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Dr. Simmons Speaks to Dental Hygienists

Saturday was beautiful in Seattle and normally I would be hiking, biking, or working in my garden.  However, on this particular Saturday I was presenting to the Washington State Dental Hygiene Association on the topic “TMJ Facts and Fallacies”.
My presentation offered a primer on current craniofacial pain (CFP) diagnosis and treatment as well as information to assist dental hygienists in developing a CFP screening program in their practices.  Current guidelines and recommendations for CFP screening were also presented.

Dental hygienists are an important part of the dental diagnostic team and patient education is one of their prime prerogatives.  CFP complications often affect the dental hygienist’s ability to achieve treatment objectives.

A local production company professionally recorded the presentation and following the editing process and I hope to offer a CD of this presentation on my website.

I hope I am invited for a return presentation in the future.  Congratulations to the WSDHA for a great conference and Thank You!

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