The importance of oral hygiene education. A lecture by TePe.

In this webinar, we will shortly introduce you to the company TePe – our history, values and goals and our focus on sustainability. Further, we will look at the association between oral hygiene and periodontitis as well as the importance of educating interventions. Research shows that poor oral hygiene increases the risk of periodontitis by five-fold, compared with good oral hygiene. Studies also show that oral-health educating interventions improves gingival health, reduces plaque levels and has a positive effect on factors such as knowledge, self-efficacy and oral health behaviour. Dental professionals should focus on paying more attention to instruction and repetitious demonstrations and empowering their patients.

 

Lina Gassner Kanters

Educator Odontology at TePe Munhygienprodukter, Sweden RDH, MSc Oral Health

Lina Gassner Kanters

I have a MSc in Oral Health and I am currently employed by TePe as Educator Odontology, lecturing at universities around the world. I have a profound teaching experience, as well as long clinical experience from the specialist clinic at the department of periodontics at Malmö University. Fields of special interest are patient communication and preventive dentistry.

Work experience, dental
Jan 2020 - Writer for the Swedish Dental Hygienist Magazine (Tandhygienisttidningen)
Oct 2015- Educator Odontology, TePe Oral Hygiene Products, Malmö
Jan 2007-Oct 2015 - Junior lecturer/dental hygienist, Dental hygiene education/Department of Periodontics, Malmö University
Aug 2014-Feb 2015 - Pedagogical developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Malmö University
Sep 2006-Aug 2014 - Dental hygienist, private office, Malmö
Jan-June 2013 - Dental hygienist, private office, Vienna, Austria

Education, dental
2012 - Master in Oral Health
2010 - Bachelor in Oral Health
2006 - Dental hygienist degree

Non-profit work within the industry
March 2019 - Board member, Swedish Dental Hygienist association
2011-2014 - Board member, Dentists without Borders (Swedish non-profit organization), and in 2011, volunteer in Zimbabwe


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