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University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building

4 North Terrace

1st Floor, Room 1068

Adelaide, SA 5000

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We are pleased to bring you the Senior Smiles Preventative Oral Health Program for older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities

About this Event

The Senior Smiles Preventative Oral Health program has been developed to improve the oral health of our older population living in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Presented by Associate Professor Janet Walsh and Dr Kay Franks from the Univesity of Newcastle, this program will introduce you to the Senior Smiles program and expand your knowledge around treating our aging population.

After an introduction to the Senior Smiles program including how it was developed it will focus on our role as oral health professionals within the program.

This encompasses a preventive, educational, and advocacy role. Where oral health therapists and dental hygienists work with facility staff, residents and family members to provide oral health assessment, oral health care plans, develop referral pathways to local dentists, specialists and prosthetists.

Registration on the day from 9:00am for a 9:30am start

Lunch will be provided

CPD hours: 4 hours scientific

Parking & Tram Details

- Wilson - 189 Hindley Street

- Convention Centre Car Park - North Terrace

- Park n Ride - Port Road Hindmarsh

The nearst tram stop is - City West Stop North Terrace

Key Topics:

1. History of the Residential Aged Care student placement program

2. Development of the Senior Smiles preventive oral health program

3. Oral health practitioner’s role within Senior Smiles

4. Challenges in providing preventive oral health care in Residential Aged Care Facilities

5. Self - care for Senior Smiles practitioners

6. Ethical and professional practice

Learning outcomes:

1. Understand the needs of older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities

2. Understand the model of Senior Smile

3. Understand the role of oral health practitioners working within the Senior Smiles program

4. Understand the challenges in providing preventive oral health care in the Residential Aged Care Environment

5. Understand how to manage challenging emotional aspects of the Residential Aged

Care Environment

6. Understand professional and ethical practice within the Senior Smiles program

Speaker Biographies

Associate Professor Janet Wallace

PhD, GCPTT, BOH, Dip DT, Dip BM, Hon FADI, BRAWN Fellow 2017 - 2020

Associate Professor Janet Wallace from the University of Newcastle, Australia, is the Head of Discipline for Oral Health and the architect and chief investigator of the translational research program, Senior Smiles, a preventive oral health care program for older people living in residential aged care facilities.

Janet has extensive clinical and managerial experience in the public and private sector, working for many years as a clinician, before joining the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2008. Since then, she has co-written undergraduate and post graduate oral health programs, including the post graduate diploma in dental therapy and the current bachelor of oral health therapy program. She has designed and written numerous continuing professional education courses and her PhD focused on a service - learning model of delivery for final year students in Residential Aged Care Facilities. During the last 10 years she has dedicated her time to improving the oral health of our frail and elderly, particularly those living in residential aged care facilities.

Janet has over 100 publications and grants totalling over one million dollars, she is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and a lobbyist for improving the oral health of older people living in residential aged care. She currently has a total of 11 higher degree research students and is dedicated to empowering graduates and qualified practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to advance the profession and improve oral health.

Janet was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International in 2017, she is a life member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA), a member of the Aged Oral Health Advisory group for the Dental Hygienists Association Australia (DHAA), an Accreditation Assessor for the Australian Dental Council, a member of the University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Research committee, a member of the University of Newcastle, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee, a Peer Reviewer for national and international journals, an executive member of the NSW Health, Centre for Oral Health Strategy research committee and the health promotion committee.

Janet is an appointed board member of the Dental Council of New South Wales, the Chair of the Research and Education Committee for the Dental Council of NSW and a member of the Dental Council, NSW, Impaired Registrants committee. In 2019, Janet was appointed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, to the Scope of Dental Practice Registration Standard Review committee.

Janet was a finalist in the 2017 University of Newcastle, Alumni Awards for Exceptional Community Service, received a community collaboration award in 2018 for the Senior Smiles program, is a recipient of the 2017 -2020 Gladys M Brawn Memorial Fellowship and the 2020 recipient of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Boards award for the Senior Smiles program.

Janet is considered an expert in oral health therapy education, scope of practice and oral health care of the elderly, she regularly collaborates with stakeholders in Australia and other counties to raise the profile of oral health and improve oral health status, she uses Twitter to lobby and get the oral health message out to the public, you can follow her @drjanetwallace.

Dr Kay Franks

PhD, MEdStudies, BOH, Cert DT, Dip BM

Dr Kay Franks is a lecturer in the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle, a registered Oral Health Therapist with more than 40 years clinical and management experience in various locations throughout New South Wales. Kay holds a certificate of Dental Therapy, an undergraduate Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Newcastle, a Master of Educational Studies and a PhD in Oral Health. Her area of research is diet and nutrition and the Oral Health Therapy practice and its educational content and focus in the oral health therapy teaching space. To support this research Kay has designed, implemented and evaluated a video educational tool that simulates communication between the Oral Health Therapist and the patient in the dental environment.

Kay has presented her research nationally and internationally, is the author of several publications and has received three international awards for her poster presentation research.

Kay has worked in allied health education, University and VET sector teaching and has experience in writing curriculum for several courses in the current Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle. Kay leads the overseas BOHT student placement program in Cambodia, a placement that has just completed its fourth year. This overseas placement has research attached to the service-learning model and Kay is collaborating with the Cambodia oral health services to analyze the retention of ART technique restorations placed by BOHT students during the annual placement.

Kay holds several positions on the Oral Health team at the University of Newcastle, including the third-year student coordinator, the community placement clinical tutor educator and the course coordinator for six courses across the first, second and third year of the program. Kay has supervised honours students to completion, one of which received the School of Health Sciences University medal and she currently has 2 PhD students.

Kay is a life member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA), a member of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program, accreditation team, an assessor for the Dental Council, NSW and a principal member of the ‘Senior Smiles’ research and operational team.

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