Dear Oral Hygienist

LAST CPD ACTIVITY FOR 2014

Herewith we include your last CPD activity for 2014. This activity has three clinical components to the value of 8 CEU’s as well as an ethical component to the value of 2 CEU’s. Together with your first activity that was to the value of 20 clinical CEU’s, this concludes your 30 points for the year. Well done!

2nd Package for 2014

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION NUMBER OF CEU’S
Activity One – B2(14)
  • Cytotoxicity of QMix™endodontic irrigating solution on human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Comparison of digital and conventional impression techniques: evaluation of patients’ perception, treatment comfort, effectiveness and clinical outcomes.
  • How not to overwork your hands
  • Current Fluoride Modalities for Reduction of Dental Caries
4 Clinical CEU’s
Activity Two – B3(14)
  • Self-induced vomiting and dental erosion–a clinical study
  • Association between harmful alcohol use and periodontal status according to gender and smoking
  • Early childhood caries and its relationship with perinatal, socioeconomic and nutritional risks: a cross-sectional study
2 Clinical CEU’s
Activity Three – B4(14)
  • Influence of sport mouth guards on the ecological factors of the oral cavity
  • Tungiasis presenting as a soft tissue oral lesion
2 Clinical CEU’s
Activity Four – GE2(14) Art 1
  • Moral responsibility for (un) healthy behaviour
2 Clinical CEU’s
TOTAL CEU’S 10 CEU’s

USE OF ONLINE PORTAL

Our database development is now complete!!

Please be on the lookout for an email providing you with a username and password for our new Focus on Health Portal. If you have not received this email please contact Shelley at our office.

This will enable you to access your CPD profile online via our website through your cell phone, tablet or computer. Furthermore, you will be able to check and change personal detail, view and download your most recent Individual CPD Activity Record (IAR), upload other CPD certificates and view your payment details.

Our new website as well as the use of Facebook (from September) should allow for more effective communication. Please make use of these – they are there for you!

SUBSCRIPTION CARRIED OVER TO 2015

Your subscription will automatically be carried over to 2015. Please note that we require a three-month cancellation notice.

1stPACKAGE OF 2014

It has come to our attention that some of our CPD packages got lost at the post office. From the list below, please check that you did receive our 1st CPD package sent in July: (If not, please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard.)

  • B1 (14) Bleaching Agents
  • PEE1 (14) Ethical decision making: Should paramedics ever accept patients’ refusal of treatment or further assessment? Paramedics, consent and refusal – are we competent?
  • G1(14) Holiday Heart syndrome and Caffeine: No down side, hint of benefit in AF
  • GE1(14) Stimulant drug treatment

We trust that the last stretch of the year will be prosperous for you and that you will stay in good health. May spring bring joy and a new lease of life to all of you!

We conclude with a quirky quote that will hopefully put a smile on your face.

“Be yourself, because everybody else is already taken!”

Kind regards,
Shelley Schouten

FOH Team Leader And other members of the FoH Team:
Dana van Zyl: Director; Erika Grosskopf: CPD researcher, Fred & Anel: Finances; Tshego & Salome: General CPD queries; Shelley: Online assistance & audit queries