The Biofilm Battlefield
Presented By: Florie Mancilla, RDH, and Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA
Florie Mancilla, RDH
Florie Mancilla is a Registered Dental Hygienist and holds a B.S. Degree in dental hygiene from Loma Linda University.
With over 15 years of experience as a clinician, educator and mentor in the hygiene space, Florie has extensive knowledge of the optimal integration of lasers into the hygiene room.
She is adept at instructing dental teams on how to optimize workflow and patient communication, and creating patient-centric outcomes.
Lora Hopper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA
Lora received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University in 1995. Lora is a founding member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and a Preceptor for the BaleDoneen Method. Lora is a member of the ADHA, ODHA, and CDHA. She has served as Continuing Education Chair for the CDHA and as a liaison for the ODHA to the OSDB.
At the Prevent Clinic, Lora is one of our care coordinators. In this position, she is able to integrate her expertise in dental knowledge, managing patient care, and incorporating her passion for improving patients’ lives with implementing oral systemic care into practice. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her children and reading oral systemic health research. One fun fact about Lora is that she was a figure skater for The Ohio State University. She is also co-owner of a business, DHE Method, that provides coaching and resources to implement oral systemic care into practice. She also co-hosts the Ask Why Podcast.
Dental hygiene clinicians are in a constant biofilm battlefield. We visually assess, then scale only to find our patient's gingival health has not improved or relapsed. But are we doing all that we can to identify sub-clinical diseases? Join Florie Mancilla, RDH, and Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA, to learn how you can better assess diagnostics and improve patient outcomes.