Events and Seminars

The highly trained team at Putnam Dental is committed to helping educate the community on the importance of good oral health. Our diverse knowledge set provides us with the unique ability to offer the community a wide variety of informational seminars throughout the year, not only to our patients, but as a service to the community.

This truly differentiates our practice from the rest, because our diverse skill sets enable us to arm you with the knowledge you need to maintain good oral health and overall well-being. The variety of topics also help to ensure that you are not loaded with information that is not relevant to your specific needs.

Our no obligation seminars are designed to provide valuable insight on a broad spectrum of topics relevant to dental health.

HPV and Oral Cancer In Tweens

Date: Thursday, September 28

20 years ago, approximately 20% of oral cancers were HPV-related. Currently, the number has grown to over 50% (Source: American Association of Cancer Research).

HPV oral cancer in tweens and teens has become an epidemic.

By the year 2020, oral cancer will beat out cervical cancer as the most common HPV-related cancer. This is not a topic that is easily discussed, but parents and kids need to be educated on these issues.

This invaluable seminar will discuss a wide variety of topics such as:
- The changing sexual behaviors among tweens and teens 
- What is HPV oral cancer?
- How does HPV cause cancer?
- How HPV oral cancer has become an epidemic in young adults
- The HPV vaccine
- Signs and symptoms of HPV oral cancer

The seminar is free, and refreshments and beverages will be included. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call the office. 
 

Anxiety and Oral Sedation

Date: TBA

The fear and anxiety experienced by millions of Americans receiving dental care is a well-documented reality, resulting in many people avoiding routine and necessary dental visits. Putnam Dental Associates is one of the few practices that provide sedation options.

A variety of factors impact which option is best for you, including medical history. This seminar will address the variety of sedation options offered to help you make informed decisions to ensure your trip to the dentist is a safe and comfortable experience:

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Sedation



 

Cosmetic Dentistry A-Z

Date: TBA

There are a plethora of cosmetic options available today. This seminar with clarify each option, and will provide valuable information to anyone who has ever considered:

  • Crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign
  • Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Full Arch Restoration

Dental Implants 101

Date: TBA

This seminar will teach you everything you need to know about dental implants:

  • What a dental implant is
  • How dental implants work
  • The benefits of dental implants
  • How dental implants affect your overall health, personal appearance, and well-being

Health & Wellness

Date: TBA

Most people are not aware of the connection between oral health and overall health and well-being. This very informative seminar addresses a variety of topics to help prevent problems before they occur:

  • Disease detection and prevention
  • Antioxidants
  • The oral systemic link: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stomach ulcers, stroke, asthma, depression, cold/flu
  • Free radicals
  • Importance of periodontal mapping

Invisalign

Date: TBA

Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. If you have ever considered Invisalign, this seminar is perfect for you. This informational seminar discusses topics such as:

  • How Invisalign works
  • Treatment process
  • Invisalign versus traditional braces
  • Retainers
  • Propel
  • Vivera

New and Expecting Parents – What To Expect When You're Expecting…. Teeth!

Date: TBA

When parents are fully educated, we know they will feel confident training their children on good oral health. This seminar will address topics such as:

  • First dental visit
  • Baby teeth care/treatment
  • “They’re going to fall out anyway” myth
  • Brushing your child’s teeth
  • How to introduce a toothbrush and when
  • Why you should go to the dentist when you’re pregnant

Sleep Apnea and Airway Management

Date: TBA

This seminar will cover a basic overview of the diagnosis and treatment of the sleep apnea patient. Topics include:

  • Snoring versus apnea
  • Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Appliance selection and design
  • Pediatric patients and why early intervention is critical

Teeth Tomorrow

Date: TBA

Teeth Tomorrow is a state-of-the-art dental solution for those with missing or failing teeth, are tired of dealing with ill-fitting dentures that must be removed and cleaned, have dentures or crowns that have outlived their usefulness, or are simply tired of endless trips to the dentist.
Putnam Dental Associates is the exclusive regional provider of the Teeth Tomorrow Dental Implant Bridge – a permanent, non-removable solution. This seminar will inform you of:

  • What Teeth Tomorrow is
  • What Teeth Tomorrow does
  • Who is a good candidate for Teeth Tomorrow?
  • Teeth Tomorrow versus bridges, crowns, dentures
  • Financial options
  • …And much more.

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