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My Perspective on Being a Hygienist during COVID-19 & Beyond

Tabitha Acret BOH

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My Perspective on Being a Hygienist during COVID-19 & Beyond

Tabitha Acret BOH

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Dental Professionals particularly Dental hygienists are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to how close we come to our patients and the risk of aerosols. What does returning to work look like & what steps do we need to take to protect ourselves?

Dental Professionals particularly Dental hygienists are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to how close we come to our patients and the risk of aerosols. As we move to level 2 restrictions this week, we need to consider what returning to work will look like & what steps we need to take to protect ourselves post COVID-19.

Join leading Dental Hygienist, Tabitha Acret, as she discusses:

  • From stage 3 restrictions back to stage 2 restrictions what does this mean for hygienists?
  • How is COVID-19 changing the face of the hygiene department?
  • How can OHTs and hygienists support their practice through restrictions and beyond?
  • Communicating with our patients.
  • Importance of home care during COVID-19 and how to motivate your patient.

Release date: Thursday 30th April, 2020, 09:20 AM

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Tabitha Acret BOH

  • Tabitha Acret has been working in the dental industry for 22 years. She started out as a Dental Nurse, then Practice Manager and graduated from a Bachelor of Oral Health at Newcastle University in 2008.
  • Tabitha has worked in private practice since graduation and is currently a Dental Hygienist based in Darwin, Northern Territory. She is passionate about preventative dental care and non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  • She is the current National Vice-President of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, frequently presents at industry events, contributes to multiple international publications, provides clinical education, and regularly volunteers in south-east Asia.
  • In October 2018, Tabitha was awarded the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia 2018 Leadership Award.