for dental professionals and students in Eastern Canada. Her territory includes all of the Canadian Eastern provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador. Mariana provides educational instruction and presentations in both English and French. Mariana’s spare time is filled with a variety of hobbies including food photography, meditative yoga and the occasional NYC weekend getaway.

Registration available for non-member Hygienists
Fee: $75+HST





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