Continuing Education Is a Staple for Eagan Orthodontics Practice
April 10, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsApril 10, 2009- ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Several members of Eagan Orthodontist Dr. Eisenhuth's staff recently participated in three continuing education seminars and training events.
They recently completed in-house courses by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration course on infection control, the Center for Disease Control course on preventing cross contamination and a seminar on patient education, which was held in San Diego last month.
Eisenhuth and members of her staff at her Eagan orthodontics practice participate in events such as this several times per year because they not only want to continue learning about how to provide the best in orthodontics, they also strive to improve in other areas of the practice.
The OSHA course is required every two years, but Eisenhuth schedules them annually, she said.
"We address infection control because it's very important and our staff needs to constantly be aware of our policies and what to do in the event of an incident," said the Eagan, MN braces expert. "We want to make sure everyone in the office is on the same page."
OSHA regulations are frequently updated, so participating in the continuing education opportunities ensures staff is kept up to speed with the latest regulations and practices.
The CDC cross-contamination prevention course addressed personal protection, such as the use of gloves, proper uniforms, eye protection and the importance of cleaning and disinfecting equipment and appliances, Eisenhuth said.
The San Diego course on patient education gave staff an opportunity to learn to better educate patients.
"That is important to us," Eisenhuth said. "The more informed patients are, the easier it is for them to make sound decisions."
Continuing education in this area helps ensure Eisenhuth and her staff are able to educate patients at the highest level to make an informed decision when determining the level of orthodontics that would best benefit them.
Education goes beyond assisting potential patients in making an initial decision on orthodontic treatment. Focusing on maintaining open lines of communication also is important because it reduces the level of prospective problems that can occur during treatment, she said.
"It's our job to strive to do the best we can in providing an ongoing dialog regarding treatment and care for patients with braces," she said. "We need to make sure they understand the importance of cleaning their braces, flossing and using the Sonicare toothbrush we provide for them."
These healthy oral hygiene routines can prevent the negative impacts of not taking care of the teeth.
If you would like to learn more about Eagan orthodontist Dr. Eisenhuth, visit her Web site, www.doctorjennifer.com, or call (651) 406-8100.
About Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth
Dr. Eisenhuth attended the University of Minnesota Dental School and graduated in the top of her class. She earned the Minnesota Association of Orthodontic Achievement Award and several academic achievement awards. She entered her orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota and earned a certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree.
Dr. Eisenhuth is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
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