Dying to Breathe: The hygienist’s role in identifying orofacial and airway components driving chronic inflammation!
Kriston Reisnour RDH, BSDH, CCSH, CSOM
Hygienists are in the trenches on the battlefield fighting against chronic inflammation daily and if not defeated, over time will lead to deteriorating health, poor quality of life, and even death of our patients.
Your body’s primary function is to survive by taking the next breath and will compensate in any way possible to do just that. Everything else is secondary. Find out how these compensations can lead to chronic inflammation throughout a lifetime and your vital role in extinguishing it.
- Understand the critical role hygienists play in identifying and assessing underlying inflammation as it relates to airway- breathing, sleep issues, and the orofacial component in patient care.
- Recognize anatomy and conditions in the oral cavity causing issues with function, growth, and lead to the breakdown of multiple body systems over time.
- Discuss how to recommend individualized treatment to achieve optimal health and wellbeing of the patients.
Kriston Reisnour RDH, BSDH, CCSH, CSOM passionately coaches and lectures to dental teams on their role in today’s integrated dental/medical healthcare system.
She comes highly recommended having been the Dental Program Director for the Bale/Doneen Method and her extensive experience and knowledge of the comprehensive approach to optimal care. She is a credentialed clinical sleep health educator, certified in orofacial myology, and an airway ambassador. MS. Reisnour is an accomplished speaker, writer, owner of “Intentional Hygiene”, “Orofacial Myology of PNW” and dental hygienist with over 30 years of experience.
Her ability to combine scientific depth and empathy is unique. As a proficient author, she is regularly featured in peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of ADHA, WSDHA, AAOSH, and can be reached at kristonRDH@comcast.net.
RDH, BSDH, CCSH, CSOM (Registered RDH, Bachelors in Dental Hygiene, Credentialed clinical sleep health educator, and certified specialist in orofacial myology) and an Airway Ambassador, owner of “Intentional Hygiene ‘and “Orofacial Myology of PNW” .
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